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Consumer Price Index (CPI), August 2017:

Inflation rate according to CPIF at 2.3 percent

Statistical news from Statistics Sweden 2017-09-12 9.30

The inflation rate according to the CPI with a fixed interest rate (CPIF) was 2.3 percent in August 2017, down from 2.4 percent in July. The CPIF fell by 0.1 percent from July to August 2017. In the corresponding period last year, the CPIF decreased by 0.1 percent. The inflation rate according to the CPI was 2.1 percent in August 2017.

The rise in the CPI from July to August 2017 was mainly due to a rise in prices for clothing (6.8 percent), which contributed 0.3 percentage point. Price increases in housing, water, gas, electricity and other fuels (0.3 percent) contributed 0.1 percentage point.

The increase was offset by a price decrease in package holidays (-20.7 percent), which contributed 0.4 percentage point downwards, and on international flights (-25.3 percent), which contributed 0.3 percentage point downwards.

The CPI for August 2017 was 323.18 (1980=100).

The inflation rate according to the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) was 2.2 percent in August 2017, down from 2.3 percent in July. The HICP fell by 0.2 percent from July to August 2017. In the corresponding period last year, the HICP decreased by 0.1 percent.

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