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CSO statistical release, 07 November 2013, 11am

Consumer Price Index

October 2013

CPI and HICP
 CPI HICP
 % monthly change % annual change % monthly change % annual change
Jun 20130.1 0.7 0.1 0.7
Jul 2013-0.1 0.7 -0.1 0.7
Aug 20130.1 0.2 0.1 0.0
Sep 2013-0.1 0.2 -0.1 0.0
Oct 2013-0.2 0.1 -0.2 -0.1

Prices rise by 0.1% in the year to October

CPI/HICP - ALL ITEMS Annual Percentage Change

Prices on average, as measured by the CPI, were 0.1% higher in October compared with October 2012.

The most notable changes in the year were increases in Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco (+5.3%), Education (+4.6%) and Restaurants & Hotels (+1.8%). There were decreases in Clothing & Footwear (-4.1%), Furnishings, Household Equipment & Routine Household Maintenance (-4.0%), Communications (-3.8%) and Transport (-2.2%).

Consumer Prices in October, as measured by the CPI, decreased by 0.2% in the month. This compares to a decrease of 0.1% recorded in October of last year. The most significant monthly price changes were decreases in Transport (-2.2%) and Restaurants & Hotels (-0.4%). There were increases in Education (+4.4%) and Clothing & Footwear (+1.0%).

 

Contributions to the overall CPI – annual change

Table 17 shows the contribution of each 2-digit COICOP1 division to the overall change in the CPI. A detailed breakdown of the individual components of each of the 12 COICOP divisions is presented in Tables 4 to 15.

The divisions which caused the largest upward contribution to the CPI in the year were Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco (+0.29%), Restaurants & Hotels (+0.27%), Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas & Other Fuels (+0.12%) and Education (+0.12%).

The divisions which caused the largest downward contribution to the CPI in the year were Transport (-0.34%), Clothing & Footwear (-0.21%) and Furnishings, Household Equipment & Routine Household Maintenance (-0.20%).

The main factors contributing to the annual change were as follows:

♦    Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco rose due to higher prices for alcohol sold in off licences and supermarkets and higher tobacco prices.

♦    Restaurants & Hotels increased mainly due to higher prices for alcohol consumed on licensed premises.

♦    Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas & Other Fuels rose mainly due to increases in the cost of rents.

   Education increased mainly due to an increase in third level education costs.

♦    Transport decreased mainly due to decreases in petrol and diesel and motor car prices.

♦    Clothing & Footwear fell due to clothing and footwear sales.

♦    Furnishings, Household Equipment & Routine Household Maintenance decreased mainly due to furniture and furnishings sales.

Contributions to the overall CPI – monthly change

The divisions which caused the largest downward contribution to the CPI in the month were Transport (-0.32%) and Restaurants & Hotels (-0.06%).

The divisions which caused the largest upward contribution to the CPI in the month were Education (+0.12%) and Clothing & Footwear (+0.05%).

The main factors contributing to the monthly change were as follows:

♦    Transport fell mainly due to a decrease in airfares and lower petrol and diesel prices.

♦    Restaurants & Hotels decreased mainly due to a reduction in the price of hotel accommodation.

♦    Education increased mainly due to an increase in third level education costs.

♦    Clothing & Footwear rose due to higher prices for clothing and footwear.

CPI sub-indices

The annual rate of inflation for Services was 1.9% in the year to October, while Goods decreased by 2.1%. Services, excluding mortgage interest repayments, increased by 2.4% in the year since October 2012.

The CPI excluding tobacco for October decreased by 0.2% in the month and remained unchanged in the year. The CPI excluding energy products fell by 0.1% in the month and increased by 0.5% in the year. The CPI excluding mortgage interest decreased by 0.2% in the month and was up by 0.3% in the year.

Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices

Prices on average, as measured by the HICP, fell by 0.1% compared with October 2012. The most notable changes in the year were decreases in Clothing & Footwear (-4.1%), Furnishings, Household Equipment & Routine Household Maintenance (-4.0%), Communications (-3.8%) and Transport (-3.5%).  There were increases in Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco (+5.3%), Education (+4.7%) and Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas & Other Fuels (+3.0%).

The EU Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) decreased by 0.2% in the month, compared to a decrease of 0.1% in October of last year. The most significant monthly price changes were decreases in Transport (-2.4%) and Restaurants & Hotels (-0.5%). There were increases in Education (+4.4%) and Clothing & Footwear (+1.0%).

1 Classification of Individual Consumption by Purpose Adapted to the Needs of Harmonised Indices of Consumer Prices (2000).

Contributions to changeannual % change
Food & Non-Alcoholic Beverages0
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco5.3
Clothing & Footwear-4.1
Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas & Other Fuels0.7
Furnishings, Household Equipment & Routine Household Maintenance-4
Health1.3
Transport-2.2
Communications-3.8
Recreation & Culture0
Education4.6
Restaurants & Hotels1.8
Miscellaneous Goods & Services0.9
ALL ITEMS0.1
Table 1 Consumer Price Index (All Items)
PeriodConsumer Price Index (CPI) Percentage changes
Dec. 2011=1001  Dec. 2006=1001  1 month 3 months 12 months
           
2007Year  102.8     4.9
2008Year  107.0     4.1
2009Year  102.2     -4.5
2010Year  101.2     -1.0
2011Year  103.8     2.6
2012Year101.1 105.6     1.7
           
2010January95.8 100.0 -0.6 -1.1 -3.9
 February96.2 100.4 0.4 -0.7 -3.2
 March96.3 100.5 0.1 -0.1 -3.1
 April96.5 100.7 0.2 0.7 -2.1
 May97.0 101.3 0.6 0.9 -1.1
 June96.9 101.2 -0.1 0.7 -0.9
 July96.9 101.2 0.0 0.5 -0.1
 August97.6 101.9 0.7 0.6 0.2
 September97.5 101.8 -0.1 0.6 0.5
 October97.6 101.8 0.0 0.6 0.7
 November97.4 101.7 -0.1 -0.2 0.6
 December97.6 101.9 0.2 0.1 1.3
           
2011January97.4 101.7 -0.2 -0.1 1.7
 February98.3 102.6 0.9 0.9 2.2
 March99.2 103.5 0.9 1.6 3.0
 April99.5 103.9 0.4 2.2 3.2
 May99.6 104.0 0.1 1.4 2.7
 June99.5 103.9 -0.1 0.4 2.7
 July99.5 103.9 0.0 0.0 2.7
 August99.7 104.1 0.2 0.1 2.2
 September100.0 104.4 0.3 0.5 2.6
 October100.3 104.7 0.3 0.8 2.8
 November100.3 104.7 0.0 0.6 2.9
 December100.0 104.4 -0.3 0.0 2.5
           
