Switzerland Inflation Rate  1956-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Swiss consumer price inflation stood at 0.7 percent year-on-year in October 2017, unchanged from the the previous month's six-and-a-half-year high and slightly below market consensus of 0.8 percent. Cost of food, transport and accommodation increased further while prices of housing, clothing and leisure activities rose at a softer pace. Annual core inflation, which strips out volatile price components like food, beverages, tobacco, seasonal products, energy and fuel, came in at 0.5 percent, also unchanged from the previous month's reading and the highest since March 2011. Inflation Rate in Switzerland averaged 2.43 percent from 1956 until 2017, 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 Holds Steady at 6-1/2-Year High


Swiss consumer price inflation stood at 0.7 percent year-on-year in October 2017, unchanged from the the previous month's six-and-a-half-year high and slightly below market consensus of 0.8 percent.

Compared with October 2016, cost rose further for: Food and non-alcoholic beverages (0.4 percent from 0.3 percent in September); transport (1.7 percent from 1 percent); and restaurants and hotels (0.3 percent from 0.1 percent). Meanwhile, prices went up at softer pace for: Housing and utilities (1.3 percent from 1.4 percent); clothing and footwear (4.1 percent from 4.9 percent); and recreation and culture (0.6 percent from 0.8 percent). Prices of health continued to fall (-0.2 percent, the same pace as in September).

Annual core inflation, which strips out volatile price components like food, beverages, tobacco, seasonal products, energy and fuel, came in at 0.5 percent, also unchanged from the previous month's reading and the highest since March 2011.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased by 0.1 percent after rising 0.2 percent in September and below market expectations of 0.2 percent. Prices rose for clothing and footwear (2.5 percent), transport (0.4 percent) and housing and utilities (0.1 percent), but fell for recreation and culture (-0.6 percent) and food and non-alcoholic beverages (-0.2 percent).

Swiss Federal Statistical Office | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
11/6/2017 8:46:36 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-09-05 07:15 AM Inflation Rate YoY 0.5% 0.3% 0.5% 0.5%
2017-10-05 07:15 AM Inflation Rate YoY 0.7% 0.5% 0.6% 0.6%
2017-11-06 08:15 AM Inflation Rate YoY 0.7% 0.7% 0.8% 0.8%
2017-12-06 08:15 AM Inflation Rate YoY 0.7% 0.60%


Switzerland Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 0.70 0.70 11.92 -1.40 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.10 0.20 2.10 -1.05 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 100.93 100.87 101.00 20.60 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 100.45 100.40 102.68 94.88 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 0.52 0.53 1.90 -1.20 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 98.60 98.70 100.50 54.40 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 101.02 100.50 106.30 52.97 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 1.20 0.80 18.66 -6.80 percent [+]
Export Prices 98.60 98.10 103.60 91.50 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 103.37 102.44 137.40 74.64 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 0.40 0.30 6.81 -4.58 percent [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 100.39 100.17 102.40 96.50 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 100.44 100.09 113.89 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; recreation and culture for 9 percent; and restaurants and hotels 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 November of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.70 0.70 11.92 -1.40 1956 - 2017 percent Monthly




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