HICP down 0.1 per cent
The harmonized index of consumer prices (HICP) for Norway decreased by 0.1 per cent from April 2013 to May 2013. Lower prices of electricity including grid rent contributed most to the fall, while higher prices of airline fares pulled the HICP in the opposite direction.
|Harmonized indices of consumer prices, 12 month change|
|March 2013||April 2013||May 2013|
|1Provisional or preliminary value for Norway and Euro Area for May 2013 and for EEA, EU and Euro Area for April 2013|
The HICP for Norway was 116.0 (2005=100) in May 2013, compared to 114.0 in May 2012. The year-to-year growth was 1.8 per cent in May, unchanged from the previous month.
See the consumer price index for more details about the May figures.
EU, EEA and the euro area
Preliminary data for April 2013 show that the HICP for the EU and EEA was 120.2, while the HICP for the euro area was 117.4. The preliminary year-to-year growth in the HICP for April was 1.4 per cent for both the EU and the EEA. In the euro area, the year-to-year growth was 1.2 per cent in April. The year-to-year growth for May 2013 in the euro area is estimated at 1.4 per cent.
Detailed figures for May will be published on Eurostat’s website on 14 June.