2012January99.5 103.9 -0.5 -0.8 2.2
 February100.4 104.8 0.9 0.1 2.1
 March101.4 105.9 1.0 1.4 2.2
 April101.4 105.9 0.0 1.9 1.9
 May101.4 105.9 0.0 1.0 1.8
 June101.2 105.7 -0.2 -0.2 1.7
 July101.1 105.6 -0.1 -0.3 1.6
 August101.7 106.2 0.6 0.3 2.0
 September101.6 106.0 -0.1 0.4 1.6
 October101.5 106.0 -0.1 0.4 1.2
 November101.1 105.5 -0.4 -0.6 0.8
 December101.2 105.6 0.1 -0.4 1.2
           
2013January100.7 105.2 -0.5 -0.8 1.2
 February101.5 105.9 0.8 0.4 1.1
 March101.9 106.4 0.4 0.7 0.5
 April101.9 106.4 0.0 1.2 0.5
 May101.8 106.3 -0.1 0.3 0.4
 June101.9 106.4 0.1 0.0 0.7
 July101.8 106.3 -0.1 -0.1 0.7
 August101.9 106.3 0.1 0.1 0.2
 September101.8 106.2 -0.1 -0.1 0.2
 October101.6 106.0 -0.2 -0.2 0.1
           
1 Data prior to December 2011 is linked to current Consumer Price Index at mid-December 2011.
Table 2 Consumer Price Index Subindices - October 2013    
Subindices  Consumer Price Index (CPI) Percentage changes
Weights         
2013 Dec. 2011=100Dec. 2006=100 1 month 3 months 12 months
CPI excluding Tobacco97.094 101.4105.1 -0.2 -0.3 0.0
CPI excluding Housing188.104 102.6107.2 -0.2 -0.3 0.0
CPI excluding Mortgage Interest94.971 102.8107.1 -0.2 -0.2 0.3
CPI excluding Energy Products289.265 101.0102.9 -0.1 -0.3 0.5
CPI excluding Energy and Unprocessed Food384.168 101.0103.3 0.0 -0.1 0.7
           
1 Housing includes rents, waste collection & disposal charges, mortgage interest, materials for repairs & decoration and house insurance.
2 Energy products includes electricity, gas, other domestic and transport fuels.
3 Energy and unprocessed food includes electricity, gas, other domestic & transport fuels, meat, fish, fruit and vegetables.
Table 3 Consumer Price COICOP Division Indices - October 2013
COICOP Division6  Consumer Price Index (CPI) Percentage changes
Weights         
2013 Dec. 2011=100Dec. 2006=100 1 month 3 months 12 months
           
01Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages11.481 101.0103.1 0.1 -1.2 0.0
02Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco5.401 109.0120.2 0.3 -0.4 5.3
03Clothing and Footwear4.844 96.469.5 1.0 9.4 -4.1
04Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas and Other Fuels16.089 98.7106.0 0.1 0.4 0.7
05Furnishings, Household Equipment and Routine Household Maintenance4.847 93.381.7 -0.3 -0.5 -4.0
06Health2.677 101.5118.0 0.2 -0.2 1.3
07Transport14.535 104.0113.4 -2.2 -2.5 -2.2
08Communications3.133 92.998.3 -0.1 -3.5 -3.8
09Recreation and Culture7.811 99.297.9 -0.1 -0.3 0.0
10Education2.679 109.4144.2 4.4 4.4 4.6
11Restaurants and Hotels115.154 103.4105.2 -0.4 -0.6 1.8
12Miscellaneous Goods and Services11.349 106.1127.2 -0.2 -0.4 0.9
ALL ITEMS100.000 101.6106.0 -0.2 -0.2 0.1
Of which:          
  Goods244.984 99.998.2 -0.3 0.2 -2.1
  Services355.016 103.0113.0 -0.1 -0.6 1.9
  Energy Products10.735 105.7142.0 -1.5 0.1 -3.6
  Utilities and Local Charges43.687 108.4123.4 0.7 0.7 1.2
  Alcohol58.926 107.1108.8 0.2 -0.2 4.9
  Tobacco2.906 106.6135.9 0.0 0.1 2.7
  Mortgage Interest5.029 80.987.1 -0.4 -1.1 -4.7
  Services excluding Mortgage Interest49.987 105.5116.1 -0.1 -0.5 2.4
            
1 Includes alcoholic beverages consumed on licensed premises.
2 Non service items usually purchased and transportable from a retail outlet.
3 Electricity, gas, telecommunications, alcoholic beverages consumed on licensed premises, meals out, housing, rent, mortgage interest repayments, insurance, public transport, entertainment and recreation, education, household services and miscellaneous services including childcare, social protection, package holidays and other services.
4 Electricity, gas, landline telecommunications and waste collection & disposal charges.
5 Constitutes part of 02 (off-licence sales) and part of 11 (alcohol consumed on licensed premises) giving a combined index for alcohol.
6 See Background Notes for definition of COICOP divisions.
Table 4 COICOP Division 01 Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages - October 2013
DescriptionWeights Index Percentage changes
2013 Dec. 2011=100 1 month12 months
       
