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

The inflation rate in Switzerland was recorded at -1.20 percent in May of 2015. Inflation Rate in Switzerland averaged 2.54 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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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-1.20 -1.10 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, July 6, 2015.

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-04-08 08:15 AM Mar -0.9% -0.8% -1.0% -0.64%
2015-05-08 08:15 AM Apr -1.1% -0.9% -0.9% -0.7%
2015-06-09 08:15 AM May -1.2% -1.1% -1.2% -0.9%
2015-07-06 08:15 AM Jun -1.2% -1.2% -1%
2015-08-05 08:15 AM Jul -1.11%
2015-09-04 08:15 AM Aug -1.07%


Switzerland Deflation Deepens in May


Consumer prices in Switzerland dropped 1.2 percent year-on-year in May 2015, following a 1.1 percent fall in the previous month. It was the lowest figure since July 2009 as both transport cost and furnishings and household equipment prices fell.

Compared to May 2014, the biggest price decreases were reported for: transport cost (-4.5 percent); and furnishings and household equipment (-2.5 percent). Additional downward pressures came from: recreation and culture (-2.4 percent); food and nonalcoholic beverages (-1.2 percent); and miscellaneous goods and services (-1.0 percent). In contrast, education cost went up 1.2 percent and alcoholic beverages and tobacco prices grew 0.1 percent.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 0.2 percent in May, after dropping 0.2 percent in the previous month, mainly due to higher cost of clothing and footwear (+0.9 percent) and alcoholic beverages and tobacco (+0.5 percent). While furnishings and household equipment cost fell 0.7 percent and recreation and culture prices declined 0.3 percent. 

Swiss Federal Statistical Office | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
6/9/2015 8:55:53 AM


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Switzerland Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate -1.20 -1.10 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.20 -0.20 2.10 -1.05 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 98.29 98.06 100.77 20.60 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate -0.56 -0.44 1.90 -1.20 percent [+]
Core Consumer Prices 98.16 98.10 100.29 92.67 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 99.30 99.70 100.50 54.60 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 91.65 92.43 106.30 52.97 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change -6.00 -5.20 18.66 -6.15 percent [+]
Export Prices 92.50 93.90 103.60 92.50 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 87.10 89.56 116.35 63.19 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation -1.20 -0.51 6.81 -4.58 percent [+]


Inflation Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 1.30 Mar/15 1.70 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Brazil 8.47 May/15 8.17 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 0.90 May/15 0.80 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 1.20 May/15 1.50 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area 0.20 Jun/15 0.30 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France 0.30 May/15 0.10 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany 0.30 Jun/15 0.70 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 5.01 May/15 4.87 11.16 4.38 percent [+]
Indonesia 7.26 Jun/15 7.15 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy 0.10 Jun/15 0.10 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Japan 0.50 May/15 0.60 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 2.88 May/15 3.06 179.73 2.88 percent [+]
Netherlands 1.10 May/15 0.60 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 15.80 May/15 16.40 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 0.70 Jun/15 0.50 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain 0.10 Jun/15 -0.20 28.43 -1.37 percent [+]
Switzerland -1.20 May/15 -1.10 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Turkey 7.20 Jun/15 8.09 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom 0.10 May/15 -0.10 8.50 -0.10 percent [+]
United States 0.00 May/15 -0.20 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]