Italy Inflation Rate  1962-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Italy deflation held steady at 0.1 percent in August, the same as in the previous month and in line with preliminary estimates. It is the seventh consecutive month of falling consumer prices, due to lower cost for transport and housing and utilities, final figures showed. Inflation Rate in Italy averaged 6.24 percent from 1962 until 2016, 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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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.10 -0.10 25.64 -0.60 1962 - 2016 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. Italy Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-08-11 08:00 AM Jul -0.1% -0.4% -0.1% -0.1%
2016-08-31 09:00 AM Aug -0.1% -0.1% -0.1% -0.1%
2016-09-14 08:00 AM Aug -0.1% -0.1% -0.1% -0.1%
2016-09-30 09:00 AM Sep -0.1% 0.1% 0.1%
2016-10-14 09:00 AM Sep -0.1%
2016-10-31 10:00 AM Oct 0.2%

Consumer Prices in Italy Fall 0.1% YoY in August


Italy deflation held steady at 0.1 percent in August, the same as in the previous month and in line with preliminary estimates. It is the seventh consecutive month of falling consumer prices, due to lower cost for transport, housing and utilities, final figures showed.

Year-on-year, transport prices went down 2.3 percent (-2.2 percent in July) and cost of housing and utilities dropped 2 percent, the same as in July. 

Inflation accelerated for food and non-alcoholic beverages (0.9 percent from 0.6 percent in July); furnishing and household equipment (0.4 percent from 0.3 percent); recreation and culture (0.8 percent from 0.5 percent) and restaurants and hotels (0.9 percent from 0.8 percent). In contrast, it slowed for alcoholic beverages and tobacco (2 percent from 2.1 percent) and held steady for clothing and footwear (0.4 percent); health (0.3 percent); education (1.2 percent) and miscellaneous goods and services (0.4 percent). 

Excluding energy and unprocessed food, core inflation was 0.4 percent, down from 0.6 percent in July. Excluding energy, the inflation was steady at 0.6 percent. 

On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.2 percent, the same as in July and matching preliminary figures. The increase was mainly due to higher prices of services related to transport (+2.2 percent), unprocessed food (+0.9 percent) and services related to recreation, including repair and personal care (+0.4 percent).

The harmonized index fell 0.1 percent both on the year and on the month. 

Istat | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
9/14/2016 9:05:36 AM

Italy Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate -0.10 -0.10 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.20 0.20 3.50 -2.40 percent [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 98.90 99.00 101.00 67.50 Index Points [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 100.30 100.10 100.40 3.60 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 101.10 100.90 101.10 69.10 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 0.40 0.60 3.06 0.28 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 106.77 106.79 106.79 63.97 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 100.70 100.10 109.80 63.60 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change -3.00 -3.60 9.20 -7.60 percent [+]
Export Prices 116.00 116.90 117.90 6.90 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 101.30 101.30 118.10 49.40 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 0.90 0.60 6.26 -1.18 percent [+]
Cpi Transportation 100.80 100.00 106.20 61.90 Index Points [+]




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