01.1 Food10.5124 100.9 0.10.1
   01.1.1 Bread & Cereals2.0828 99.2 0.30.2
                   Rice0.0567 105.5 0.53.3
                   Flours & other cereals0.0707 105.8 -4.5-0.4
                   Bread0.6922 99.4 -0.51.0
                   Other bakery products0.6476 95.5 0.4-0.7
                   Pizza & quiche0.1582 92.4 6.9-3.1
                   Pasta products & couscous0.1114 96.9 1.3-2.7
                   Breakfast cereals0.2962 108.8 -0.83.2
                   Other cereal products0.0499 98.6 3.9-2.7
   01.1.2 Meat2.4016 101.9 0.91.0
                    Beef & veal0.4132 110.3 1.02.7
                    Pork0.1445 103.5 1.20.8
                    Lamb & goat0.1402 101.1 1.30.4
                    Poultry0.4558 99.3 0.40.0
                    Edible offal0.0064 105.0 1.22.2
                    Dried, salted or smoked meat0.8578 98.8 0.71.2
                    Other meat preparations0.3836 102.4 1.1-0.2
   01.1.3 Fish0.4013 102.0 -1.10.9
                   Fresh or chilled fish 0.1557 103.7 -3.10.7
                   Frozen fish0.0612 89.9 1.7-1.5
                   Fresh or chilled seafood 0.0467 97.2 0.2-1.9
                   Dried, smoked or salted fish & seafood0.0455 100.5 0.4-0.2
                   Other preserved or processed fish & seafood-based preparations0.0922 110.7 -0.44.7
   01.1.4 Milk, cheese & eggs1.5551 100.8 1.01.7
                   Fresh whole milk0.4536 103.4 0.24.0
                   Fresh low fat milk0.1696 102.8 0.33.4
                   Yoghurt0.2706 98.0 1.9-0.3
                   Cheese & curd 0.3573 98.4 2.71.7
                   Other milk products0.1416 98.0 0.5-1.3
                   Eggs0.1625 103.9 -0.2-0.5
   01.1.5 Oils & fats0.2911 102.5 -1.32.0
                   Butter0.1305 102.7 -0.12.9
                   Margarine & other vegetable fats0.0930 101.4 -3.31.9
                   Olive oil0.0262 99.6 -2.4-0.2
                   Other edible oils0.0414 106.0 0.20.6
   01.1.6 Fruit0.6078 95.8 -0.2-2.6
                   Fresh or chilled fruit0.5072 94.7 -0.1-3.1
                   Dried fruit & nuts0.0853 99.5 -0.7-0.6
                   Preserved fruit & fruit-based products0.0152 114.0 2.73.1
   01.1.7 Vegetables1.6867 105.7 -1.0-1.3
                   Fresh or chilled vegetables other than potatoes & other tubers0.7227 101.6 -0.8-1.8
                   Frozen vegetables other than potatoes & other tubers0.0435 94.0 -0.1-6.2
                   Dried vegetables, other preserved or processed vegetables0.3060 98.9 -0.3-0.3
                   Potatoes0.3714 117.6 -2.5-3.4
                   Crisps0.2432 108.5 -0.72.2
   01.1.8 Sugar, jam, honey, chocolate & confectionery0.9289 99.1 -1.2-1.7
                   Sugar0.0853 100.4 -0.2-0.4
                   Jams, marmalades & honey0.1035 102.4 1.13.7
                   Chocolate0.3966 101.9 -2.4-1.9
                   Confectionery products0.1665 97.4 -0.10.3
                   Edible ices & ice cream0.1700 91.9 -1.5-6.6
                   Artifical sugar substitutes0.0071 100.0 3.80.1
   01.1.9 Food products n.e.c. 0.5571 100.1 0.90.5
                   Sauces & condiments0.1498 101.3 0.5-0.4
                   Salt, spices & culinary herbs0.0265 97.4 0.4-1.8
                   Baby food0.0660 104.4 0.43.1
                   Ready-made meals0.1652 96.0 1.8-0.4
                   Other food products n.e.c.0.1497 101.9 0.71.6
01.2 Non-alcoholic beverages0.9690 101.5 0.7-1.2
   01.2.1 Coffee, tea & cocoa0.1502 100.1 0.7-1.2
                   Coffee0.0629 99.4 0.7-0.9
                   Tea0.0795 100.2 1.0-2.1
                   Cocoa & powdered chocolate0.0079 103.2 -2.12.6
   01.2.2 Mineral waters, soft drinks, fruit & vegetable juices0.8188 101.8 0.7-1.2
                   Mineral or spring waters0.1165 100.5 0.2-0.1
                   Soft drinks0.4867 101.6 1.1-1.3
                   Fruit & vegetable juices0.2156 103.0 0.0-1.4
       
Total 11.4814 101.0 0.10.0
       
Table 5 COICOP Division 02 Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco - October 2013
DescriptionWeights Index Percentage changes
2013 Dec. 2011=100 1 month12 months
 
02.1 Alcoholic Beverages2.4949111.5 0.68.0
   02.1.1 Spirits0.3817118.0 1.59.3
   02.1.2 Wine1.2845116.2 1.39.3
   02.1.3 Beer0.8287102.3 -1.15.0
02.2 Tobacco2.9058106.6 0.02.7
                   Cigarettes2.7626106.3 0.02.5
                   Other tobacco products0.1432111.8 -0.16.3
       
Total5.4008 109.0 0.35.3
       
Table 6 COICOP Division 03 Clothing and Footwear - October 2013
DescriptionWeights Index Percentage changes
2013 Dec. 2011=100 1 month12 months
   
03.1 Clothing4.0986 97.4 1.0-3.8
   03.1.2 Garments3.8692 97.4 1.0-3.9
   03.1.3 Other articles of clothing & clothing accessories0.1504 96.9 2.40.8
   03.1.4 Cleaning, repair & hire of clothing0.0790 101.5 0.10.9
                   Dry cleaning & laundry0.0612 101.4 0.10.4
                   Dress hire & repair of clothing0.0178 101.7 0.22.5
03.2 Footwear0.7452 92.2 1.3-6.1
   03.2.1 Shoes & other footwear0.7367 92.1 1.3-6.2
   03.2.2 Repair & hire of footwear0.0085 100.4 -0.30.3
       
Total4.8438 96.4 1.0-4.1
       
Table 7 COICOP Division 04 Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas and Other Fuels - October 2013
DescriptionWeights Index Percentage changes
2013 Dec. 2011=100 1 month12 months
       
04.1/04.2 Actual rentals for housing & mortgage interest10.3635 94.2 0.21.4
   04.1.1 Actual rentals paid by tenants (Rents)5.3350 109.2 0.77.1
                   Private Rents4.6415 110.0 0.87.6
                   Local Authority Rents0.6934 103.8 0.03.1
   04.2.1 Mortgage Interest 5.0285 80.9 -0.4-4.7
04.3 Maintenance & repair of the dwelling0.4073 96.3 -0.9-3.2
   04.3.1 Materials for the maintenance & repair of the dwelling0.1644 98.0 -2.3-4.1
   04.3.2 Services for the maintenance & repair of the dwelling0.2428 95.2 0.0-2.7
04.4 Water supply & miscellaneous services relating to the dwelling 0.6569 101.5 0.02.6
04.5 Electricity, gas & other fuels4.6613 107.6 -0.1-0.1
   04.5.1 Electricity2.3091 109.4 0.60.6
   04.5.2 Gas0.6268 111.4 1.81.8
                   Natural gas0.5952 111.8 1.91.9
                   Bottled gas0.0316 103.1 0.10.9
   04.5.3 Liquid fuels (Home Heating Oil)1.2072 100.9 -3.6-6.1
   04.5.4 Solid fuels0.5181 107.5 2.27.5
       
