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

The inflation rate in Italy was recorded at -0.09 percent in March of 2015. Inflation Rate in Italy averaged 6.41 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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Italy Inflation Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.09 -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, April 18, 2015.


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.

Year-on-year, transport prices fell the most (-2.1 percent), followed by housing, water and utilities (-1.3 percent), communication (-0.9 percent) and recreation and culture (-0.8 percent). 

The highest upward pressures came from food and non-alcoholic beverages (1.1 percent), restaurants and hotels (0.8 percent) and health (0.4 percent). 

Core inflation (excluding energy and unprocessed food) was 0.4 percent (down from +0.6 percent in the previous month); excluding energy, the inflation was 0.6 percent (0.1 lower than in February 2015).

On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose at a slower 0.1 percent (0.4 percent in February). Prices of non-regulated energy products (+3.9 percent), mainly fuels drove the increase, partially offset by a 3.1 percent fall in cost of fresh vegetables. 

The harmonized index was flat year-on-year and rose 2.1 percent month-over-month. 

Istat | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
4/14/2015 11:01:35 AM


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Italy Inflation Rate at -0.1% in March
Consumer prices in Italy are expected to fall by an annual 0.1 percent in March, the same rate as in February. It is the third straight month of deflation as lower petrol prices keep dragging transport and utilities cost down. Published on 2015-03-31

Italy Posts Deflation for Second Straight Month
The Italian consumer prices decreased 0.1 percent year-on-year in February, lower than a 0.2 percent drop initially estimated and following a 0.6 percent fall in January. Yet, core inflation increased at a faster 0.6 percent. Published on 2015-03-13


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-03-13 09:00 AM
Inflation Rate YoY Final  Feb
-0.1% -0.6% -0.2% -0.2%
2015-03-31 10:00 AM
Inflation Rate YoY Prel  Mar
-0.1% -0.1% -0.1% -0.21%
2015-04-14 09:00 AM
Inflation Rate YoY Final  Mar
-0.1% -0.1% -0.1% -0.1%
2015-04-30 10:00 AM
Inflation Rate YoY Prel  Apr
-0.1% -0.61%
2015-05-13 09:00 AM
Inflation Rate YoY Final  Apr
-0.1%
2015-05-30 10:00 AM
Inflation Rate YoY Prel  May
-0.61%


Italy Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate -0.09 -0.09 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.10 0.40 3.50 -2.40 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 107.30 107.20 107.80 3.90 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 0.38 0.57 3.06 0.28 percent [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 119.80 117.30 120.40 80.60 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 106.30 106.30 106.70 73.80 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 105.42 105.14 105.42 63.97 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 103.60 103.10 109.80 63.60 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change -2.60 -3.10 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 1.70 Nov/14 2.30 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Brazil 8.13 Mar/15 7.70 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 1.20 Mar/15 1.00 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 1.40 Mar/15 1.40 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area -0.10 Mar/15 -0.30 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France -0.10 Mar/15 -0.30 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany 0.30 Mar/15 0.09 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 5.17 Mar/15 5.37 11.16 4.38 percent [+]
Indonesia 6.38 Mar/15 6.29 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy -0.09 Mar/15 -0.09 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Japan 2.20 Feb/15 2.40 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 3.14 Mar/15 3.00 179.73 2.91 percent [+]
Netherlands 0.38 Mar/15 0.20 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 16.90 Mar/15 16.70 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 0.40 Mar/15 0.50 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain -0.70 Mar/15 -1.10 28.43 -1.37 percent [+]
Switzerland -0.90 Mar/15 -0.80 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Turkey 7.61 Mar/15 7.55 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom 0.00 Mar/15 0.00 8.50 0.00 percent [+]
United States -0.10 Mar/15 0.00 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]