The rates indices is to after-draw the price movements on the markets, to which they refer.  The number of the shares, which are used for the national indices, vary just like the used weightings and calculation formulas (Laspeyres price index, Paasche price index).

Here the share price indices on the basis is represented of 1995 = 100:

Interesting it is to be observed, that the eastern European Union countries already register constantly rising price indices since 2001, against what the remaining countries could add only from 2003 on 2004 again.