Total16.0889 98.7 0.10.7
       
Table 8 COICOP Division 05 Furnishings, Household Equipment and Routine Household Maintenance - October 2013
DescriptionWeights Index Percentage changes
2013 Dec. 2011=100 1 month12 months
       
05.1 Furniture & furnishings, carpets & other floor coverings1.2810 86.3 -0.9-8.6
   05.1.1 Furniture & furnishings1.2763 85.8 -0.9-8.5
   05.1.2 Carpets & other floor coverings0.0047 98.8 0.4-2.9
05.2 Household textiles0.4367 88.2 -0.3-8.2
05.3 Household appliances0.4335 97.5 0.4-1.8
   05.3.1 Major household appliances whether electric or not0.3656 97.4 0.5-1.7
   05.3.2 Small electric household appliances0.0441 96.1 -0.1-3.1
   05.3.3 Repair of household appliances0.0239 101.3 0.00.0
05.4 Glassware, tableware & household utensils0.4072 95.0 -0.2-1.7
05.5 Tools & equipment for house & garden0.1976 97.1 -0.1-1.6
   05.5.1 Major tools & equipment0.1108 92.2 -0.1-4.4
   05.5.2 Small tools & miscellaneous accessories0.0868 99.4 -0.2-0.1
05.6 Goods & services for routine household maintenance2.0907 96.6 -0.1-1.2
   05.6.1 Non-durable household goods0.9158 98.6 0.0-1.8
   05.6.2 Domestic services & household services1.1749 93.3 0.0-0.9
       
Total4.8467 93.3 -0.3-4.0
       
Table 9 COICOP Division 06 Health - October 2013
DescriptionWeights Index Percentage changes
2013 Dec. 2011=100 1 month12 months
       
06.1 Medical products, appliances & equipment1.0438 101.7 0.32.7
   06.1.1 Pharmaceutical products0.8481 101.6 0.43.3
                   Prescribed drugs0.2280 106.1 0.07.5
                   Other medicines0.6202 99.9 0.61.6
   06.1.2 Other medical products0.0261 107.9 1.74.6
   06.1.3 Therapeutic appliances & equipment0.1696 99.3 -0.5-0.8
06.2 Out-patient services1.4671 100.1 0.00.2
   06.2.1/3 Medical & paramedical services0.9821 99.8 0.1-0.1
                   Doctors' fees0.8142 99.9 0.00.1
                   Other medical & paramedical services0.1679 99.2 0.3-1.1
   06.2.2 Dental services0.4851 100.8 0.00.9
06.3 Hospital services0.1662 101.0 0.00.0
       
Total2.6772 101.5 0.21.3
       
Table 10 COICOP Division 07 Transport - October 2013
DescriptionWeights Index Percentage changes
2013 Dec. 2011=100 1 month12 months
       
07.1 Purchase of vehicles3.4310 96.4 -0.6-3.2
   07.1.1 Motor cars3.3614 96.4 -0.5-3.2
   07.1.2 Motor cycles0.0089 102.8 0.11.9
   07.1.3 Bicycles0.0607 95.9 -1.0-3.6
07.2 Operation of personal transport equipment9.0509 106.1 -1.7-3.1
   07.2.1 Spare parts & accessories for personal transport equipment0.3947 99.7 0.0-0.9
   07.2.2 Fuels & lubricants for personal transport equipment6.0734 104.3 -2.4-6.5
                   Petrol4.1493 105.8 -2.8-6.7
                   Diesel1.8987 101.0 -2.0-5.9
                   Motor oil0.0254 102.7 0.10.8
   07.2.3 Maintenance & repair of personal transport equipment0.7294 96.9 0.0-3.6
   07.2.4 Other services in respect of personal transport equipment1.8534 117.2 -0.18.3
                   Motor tax1.3710 121.8 0.09.9
                   Other vehicle costs0.4824 104.6 -0.13.8
07.3 Transport services2.0531 107.1 -6.92.2
   07.3.1 Passenger transport by railway0.2286 106.9 0.04.6
   07.3.2 Passenger transport by road1.1032 108.8 0.02.9
                   Bus fares0.6879 114.3 0.04.7
                   Taxi fares0.4153 100.0 0.00.0
   07.3.3 Passenger transport by air0.6272 103.4 -19.9-1.1
   07.3.4 Passenger transport by sea & inland waterway0.0502 109.3 -2.83.9
   07.3.5 Combined passenger transport0.0264 112.9 0.06.3
   07.3.6 Other purchased transport services0.0175 97.5 0.0-2.1
       
Total14.5349 104.0 -2.2-2.2
       
Table 11 COICOP Division 08 Communications - October 2013
DescriptionWeights Index Percentage changes
2013 Dec. 2011=100 1 month12 months
       
08.1 Postal services0.1110 109.1 0.07.5
08.2/3.0 Telephone & telefax equipment and telephone & telefax services3.0225 92.3 -0.2-4.3
       
Total3.1335 92.9 -0.1-3.8
       
Table 12 COICOP Division 09 Recreation and Culture - October 2013
DescriptionWeights Index Percentage changes
2013 Dec. 2011=100 1 month12 months
       
