Ireland Inflation Rate  1976-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Irish consumer prices decreased by 0.1 percent year-on-year in April of 2016, easing from a 0.3 percent drop in the previous month, as cost of transportation and housing fell at a slower pace while prices of miscellaneous goods and services and cost of accommodation rose further. On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased by 0.2 percent. On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased by 0.2 percent. Inflation Rate in Ireland averaged 4.81 percent from 1976 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 23.15 percent in October of 1981 and a record low of -6.56 percent in October of 2009. Inflation Rate in Ireland is reported by the Central Statistics Office Ireland.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.10 -0.30 23.15 -6.56 1976 - 2016 percent Monthly
2011M12=100
In Ireland, the most important categories in the consumer price index are: housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (17 percent of total weight); transport (15 percent); restaurants and hotels (14 percent) and food and non-alcoholic beverages (11 percent). The index also includes: recreation and culture (8 percent); clothing and footwear (5 percent); alcoholic beverages and tobacco (5 percent); health (5 percent) and communications (4 percent). Furnishings, household equipment, education and other goods and services account for the remaining 16 percent. This page provides the latest reported value for - Ireland Inflation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Ireland Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-03-10 11:00 AM Feb -0.1% 0.1% -0.1% -0.2%
2016-04-07 10:00 AM Mar -0.3% -0.1% -0.3% 0.2%
2016-05-12 10:00 AM Apr -0.1% -0.3% 0.2%
2016-06-10 10:00 AM May -0.1% 0.1%
2016-07-08 10:00 AM Jun 0.2%
2016-08-12 10:00 AM Jul 0.3%

Irish Consumer Prices Fall 0.1% in April


Irish consumer prices decreased by 0.1 percent year-on-year in April of 2016, easing from a 0.3 percent drop in the previous month, as cost of transportation and housing fell at a slower pace while prices of miscellaneous goods and services and accommodation rose further.

Year-on-year, transport prices dropped 4.9 percent (from -5.9 percent in March) and cost of housing and utilities declined 0.5 percent (from -1 percent in the previous month). Additional downward pressure came from: Furnishings, household equipment and routine household maintenance (-2.6 percent from -2.5 percent), clothing and footwear (-2.3 percent, the same as in March) and food and non-alcoholic beverages (-1 percent from -0.5 percent). By contrast, cost of miscellaneous goods and services (+4.5 percent from +4.3 percent in March), education (+3.8 percent, the same as in the previous month), restaurants and hotels (+2 percent from +1.7 percent) and alcoholic beverages and tobacco (+1.7 percent from +0.4 percent) pushed inflation higher.  

On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.2 percent, easing from a 0.4 percent growth in the previous month. The most significant monthly price changes were increases in alcoholic beverages and tobacco (+0.9 percent) and restaurants and hotels (+0.7 percent). Meanwhile, there were decreases in furnishings, household equipment and routine household maintenance (-0.5 percent) and communications (-0.4 percent). 

The harmonized index decreased by 0.2 percent compared to a year earlier but rose 0.3 percent in the month.

CSO | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
5/12/2016 11:24:47 AM

Ireland Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate -0.10 -0.30 23.15 -6.56 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.20 0.40 8.12 -1.68 percent [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 99.70 99.40 100.80 59.40 Index Points [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 101.40 101.20 103.80 7.10 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 103.70 103.50 104.40 42.20 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 0.80 0.80 10.20 -6.10 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 108.74 105.98 108.74 69.28 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 104.70 105.10 118.00 27.00 Index Points [+]
Export Prices 106.60 106.80 123.10 16.50 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 132.50 130.50 135.70 15.60 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation -0.50 -0.90 21.10 -8.10 percent [+]
Cpi Transportation 93.80 93.40 110.50 70.60 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change -3.30 -0.30 9.50 -3.30 percent [+]




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