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

Swiss consumer price inflation stood at 0.8 percent year-on-year in December 2017, unchanged from the the previous month's seven-year high and in line with market consensus. Annual core inflation, which strips out volatile price components like food, beverages, tobacco, seasonal products, energy and fuel, edged up by 0.1 p.p. to 0.7 percent, the highest rate since August 2009. On a monthly basis, consumer prices were unchanged. Inflation Rate in Switzerland averaged 2.42 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 Unchanged at Near 7-Year High


Swiss consumer price inflation stood at 0.8 percent year-on-year in December 2017, unchanged from the the previous month's seven-year high and in line with market consensus.

Upward pressure came from: housing and utilities (0.9 percent from 1.1 percent in November); transport (1.3 percent from 2 percent); food and non-alcoholic beverages (0.6 percent from 0.3 percent); recreation and culture (1.4 percent from 1.5 percent); and restaurants and hotels (0.6 percent from 0.4 percent). By contrast, prices continued to fall for health (-0.2 percent, the same pace as in November) and furnishings and household equipment (-0.2 percent from -0.8 percent).

Annual core inflation, which strips out volatile price components like food, beverages, tobacco, seasonal products, energy and fuel, edged up to 0.7 percent from 0.6 percent in November. It was the highest rate since August 2009.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices were unchanged, following a 0.1 percent fall in November and beating market consensus of a 0.1 percent decline. Prices rose mainly for restaurants and hotels (0.5 percent) and transport (0.3 percent), but fell for food and non-alcoholic beverages (-0.7 percent) and recreation and culture (-0.3 percent).

In 2017, the CPI rose 0.5 percent.


Swiss Federal Statistical Office | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
1/8/2018 8:37:36 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
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 0.8% 0.7% 0.9% 0.8%
2018-01-08 08:15 AM Inflation Rate YoY 0.8% 0.8% 0.8% 0.9%
2018-02-12 08:15 AM Inflation Rate YoY 0.8% 0.80%
2018-03-06 08:15 AM Inflation Rate YoY 0.80%
2018-04-05 07:15 AM Inflation Rate YoY 0.90%


Switzerland Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 0.80 0.80 11.92 -1.40 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.00 -0.10 2.10 -1.05 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 100.83 100.86 101.00 20.60 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 100.38 100.42 102.68 94.88 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 0.70 0.60 1.90 -1.20 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 98.60 98.60 100.50 54.40 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 101.90 101.64 106.30 52.97 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 1.80 1.80 18.66 -6.80 percent [+]
Export Prices 99.30 99.20 103.60 91.50 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 104.49 104.29 137.40 74.64 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 0.60 0.30 6.81 -4.58 percent [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 100.45 100.22 102.40 96.50 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 101.02 100.76 113.89 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 January of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.80 0.80 11.92 -1.40 1956 - 2017 percent Monthly




inflation rate by Country
Country Last
Australia 1.80 Sep/17
Brazil 2.95 Dec/17
Canada 2.10 Nov/17
China 1.80 Dec/17
Euro Area 1.40 Dec/17
France 1.20 Dec/17
Germany 1.70 Dec/17
India 5.21 Dec/17
Indonesia 3.61 Dec/17
Italy 0.90 Dec/17
Japan 0.60 Nov/17
Mexico 6.77 Dec/17
Netherlands 1.30 Dec/17
Russia 2.50 Dec/17
South Korea 1.50 Dec/17
Spain 1.10 Dec/17
Switzerland 0.80 Dec/17
Turkey 11.92 Dec/17
United Kingdom 3.00 Dec/17
United States 2.10 Dec/17


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