09.1 Audio-visual, photographic & information processing equipment0.8572 82.2 -0.6-11.4
   09.1.1 Equipment for the reception, recording & reproduction of sound & pictures 0.2174 83.3 0.0-10.8
   09.1.2 Photographic & cinematographic equipment & optical instruments0.0659 75.1 -1.7-15.8
   09.1.3 Information processing equipment0.2500 73.8 -0.7-17.2
   09.1.4 Recording media0.300390.0 -0.8-6.7
   09.1.5 Repair of audio-visual, photographic & information processing equipment0.023796.6 0.0-0.4
09.2 Other major durables for recreation & culture0.012295.0 -0.3-0.7
09.3 Other recreational items & equipment, gardens & pets1.224895.5 0.2-2.7
   09.3.1 Games, toys & hobbies0.714791.9 0.3-4.8
   09.3.2 Equipment for sport, camping & open-air recreation0.083194.7 0.0-3.8
   09.3.3 Gardens, plants & flowers0.130886.0 -1.4-7.7
   09.3.4/5 Pets & related products including veterinary & other services for pets0.2963109.2 0.95.0
09.4 Recreational & cultural services2.7972103.7 0.02.9
   09.4.1 Recreational & sporting services0.728295.0 0.0-0.6
                   Sports admittance0.091198.5 0.02.1
                   Sports participation0.172894.4 0.0-0.6
                   Club & society subscriptions0.464394.5 0.0-1.2
   09.4.2 Cultural services2.0690107.3 0.04.1
                   Cinema0.1856103.3 0.01.8
                   Nightclubs0.124296.3 -0.6-1.8
                   Cultural admittance0.3866114.2 0.09.4
                   Television services1.2901107.3 0.03.6
                   Other entertainment0.0825102.2 0.51.5
09.5 Newspapers, books & stationery1.7650100.5 -0.41.0
   09.5.1 Books0.464399.7 -1.81.1
   09.5.2 Newspapers & periodicals1.1704100.6 0.01.0
   09.5.3/4 Miscellaneous printed matter and stationery & drawing materials0.130399.9 0.3-0.4
09.6 Package holidays1.1543106.0 0.22.8
   
Total7.8108 99.2 -0.10.0
       
Table 13 COICOP Division 10 Education - October 2013
DescriptionWeights Index Percentage changes
2013 Dec. 2011=100 1 month12 months
       
10.1 Pre-primary & primary education0.1442 100.8 0.60.6
10.2 Secondary education0.3790 105.0 2.42.4
10.4 Tertiary education1.7782 113.1 6.16.2
10.5 Education not definable by level0.3774 101.4 0.01.1
   
Total2.6787 109.4 4.44.6
       
Table 14 COICOP Division 11 Restaurants and Hotels - October 2013
DescriptionWeights Index Percentage changes
2013 Dec. 2011=100 1 month12 months
       
11.1 Catering services13.2175 103.0 0.12.1
   11.1.1 Restaurants, cafes & the like11.9198 103.2 0.12.2
                  Licenced premises6.7396 105.1 0.03.4
                      Spirits1.6384 105.1 -0.13.1
                      Wine1.0701 104.4 0.13.2
                      Beer3.7225 105.5 0.03.7
                      Soft drinks & mineral water0.3087 102.9 0.01.5
                  Restaurants, cafes, fast food & take-away food5.1801 100.8 0.20.6
   11.1.2 Canteens1.2977 100.6 0.00.7
11.2 Accommodation services1.9368 106.0 -3.5-0.2
   
Total15.1542 103.4 -0.41.8
       
Table 15 COICOP Division 12 Miscellaneous Goods and Services - October 2013
DescriptionWeights Index Percentage changes
2013 Dec. 2011=100 1 month12 months
       
12.1 Personal care3.0725 95.7 -0.1-2.3
   12.1.1 Hairdressing salons & personal grooming establishments0.8690 96.7 0.00.1
                     Hairdressing0.6583 96.1 0.00.7
                     Health & beauty treatments0.1966 98.4 0.0-1.7
                     Other personal grooming0.0141 101.0 0.51.0
   12.1.2 Electric appliances for personal care0.1096 97.7 -0.8-1.9
   12.1.3 Other appliances, articles & products for personal care2.0938 95.1 0.0-3.6
                     Hygiene products0.4407 96.8 -0.2-5.1
                     Hair products0.2501 98.8 1.30.5
                     Cosmetics & skincare products0.9010 92.2 -0.2-4.6
                     Toilet accessories0.5021 96.8 -0.1-3.2
12.3 Personal effects n.e.c.0.7508 85.8 -0.2-8.7
   12.3.1 Jewellery, clocks & watches0.3211 95.3 0.3-1.0
   12.3.2 Other personal effects0.4297 77.2 -0.5-14.6
12.4 Social protection0.7362 100.7 -0.10.6
                     Childcare0.5983 100.6 -0.20.6
                     Other social protection0.1379 101.1 0.20.7
12.5 Insurance5.6781 112.4 -0.23.2
   12.5.2 Insurance connected with the dwelling0.6655 94.0 0.0-3.3
   12.5.3 Insurance connected with health3.4602 126.8 -0.110.4
   12.5.4 Insurance connected with transport1.5524 94.8 -0.4-9.6
                  Motor insurance1.5356 94.8 -0.4-9.7
                     Motor cycle insurance0.0131 102.7 0.00.0
                     Motor car insurance1.5225 94.7 -0.4-9.8
                  Travel insurance0.0169 97.3 0.0-2.7
12.6 Financial services n.e.c.0.3586 106.4 -0.16.2
12.7 Other services n.e.c.0.7529 128.3 0.04.6
   
Total11.3490 106.1 -0.20.9
       
Table 16 Consumer Price Index Goods and Services by COICOP Division - October 2013
COICOP DivisionWeights 2013 Index       Percentage changes
    Dec. 2011=100    
          
OverallGoodsServices GoodsServices GoodsServicesOverall
       12 months12 months12 months
            
01Food and Non Alcoholic Beverages11.48111.481- 101.0- 0.0-0.0
02Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco5.4015.401- 109.0- 5.3-5.3
03Clothing and Footwear4.8444.7570.087 96.3101.4 -4.20.8-4.1
04Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas and Other Fuels 16.0891.92114.168 102.698.1 -2.11.10.7
05Furnishings, Household Equipment and Routine Household Maintenance4.8473.6471.200 92.893.8 -5.0-0.8-4.0
06Health2.6771.0441.633 101.7100.7 2.70.11.3
07Transport14.5359.8994.636 101.4109.4 -5.13.9-2.2
08Communications3.1330.1193.014 79.093.4 -14.1-3.5-3.8
09Recreation and Culture7.8113.7614.050 94.3104.0 -3.12.90.0
10Education2.679-2.679 -109.4 -4.64.6
11Restaurants and Hotels15.154-15.154 -103.4 -1.81.8
12Miscellaneous Goods & Services11.3492.9548.395 92.6110.3 -4.92.90.9
           
ALL ITEMS100.00044.98455.016 99.9103.0 -2.11.90.1
            
Table 17 Contributions to the change in the All Items CPI - October 2013
COICOP DivisionPercentage changes
1 month 3 months12 months2
       
01Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages0.02 -0.13 0.00
02Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco0.02 -0.02 0.29
03Clothing and Footwear0.05 0.40 -0.21
04Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas and Other Fuels0.02 0.07 0.12
05Furnishings, Household Equipment and Routine Household Maintenance-0.01 -0.02 -0.20
06Health0.00 -0.01 0.03
07Transport-0.32 -0.37 -0.34
08Communications0.00 -0.11 -0.13
09Recreation and Culture-0.01 -0.02 0.01
10Education0.12 0.12 0.12
11Restaurants and Hotels-0.06 -0.09 0.27
12Miscellaneous Goods and Services-0.01 -0.04 0.10
 ALL ITEMS % change-0.2¹-0.2¹0.1¹
 Goods-0.14 0.10 -0.92
 Services-0.06 -0.32 0.99
 Energy Products-0.15 0.01 -0.43
 Tobacco0.00 0.00 0.07
 Mortgage Interest-0.02 -0.05 -0.23
       
1 Totals may not equal the sum of the categories due to rounding differences.
2 Estimated.     
Table 18 EU Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices - Ireland
Period  HICP Percentage changes
  Year 2005=100 1 month 12 months
         
2005Year 100.0   2.2
2006Year 102.7   2.7
2007Year 105.6   2.8
2008Year 108.9   3.1
2009Year 107.1   -1.7
2010Year 105.4   -1.6
2011Year 106.6   1.1
2012Year 108.7   2.0
         
2010January 105.0 -0.7 -2.4
 February 105.2 0.2 -2.4
 March 105.3 0.1 -2.4
 April 105.3 0.0 -2.5
 May 105.6 0.3 -1.9
 June 105.5 -0.1 -2.0
 July 105.4 -0.1 -1.2
 August 105.6 0.2 -1.2
 September 105.4 -0.2 -1.0
 October 105.5 0.1 -0.8
 November 105.3 -0.2 -0.8
 December 105.5 0.2 -0.2
         
2011January 105.2 -0.3 0.2
 February 106.1 0.9 0.9
 March 106.6 0.5 1.2
 April 106.9 0.3 1.5
 May 106.9 0.0 1.2
 June 106.7 -0.2 1.1
 July 106.5 -0.2 1.0
 August 106.7 0.2 1.0
 September 106.8 0.1 1.3
 October 107.1 0.3 1.5
 November 107.1 0.0 1.7
 December 107.0 -0.1 1.4
         
2012January 106.6 -0.4 1.3
 February 107.8 1.1 1.6
 March 108.9 1.0 2.2
 April 108.9 0.0 1.9
 May 108.9 0.0 1.9
 June 108.7 -0.2 1.9
 July 108.6 -0.1 2.0
 August 109.5 0.8 2.6
 September 109.4 -0.1 2.4
 October 109.3 -0.1 2.1
 November 108.8 -0.5 1.6
 December 108.8 0.0 1.7
         
2013January 108.2 -0.6 1.5
 February 109.1 0.8 1.2
 March 109.5 0.4 0.6
 April 109.4 -0.1 0.5
 May 109.4 0.0 0.5
 June 109.5 0.1 0.7
 July 109.4 -0.1 0.7
 August 109.5 0.1 0.0
 September109.4-0.10.0
 October109.2-0.2-0.1
         
Table 19 EU Harmonised Consumer Price COICOP Division Indices - October 2013 Ireland
COICOP DivisionHICP Percentage changes Percentage contributions
Year 2005=100 1 month 12 months 1 month 12 months3
          
01Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages104.8 0.2 0.1 0.02 0.00
02Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco126.1 0.3 5.3 0.02 0.32
03Clothing and Footwear70.0 1.0 -4.1 0.06 -0.22
04Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas and Other Fuels127.4 0.2 3.0 0.03 0.36
05Furnishings, Household Equipment and Routine Household Maintenance80.7 -0.2 -4.0 -0.01 -0.22
06Health123.6 0.1 0.6 0.00 0.03
07Transport113.2 -2.4 -3.5 -0.35 -0.56
08Communications97.9 -0.1 -3.8 0.00 -0.14
09Recreation and Culture100.0 -0.1 0.0 -0.01 0.01
10Education156.1 4.4 4.7 0.13 0.13
11Restaurants and Hotels110.5 -0.5 1.7 -0.07 0.30
12Miscellaneous Goods and Services118.6 -0.3 -1.5 -0.01 -0.10
HICP109.2 -0.2 -0.1 -0.2¹-0.1¹
 Goods99.6 -0.3 -2.1 -0.16 -1.01
 Services119.7 -0.1 1.9 -0.05 1.02
 HICP excluding Energy and Unprocessed Food2105.6 0.0 0.6 -0.03 0.42
           
1 Totals may not equal the sum of the categories due to rounding differences. 
2 Energy and unprocessed food includes electricity, gas, other domestic & transport fuels, meat, fish, fruit and vegetables.
3 Estimated.

Background Notes

Consumer Price Index

Definition

The Consumer Price Index is designed to measure the change in the average level of prices (inclusive of all indirect taxes) paid for consumer goods and services by all private and institutional households in the country and by foreign tourists holidaying in Ireland.

Consumer Price Index (CPI)

Approximately 53,000 prices are collected for a representative basket consisting of 632 item headings in a fixed panel of retail and service outlets throughout the country during the week containing the second Tuesday of each month up to and including the third Tuesday of each month.  The dates to which the October index relates are Monday 7th to Tuesday, 15th October 2013.

Scope of the Index

  1. Population Coverage: All private and institutional households in the State and the expenditure of foreign tourists within Ireland.  It does not include the expenditure of other non private households.    Expenditure which occurs abroad by Irish residents is also excluded.  In statistical terms coverage is referred to as the domestic concept.
  2. Geographic Coverage: Covers the whole of the Republic of Ireland.  Pricing takes place in 84 locations (cities and towns) throughout the country.  These sampling points are located in Dublin city and county, the four regional cities of Cork, Limerick, Galway and Waterford, approx. 80% of towns with a population of 10,000 and over, approx. 70% of towns between 5,000 and 9,999 and a smaller proportion below this threshold.  The results are weighted to represent the distribution of the population and its related consumer expenditure.
  3. Item Coverage: All goods and services bought by the reference population for the purposes of consumption are included in the index.  Expenditure on capital assets and investments, gambling and certain other activities are however excluded.  There are 632 item headings and 12 division headings based on the COICOP classification.  With each rebase the coverage of goods and services is reviewed to ensure that it continues to be representative of consumer tastes and purchasing practices.

