Euro inflation rate in 2012: 2.50%

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Euro Inflation Rate, 2012-2018 (€1)

The consumer price index (CPI) in 2012 was 98.215. the European Central Bank uses this CPI value to track inflation on a monthly basis.

According to the European Central Bank consumer price index, the euro experienced an average inflation rate of 0.68% per year. Prices in 2018 are 4.2% higher than prices in 2012.

In other words, €1 in the year 2012 is equivalent in purchasing power to €1.04 in 2018, a difference of €0.04 over 6 years.

The current inflation rate in 2018 is 0.26%1. If this number holds, €1 today will be equivalent to €1.00 next year.

Inflation from 2012 to 2018
Cumulative price change 4.17%
Average inflation rate 0.68%
Price difference (€1 base) €0.04
CPI in 2012 98.215
CPI in 2018 102.31

Euro inflation chart from 1996 to 2017

How to calculate the inflation rate for €1 since 2012

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2018 / CPI in 2012 * 2012 EUR value = 2018 EUR value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Euro CPI was 98.215 in the year 2012 and 102.31 in 2018:

102.31 / 98.215 * €1 = €1.04

€1 in 2012 has the same "purchasing power" as €1.04 in 2018.

News headlines from 2012

Politics and news often influence economic performance. Here's what was happening at the time:

  • Wikileaks discloses 5 million emails from Stratfor, a private intelligence company.
  • Kim Jong-un is officially appointed as Supreme Leader of North Korea.
  • Ecuador guarantees political asylum to Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks.

Inflation Data Source

Raw data for these calculations comes from the European Commission and the European Central Bank's Harmonized Index of Consumer prices (HICP), which is computed based on the reported consumer price indices in member countries of the European Union.

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