Italy Inflation Rate 1958-2014 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The inflation rate in Italy was recorded at 0.19 percent in November of 2014. Inflation Rate in Italy averaged 6.12 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. 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
0.19 0.10 25.64 -2.44 1958 - 2014 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 Sunday, December 21, 2014.


Inflation Rate in Italy Rises to 0.2% in November


Italian consumer prices rose 0.2 percent year-on-year in November of 2014, following a 0.1 percent increase in the previous month and matching preliminary estimates. Rise in prices of unprocessed food drove the inflation up while energy cost fell.

The speed-up in prices was mainly attributed to the reversal of trend of unprocessed food prices (+0.8%, from -0.2% in October 2014). This dynamics was partially offset by the widening of the annual decrease of prices of non-regulated energy products (-3.1%, from -2.2% in the previous month).

The biggest price increases were reported for cost of food and non-alcoholic beverages (0.5 percent); restaurants and hotels (1.0 percent); clothing and footwear (0.3 percent), furnishing and household equipment (0.6 percent) and education (1.8 percent). In contrast, transport cost fell 0.3 percent and communication prices decreased by 2.6 percent. 

Excluding unprocessed food and energy, core inflation was stable at 0.5 percent and excluding energy, the inflation was 0.6 percent, up from 0.4 percent in October.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices fell 0.2 percent. 

In November 2014, the harmonized index declined by 0.2 percent compared with October 2014 and rose by 0.3 percent with respect to November 2013.

Istat | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
12/12/2014 1:01:45 PM


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Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2014-11-13 09:00 AM
Inflation Rate YoY - Final  Oct
0.1% -0.2% 0.1% 0.1%
2014-11-28 10:00 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Nov
0.2% 0.1% 0.0% 0.11%
2014-12-12 09:00 AM
Inflation Rate YoY - Final  Nov
0.2% 0.1% 0.2% 0.2%
2015-01-02 10:00 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Dec
0.2% 0.21%
2015-01-14 09:00 AM
Inflation Rate YoY - Final  Dec
0.2%
2015-02-04 10:00 AM
Inflation Rate YoY Prel  Jan
0.29%


Italy Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 0.19 0.10 25.64 -2.44 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.20 0.10 3.50 -2.40 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 107.20 107.40 107.80 3.90 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 0.50 0.47 3.06 0.38 percent [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 120.00 120.30 120.40 116.70 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 106.00 106.30 106.70 73.80 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 104.79 104.91 115.26 63.97 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 105.30 105.70 109.80 63.60 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change -1.20 -1.70 9.21 -7.55 percent [+]
Export Prices 115.40 115.50 116.20 6.90 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 110.10 110.00 118.10 49.40 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 0.09 -0.09 6.26 -1.18 percent [+]


Inflation Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 2.30 Aug/14 3.00 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Brazil 6.56 Nov/14 6.59 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 2.00 Nov/14 2.40 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 1.40 Nov/14 1.60 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area 0.30 Nov/14 0.40 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France 0.30 Nov/14 0.50 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany 0.57 Nov/14 0.80 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 4.38 Nov/14 5.52 11.16 4.38 percent [+]
Indonesia 6.23 Nov/14 4.83 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy 0.19 Nov/14 0.10 25.64 -2.44 percent [+]
Japan 2.90 Oct/14 3.20 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 4.17 Nov/14 4.30 179.73 2.91 percent [+]
Netherlands 1.00 Nov/14 1.10 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 9.10 Nov/14 8.30 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 1.00 Nov/14 1.20 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain -0.40 Nov/14 -0.10 28.43 -1.37 percent [+]
Switzerland -0.10 Nov/14 0.00 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Turkey 9.15 Nov/14 8.96 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom 1.00 Nov/14 1.30 8.50 0.50 percent [+]
United States 1.30 Nov/14 1.70 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]