The annual inflation rate in Switzerland rose to 1.2 percent in October of 2021 from 0.9 percent a month earlier and slightly above market consensus of 1.1 percent. It is the highest reading since August 2018, amid a faster rise in cost of both transport (7.3 percent vs 6.2 percent in September), and housing and energy (2.7 percent vs 2.0 percent). At the same time, prices fell further for food and non-alcoholic beverages (-2.0 percent vs -1.7 percent), clothing and footwear (-1.1 percent vs -2.2 percent), health care (-0.5 percent vs -0.3 percent), communications (-0.4 percent vs -1.1 percent), and recreation and culture (-0.5 percent vs -0.4 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.3 percent in October, the most in five months, after being unchanged in September. source: Swiss Federal Statistical Office

Inflation Rate in Switzerland averaged 2.30 percent from 1956 until 2021, 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 November of 2021.

Inflation Rate in Switzerland is expected to be 1.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Switzerland Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 0.70 percent in 2022 and 1.00 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Switzerland Inflation Rate


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-10-04 06:30 AM Sep 0.9% 0.9% 1.1% 1.1%
2021-11-02 07:30 AM Oct 1.2% 0.9% 1.1% 1.2%
2021-12-01 07:30 AM Nov 1.2% 1.4% 1.6%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Inflation Rate 1.20 0.90 percent Oct/21
Inflation Rate Mom 0.30 0.00 percent Oct/21
Consumer Price Index CPI 101.60 101.29 points Oct/21
Core Inflation Rate 0.60 0.50 percent Oct/21
Core Consumer Prices 100.77 100.57 points Oct/21
Producer Prices 104.70 104.11 points Oct/21
Producer Prices Change 5.10 4.50 percent Oct/21
Export Prices 102.40 102.30 points Oct/21
Food Inflation -2.00 -1.70 percent Oct/21
CPI Transportation 106.55 105.37 points Oct/21
CPI Housing Utilities 102.38 101.75 points Oct/21

News Stream
Switzerland Inflation Rate Hits 38-Month High
The annual inflation rate in Switzerland rose to 1.2 percent in October of 2021 from 0.9 percent a month earlier and slightly above market consensus of 1.1 percent. It is the highest reading since August 2018, amid a faster rise in cost of both transport (7.3 percent vs 6.2 percent in September), and housing and energy (2.7 percent vs 2.0 percent). At the same time, prices fell further for food and non-alcoholic beverages (-2.0 percent vs -1.7 percent), clothing and footwear (-1.1 percent vs -2.2 percent), health care (-0.5 percent vs -0.3 percent), communications (-0.4 percent vs -1.1 percent), and recreation and culture (-0.5 percent vs -0.4 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.3 percent in October, the most in five months, after being unchanged in September.
2021-11-02
Swiss Inflation Rate Stays at 33-Month High
The annual inflation rate in Switzerland stood at 0.9 percent in September of 2021, unchanged from Augusts’ 33-month high, but below market expectations of 1.1 percent, as inflation accelerated for transport (6.1 percent vs 5.8 percent), housing and energy (2.0 percent vs 1.8 percent). In addition, cost fell less for communications (-1.1 percent vs -1.2 percent) and recreation and culture (-0.4 percent vs -0.9 percent). Meantime, cost continued to drop for food and non-alcoholic beverages (-1.7 percent vs -1.2 percent); health care (-0.3 percent vs -0.3 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices were unchanged, after a 0.2 percent rise in August.
2021-10-04
Swiss Inflation Rate Climbs to Highest since 2018 at 0.9%
The annual inflation rate in Switzerland rose to 0.9 percent in August of 2021 from 0.7 percent in the previous month, above market expectations of 0.8 percent. It was the highest inflation rate since November of 2018, with main upward pressure coming from transport (5.8 percent); housing and energy (1.8 percent) and alcoholic beverages and tobacco (1.2 percent). Meanwhile, cost declined for food and non-alcoholic beverages (-1.2 percent); communications (-1.2 percent) and recreation and culture (-0.9 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged up 0.2 percent, rebounding from a 0.1 percent drop in July.
2021-09-02

Switzerland Inflation Rate
In Switzerland, the most important categories in the consumer price index are: Housing and energy (27 percent of the total weight) and Healthcare (18 percent). Transport accounts for 10 percent; Food and non-alcoholic beverages for 12 percent; Restaurants and hotels for 7 percent; and Recreation and culture for 7 percent. The index also includes: Miscellaneous goods and services (6 percent); Household goods and services (4 percent); and Clothing and footwear (3 percent). Communication, Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco and Education account for the remaining 6 percent of total weight.