The annual inflation rate in Switzerland stood at 1.5 percent in December of 2021, unchanged from the previous month and slightly below market consensus of 1.6 percent. Still, the inflation rate was the highest reading since November 2008, amid a faster rise in prices of both clothing and footwear (0.8 percent vs 0.2 percent in November) and recreation and culture (1.3 percent vs 0.7 percent), while prices of communications were unchanged, after declining by 0.6 percent in November. Meantime, prices continued to increase for transport (7.2 percent vs 8.0 percent) and housing and energy (2.6 percent vs 2.9 percent). On the other hand, cost fell further for food and non-alcoholic beverages (-1.4 percent vs -1.7 percent), health care (-0.5 percent vs -0.5 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged down 0.1 percent in December, after a flat reading in November, and matching market consensus. 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 January of 2022.

Inflation Rate in Switzerland is expected to be 1.90 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 0.90 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Switzerland Inflation Rate


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.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.50 1.50 11.92 -1.40 1956 - 2021 percent Monthly

Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-12-01 07:30 AM Nov 1.5% 1.2% 1.4% 1.6%
2022-01-04 07:30 AM Dec 1.5% 1.5% 1.6% 1.7%
2022-02-11 07:30 AM Jan 1.5%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Inflation Rate 1.50 1.50 percent Dec/21
Inflation Rate Mom -0.10 0.00 percent Dec/21
Consumer Price Index CPI 101.50 101.60 points Dec/21
Core Inflation Rate 0.80 0.70 percent Dec/21
Core Consumer Prices 100.82 100.83 points Dec/21
Producer Prices 105.10 105.23 points Dec/21
Producer Prices Change 5.10 5.80 percent Dec/21
Export Prices 102.30 102.40 points Dec/21
Food Inflation -1.40 -1.70 percent Dec/21
CPI Transportation 107.20 107.27 points Dec/21
CPI Housing Utilities 102.60 102.70 points Dec/21


News Stream
Swiss Inflation Rate Below Estimates
The annual inflation rate in Switzerland stood at 1.5 percent in December of 2021, unchanged from the previous month and slightly below market consensus of 1.6 percent. Still, the inflation rate was the highest reading since November 2008, amid a faster rise in prices of both clothing and footwear (0.8 percent vs 0.2 percent in November) and recreation and culture (1.3 percent vs 0.7 percent), while prices of communications were unchanged, after declining by 0.6 percent in November. Meantime, prices continued to increase for transport (7.2 percent vs 8.0 percent) and housing and energy (2.6 percent vs 2.9 percent). On the other hand, cost fell further for food and non-alcoholic beverages (-1.4 percent vs -1.7 percent), health care (-0.5 percent vs -0.5 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged down 0.1 percent in December, after a flat reading in November, and matching market consensus.
2022-01-04
Swiss November Inflation Rate Highest Since 2008
The annual inflation rate in Switzerland rose to 1.5 percent in November of 2021 from 1.2 percent a month earlier and slightly above market consensus of 1.4 percent. It is the highest reading since November 2008, amid a faster rise in cost of both transport (8.0 percent vs 7.3 percent in October) and housing and energy (2.9 percent vs 2.7 percent). In addition, cost rebounded for both clothing and footwear (0.2 percent vs -1.1 percent) and recreation and culture (0.7 percent vs -0.5 percent). Meantime, prices fell further for food and non-alcoholic beverages (-1.7 percent vs -2.0 percent), health care (-0.5 percent vs -0.5 percent), communications (-0.6 percent vs -0.4 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices were unchanged in November, after increasing by 0.3 percent in October.
2021-12-01
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