BRUSSELS, Feb 27 The Belgian Economics Ministry
released the following consumer price inflation data on Monday.
CONSUMER PRICES Feb 2017 Jan 2017 Feb 2016
Index (base 2013=100) 104.67 104.28 101.65
Mth/mth change (in pct) 0.37 0.71 0.06
Yr/yr change (in pct) 2.97 2.65 1.39
Health index 105.06 104.65 102.53
NOTE - The 'health index' excludes unhealthy or
environmentally damaging products such as tobacco, alcohol and
petrol and is used for inflation adjustments of rents and wages.
KEY POINTS FROM THE STATEMENT
-- The ministry said month-on-month price rises were seen
mainly for vegetables, heating oil, natural gas and cut flowers,
while for foreign package holidays lower prices were recorded.
For more information, go to Belgium's National Institute of
Statistics, available in English, German, French and Dutch here