From January 2018 on scanner data will serve as the only source of data for calculating inflation indices (CPI and HICP) for the first two ECOICOP divisions, i.e. food and non-alcoholic beverages, and alcoholic beverages and tobacco. Furthermore, the methodology for index calculation will be modified.
By introducing the new methodology, the monthly publication of the average retail prices of goods and services will be abolished. Average retail prices will be published once a year, the range of products will be slightly smaller than it was before.