Switzerland Inflation Rate  1956-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Swiss consumer prices increased by 0.6 percent year-on-year in February 2017, following a 0.3 percent gain in the previous month. It was the highest inflation rate since June 2011, mainly due to rising prices of transportation, food and clothing. On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.5 percent after showing no growth in January and beating market expectations of a 0.2 percent gain. Inflation Rate in Switzerland averaged 2.45 percent from 1956 until 2017, 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.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-01-05 08:15 AM Dec 0.0% -0.3% 0.0% -0.1%
2017-02-14 08:15 AM Jan 0.3% 0.0% 0.3% 0.3%
2017-03-08 08:15 AM Feb 0.6% 0.3% 0.6%
2017-04-06 07:15 AM Mar 0.6% 0.7%
2017-05-11 07:15 AM Apr 0.69%
2017-06-08 07:15 AM May 0.70%




Swiss Inflation Rate Highest Since June 2011


Swiss consumer prices increased by 0.6 percent year-on-year in February 2017, following a 0.3 percent gain in the previous month. It was the highest inflation rate since June 2011, mainly due to rising prices of transportation, food and clothing. On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.5 percent after showing no growth in January and beating market expectations of a 0.2 percent gain.

Compared with February 2016, transport prices rose by 2.4 percent after increasing by 1.3 percent in January, as cost of fuel and energy jumped 9.5 percent (from 8.1 percent in January); cost of food and non-alcoholic beverages grew 1.8 percent, accelerating from a 0.9 percent gain in the previous month; and cost of clothing and footwear advanced 1.1 percent, recovering from a 0.7 percent drop in the previous month. Additional upward pressure came from: Housing and utilities (1.5 percent from 1.6 percent in January); and recreation and culture (0.4 percent from 0.2 percent). By contrast, prices of health continued to decline (-0.7 percent from -0.6 percent in January).

On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.5 percent after showing no growth in January and beating market expectations of a 0.2 percent gain, due to higher prices of clothing and footwear (3.9 percent), transport (1.2 percent) and food and non-alcoholic beverages (1.3 percent).

Swiss Federal Statistical Office | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
3/8/2017 8:42:11 AM



Switzerland Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 0.60 0.30 11.92 -1.40 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.50 0.00 2.10 -1.05 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 100.44 99.96 100.77 20.60 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 99.78 99.36 102.68 94.88 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate -0.09 -0.22 1.90 -1.20 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 98.30 98.30 100.40 54.60 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 100.20 100.40 106.30 52.97 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 1.30 0.80 18.66 -6.80 percent [+]
Export Prices 99.00 99.30 103.60 91.50 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 101.58 100.86 137.40 74.64 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 1.80 0.90 6.81 -4.58 percent [+]
Cpi Transportation 101.43 100.21 113.89 65.74 Index Points [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 99.15 99.35 102.40 96.50 Index Points [+]



Switzerland Inflation Rate Notes

In Switzerland, the most important categories in the consumer price index are: Housing and Electricity (25 percent of the total weight) and health care (15 percent). Transport accounts for 11 percent; food and non-alcoholic beverages for 10 percent; recreation and culture for 9 percent; and restaurants and hotels for 9 percent. The index also includes: Miscellaneous goods and services (5 percent); household equipment and maintenance (4 percent); clothing and footwear (4 percent). Communication, Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco and Education account for the remaining 7 percent of total weight. This page provides - Switzerland Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Switzerland Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on March of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.60 0.30 11.92 -1.40 1956 - 2017 percent Monthly



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