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20.01.2021

Average annual inflation rate of consumer prices at +1.4% in 2020 (HICP: 1.4%)

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The average annual inflation rate of consumer prices (CPI 2015) amounted to +1.4% in 2020. This was a little below the level of 2019 (+1.5%) and noticeably below 2018 (+2.0%) and 2017 (+2.1%). Prices for housing, water and energy (+2.3% compared to 2019) were the most important price driver, followed by prices for restaurants and hotels (+3.1%). Heavily discounted fuel prices had a strong price dampening impact on the 2020 inflation rate, while 2019 has seen a moderate decline in fuel prices. On the other hand, food price increases were twice as high as in 2019.

18.01.2021

New passenger car registrations decreased by one fourth in 2020; two-wheelers and passenger cars with alternative drive systems showed significant increases

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A total of 353 179 new motor vehicles were registered in 2020, 19.0% fewer than in 2019. New registrations of passenger cars decreased by 24.5% to 248 740. The number of newly registered lorries fell by 16.7% to 40 042. Tractors used for agriculture and forestry increased again in 2020 (+6.9%, 6 446 vehicles). New registrations of two-wheelers also increased significantly (+13.4% to 46 099).

15.01.2021

Increasing costs in almost all construction branches in December 2020

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The construction cost index (CCI 2015) for construction of residential buildings reached 110.2 index points in December 2020. This represents an increase of 1.9% against December 2019. Compared to November 2020, the index increased by 0.4%.




 

CONSUMER PRICE INDEX

 CPI 2015

Inflation Year 20201.4%

Inflation Dec. 20201.2%

Index Year 2020108.2

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Maastricht EDP Indicators

Government surplus 190.7%

Government debt 1970.5%

HICP 191.5%

Long term interest rate 190.06%