Switzerland Inflation Rate 1956-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The inflation rate in Switzerland was recorded at -1.40 percent in August of 2015. Inflation Rate in Switzerland averaged 2.53 percent from 1956 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 11.92 percent in December of 1973 and a record low of -1.40 percent in August of 2015. Inflation Rate in Switzerland is reported by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office.

Switzerland Inflation Rate
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-1.40 -1.30 11.92 -1.40 1956 - 2015 percent Monthly
In Switzerland, the most important categories in the consumer price index are: Housing and Electricity (25.4 percent of the total weight) and Health care (14.9 percent). Transports accounts for 11.2 percent; Food and Non-alcoholic Beverages for 10.5 percent and Recreation and Culture for 9.8 percent. Restaurants and Hotels for 9.4 percent. The index also includes: Miscellaneous Goods and Services (5.4 percent); Household Equipment and Maintenance (4.5 percent); Clothing and Footwear (3.8 percent). Communication, Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco and Education account for the remaining 5.2 percent of total weight. This page provides - Switzerland Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Content for - Switzerland Inflation Rate - was last refreshed on Friday, September 4, 2015.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-07-06 08:15 AM Jun -1.0% -1.2% -1.2% -1%
2015-08-05 08:15 AM Jul -1.3% -1.0% -1.1% -1.1%
2015-09-04 08:15 AM Aug -1.4% -1.3% -1.4% -1.4%
2015-10-06 08:15 AM Sep -1.4% -1.20
2015-11-05 08:15 AM Oct -1.05
2015-12-04 08:15 AM Nov -0.95


Switzerland Inflation Rate Lowest Since 1959


Consumer prices in Switzerland decreased 1.4 percent year-on-year in August 2015, following a 1.3 percent drop in the previous month, mainly due to lower cost of food, housing, health, transport. It is the lowest inflation rate in 56 years.

Compared to August 2014, food cost dropped 1.1 percent (-1.5 percent in July), housing and energy prices fell 1.1 percent (-0.5 percent in July); health cost declined by 0.3 percent (-0.5 percent in July) and transport prices 4.6 percent (-4.8 percent in July). Additional downward pressure came from: furnishings and household equipment (-2.6 percent); recreation and culture (-2.1 percent); miscellaneous goods and services (-1.6 percent) and restaurants and hotels prices (-0.2 percent). In contrast, education cost went up 1.2 percent and alcoholic beverages and tobacco rose by 0.3 percent. 

On a monthly basis, consumer prices declined by 0.2 percent in August, mainly due to lower prices of housing (-0.2 percent); health (-0.3 percent); transportation (-0.3 percent) and furnishings and household equipment (-0.5 percent). Meanwhile, only food cost increased by 0.4 percent.

Swiss Federal Statistical Office | yekaterina@tradingeconomics.com
9/4/2015 11:34:40 AM


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Switzerland Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate -1.40 -1.30 11.92 -1.40 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.20 -0.60 2.10 -1.05 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 97.60 97.76 100.77 20.60 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate -0.71 -0.60 1.90 -1.20 percent [+]
Core Consumer Prices 97.50 97.61 100.29 92.67 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 98.30 98.70 100.50 54.60 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 91.33 91.58 106.30 52.97 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change -6.40 -6.10 18.66 -6.40 percent [+]
Export Prices 92.20 92.40 103.60 92.20 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 86.17 86.43 116.35 63.19 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation -1.10 -1.50 6.81 -4.58 percent [+]


Inflation Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 1.50 Jun/15 1.30 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Brazil 9.56 Jul/15 8.89 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 1.30 Jul/15 1.00 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 1.60 Jul/15 1.40 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area 0.20 Aug/15 0.20 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France 0.20 Jul/15 0.30 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany 0.20 Aug/15 0.20 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 3.78 Jul/15 5.40 11.16 3.78 percent [+]
Indonesia 7.18 Aug/15 7.26 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy 0.20 Aug/15 0.20 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Japan 0.20 Jul/15 0.40 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 2.74 Jul/15 2.87 179.73 2.74 percent [+]
Netherlands 1.00 Jul/15 1.00 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 15.80 Aug/15 15.60 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 0.70 Aug/15 0.70 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain -0.40 Aug/15 0.10 28.43 -1.37 percent [+]
Switzerland -1.40 Aug/15 -1.30 11.92 -1.40 percent [+]
Turkey 7.14 Aug/15 6.81 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom 0.10 Jul/15 0.00 8.50 -0.10 percent [+]
United States 0.20 Jul/15 0.10 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]