Switzerland's consumer prices dropped 0.9 percent from a year earlier in July 2020, the smallest fall since March and compared with market expectations of a 1.1 percent decline. There were decreases in prices of housing & utilities (-0.2 percent vs -0.1 percent in June), health (-1.0 vs -0.7 percent), transport (-4.6 percent vs -6.3 percent), recreation & culture (-3.2 percent vs -4.7 percent). Meanwhile, prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages increased softer (0.7 percent vs 1.0 percent). In addition, prices rebounded for both clothing & footwear (0.3 percent vs -1.0 percent), restaurants & hotels (0.1 percent vs -0.3 percent). Core consumer prices, which strip out volatile price components like fresh and seasonal products, energy and fuels dropped 0.4 percent, the least since March. On a monthly basis, consumer prices went down 0.2 percent in July, compared to market consensus of a 0.4 percent drop.

Inflation Rate in Switzerland averaged 2.34 percent from 1956 until 2020, 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. This page provides - Switzerland Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Switzerland Inflation Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2020.

Inflation Rate in Switzerland is expected to be -0.70 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in Switzerland to stand at 1.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Switzerland Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 0.80 percent in 2021 and 1.20 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Switzerland Inflation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.90 -1.30 11.92 -1.40 1956 - 2020 percent Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-05-05 06:30 AM Apr -1.1% -0.5% -0.8% -1.0%
2020-06-04 06:30 AM May -1.3% -1.1% -1.3% -1.4%
2020-07-02 06:30 AM Jun -1.3% -1.3% -1.2% -1.1%
2020-08-03 06:30 AM Jul -0.9% -1.3% -1.1% -1%
2020-09-03 06:30 AM Aug -0.9%
2020-10-01 06:30 AM Sep -0.7%
2020-11-03 07:30 AM Oct
2020-12-02 07:30 AM Nov


News Stream
Swiss Consumer Prices Fall the Least in 4 Months
Switzerland's consumer prices dropped 0.9 percent from a year earlier in July 2020, the smallest fall since March and compared with market expectations of a 1.1 percent decline. There were decreases in prices of housing & utilities (-0.2 percent vs -0.1 percent in June), health (-1.0 vs -0.7 percent), transport (-4.6 percent vs -6.3 percent), recreation & culture (-3.2 percent vs -4.7 percent). Meanwhile, prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages increased softer (0.7 percent vs 1.0 percent). In addition, prices rebounded for both clothing & footwear (0.3 percent vs -1.0 percent), restaurants & hotels (0.1 percent vs -0.3 percent). Core consumer prices, which strip out volatile price components like fresh and seasonal products, energy and fuels dropped 0.4 percent, the least since March. On a monthly basis, consumer prices went down 0.2 percent in July, compared to market consensus of a 0.4 percent drop.
2020-08-03
Swiss Consumer Prices Drop the Most Since 2016
Switzerland's consumer prices dropped 1.3 percent from a year earlier in June 2020, the steepest fall since January 2016 and compared with market expectations of a 1.2 percent fall. There were declines in prices of housing & utilities (-0.1 percent vs -0.4 percent in May), health (-0.7 percent, the same as in May), transport (-6.3 percent vs -6.1 percent), recreation & culture (-4.7 percent vs -4.3 percent), clothing & footwear (-1.0 percent vs -0.3 percent), restaurants & hotels (-0.3 percent vs 0.1 percent). Conversely, prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages increased faster (1.0 percent vs 0.4 percent). Core consumer prices, which strip out volatile price components like fresh and seasonal products, energy and fuels dropped 0.8 percent, the most since January 2016. On a monthly basis, consumer prices were flat in June, compared to market consensus of a 0.1 percent gain.
2020-07-02
Swiss Consumer Prices Fall the Most in 4-1/2 Years
Switzerland's consumer prices declined 1.3 percent from a year earlier in May 2020, the steepest fall since January 2016 and in line with market expectations. There were decreases in prices of housing & utilities (-0.4 percent vs -0.2 percent in April), health (-0.7 percent vs -0.8 percent), transport (-6.1 percent vs -4.8 percent), recreation & culture (-4.3 percent vs -4.5 percent), clothing & footwear (-0.3 percent vs -0.6 percent). Meanwhile, restaurants & hotels inflation was steady at 0.1 percent. Conversely, prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages rose faster (0.4 percent vs 0.3 percent). Core consumer prices, which strip out volatile price components like fresh and seasonal products, energy and fuels dropped 0.6 percent, the most since January 2016. On a monthly basis, consumer prices were flat in May, compared to market consensus of a 0.1 percent gain.
2020-06-04
Swiss Consumer Prices Fall the Most Since 2016
Switzerland's consumer prices declined 1.1 percent from a year earlier in April 2020, the steepest fall since January 2016 and compared to market expectations of a 0.8 percent drop. There were decreases in prices of housing & utilities (-0.2 percent vs -0.1 percent in March), health (-0.8 percent, the same as in March), transport (-4.8 percent vs -2.1 percent), recreation & culture (-4.5 percent vs -3.2 percent), clothing & footwear (-0.6 percent vs 1.3 percent). In addition, inflation slowed for restaurants & hotels (0.1 percent vs 0.2 percent). By contrast, prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages rebounded (0.3 percent vs -0.3 percent). Core consumer prices, which strip out volatile price components like fresh and seasonal products, energy and fuels went down 0.5 percent, the most since March 2016. On a monthly basis, consumer prices dropped 0.4 percent in April, compared to market consensus of a 0.1 percent fall.
2020-05-05

Switzerland Inflation Rate
In Switzerland, the most important categories in the consumer price index are: Housing and energy (25 percent of the total weight) and Healthcare (16 percent). Transport accounts for 11 percent; Food and non-alcoholic beverages for 11 percent; Restaurants and hotels for 9 percent; and Recreation and culture for 8 percent. The index also includes: Miscellaneous goods and services (6 percent); Household goods and services (4 percent); Clothing and footwear (3 percent). Communication, Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco and Education account for the remaining 7 percent of total weight.