New index: Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices at Constant Taxes

The publication of a new Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices at Constant Taxes was started in June 2009. The publication concerned data for May. The index measures the so-called market inflation. The index with constant taxes is based on the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices, and it is published monthly in connection with the Consumer Price Index.

In the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices at Constant Prices the impact of value added tax and other commodity taxes has been eliminated by keeping the taxes constant relative to the index base period. The index measures market inflation or the change in prices caused by reasons other than changes in commodity taxes. The price impact of the tax changes is obtained by comparing the development of the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices and the index at constant taxes.


Last updated 15.6.2009

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Consumer price index [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-0254. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 16.10.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/khi/khi_2009-06-15_uut_001_en.html