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

Irish consumer prices fell 0.1 percent in the year to August 2016, following a 0.5 percent gain in the previous month. It was the first decline in four months, mainly due to a sharp drop in cost of transportation and housing and utilities. On a monthly basis, consumer prices went down 0.2 percent, the same pace as in the previous month. Inflation Rate in Ireland averaged 4.77 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 0.50 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 September of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
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%
2016-09-08 10:00 AM Aug -0.1% 0.5% 0.4%
2016-10-07 10:00 AM Sep -0.1% 0.2%
2016-11-11 11:00 AM Oct 0.2%
2016-12-09 11:00 AM Nov 0.4%

Ireland Slides Back Into Deflation


Irish consumer prices fell 0.1 percent in the year to August 2016, following a 0.5 percent gain in the previous month. It was the first decline in four months, mainly due to a sharp drop in cost of transportation and housing and utilities.

Year-on-year, prices fell at a faster pace for: Transportation (-4.6 percent from -3 percent in July); furnishings, household equipment and routine household maintenance (-3.8 percent from -3.6 percent); communications (-3 percent from -1.5 percent); and housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (-1.5 percent from -1.2 percent). By contrast, upward pressure came from: Miscellaneous goods and services (+5.1 percent from +6.6 percent in July); education (+3.8 percent, the same as in the previous month); restaurants and hotels (+2.5 percent from +2.8 percent) and alcoholic beverages and tobacco (+1.8 percent from +1.7 percent).

On a monthly basis, consumer prices fell 0.2 percent, the same pace as in the previous month. The most significant monthly price changes were decreases in transport (-1.6 percent) and communications (-1.4 percent); while cost rose for clothing and footwear (+4.8 percent) and restaurants and hotels (+0.2 percent). 

The harmonized index decreased by 0.4 percent compared to a year earlier and fell 0.2 percent in the month.

CSO | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
9/8/2016 11:18:14 AM

Ireland Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate -0.10 0.50 23.15 -6.56 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.20 -0.20 8.12 -1.68 percent [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 100.40 100.60 100.90 59.40 Index Points [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 102.20 102.40 103.80 7.10 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 104.60 104.80 105.10 42.20 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 0.80 1.40 10.20 -6.10 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 100.64 101.89 109.38 66.07 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 104.90 105.50 118.00 27.00 Index Points [+]
Export Prices 99.00 92.10 113.50 15.70 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 97.80 100.60 111.90 14.30 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation -0.90 -1.00 21.10 -8.10 percent [+]
Cpi Transportation 98.20 99.80 110.50 70.60 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change -1.30 -1.30 9.50 -3.80 percent [+]




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