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

The annual inflation rate in Italy decreased to 1.4 percent in September of 2018 from 1.6 percent in the previous month and below a preliminary estimate of 1.5 percent. Inflation slowed amid softer rises in both processed food and unprocessed food; services related to transport and non-regulated energy products. Inflation Rate in Italy averaged 6.05 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 1.4% in September


The annual inflation rate in Italy decreased to 1.4 percent in September of 2018 from 1.6 percent in the previous month and below a preliminary estimate of 1.6 percent. Inflation slowed amid softer rises in both processed food and non-processed food; services related to transport and non-regulated energy products.

Year-on-year, prices rose at a slower pace for food & non-alcoholic beverages (1.5 percent vs 2.2 percent in August), namely unprocessed food (2.4 percent vs 3.1 percent) and processed food (1.2 percent from 1.9 percent); transport (4.1 percent vs 4.2 percent), including services related to transport (2.5 percent vs 2.8 percent); housing & utilities (2.7 percent vs 2.8 percent), amid slowing prices of non-regulated energy products (9.3 percent vs 9.5 percent); miscellaneous goods & services (2.4 percent vs 2.6 percent); recreation & culture (0.2 percent vs 0.3 percent) and furniture & household equipment (0.2 percent from 0.3 percent). In contrast, cost advance further for restaurants & hotels (1.3 percent from 1.1 percent); health (0.2 percent vs 0.1 percent) and clothing & footwear (0.3 percent vs 0.1 percent). Meanwhile, inflation was steady for alcoholic beverages & tobacco (3.4 percent, the same as in August).

Annual core inflation rate, which excludes energy and unprocessed food, decreased to 0.7 percent from 0.8 percent. Excluding only energy, the inflation eased to 0.9 percent from 1.1 percent in August.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices dropped 0.5 percent, following a 0.4 percent increase in August and below a preliminary estimate of a 0.4 percent decrease.

The harmonized index of consumer prices rose by 1.5 percent from the previous year (1.6 percent in August); and advanced by 1.7 percent month-over-month (vs -0.2 percent in August).


Istat | Agna Gabriel | agna.gabriel@tradingeconomics.com
10/16/2018 9:33:59 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-09-14 08:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Final 1.6% 1.6% 1.7% 1.7%
2018-09-28 09:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Prel 1.5% 1.6% 1.7% 1.5%
2018-10-16 09:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Final 1.4% 1.6% 1.5% 1.5%
2018-10-31 10:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Prel 1.4% 1.6%
2018-11-16 11:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Final 1.4%
2018-11-30 10:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Prel 1.6%


Italy Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.40 1.60 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.50 0.40 3.50 -2.40 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 102.60 103.10 103.10 3.60 Index Points [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 103.60 101.80 103.60 67.50 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 102.20 102.90 102.90 69.10 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 0.70 0.80 3.06 0.20 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 109.02 108.25 109.02 63.97 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 104.60 104.20 106.60 61.70 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 4.40 4.30 9.20 -7.60 percent [+]
Export Prices 108.10 107.80 108.10 6.00 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 108.70 107.10 111.40 46.50 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 1.90 2.20 6.26 -1.18 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 102.70 102.70 102.70 56.90 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 106.30 108.90 108.90 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 October of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.40 1.60 25.64 -0.60 1962 - 2018 percent Monthly
2010=100




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