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

Swiss consumer prices increased 0.5 percent year-on-year in August 2017, in line with market consensus and following a 0.3 percent rise in the previous month. It is the highest inflation rate since May, driven by higher prices of housing and utilities and transport. 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.

Switzerland Inflation Rate
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Swiss Inflation Rate Climbs to 0.5% in August


Swiss consumer prices increased 0.5 percent year-on-year in August 2017, in line with market consensus and following a 0.3 percent rise in the previous month. It is the highest inflation rate since May, driven by higher prices of housing and utilities and transport.

Compared with August 2016, cost advanced faster for: housing and utilities (1.4 percent vs 1 percent in July); transport (1.5 percent vs 0.4 percent) and recreation and culture (1.4 percent vs 0.9 percent). In contrast, prices fell for food and non-alcoholic beverages (-0.4 percent vs 0.3 percent); health (-0.2 percent vs -0.6 percent) and were flat for restaurants and hotels (from 0.5 percent). 

Annual core inflation, which strips out volatile price components like food, beverages, tobacco, seasonal products, energy and fuel, edged up to 0.4 percent from 0.3 percent in July.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices were flat after declining 0.3 percent and matching market expectations. Prices went down for health (-0.2 percent); transport (-0.1 percent);recreation and culture (-0.5 percent); food and non-alcoholic beverages (-0.2 percent); household equipment and maintenance (-0.6 percent) and restaurants and hotels (-0.1 percent).

Swiss Federal Statistical Office |Luisa Carvalho | luisa.carvalho@tradingeconomics.com
9/5/2017 7:53:05 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-07-06 07:15 AM Inflation Rate YoY 0.2% 0.5% 0.3% 0.3%
2017-08-07 07:15 AM Inflation Rate YoY 0.3% 0.2% 0.3% 0.4%
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 0.5% 0.60%
2017-11-06 08:15 AM Inflation Rate YoY 0.50%
2017-12-06 08:15 AM Inflation Rate YoY 0.60%


Switzerland Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 0.50 0.30 11.92 -1.40 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.00 -0.30 2.10 -1.05 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 100.60 100.59 101.00 20.60 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 100.20 100.24 102.68 94.88 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 0.36 0.34 1.90 -1.20 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 98.60 98.70 100.50 54.40 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 100.00 99.70 106.30 52.97 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 0.60 -0.10 18.66 -6.80 percent [+]
Export Prices 97.80 98.20 103.60 91.50 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 101.87 100.55 137.40 74.64 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation -0.40 0.30 6.81 -4.58 percent [+]
CPI Transportation 100.23 100.28 113.89 65.74 Index Points [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 100.17 100.24 102.40 96.50 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 September of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.50 0.30 11.92 -1.40 1956 - 2017 percent Monthly




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