Price Collection   

Personal visits are made to retail outlets by some 80 price collectors on a monthly basis.  Approximately 50,000 price quotations are gathered in this way.  In addition, 126 special inquiries covering items such as utility charges and services are conducted by post, telephone and e-mail in conjunction with internet price collection.  Most prices are collected monthly, some quarterly and others annually.  The CSO supplies general specifications to price collectors and price collectors are free initially to select a brand and in certain cases, size.  This allows for a wide variety of different brands of the same item to be priced throughout the country.  Once selected, the same item/brand is priced on a monthly basis in order to ensure matched price quotations.  If an item disappears, substitution can occur but that price is excluded until matched prices are available for the same comparable item for two consecutive months.  The CSO wishes to put on record its appreciation of the co-operation and assistance it receives from retail outlets and other business concerns.

Classification

The classification used in the CPI is based on a version of the Classification of Individual Consumption by Purpose Adapted to the Needs of Harmonised Indices of Consumer Prices (2000) (COICOP).  This replaced the former national classification which was used up to December 2001.  The COICOP classification breaks consumer expenditure into twelve different divisions covering a comprehensive range of consumer goods and services.

Annual Update of CPI Weights

For 2013, the CPI COICOP class (4-digit) level weights were updated with a reference period of December 2012.  The weights were based primarily on the 2011 National Accounts Household Final Monetary Consumption Expenditure (HFMCE) data.  The expenditure data were price updated at CPI COICOP class level to December 2012 using the price movement of the corresponding CPI COICOP class indices.

The sample of items in the basket, retail outlets and service providers and locations remains unchanged from the December 2011 rebase.

CPI Item Weights

The CPI measures in index form the monthly changes  in the cost of purchasing  a fixed representative ‘basket’ of consumer goods and services (i.e. Laspeyres formula).  Identical items are priced in the same outlet on each occasion so that changes in the cost of this constant basket reflect only pure price changes.  The current basket of goods and services consists of 632 representative items which were selected as part of the December 2011 rebase and remain unchanged for 2013.  The representative share of each item in the basket is proportional to the average amount purchased by all households in the State and foreign tourists in Ireland based primarily on the 2009/2010 Household Budget Survey (HBS) and estimates of expenditure by foreign tourists across a range of consumer goods and services.  When the new COICOP class (4-digit) level weights were introduced with the January 2013 index, the CPI item weights were also updated.  The CPI item weights were calculated on a pro rata basis using proportions from the December 2011 rebase.

Methodological Details

A full methodological description of the new series is available in the Consumer Price Index Introduction of Updated Series (Base: December 2011 = 100) which is published on the CSO website at:

http://www.cso.ie/en/media/csoie/surveysandmethodologies/documents/pdfdocs/CPI_Intro_of_Updated_Series_Base_Dec2011.pdf

Rebase

The index has been rebased with effect from December 2011, the eleventh series since the foundation of the State.

The rebase of the current CPI resulted in a number of methodological changes:

  • Updating the expenditure weights;
  • A revision of the sample of goods and services;
  • An update of the sample of areas priced;
  • Calculation of the mortgage interest component.

Goods and Services

The CPI basket can be split into two constituent parts - goods and services according to the following definitions.

Goods

Goods are defined as non service items usually purchased and transportable from a retail outlet - the basket excluding services.

Services

Services include electricity, gas, telecommunications and other public utilities, alcoholic beverages consumed on licensed premises, meals out, accommodation services, public transport, medical fees, insurances, education fees, hairdressing & other personal services, childcare & social protection, entertainment & recreation services, mortgage interest & rents, package holidays and other miscellaneous services.

Utilities and Local Charges

Includes electricity, gas, landline telecommunications and waste collection & disposal charges.

Harmonised Indices of Consumer Prices

Introduction

The European Union-Harmonised Indices of Consumer Prices (EU-HICP) is calculated in each Member State of the EU.  The purpose of this index is to allow the comparison of consumer price trends in the different Member States.

Comparison with CPI

The methodology now adopted for the construction of the national CPI is identical to that recommended for the HICP.  Thus the two indices only differ in respect of the coverage of certain goods and services and the treatment of insurance.  The current EU reference base period (Year 2005=100) is however retained for ease of comparison with other EU countries.

Excluded  Items

The following items, constituting approximately 8.5% of the Irish CPI expenditure weighting, are excluded from the HICP:

  • mortgage interest
  • building materials
  • motor car tax
  • motor cycle tax
  • motor car insurance (non-service)
  • contents insurance (non-service)
  • dwelling insurance
  • union subscriptions

Annual Update of HICP Weights

For 2013, the CPI COICOP class (4-digit) level weights were updated with a reference period of December 2012.  The weights were based primarily on the 2011 HFMCE data.  The expenditure data were price updated at HICP COICOP class level to December 2012 using the price movement of the corresponding HICP COICOP class indices.

The sample of items in the basket, retail outlets and service providers and locations remains unchanged from the December 2011 rebase.

Monetary Union Index of Consumer Prices (MUICP)

Euro area inflation is measured by the MUICP (‘Monetary Union Index of Consumer Prices’ as defined in Council Regulation (EC) No 2494/95 of 23 October 1995) which is the official euro area aggregate.  The MUICP is calculated as a weighted average of HICPs of the 17 countries in the euro area.  Country weights are computed every year reflecting the country’s share of the household final monetary consumption expenditure in the euro area total.

Classification System

The coverage of the indices is based on the international classification system, Classification of Individual Consumption by Purpose Adapted to the Needs of Harmonised Indices of Consumer Prices (2000) (COICOP).

COICOP

Prior to the introduction of the December 2001 based series in January 2002 the CPI used a national classification while the EU Harmonised Indices of Consumer Prices (HICP) used COICOP.  To ensure greater comparability CPI and the HICP have both used the COICOP since December 2001.

The COICOP classification is based on 12 divisions:

01    Food and Non Alcoholic Beverages

Includes food and non alcoholic beverages purchased in supermarkets, small shops, speciality shops and petrol station forecourt outlets.  It excludes meals out which are covered under 11 Restaurants and Hotels.

