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HICP stands for Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices.

Not to be confused with HIPC.

HICP is the comparable index of consumer prices produced by each Member State, according to a harmonised approach and a single set of definitions. It is mainly used to measure inflation[1].


See also

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  • Eur-Lex:31995R2494: Council Regulation (EC) No 2494/95 of 23 October 1995 concerning harmonized indices of consumer prices
  • Eur-Lex:31996R2214: Commission Regulation (EC) No 2214/96 of 20 November 1996 concerning harmonized indices of consumer prices: transmission and dissemination of sub-indices of the HICP (Text with EEA relevance)
  • Eur-Lex:32015R2010: Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/2010 of 11 November 2015 amending Regulation (EC) No 1708/2005 laying down detailed rules for the implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 2494/95 as regards the common index reference period for the harmonised index of consumer prices (Text with EEA relevance)


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  1. Eurostat, Statistics explained, Harmonised index of consumer prices (HICP)
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