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

Consumer prices in Switzerland increased 0.4 percent year-on-year in April of 2017, lower than a near six-year high 0.6 percent increase in March. Figures came below market expectations of 0.5 percent, as prices slowed for food, hotel nights and transport. Inflation Rate in Switzerland averaged 2.44 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.

Switzerland Inflation Rate
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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-03-08 08:15 AM Feb 0.6% 0.3% 0.6%
2017-04-06 07:15 AM Mar 0.6% 0.6% 0.5% 0.6%
2017-05-11 07:15 AM Apr 0.4% 0.6% 0.5% 0.6%
2017-06-08 07:15 AM May 0.4% 0.38%
2017-07-06 07:15 AM Jun 0.39%
2017-08-07 07:15 AM Jul 0.39%




Switzerland Inflation Rate Falls From 6-Year High To 0.4%


Consumer prices in Switzerland increased 0.4 percent year-on-year in April of 2017, lower than a near six-year high 0.6 percent increase in March. Figures came below market expectations of 0.5 percent, as prices slowed for food, hotel nights and transport.

Year-on-year, inflation eased for food (0 percent from 0.6 percent in March), transport (1.7 percent from 2 percent), recreation and culture (1.1 percent from 1.7 percent) and was steady for housing and utilities (1.3 percent). In addition, prices fell faster for health (-0.7 percent from -0.6 percent) and miscellaneous goods and services (-0.9 percent from 0.4 percent).

On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged up 0.2 percent, the same as in March and matching forecasts. Upward pressures came mainly from cost of clothing, with the arrival of the new summer collections and package travel abroad and air travel. On the other hand, prices of vegetables and hotel nights decreased.

Swiss Federal Statistical Office | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
5/11/2017 7:48:20 AM



Switzerland Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 0.40 0.60 11.92 -1.40 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.20 0.20 2.10 -1.05 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 100.86 100.66 100.86 20.60 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 100.50 100.20 102.68 94.88 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 0.12 0.12 1.90 -1.20 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 98.30 98.30 100.40 54.60 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 100.10 100.30 106.30 52.97 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 0.80 1.30 18.66 -6.80 percent [+]
Export Prices 98.80 99.00 103.60 91.50 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 101.48 101.82 137.40 74.64 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation -0.02 0.60 6.81 -4.58 percent [+]
Cpi Transportation 101.60 101.39 113.89 65.74 Index Points [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 100.31 99.85 102.40 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 May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.40 0.60 11.92 -1.40 1956 - 2017 percent Monthly



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