Italy Inflation Rate  1962-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Consumer prices in Italy increased 0.8 percent year-on-year in March of 2018, slightly below market expectations and a preliminary estimate of 0.9 percent. In spite of the downwardly revision, consumer prices advanced at a faster pace compared to a 0.5 percent rise in February. Inflation Rate in Italy averaged 6.09 percent from 1962 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 25.64 percent in November of 1974 and a record low of -0.60 percent in January of 2015.

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Italy Inflation Rate Revised Down to 0.8% in March


Consumer prices in Italy increased 0.8 percent year-on-year in March of 2018, slightly below market expectations and a preliminary estimate of 0.9 percent. In spite of the downwardly revision, consumer prices advanced at a faster pace compared to a 0.5 percent rise in February.

Year-on-year, prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages rebounded (0.5 percent from a -0.8 percent in February), mostly due to unprocessed food, which declined at a softer pace (-0.4 percent from -3.2 percent). Additionally, cost of transport rose further (1.8 percent from 1.7 percent), boosted by services related to transport (2.5 percent from 1.9 percent). Also, prices went up faster for restaurant and hotels (1.5 percent from 1.2 percent); miscellaneous goods and services (1.7 percent from 1.5 percent); clothing and footwear (0.3 percent from 0.2 percent) and alcoholic beverages and tobacco (2.3 percent from 1.2 percent). In addition, cost fell less for health (-0.2 percent from -0.3 percent) and communication (-1.8 percent from -2.1 percent). 

In contrast, prices slowed for housing and utilities (2.5 percent from 2.6 percent) and recreation and culture (0.6 percent from 1.1 percent). Also, inflation was steady for furnishings and household equipment (0.1 percent, the same as in February) and prices continued to drop for education (-16.2 percent, the same as in February).

On a monthly basis, consumer prices advanced 0.3 percent, below a preliminary figure of 0.4 percent and compared to a flat reading in February. 

Annual core inflation rate, which excludes energy and unprocessed food increased 0.7 percent, following a 0.6 percent gain in the prior month. Excluding only energy, the inflation rose to 0.5 percent compared to a preliminary estimate of 0.7 percent and a 0.2 percent rise in February.

The harmonised index of consumer prices went up 2.3 percent from the previous year and 0.9 percent from the previous month.


Istat | Stefanie Moya | stefanie.moya@tradingeconomics.com
4/17/2018 8:49:48 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-03-16 09:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Final 0.5% 0.9% 0.6% 0.6%
2018-03-30 09:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Prel 0.9% 0.5% 0.7% 0.7%
2018-04-17 08:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Final 0.8% 0.5% 0.9% 0.9%
2018-04-30 08:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Prel 0.8% 0.7%
2018-05-16 09:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Final
2018-05-31 09:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Prel 0.6%


Italy Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 0.80 0.50 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.30 0.00 3.50 -2.40 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 101.90 101.50 101.90 3.60 Index Points [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 102.60 100.50 102.60 67.50 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 101.50 101.20 102.10 69.10 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 0.70 0.60 3.06 0.20 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 108.33 107.78 108.33 63.97 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 101.90 101.70 106.60 61.70 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 1.60 1.60 9.20 -7.60 percent [+]
Export Prices 105.70 106.10 122.30 6.90 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 103.60 104.60 118.10 49.40 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 0.50 -0.80 6.26 -1.18 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 102.50 102.40 102.50 56.90 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 103.20 102.50 106.20 61.90 Index Points [+]


Italy Inflation Rate

In Italy, the most important categories in the Consumer Price Index are: food and non-alcoholic beverages (16 percent of total weight); transport (14 percent); restaurants and hotels (11 percent) and housing, water, electricity and other fuels (11 percent). The index also includes: Miscellaneous goods and services (9 percent); health (9 percent); recreation and culture (8 percent); clothing and footwear (7 percent); and furnishing and household equipment (7 percent). Alcoholic beverages, tobacco, communication and education contribute with the remaining 7 percent. This page provides the latest reported value for - Italy Inflation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Italy Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.80 0.50 25.64 -0.60 1962 - 2018 percent Monthly
2010=100




inflation rate by Country
Country Last
Australia 1.90 Mar/18
Brazil 2.68 Mar/18
Canada 2.30 Mar/18
China 2.10 Mar/18
Euro Area 1.30 Mar/18
France 1.60 Mar/18
Germany 1.60 Mar/18
India 4.28 Mar/18
Indonesia 3.40 Mar/18
Italy 0.80 Mar/18
Japan 1.10 Mar/18
Mexico 5.04 Mar/18
Netherlands 1.00 Mar/18
Russia 2.40 Mar/18
South Korea 1.30 Mar/18
Spain 1.20 Mar/18
Switzerland 0.80 Mar/18
Turkey 10.23 Mar/18
United Kingdom 2.50 Mar/18
United States 2.40 Mar/18


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