Italy Inflation Rate 1962-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The inflation rate in Italy was recorded at -0.10 percent in April of 2015. Inflation Rate in Italy averaged 6.40 percent from 1962 until 2015, 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
-0.10 -0.09 25.64 -0.60 1962 - 2015 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 - Italy Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Content for - Italy Inflation Rate - was last refreshed on Saturday, May 23, 2015.

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-04-14 09:00 AM Mar -0.1% -0.1% -0.1% -0.1%
2015-04-30 10:00 AM Apr 0.0% -0.1% -0.1% 0.1%
2015-05-13 10:00 AM Apr -0.1% -0.1% 0.0% 0.0%
2015-05-29 10:00 AM May -0.1% 0.0% 0.0%
2015-06-15 09:00 AM May -0.1%
2015-06-30 10:00 AM Jun -0.62%


Italy Reports Deflation For The Fourth Consecutive Month


Italian consumer price index declined by 0.1 percent on annual basis compared to the flash estimate of 0 percent as energy cost declined further.

It was for the fourth consecutive month that the All items index recorded a decrease on annual basis. This was due to the persistence of the marked decline of prices of Energy (-6.4%, from -6.5% in March 2015) and to the decrease on annual basis of prices of Services related to transport (-0.6%, from +0.5% in March 2015), of Services related to housing (-0.2%, from -0.1% in the previous month) and of Services related to communication (-0.1%, from +1.0% in March 2015).

Indeed, excluding energy, the inflation was stable at 0.6%, while excluding energy and unprocessed food, core inflation was 0.3% (0.1 lower than in March 2015).

On the monthly basis, the index rose 0.2%. The increase was mainly due to the rise - on which seasonal factors, as Easter holidays, had an impact - of prices of Services related to recreation, including repair and personal care (+1.1%) and of Services related to transport (+1.0%); this increase was partially balanced by the monthly decline of prices of Regulated energy products (-2.4%).

The annual rate of change of prices of Goods was -0.5% (from -0.6% observed in March 2015) and the annual rate of prices of Services was +0.3% (down from +0.5% in the previous month). As consequence, the inflationary gap between Services and Goods decreased by 0.3 percentage points with respect to March 2015.

Prices of Grocery and unprocessed food held steady on monthly basis and rose by 0.8% on annual basis (the same rate registered in the previous month).

In April 2015, the Italian harmonized index of consumer prices (HICP) rose by 0.4% compared with the previous month and declined by 0.1% with respect to April 2014 (the flash estimate was 0.0%), down from 0.0% in March 2015. The monthly increase was also due to the final end of the winter sales of Clothing and footwear (+3.4% with respect to March 2015), which are not taken into account in the national index NIC.

Core inflation measured by Italian HICP was 0.4%, down from 0.6% in March 2015; excluding energy, food, alcohol and tobacco, the inflation was 0.3% (0.1 lower than in March 2015). Excluding energy, the inflation was 0.6%, down from 0.7% in the previous month.

ISTAT | anna@tradingeconomics.com
5/13/2015 11:16:45 AM


Recent Releases

Italian Inflation Rate Flat in April
Consumer prices in Italy are expected to remain unchanged in April of 2015 compared with a year earlier, following a 0.1 decrease in the previous month. Published on 2015-04-30

Italy Inflation Rate Confirmed at -0.1%
The consumer prices in Italy fell 0.1 percent year-on-year in March of 2015, matching preliminary estimates and due to falling fuel prices. Published on 2015-04-14


Italy Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate -0.10 -0.09 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.20 0.10 3.50 -2.40 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 107.50 107.30 107.80 3.90 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 0.38 0.57 3.06 0.28 percent [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 120.30 119.80 120.40 80.60 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 106.60 106.30 106.70 73.80 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 105.41 105.14 105.41 63.97 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 103.70 103.70 109.80 63.60 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change -2.40 -2.50 9.20 -7.60 percent [+]
Export Prices 116.10 115.40 116.30 6.90 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 106.10 107.20 118.10 49.40 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 1.11 1.00 6.26 -1.18 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 -0.10 Apr/15 -0.09 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Japan 2.30 Mar/15 2.20 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 -0.60 Apr/15 -0.70 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 [+]