Time series and chain-linking

Time series

An index of wholesale prices has been calculated in Austria since 1914, and is available at the overall index level in a closed series from 1947 to the present.

The following wholesale price indices have been calculated and published over the years:

  • Index of wholesale prices (base: Austrian schilling price March 1938=100), from October 1947 to December 1964
  • Index of wholesale prices (base: 1964=100 – up to 1972 inclusive turnover tax, from January 1973 exclusive VAT), from January 1965 to December 1976
  • Index of wholesale prices (base: 1976=100; exclusive VAT), from January 1977 to December 1986
  • Index of wholesale prices (base: 1986=100; exclusive VAT), from January 1987 to December 1996
  • Index of wholesale prices (base: 1996=100; exclusive VAT), from January 1997 to December 2000
  • Index of wholesale prices (base: 2000=100; exclusive VAT), from January 2001 to December 2005
  • Index of wholesale prices (base: 2005=100; exclusive VAT), from January 2006 to December 2010
  • Index of wholesale prices (base: 2010=100; exclusive VAT), from January 2011 to December 2015
  • Index of wholesale prices (base: 2015=100; exclusive VAT), from January 2016 to December 2020
  • Index of wholesale prices (base: 2020=100; exclusive VAT), from January 2021 to date

Initial preliminary results are published 7 days after the end of the period under review (between the 5th and 7th of each month) and final figures are published after 37 days.


For longer-term price comparisons, it is possible to continue older index series using price trends from subsequent index series, in other words to chain-link them. However, as a result of repeated changes to the classification system of the wholesale price index over a number of decades, direct comparability of all the detailed indices is limited (see Chain factors, PDF in German only).

Wholesale price index (part 1)
Wholesale price index (part 2)

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