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

The inflation rate in Switzerland was recorded at -0.80 percent in February of 2015. Inflation Rate in Switzerland averaged 2.56 percent from 1956 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 11.92 percent in December of 1973 and a record low of -1.37 percent in June of 1959. Inflation Rate in Switzerland is reported by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office.

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Switzerland Inflation Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.80 -0.50 11.92 -1.37 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, March 27, 2015.


Switzerland Falls Deeper Into Deflation


Swiss consumer prices declined by 0.8 percent in February of 2015 compared with the same month of the previous year. It is the fourth consecutive drop as transport prices continue its downward trend.

Year-on-year, transport cost recorded the largest drop (-3.9 percent), followed by health (-1.9 percent) and leisure and culture (-1.8 percent). Prices of housing and energy decreased by 0.5 percent and food prices fell by 0.5 percent. In contrast, cost of restaurants and hotels increased by 0.3 percent.

When compared with January 2015, inflation rate fell by 0.3 percent, following a 0.4 percent drop last month. The decrease is mainly attributed to declines in prices of gasoline and diesel and lower food cost.

Transports cost dropped by 1 percent due to cheaper gasoline and diesel prices (-5.2 percent and – 4.7 percent, respectively). Food prices declined by 0.7 percent due to promotion sales. Lower prices of package tours, books and brochures, articles winter sports and television led to a 0.6 percent decline in recreation and culture.

Prices of housing and energy increased slightly by 0.1 percent in February over the previous month as cost of housing rents become more expensive (+0.2 percent). Prices were unchanged for restaurants and hotels.

Statistics Swiss l Carolina Cunha l carolina.cunha@tradingeconomics.com
3/6/2015 10:52:30 AM


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Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-01-09 08:15 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Dec
-0.3% -0.1% -0.2% -0.14%
2015-02-10 08:15 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Jan
-0.5% -0.3% -0.7% -0.5%
2015-03-06 08:15 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Feb
-0.8% -0.5% -0.6% -0.57%
2015-04-08 08:15 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Mar
-0.8% -0.64%
2015-05-08 08:15 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Apr
-0.7%
2015-06-09 08:15 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  May
-0.77%


Switzerland Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate -0.80 -0.50 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.30 -0.40 2.10 -1.05 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 97.92 98.17 100.77 20.60 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 0.37 0.25 1.90 -1.20 percent [+]
Core Consumer Prices 98.01 98.13 100.29 92.67 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 99.90 100.00 108.30 57.30 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 94.17 95.50 106.30 52.97 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change -3.60 -2.70 18.66 -6.15 percent [+]
Export Prices 96.10 96.70 103.60 95.70 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 92.64 93.90 524395.00 63.19 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 0.31 0.17 6.81 -4.58 percent [+]


Inflation Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 1.70 Nov/14 2.30 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Brazil 7.70 Feb/15 7.14 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 1.00 Feb/15 1.00 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 1.40 Feb/15 0.80 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area -0.30 Feb/15 -0.60 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France -0.30 Feb/15 -0.40 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany 0.09 Feb/15 -0.40 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 5.37 Feb/15 5.19 11.16 4.38 percent [+]
Indonesia 6.29 Feb/15 6.96 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy -0.09 Feb/15 -0.60 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Japan 2.20 Feb/15 2.40 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 3.00 Feb/15 3.07 179.73 2.91 percent [+]
Netherlands 0.14 Feb/15 0.00 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 16.70 Feb/15 15.00 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 0.50 Feb/15 0.80 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain -1.10 Feb/15 -1.30 28.43 -1.37 percent [+]
Switzerland -0.80 Feb/15 -0.50 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Turkey 7.55 Feb/15 7.24 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom 0.00 Feb/15 0.30 8.50 0.00 percent [+]
United States 0.00 Feb/15 -0.10 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]