Italy Inflation Rate  1962-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Consumer prices in Italy are expected to rise 1.8 percent year-on-year in April of 2017, following a 1.4 percent increase in March and above market expectations of 1.7 percent, according to preliminary estimates. It was the highest inflation rate since February of 2013, as prices rose at a faster pace for transport, housing and utilities, and restaurants and hotels. On a monthly basis, prices went up 0.3 percent, above consensus of 0.2 percent. Inflation Rate in Italy averaged 6.18 percent from 1962 until 2017, 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.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-03-31 09:00 AM Mar 1.4% 1.6% 1.5% 1.9%
2017-04-13 08:00 AM Mar 1.4% 1.6% 1.4% 1.4%
2017-04-28 09:00 AM Apr 1.8% 1.4% 1.7% 1.8%
2017-05-15 09:00 AM Apr 1.4%
2017-05-31 09:00 AM May 1.97%
2017-06-15 08:00 AM May




Italy Inflation Rate At 4-Year High Of 1.8% In April


Consumer prices in Italy are expected to rise 1.8 percent year-on-year in April of 2017, following a 1.4 percent increase in March and above market expectations of 1.7 percent, according to preliminary estimates. It was the highest inflation rate since February of 2013, as prices rose at a faster pace for transport, housing and utilities, and restaurants and hotels. On a monthly basis, prices went up 0.3 percent, above consensus of 0.2 percent.

Year-on-year, prices rose at a faster pace for transport (5.5 percent compared to 4.6 percent in March); housing and utilities (3 percent compared to 0.2 percent) and restaurants and hotels (1.7 percent compared to 1.2 percent). 

In contrast, cost slowed for food and non-alcoholic beverages (2.2 percent compared to 2.8 percent) and clothing and footwear (0.4 percent from 0.1 percent). 

Annual core inflation rate, which excludes energy and unprocessed food rose to 1 percent from 0.7 percent the previous month. Excluding only energy, the inflation was steady at 1.2 percent.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.3 percent, after being flat in March.  

The harmonized index rose 0.8 percent on the month (1.9 percent in March) and 2 percent on the year (1.4 percent in March).

Istat | Yekaterina Guchshina | yekaterina@tradingeconomics.com
4/28/2017 9:23:08 AM



Italy Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.80 1.40 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.30 0.00 3.50 -2.40 percent [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 102.30 101.50 102.30 67.50 Index Points [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 101.00 101.00 101.00 3.60 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 100.80 100.60 101.10 69.10 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 0.70 0.60 3.06 0.20 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 106.92 106.45 106.92 63.97 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 103.30 103.30 109.80 63.60 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 3.10 3.30 9.20 -7.60 percent [+]
Export Prices 121.20 121.90 121.90 6.90 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 108.40 108.20 118.10 49.40 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 2.80 3.80 6.26 -1.18 percent [+]
Cpi Transportation 101.40 100.80 106.20 61.90 Index Points [+]


Italy Inflation Rate Notes

In Italy, the most important categories in the Consumer Price Index are: food and non-alcoholic beverages (16 percent of total weight); transport (14 percent); restaurants and hotels (11 percent) and housing, water, electricity and other fuels (11 percent). The index also includes: Miscellaneous goods and services (9 percent); health (9 percent); recreation and culture (8 percent); clothing and footwear (7 percent); and furnishing and household equipment (7 percent). Alcoholic beverages, tobacco, communication and education contribute with the remaining 7 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 April of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.80 1.40 25.64 -0.60 1962 - 2017 percent Monthly
2010=100



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