02    Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco

Includes alcoholic beverages purchased in off licences and supermarkets but excludes alcohol consumed on or within licensed premises which is classified under 11 Restaurants and Hotels.  It also includes tobacco products.

03    Clothing and Footwear

Mens, ladies and childrens clothing and footwear, sports and leisurewear and services such as laundry and dry cleaning, shoe repair, dress hire and alteration.

04    Housing,  Water, Electricity, Gas and Other Fuels

Covers rents, mortgage interest repayments, waste collection and disposal charges, goods and services for maintaining, decorating and repairing dwellings and domestic energy products such as electricity, gas, home heating oil and solid fuels.

05    Furnishings, Household Equipment and Routine Household Maintenance

Covers household items such as furniture, carpets and other floor coverings, household textiles and soft furnishings, household appliances and other household items such as utensils, tools, garden equipment and non-durable items for cleaning, washing and other day to day household activity.  Also included are services such as electrical repair, cleaning and gardening.

06    Health

Includes medical products, appliances and equipment, hospital charges and out patient services supplied by doctors, dentists, opticians, physiotherapists and practitioners of alternative and complimentary medicine.

07    Transport

Includes the purchase of new and second hand vehicles, spare parts, car maintenance, fuels and lubricants, public transport and services such as parking, motor association subscriptions, car wash, toll charges, driving lessons, driving test, driving licence and car hire.

08    Communications

Postal and telecommunications services.

09    Recreation and Culture

Includes items such as audio visual and photographic equipment, computers, music and DVDs, sports and recreation goods, games and toys, items connected with gardening and pets, recreational, sporting and cultural activities and events, newspapers and other reading material, package holidays and other items connected with recreation and culture.

10    Education

Includes pre-primary and primary, secondary, third level fees and other education and training such as night courses and examination fees.

11    Restaurants and Hotels

Includes meals in restaurants and hotels, fast food and takeaways, cafes and canteens; alcohol consumed on or within a licensed premises and accommodation services supplied by hotels, guesthouses and hostels.

12    Miscellaneous Goods and Services

Covers a wide range of items including hairdressing and other grooming; goods for hygiene, hair and body care; personal goods such as jewellery, handbags and wallets; childcare and other social protection services; insurance, financial services and other services including funerals, weddings, legal and professional services.  The household charge was added to this division, in the CPI, under the item 'miscellaneous goods and services' in April 2012.  The household charge is not included in the HICP.

Calculating percentage changes in the index

The movement of the CPI, HICP and their subindices are expressed as percentage changes, rather than changes in index points, because index point changes are affected by the level of the index in relation to its base period, whereas percentage changes are not.  The example below illustrates the computation of index point and percentage changes.

 

Index point change  
Current index 106.7
Less previous index 103.7
Equals index point change 3.0
   
Percentage change  
Index point change 3.0
Divided by the previous index 103.7
Equals 0.0289
Result multiplied by 100 0.0289 x 100
Equals percentage change 2.9

 

Estimating Contributions

A contribution represents the amount of the overall percentage change in the All Items CPI which is accounted for by any given category.  It can be estimated for any category in the CPI (e.g. the twelve COICOP 2-digit divisions) and for any period of time.

Data Required:

  1. Base weight for the category for which you wish to estimate the contribution.
  2. Current index for the category in question (same base period).
  3. Previous index for the category in question (same base period).
  4. All Items CPI for the previous period in question (i.e. the start period).

Example:

To estimate the contribution of Food & Non-Alcoholic Beverages (COICOP 01) to the overall annual percentage change in the CPI up to July 2006 you would need the following data

 

1 Base weight for COICOP 01 (base:December 2001=100) 14.092%
2 Current Index (i.e. July 2006) for COICOP 01 103.7
3 Previous Index (i.e. July 2005) for COICOP 01 102.1
4 All Items CPI for the previous period (i.e. July 2005) 111.3

                        

Steps in the calculation

Step 1 Multiply the base weight by the current index 14.092 x 103.7
  Equals (1) 1461.3404
Step 2 Multiply the base weight by the previous index 14.092 x 102.1
  Equals (2)  1438.7932
Step 3 Subtract figure (2) from figure (1) 1461.3404 - 1438.7932
  Equals (3) 22.5472
Step 4 Divide figure (3) by the All Items CPI for the previous period 22.5472 / 111.3
  Equals Contribution 0.20

                                                                                                                                              

Therefore your estimated contribution of Food & Non-Alcoholic Beverages to the percentage change in the CPI for the year to July 2006 is 0.20.  The actual published figure was 0.19.  The difference is due to the fact that actual published contributions are calculated using data to more decimal places.

It is more complicated to estimate contributions where more than one base period is involved, as the base weights will have changed (e.g. to estimate a contribution for the period January 2000 to January 2005 involves the November 1996=100 base and the December 2001=100 base).  For assistance in this regard please contact the CPI section.

Data Dissemination on www.cso.ie

The CSO website (www.cso.ie) now holds a range of CPI data.  Within the Consumer Prices section of the website (accessed via the ‘Prices’ link on the homepage), a range of principle statistics are held including overall annual percentage changes from 1977 to date, All Items CPI annual figures from 1996 to date and COICOP division monthly and annual figures from 2002 to date.

Further data can be accessed at www.cso.ie by clicking on ‘Databases’ and ‘Statbank CSO Main Data Dissemination Service’.  The subject area is ‘Economy’, ‘Prices’, ‘Consumer Prices’ and ‘Consumer Prices - Annual Series’ or ‘Consumer Prices - Monthly Series’.  The website is updated each month at 11am on the CPI publication day.

The Database Direct for the CPI contains monthly and annual index numbers and percentage changes for the following categories and time periods:

 

Category  Period
All Items CPI  1975 to date
12 COICOP Divisions  1975 to date

Special CPI Subindices (CPI excluding Tobacco, Energy Products, etc)

1982 to date
Harmonised Indices of Consumer Prices (HICP) 1997 to date

                                                                                                                                                                                                             

In addition, the following data can also be accessed within Database Direct.

  • Monthly index numbers and annual percentage changes for the Constant Tax Price Index from January 1997 to December 2006.
  • National average prices for selected CPI goods and services from January 1997 to date.
  • All Items CPI numbers for various base periods from 1922 to date.
  • Detailed sub-indices are available from 2003 to date. 

Any queries relating to the usage of the web dissemination database for CPI data should be directed to cpi@cso.ie

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