Switzerland Inflation Rate  1956-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The Swiss consumer price inflation rose to 1.2 percent year-on-year in July 2018 from 1.1 percent in the previous month and in line with market expectations. It was the highest inflation rate since April 2010 mainly boosted by higher transport prices. Inflation Rate in Switzerland averaged 2.41 percent from 1956 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 11.92 percent in December of 1973 and a record low of -1.40 percent in August of 2015.

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Swiss Inflation Rate at Over 8-Year High


The Swiss consumer price inflation rose to 1.2 percent year-on-year in July 2018 from 1.1 percent in the previous month and in line with market expectations. It was the highest inflation rate since April 2010 mainly boosted by higher transport prices.

Main upward pressure came from: transport (4.1 percent vs 3.9 percent); housing and utilities (1.5 percent, the same as in June); food and non-alcoholic beverages (1.5 percent vs 2.1 percent); restaurants and hotels (0.8 percent vs 0.2 percent); recreation and culture (1.9 percent vs 2.6 percent); and miscellaneous goods and services (0.4 percent vs 0.6 percent). On the other hand, health prices continued to drop (-0.8 percent vs -1.5 percent).

Annual core inflation, which strips out volatile price components like food, beverages, tobacco, seasonal products, energy and fuel, stood at 0.5 percent in July, unchanged from the previous month's figure. 

On a monthly basis, consumer prices dropped 0.2 percent in July after showing no growth in June and compared to market consensus of a 0.3 percent drop.


Swiss Federal Statistical Office | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
8/3/2018 7:47:16 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-06-06 07:15 AM Inflation Rate YoY 1% 0.8% 0.9% 1%
2018-07-05 07:15 AM Inflation Rate YoY 1.1% 1% 1.1% 1%
2018-08-03 07:15 AM Inflation Rate YoY 1.2% 1.1% 1.2% 1.1%
2018-09-04 07:15 AM Inflation Rate YoY 1.2% 1%
2018-10-05 07:15 AM Inflation Rate YoY 0.9%
2018-11-01 08:15 AM Inflation Rate YoY 0.9%


Switzerland Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.20 1.10 11.92 -1.40 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.20 0.00 2.10 -1.05 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 101.83 102.06 102.10 20.60 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 100.77 101.02 102.68 94.88 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 0.50 0.50 1.90 -1.20 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 99.00 98.80 100.50 54.40 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 103.20 103.00 106.30 52.97 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 3.60 3.50 18.66 -6.80 percent [+]
Export Prices 99.90 99.90 112.10 97.80 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 107.76 107.67 137.40 74.64 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 1.50 2.10 6.81 -4.58 percent [+]
Inflation Expectations 0.74 0.62 1.28 -1.33 percent [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 101.11 101.15 102.40 96.50 Index Points [+]
Cpi Housing Utilities 103.21 103.18 103.21 49.97 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 104.42 104.90 113.89 65.74 Index Points [+]


Switzerland Inflation Rate

In Switzerland, the most important categories in the consumer price index are: Housing and Electricity (25 percent of the total weight) and health care (15 percent). Transport accounts for 11 percent; food and non-alcoholic beverages for 10 percent; restaurants and hotels for 9 percent; and recreation and culture for 9 percent. The index also includes: Miscellaneous goods and services (5 percent); household equipment and maintenance (4 percent); clothing and footwear (4 percent). Communication, Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco and Education account for the remaining 7 percent of total weight. This page provides - Switzerland Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Switzerland Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.20 1.10 11.92 -1.40 1956 - 2018 percent Monthly




inflation rate by Country
Country Last
Australia 2.10 Jun/18
Brazil 4.48 Jul/18
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China 2.10 Jul/18
Euro Area 2.10 Jul/18
France 2.30 Jul/18
Germany 2.00 Jul/18
India 4.17 Jul/18
Indonesia 3.18 Jul/18
Italy 1.50 Jul/18
Japan 0.70 Jun/18
Mexico 4.81 Jul/18
Netherlands 2.10 Jul/18
Russia 2.50 Jul/18
South Korea 1.50 Jul/18
Spain 2.20 Jul/18
Switzerland 1.20 Jul/18
Turkey 15.85 Jul/18
United Kingdom 2.40 Jun/18
United States 2.90 Jul/18


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