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.