Ireland Inflation Rate 1976-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The inflation rate in Ireland was recorded at -0.70 percent in April of 2015. Inflation Rate in Ireland averaged 4.94 percent from 1976 until 2015, 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
-0.70 -0.60 23.15 -6.56 1976 - 2015 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 - Ireland Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Content for - Ireland Inflation Rate - was last refreshed on Saturday, May 30, 2015.

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-03-12 11:00 AM Feb -0.5% -0.6% -0.5%
2015-04-09 11:00 AM Mar -0.6% -0.5% -0.8%
2015-05-14 11:00 AM Apr -0.7% -0.6% -0.2%
2015-06-12 11:00 AM May -0.7% 0.07%
2015-07-10 11:00 AM Jun 0.09%
2015-08-07 11:00 AM Jul -0.02%


Ireland Deflation Deepens in April


Consumer prices in Ireland decreased 0.7 percent year-on-year in April of 2015, recording the largest fall since June 2010. It is the fifth consecutive month of decline, driven by lower transport and food cost.

Year-on-year, the biggest price decreases were reported for: transport (-6.0 percent); clothing and footwear (-4.5 percent); food and non-alcoholic beverages (-2.4 percent) and furnishings, household equipment and routine household maintenance (-2.4 percent). Cost of education increased by 5.0 percent, restaurants and hotels by 1.7 percent; and housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels by 1.7 percent.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices were stable in April, compared to a 0.6 increase in the previous month. The biggest price decreases were reported in transport (-0.7 percent); alcoholic beverages and tobacco (-0.4 percent); and furnishings, household equipment and routine household maintenance (-0.4 percent). In contrast, cost of restaurants and hotels and miscellaneous goods and services increased by 0.5 percent and 0.3 percent respectively.

The harmonized index decreased 0.4 percent year-on-year and 0.1 percent month-over-month.

CSO | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
5/14/2015 6:03:15 PM


Recent Releases

Irish Prices Fell by 0.6% in March
Consumer prices in Ireland decreased 0.6 percent on the year in March, the fourth consecutive month of decline, driven by lower fuel and food cost. Published on 2015-04-09

Ireland Reports Deflation for the Third Consecutive Month
Consumer prices in Ireland fell 0.5 percent in February of 2015, slowing slightly from a 0.6 percent drop in January. Yet, a rise in cost of housing, water, electricity and gas and higher prices of restaurants was not enough to offset a drop in energy prices. Published on 2015-03-12


Ireland Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate -0.70 -0.60 23.15 -6.56 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.00 0.60 8.12 -1.68 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 101.50 101.50 103.80 7.10 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 0.20 0.40 10.20 -6.10 percent [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 109.40 109.50 110.20 65.10 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 103.50 103.50 104.10 42.20 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 106.04 102.47 107.45 65.94 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 108.80 108.70 118.00 27.00 Index Points [+]
Export Prices 106.60 106.20 123.10 16.50 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 133.10 131.60 135.70 15.60 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation -2.40 -2.70 21.10 -8.20 percent [+]


Inflation Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 1.30 Feb/15 1.70 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Brazil 8.17 Apr/15 8.13 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 0.80 Apr/15 1.20 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 1.50 Apr/15 1.40 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area 0.00 Apr/15 -0.10 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France 0.10 Apr/15 -0.10 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany 0.50 Apr/15 0.30 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 4.87 Apr/15 5.25 11.16 4.38 percent [+]
Indonesia 6.79 Apr/15 6.38 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy 0.20 May/15 -0.10 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Japan 0.60 Apr/15 2.30 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 3.06 Apr/15 3.14 179.73 2.91 percent [+]
Netherlands 0.60 Apr/15 0.38 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 16.40 Apr/15 16.90 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 0.40 Apr/15 0.40 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain -0.20 May/15 -0.60 28.43 -1.37 percent [+]
Switzerland -1.10 Apr/15 -0.90 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Turkey 7.91 Apr/15 7.61 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom -0.10 Apr/15 0.00 8.50 -0.10 percent [+]
United States -0.20 Apr/15 -0.10 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]