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

Annual inflation rate in Switzerland decreased to 1 percent in September of 2018 from 1.2 percent in the previous month and below market expectations of 1.1 percent. It was the lowest inflation rate since May. On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.1 percent, after showing no growth in the previous month. Prices rose for clothing and fresh vegetables while cost of international package holidays and air transport decreased. 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 4-Month Low of 1%


Annual inflation rate in Switzerland decreased to 1 percent in September of 2018 from 1.2 percent in the previous month and below market expectations of 1.1 percent. It was the lowest inflation rate since May.

Year-on-year, prices rose at a slower pace for transport (3.1 percent from 3.2 percent in August); restaurant and hotels (0.8 percent from 1 percent); recreation and culture (1.4 percent from 1.9 percent); miscellaneous goods and services (0.3 percent from 0.4 percent); clothing and footwear (0.1 percent from 3.2 percent) and education (0.6 percent from 1 percent). Also, cost fell for health (-0.7 percent from -0.6 percent) and household equipment and maintenance (-0.1 percent from 0.3 percent). 

On the other hand, cost advanced further for food and non-alcoholic beverages (1.5 percent from 1.1 percent) and alcoholic beverages and tobacco (0.7 percent from 0.5 percent). Meanwhile, inflation was steady for housing and electricity (1.3 percent, the same as in August) and communication (0.7 percent). 

Annual core inflation, which strips out volatile price components like food, beverages, tobacco, seasonal products, energy and fuel, went down to 0.4 percent in September, following a 0.5 percent gain in August. 

On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.1 percent, after showing no growth in the previous month. Prices rose for clothing and fresh vegetables while cost of international package holidays and air transport decreased.


Swiss Federal Statistical Office | Agna Gabriel | agna.gabriel@tradingeconomics.com
10/5/2018 7:35:22 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
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% 1.2% 1.2% 1.2%
2018-10-05 07:15 AM Inflation Rate YoY 1% 1.2% 1.1% 1.1%
2018-11-01 08:15 AM Inflation Rate YoY 0.9%
2018-12-04 08:15 AM Inflation Rate YoY 0.8%


Switzerland Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.00 1.20 11.92 -1.40 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.10 0.00 2.10 -1.05 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 101.87 101.81 102.10 20.60 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 100.75 100.78 102.68 94.88 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 0.40 0.50 1.90 -1.20 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 98.40 98.10 100.50 54.40 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 103.21 103.37 106.30 52.97 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 2.60 3.40 18.66 -6.80 percent [+]
Export Prices 100.50 100.20 112.10 97.80 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 107.87 107.90 137.40 74.64 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 1.50 1.10 6.81 -4.58 percent [+]
Inflation Expectations 0.70 0.74 1.28 -1.33 percent [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 101.46 101.47 102.40 96.50 Index Points [+]
Cpi Housing Utilities 103.50 103.40 103.50 49.97 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 103.19 103.44 113.89 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 October of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.00 1.20 11.92 -1.40 1956 - 2018 percent Monthly




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