Italy Inflation Rate  1962-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Consumer prices in Italy decreased by 0.5 percent year-on-year in April of 2016, following a 0.2 percent fall in the previous month and compared to preliminary estimated of 0.4 percent drop. It is the biggest drop in consumer prices since January of 2015 mainly due to lower energy cost. On a monthly basis, prices went down 0.1 percent. Inflation Rate in Italy averaged 6.28 percent from 1962 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 25.64 percent in November of 1974 and a record low of -0.60 percent in January of 2015. Inflation Rate in Italy is reported by the National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT).

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.50 -0.20 25.64 -0.60 1962 - 2016 percent Monthly
2010=100
In Italy, the most important categories in the Consumer Price Index are: food and non-alcoholic beverages (16 percent of total weight); transport (15 percent); restaurants and hotels (11 percent) and housing, water, electricity and other fuels (10 percent). The index also includes: clothing and footwear (9 percent); furnishing and household equipment (8 percent); recreation and culture (8 percent) and health (8 percent). Communication, education, alcoholic beverages, tobacco and other goods and services contribute the remaining 15 percent. This page provides the latest reported value for - Italy Inflation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Italy 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)
2016-04-14 08:00 AM Mar -0.2% -0.3% -0.2% -0.2%
2016-04-29 09:00 AM Apr -0.4% -0.2% -0.2% -0.1%
2016-05-13 09:00 AM Apr -0.5% -0.2% -0.4% -0.4%
2016-05-31 09:00 AM May -0.5% -0.3%
2016-06-14 08:00 AM May -0.5%
2016-06-30 09:00 AM Jun 0.3%

Italy Slides Deeper Into Deflation


Consumer prices in Italy decreased by 0.5 percent year-on-year in April of 2016, following a 0.2 percent fall in the previous month and compared to preliminary estimated of 0.4 percent drop. It is the biggest drop in consumer prices since January of 2015 mainly due to lower energy cost. On a monthly basis, prices went down 0.1 percent.

Year-on-year, regulated energy products dropped 6.4 percent, to which contributed both natural gas (-9.9 percent) and electricity (-1.9 percent). 

Also, cost of food and non-alcoholic beverages declined by 0.1 percent, following 0.1 percent drop in the previous month; and transport prices decreased by 2.9 percent, compared to 3.1 percent fall in the previous month.

Additional downward pressure came from: housing and utilities (-2.4 percent); and alcoholic beverages and tobacco (-0.1 percent). In contrast, prices of restaurants and hotels (+0.9 percent), health (+0.3 percent), recreation and culture (+0.3 percent), furnishings and household equipment (+0.4 percent) and clothing and footwear (+0.5 percent) rose.

Annual core inflation rate (excluding energy and unprocessed food) was recorded at 0.5 percent, down from 0.6 percent registered in March.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices declined 0.1 percent, compared to 0.2 percent rise in the previous month and worse than first estimates. Cost of housing and utilities fell 2.4 percent and communication decreased 0.6 percent.

Harmonised consumer prices decreased by 0.4 percent year-on year while grew 0.2 percent on the month.

Istat | Yekaterina Guchshina | yekaterina@tradingeconomics.com
5/13/2016 10:58:04 AM

Italy Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate -0.50 -0.20 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.10 0.20 3.50 -2.40 percent [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 100.40 100.00 101.00 67.50 Index Points [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 99.60 99.60 100.40 3.60 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 100.30 100.10 100.70 69.10 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 0.60 0.50 3.06 0.28 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 106.27 105.90 106.27 63.97 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 100.20 100.10 109.80 63.60 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change -3.40 -3.60 9.20 -7.60 percent [+]
Export Prices 115.20 115.10 117.90 6.90 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 100.80 100.30 118.10 49.40 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation -0.40 -0.40 6.26 -1.18 percent [+]
Cpi Transportation 97.60 96.90 106.20 61.90 Index Points [+]




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