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

The inflation rate in Italy was recorded at 0.20 percent in July of 2015. Inflation Rate in Italy averaged 6.37 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).

Italy Inflation Rate
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.20 0.20 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 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. Content for - Italy Inflation Rate - was last refreshed on Monday, August 31, 2015.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-07-14 09:00 AM Jun 0.2% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1%
2015-07-31 10:00 AM Jul 0.2% 0.2% 0.3% 0.2%
2015-08-11 09:05 AM Jul 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2%
2015-08-31 10:00 AM Aug 0.2% 0.1% 0.1%
2015-09-11 10:00 AM Aug 0.2%
2015-09-30 10:00 AM Sep 0.51%


Italy Inflation Rate Confirmed at 0.2% in July


Italian annual inflation was recorded at 0.2 percent in July of 2015, the same pace as in the previous month. While prices of food and accommodation eased and transport cost fell further, prices of leisure activities and health accelerated along with a smaller decline in housing cost.

Year-on-year, prices of food; and accommodation rose 0.8 percent and 1.4 percent, respectively, compared to 1 percent and 1.6 percent in June; while cost of transportation declined 1.8 percent compared to a 1.6 percent drop in the previous month. Meanwhile, prices of recreation and culture went up by 1.2 percent, compared to 0.4 percent in June and cost of health grew 0.6 percent against a 0.5 percent rise in the previous month. Housing and utilities declined at a slower 0.3 percent from a 1.3 percent decrease in June.

Additional upward pressure came from: alcoholic beverages and tobacco (+3 percent); education (+1.9 percent); furniture, and household services (+0.4 percent); and clothing and footwear (+0.4 percent). In contrast, prices of communication declined 3.2 percent.

Core inflation (excluding energy and unprocessed food) was recorded at 0.8 percent, up 0.2 p.p. compared to the previous month.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices fell 0.1 percent, final figures showed, mainly due to declines in the prices of fresh fruit (-8.1 percent) and fresh vegetable (-7.2 percent), affected by factors of seasonal nature; and of prices of regulated (-0.5 percent) and non-regulated energy products (-0.8 percent). The decline was partially offset by higher prices of services related to transport (+1.9 percent), also influenced by seasonal factors.

The harmonized index rose 0.3 percent on an annual basis while declined 2 percent compared to June 2015. 

Istat | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
8/11/2015 9:56:46 AM


Recent Releases

Italy Inflation Rate Stable at 0.2%
Consumer prices in Italy are expected to rise 0.2 percent year-on-year in July of 2015, the same rate as in June, in line with market expectations.
Published on 2015-07-31

Italy Inflation Rate Edges Up in June
Italian consumer prices increased 0.2 percent year-on-year in June 2015, the highest in 7 months, compared to a flash estimate of 0.1 percent and from a 0.1 percent growth in May. While prices of accommodation, health and leisure activities rose further, housing cost fell at a slower pace.
Published on 2015-07-14

Italy Inflation Rate Stable at 0.1%
Consumer prices in Italy are expected to rise 0.1 percent year-on-year in June of 2015, the same rate as in May, in line with market expectations.
Published on 2015-06-30

Italy Inflation Rate at 6-Month High
Italian consumer prices increased 0.1 percent year-on-year in May 2015, compared to a flash estimate of 0.2 percent. It was the first increase of the year, as accommodation prices rose further while transport and non-regulated energy products cost fell at a slower pace.
Published on 2015-06-15


Italy Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 0.20 0.20 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.10 0.20 3.50 -2.40 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 107.70 107.80 107.80 3.90 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 0.75 0.57 3.06 0.28 percent [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 118.40 120.70 120.70 80.60 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 107.10 106.80 107.10 73.80 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 105.37 105.34 105.37 63.97 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 103.70 103.90 109.80 63.60 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change -2.30 -1.90 9.20 -7.60 percent [+]
Export Prices 117.70 117.70 117.70 6.90 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 109.40 109.50 118.10 49.40 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 0.80 1.00 6.26 -1.18 percent [+]


Inflation Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 1.50 Jun/15 1.30 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Brazil 9.56 Jul/15 8.89 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 1.30 Jul/15 1.00 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 1.60 Jul/15 1.40 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area 0.20 Jul/15 0.20 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France 0.20 Jul/15 0.30 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany 0.20 Aug/15 0.20 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 3.78 Jul/15 5.40 11.16 3.78 percent [+]
Indonesia 7.26 Jul/15 7.26 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy 0.20 Jul/15 0.20 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Japan 0.20 Jul/15 0.40 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 2.74 Jul/15 2.87 179.73 2.74 percent [+]
Netherlands 1.00 Jul/15 1.00 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 15.60 Jul/15 15.30 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 0.70 Jul/15 0.70 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain -0.40 Aug/15 0.10 28.43 -1.37 percent [+]
Switzerland -1.30 Jul/15 -1.00 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Turkey 6.81 Jul/15 7.20 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom 0.10 Jul/15 0.00 8.50 -0.10 percent [+]
United States 0.20 Jul/15 0.10 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]