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

The inflation rate in Switzerland was recorded at -0.90 percent in March of 2015. Inflation Rate in Switzerland averaged 2.55 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
-0.90 -0.80 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 Monday, April 27, 2015.


Switzerland Inflation Rate Down to -0.9%


Consumer prices in Switzerland fell 0.9 percent year-on-year in March of 2015, following a 0.8 percent drop in the previous month. It is the lowest rate since mid-2012.

Year-on-year, transport prices recorded the highest decrease (-3.7 percent), followed by household equipment (-1.8 percent) and recreation and culture (-1.8 percent), food and non alcoholic beverages (-1 percent) and miscellaneous goods and services (-0.3 percent).

Upward pressures came from cost of restaurants and hotels (0.1 percent), clothing and footwear (0.4 percent), alcoholic drinks and tobacco (1.3 percent) and education (1.2 percent).

On a monthly basis, the price índex increased 0.3 percent, recovering from decreases in the previous three months and touching the highest rate since May of 2014.  Only prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages (-0.3 percent) and communication (-0.1 percent) fell.

Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
4/8/2015 8:43:33 AM


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Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
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
-0.9% -0.8% -1.0% -0.64%
2015-05-08 08:15 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Apr
-0.9% -0.7%
2015-06-09 08:15 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  May
-0.77%
2015-07-06 08:15 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Jun
-0.83%


Switzerland Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate -0.90 -0.80 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.30 -0.30 2.10 -1.05 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 98.24 97.90 100.77 20.60 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate -0.18 0.02 1.90 -1.20 percent [+]
Core Consumer Prices 98.22 98.01 100.29 92.67 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 99.90 100.00 108.30 57.30 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 94.39 94.17 106.30 52.97 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change -3.40 -3.60 18.66 -6.15 percent [+]
Export Prices 96.10 96.10 103.60 95.70 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 89.58 92.38 116.35 63.19 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation -1.03 -0.06 6.81 -4.58 percent [+]


Inflation Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 1.30 Feb/15 1.70 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Brazil 8.13 Mar/15 7.70 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 1.20 Mar/15 1.00 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 1.40 Mar/15 1.40 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area -0.10 Mar/15 -0.30 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France -0.10 Mar/15 -0.30 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany 0.30 Mar/15 0.09 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 5.17 Mar/15 5.37 11.16 4.38 percent [+]
Indonesia 6.38 Mar/15 6.29 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy -0.09 Mar/15 -0.09 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Japan 2.20 Feb/15 2.40 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 3.14 Mar/15 3.00 179.73 2.91 percent [+]
Netherlands 0.38 Mar/15 0.20 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 16.90 Mar/15 16.70 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 0.40 Mar/15 0.50 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain -0.70 Mar/15 -1.10 28.43 -1.37 percent [+]
Switzerland -0.90 Mar/15 -0.80 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Turkey 7.61 Mar/15 7.55 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom 0.00 Mar/15 0.00 8.50 0.00 percent [+]
United States -0.10 Mar/15 0.00 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]