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Consumer Price Index (CPI), March 2017:

Inflation rate 1.3 percent

Statistical news from Statistics Sweden 2017-04-11 9.30

The inflation rate according to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) was 1.3 percent in March 2017, down from 1.8 percent in February. The Swedish Consumer Price Index (CPI) was unchanged from February to March 2017. In the corresponding period last year, the CPI increased by 0.5 percent.

Price increases on clothing (3.3 percent) contributed 0.2 percentage point to the change from February to March. Elderly care (8.3 percent) contributed 0.1 percentage point upwards.

Decreased prices on books (-38.4 percent), international flights (-8.0 percent), vegetables (-7.2 percent) and vehicle fuels and lubricants (-2.7 percent) contributed downward by 0.1 percentage point each to the change from February to March.

The CPI for March 2017 was 319.68 (1980=100).

The inflation rate according to the CPI with a fixed interest rate (CPIF) was 1.5 percent in March, down from 2.0 percent in February. The CPIF was unchanged from February to March 2017. In the corresponding period last year, the CPIF increased by 0.5 percent.

The inflation rate according to the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) was 1.4 percent in March 2017, down from 1.9 percent in February. The HICP was unchanged from February to March 2017. In the corresponding period last year, the HICP increased by 0.5 percent.

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