Mar 28 2017
Consumer price index in March 2017

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) based on prices in March 2017 is 439.9 points (May 1988=100) which is 0.07% higher than in the previous month. The CPI less housing cost is 389.2 points, 0.28% lower than in February 2017.

Prices of clothing and footwear rose by 7.9% (effect on the index 0.30%) and the cost of owner occupied housing (imputed rent) rose by 1.7% (0.28%). Products and services related to transport declined by 1.7% (-0.25%), prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages declined by 0.8% (-0.13%) and prices of furnishings and other household equipment declined by 2.7% (-0.11%).

The CPI is 1.6% higher in March 2017 than in March 2016 while the CPI less housing cost has decreased by 1.7% from one year ago.

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Feb 21 2018
Bond News
Switch auction of nominal bonds RIKB 22 1026 & RIKB 28 1115

On Friday, 23 February at 11:00 am, Government Debt Management will conduct an auction of Treasury bonds. 

In this auction nominal bonds RIKB 22 1026 and RIKB 28 1115 will be offered. The total amount of accepted bids will be announced after the auction. 

NOTE it is only possible to purchase bonds in RIKB 22 1026 and in RIKB 28 1115 with the sale of RIKB 19 0226, which matures on 26 February 2019. Government Debt Management will purchase RIKB 19 0226 at a pre-determined price – that is, at a clean price of 104.193 (104.240945 with accrued interest per 100 nominal value) – with settlement on 28 February 2018. To clarify, this price is equivalent to 4.35% yield. The value of the bond, together with accrued interest, will constitute payment for the new issued bonds.

Press release(pdf) 

Terms of Swichoperation (pdf)