Italy Inflation Rate

The inflation rate in Italy was recorded at 0.37 percent in March of 2014. Inflation Rate in Italy is reported by the National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT). Inflation Rate in Italy averaged 6.19 Percent from 1958 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 25.64 Percent in November of 1974 and a record low of -2.44 Percent in April of 1959. 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. 2014-04-25

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
0.37 0.47 25.64 -2.44 0.40 | 2014/04 1958 - 2014 Percent Monthly
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Italy Inflation Rate
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CALENDAR GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2014-02-28 10:00 AM Italy
Inflation Rate YoY Prel
Feb 2014 0.5% 0.7% 0.7% 0.8%
2014-03-13 09:00 AM Italy
Inflation Rate YoY - Final
Feb 2014 0.5% 0.7% 0.5% 0.5%
2014-03-31 10:00 AM Italy
Inflation Rate YoY
Mar 2014 0.4% 0.5% 0.4% 0.32%
2014-04-14 09:00 AM Italy
Inflation Rate YoY - Final
Mar 2014 0.4% 0.5% 0.4% 0.4%
2014-04-30 10:00 AM Italy
Inflation Rate YoY
Apr 2014 0.4% 0.4%
2014-05-13 09:00 AM Italy
Inflation Rate YoY - Final
Apr 2014 0.4%
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Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Core Inflation Rate 0.86 2014-03-15 0.95 3.06 0.86 0.96 2014-04-30 Percent [+]
Consumer Price Index (CPI) 107.40 2014-03-15 107.30 107.80 3.90 107.41 2014-04-30 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 105.90 2014-03-15 105.70 106.20 73.80 106.22 2014-04-30 Index Points [+]
Export Prices 113.40 2014-02-15 114.50 114.50 6.90 113.17 2014-03-31 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 114.41 2013-11-15 114.19 114.48 63.97 114.71 2014-03-31 Index Points [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 119.80 2014-03-15 117.20 120.10 116.70 119.86 2014-04-30 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 112.50 2014-02-15 111.70 118.10 49.40 112.52 2014-03-31 Index Points [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.10 2014-03-15 -0.10 3.50 -2.40 0.10 2014-03-31 Percent [+]
Producer Prices 106.40 2014-02-15 106.40 109.80 63.60 106.51 2014-03-31 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change -1.39 2014-02-15 -1.30 9.21 -7.55 -2.25 2014-03-31 Percent [+]
Inflation Rate 0.37 2014-03-15 0.47 25.64 -2.44 0.40 2014-04-30 Percent [+]
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Italy Inflation Rate Confirmed at 0.4% in March

Italian consumer prices slowed to 0.4 percent year-on-year in March of 2014, the lowest rate since October of 2009 and matching the initial estimates. On a monthly basis, the inflation rate accelerated to 0.1 percent, up from a 0.1 percent fall in February.

The slowdown of inflation was mainly due to price decreases of non-regulated energy products and unprocessed food and due to the reduction of inflationary trends for most of the others aggregates of goods and services.

Excluding unprocessed food and energy, core inflation was 0.9 percent (0.1 lower than in February 2014); excluding only energy, the inflation was 0.8 percent, down from 1.0 percent in February 2014.

On a monthly basis, the increase was mainly due higher prices of services related to transport (+0.6 percent) and services related to recreation, including repairs and personal care (+0.2 percent); the monthly rise of prices of  services related to housing (+0.3 percent) had an upward impact, too.

The annual rate of change of prices of goods fell to -0.3 percent (from -0.1 percent in February 2014) and the annual rate of change of prices of services was +1.0 percent (down from +1.2 percent in the previous month). 

Prices of grocery and unprocessed food declined by 0.3 percent on monthly basis and rose by 0.7 percent on annual basis (down from +1.0 percent in February 2014).

In March 2014, the Italian harmonized index of consumer prices rose by 2.2 percent compared with the previous month and by 0.3 percent with respect to March 2013 (0.1 lower than in February 2014). 

Istat | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
4/14/2014 9:24:50 AM

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Inflation Rate | Notes
The data given on this page shows an annual change in the Consumer Price Index. The CPI measures changes in the price level of consumer goods and services purchased by households. The CPI is calculated by taking price changes for each item in the predetermined basket of goods and services and averaging them. The items weight according to their importance. Depending on the country, the highest weights are usually given to the food, energy, housing, clothing, medical care, transportation and household equipment.


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