Harmonised Indices of Consumer Prices (HICPs) by COICOP divisions
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HICPs: Index (2010 = 100), Index Eurostat base, Percentage change on the same period of the previous year, Percentage change from previous period
HICP weights: Per thousand of the HICP Total.
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24/11/2017 04:59:22
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Harmonised Indices of Consumer Prices (HICPs) by COICOP divisionsUnit of measure used
HICPs: Index (2010 = 100), Index Eurostat base, Percentage change on the same period of the previous year, Percentage change from previous period
HICP weights: Per thousand of the HICP Total.
Date last updated
24/11/2017 04:59:22
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The 'Harmonised Indices of Consumer Prices (HICPs) by COICOP Divisions' dataset contains HICPs, weights of the main product groups included in the HICP and associated statistical methodological information.

HICPs are monthly price indices designed by Eurostat for international comparison of consumer price inflation. They are a set of consumer price indices (CPIs) calculated according to a harmonised approach and a single set of definitions.

This dataset complements the dataset 'National Consumer Price Indices (CPIs) by COICOP divisions available at: http://dotstat.oecd.org/Index.aspx?DataSetCode=PRICES_COICOP
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HICPs are available at the most aggregate level: HICP All Items (COICOP/HICP 01-12 - Classification of individual consumption by purpose adapted to the needs of HICPs) and with a breakdown in 12 COICOP-HICP Divisions. HICP data are available at a monthly frequency for OECD-European Union Member States, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey. For the United-States, a proxy-HICP is also available.

The annual expenditure weights are also available for the 12 COICOP/HICP Divisions (except for the United-States). Weights are defined as the proportion of total household expenditure spent on a given product during the weight reference period. The weights reported under year 'y' are those used for the computation of HICPs in year 'y' (e.g. the weights reported for the year 2015 are those used for the computation of the HICP in 2015).

Detailed metadata and national HICP practices can be find at the following address: http://www.ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/hicp/methodology/metadata-and-national-practices