Finland's annual inflation rate eased to a six-month low of 1.2 percent in December 2018 from 1.3 percent the previous month. Inflation slowed for: housing & utilities (1.8 percent vs 2.0 percent in November); transport (1.3 percent vs 1.6 percent). Inflation was steady for food & non-alcoholic beverages (at 1.1 percent). Meantime, prices rose faster for restaurants and hotels (3.1 percent vs 2.3 percent) while prices of miscellaneous goods & services were unchanged (the same as in the prior month). On the other hand, prices dropped for furnishings & household equipment (-0.7 percent vs 0.3 percent) while prices of recreation and culture continued to decline (-0.6 percent from -0.8 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged down 0.1 percent, after being flat in November. Inflation Rate in Finland averaged 4.75 percent from 1961 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 19.31 percent in January of 1975 and a record low of -1.54 percent in October of 2009.

Inflation Rate in Finland is expected to be 1.60 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in Finland to stand at 1.80 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Finland Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 2.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-10-15 06:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 1.3% 1.3% 1.2%
2018-11-14 07:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 1.5% 1.3% 1.5%
2018-12-14 07:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 1.3% 1.5% 1.6%
2019-01-14 07:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 1.2% 1.3% 1.3%
2019-02-19 07:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 1.2%
2019-03-14 07:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY
2019-04-15 06:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 1.6%


Finland Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.20 1.30 19.31 -1.54 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.10 0.00 0.63 -0.70 percent [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 102.90 103.10 103.10 71.20 Index Points [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 102.70 102.80 102.90 5.10 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 102.39 102.33 102.39 74.18 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 0.40 0.40 5.70 0.00 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 116.26 115.17 116.26 25.92 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 2057.00 2063.00 2063.00 106.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 4.70 5.80 7.80 -9.70 percent [+]
Export Prices 107.40 108.30 118.20 93.70 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 108.90 111.30 112.60 76.00 Index Points [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 145.48 145.76 146.02 96.47 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 103.70 104.20 104.80 97.50 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 1.10 1.10 10.70 -6.20 percent [+]


Finland Inflation Rate

In Finland, the most important category in the consumer price index is housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (24.6 percent of total weight). Food and non-alcoholic beverages accounts for 13.5 percent; transport for 13.4 percent and recreation and culture for 11.5 percent. Consumer price index in Finland also includes miscellaneous goods and services (7.4 percent); restaurants and hotels (6.8 percent) and furnishings, household equipment and routine household maintenance (5.4 percent). Health; alcoholic beverages and tobacco; clothing and footwear; communication and education account for remaining 17.3 percent of total weight. This page provides the latest reported value for - Finland Inflation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Finland Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.20 1.30 19.31 -1.54 1961 - 2018 percent Monthly
2015=100; NSA




Country Last Previous
Argentina 47.10 Dec/18
Australia 1.90 Sep/18
Brazil 3.75 Dec/18
Canada 2.00 Dec/18
China 1.90 Dec/18
Euro Area 1.60 Dec/18
France 1.60 Dec/18
Germany 1.70 Dec/18
India 2.19 Dec/18
Indonesia 3.13 Dec/18
Italy 1.10 Dec/18
Japan 0.30 Dec/18
Mexico 4.83 Dec/18
Netherlands 2.00 Dec/18
Russia 4.30 Dec/18
Saudi Arabia 2.20 Dec/18
Singapore 0.30 Nov/18
South Africa 5.20 Nov/18
South Korea 1.30 Dec/18
Spain 1.20 Dec/18
Switzerland 0.70 Dec/18
Turkey 20.30 Dec/18
United Kingdom 2.10 Dec/18
United States 1.90 Dec/18


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