Switzerland Inflation Rate  1956-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Consumer prices in Switzerland were down 0.9 percent year-on-year in March of 2016, following a 0.8 percent drop in the previous month and in line with market expectations. It is the 17th straight month of deflation. Inflation Rate in Switzerland averaged 2.49 percent from 1956 until 2016, 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.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.90 -0.80 11.92 -1.40 1956 - 2016 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. Switzerland Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-02-11 08:15 AM Jan -1.3% -1.3% -1.3% -1.2%
2016-03-08 08:15 AM Feb -0.8% -1.3% -1.1% -1.2%
2016-04-08 07:15 AM Mar -0.9% -0.8% -0.9% -0.8%
2016-05-09 07:15 AM Apr -0.9% -0.89%
2016-06-08 07:15 AM May -0.91%
2016-07-07 07:15 AM Jun -0.86%

Switzerland Stuck in Deflation


Consumer prices in Switzerland were down 0.9 percent year-on-year in March of 2016, following a 0.8 percent drop in the previous month and in line with market expectations. It is the 17th straight month of deflation.

Year-on-year, the biggest downward impact came from housing and energy (prices down 0.7 percent), followed by health (prices down 0.4 percent), transport (prices down 3.1 percent), food and non-alcoholic beverages (prices down 0.1 percent) and recreation and culture (prices down 0.6 percent). Upward pressure came from cost of clothing and footwear (prices up 1.1 percent) and education (prices up 0.9 percent). 

On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 0.3 percent, slightly up from a 0.2 percent rise in February. Biggest upward pressure came from clothing and footwear (prices up 4.8 percent), followed by transport (prices up 0.3 percent) due to price hikes of petroleum products and transport air, restaurants and hotels (prices up 0.4 percent), recreation and culture (prices up 0.4 percent) and housing and energy (prices up 0.1 percent).

Swiss Federal Statistical Office | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
4/8/2016 8:39:08 AM

Switzerland Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate -0.90 -0.80 11.92 -1.40 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.30 0.20 2.10 -1.05 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 100.10 99.80 100.77 20.60 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 100.10 99.87 102.68 94.88 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate -0.47 -0.48 1.90 -1.20 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 97.60 98.10 100.50 54.60 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 99.00 99.00 106.30 52.97 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change -4.70 -4.60 18.66 -6.80 percent [+]
Export Prices 99.40 99.40 103.60 91.50 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 98.83 98.52 116.35 63.19 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation -0.10 -0.40 6.81 -4.58 percent [+]
Cpi Transportation 99.40 99.04 113.89 65.74 Index Points [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 102.00 101.60 105.10 99.10 percent [+]




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