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

Irish consumer prices increased by 0.5 percent on the year in July 2016, following a 0.4 percent gain in the previous month. It was the biggest rise since July 2013, led by increases in prices of miscellaneous goods and services and accommodation while cost of transportation fell at a slower pace. On a monthly basis, consumer prices fell 0.2 percent after rising by 0.7 percent in the previous month. Inflation Rate in Ireland averaged 4.78 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
0.50 0.40 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 August of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-06-09 10:00 AM May 0.0% -0.1% -0.1% 0.1%
2016-07-14 10:00 AM Jun 0.4% 0.0% -0.2% 0.1%
2016-08-11 10:00 AM Jul 0.5% 0.4% 0.3%
2016-09-09 10:00 AM Aug 0.5% 0.4%
2016-10-07 10:00 AM Sep 0.3%
2016-11-11 11:00 AM Oct 0.2%

Ireland Inflation Rate Rises to 3-Year High in July


Irish consumer prices increased by 0.5 percent on the year in July 2016, following a 0.4 percent gain in the previous month. It was the biggest rise since July 2013, led by increases in prices of miscellaneous goods and services while cost of transportation fell at a slower pace.

Year-on-year, cost of miscellaneous goods and services went up 6.6 percent (from +5.9 percent in June). Additional upward pressure came from: Education (+3.8 percent, the same as in the previous month); restaurants and hotels (+2.8 percent from +2.9 percent in June) and health (+1.9 percent from +2 percent in June). By contrast, cost of transport fell at a slower 3 percent (from -4 percent in June). The biggest decreases were recorded for: furnishings, household equipment and routine household maintenance (-3.6 percent, the same as in the previous month); communications (-1.5 percent from -1.2 percent in June); and housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (-1.2 percent from +0.3 percent in June). 

On a monthly basis, consumer prices fell 0.2 percent after rising by 0.7 percent in the previous month. The most significant monthly price changes were decreases in clothing and footwear (-6.1 percent) and housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (-1.4 percent). Meanwhile, there were increases in transport (+1.4 percent) and restaurants and hotels (+0.5 percent).    

The harmonized index increased by 0.1 percent compared to a year earlier and fell 0.3 percent in the month.

CSO | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
8/11/2016 11:17:47 AM

Ireland Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 0.50 0.40 23.15 -6.56 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.20 0.70 8.12 -1.68 percent [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 100.60 100.90 100.90 59.40 Index Points [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 102.40 102.60 103.80 7.10 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 104.80 105.10 105.10 42.20 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 1.40 1.40 10.20 -6.10 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 104.13 108.74 108.74 69.28 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 105.10 104.50 118.00 27.00 Index Points [+]
Export Prices 92.10 87.80 123.10 16.50 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 100.60 92.70 135.70 15.60 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation -1.00 -1.00 21.10 -8.10 percent [+]
Cpi Transportation 99.80 98.40 110.50 70.60 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change -1.30 -1.60 9.50 -3.80 percent [+]




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