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Latest publication: Consumer price index 2022, February

Published: 14 October 2005

Inflation 1.2 per cent in September

The year-on-year change in consumer prices, i.e. inflation, calculated by Statistics Finland was 1.2 per cent in September. In August it stood at 1.0 per cent. The slight acceleration of inflation was mainly caused by increases in the prices of liquid fuels.

Risen prices of fuel put consumer prices up most, or by 0.9 percentage points, in the year. Restaurant and hotel prices, and rents also went up from the year before. Likewise, inflation was pushed up by increases in the prices of cultural and leisure services, dwellings and housing services. The rise in consumer prices was curbed most by lower telephone charges and reductions in the prices of vegetables, entertainment electronics, home PCs and passenger cars. Interest rates also fell from September 2004.

From August to September, consumer prices went up by 0.6 per cent, largely because the prices of liquid fuels went up and clothing sales finished.

Each mid-month, Statistics Finland interviewers collect around 50,000 prices on 492 commodities from 3,000 outlets for the Consumer Price Index. In addition, some 1,000 items of price data are gathered by centralised collection.

Year-on-year change in consumer prices 1/2001 - 9/2005

Index point figures are available here (only in Finnish): Kuluttajahintaindeksi 2000=100

Review of the Consumer Price Index at the turn of the year

The commodity basket and the weight structure of the Consumer Price Index will be reviewed to correspond with the structure of consumption in 2005. The first revised index, Consumer Price Index 2005=100, will be published for January 2006 on 17 February 2006.

Source: Consumer Price Index 2005, September. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Mr Juhani Pekkarinen +358 9 1734 3476, Ms Mari Ylä-Jarkko +358 9 1734 3310,
Mr Timo Koskimäki +358 9 1734 3479.


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Last updated 14.10.2005

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Consumer price index [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-0254. September 2005. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 9.8.2022].
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