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

Consumer prices in Switzerland fell by 0.4 percent year-on-year in May of 2016, the same as in the previous month and in line with market expectations, marking the 19th straight month of deflation. Cost of housing and energy (-0.5 percent) and health (-0.3 percent) went down at the same pace as in April while food prices increased more (0.2 percent following a 0.1 percent rise in April). On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged up 0.1 percent. Inflation Rate in Switzerland averaged 2.48 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
-0.40 -0.40 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 June of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-04-08 07:15 AM Mar -0.9% -0.8% -0.9% -0.8%
2016-05-09 07:15 AM Apr -0.4% -0.9% -0.6% -0.8%
2016-06-08 07:15 AM May -0.4% -0.4% -0.4% -0.3%
2016-07-07 07:15 AM Jun -0.4% -0.3%
2016-08-08 07:15 AM Jul -0.2%
2016-09-06 07:15 AM Aug -0.1%

Swiss Deflation Steady at -0.4% in May


Consumer prices in Switzerland fell by 0.4 percent year-on-year in May of 2016, the same as in the previous month and in line with market expectations, marking the the 19th straight month of deflation. On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged up 0.1 percent.


Compared with May 2015, prices fell for housing and energy (-0.5 percent, the same as in April); health (-0.3 percent, the same as in April); transport (-2 percent following a 1.4 percent decrease in April); furnishing (-2.8 percent from +3 percent); restaurants and hotels (-0.5 percent from -0.3 percent); miscellaneous goods and services (-1.6 percent from -1.5 percent); alcoholic beverages and tobacco (-0.7 percent from +0.3 percent) and communication (-1.6 percent from -1.2 percent). By contrast, prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages (+0.2 percent from +0.1), clothing and footwear (+2.3 percent from +3 percent) and recreation and culture (+1.6 percent from +0.8 percent) increased.

 
On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up slightly by 0.1 percent in April, following a 0.3 percent rise in the previous month, mainly due to higher cost of housing and energy (+0.4 percent); transports (+0.3 percent) and food (+0.6 percent) while health cost showed no rise.


Swiss Federal Statistical Office |Mojdeh Kazemi | mojdeh@tradingeconomics.com
6/8/2016 11:23:55 AM

Switzerland Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate -0.40 -0.40 11.92 -1.40 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.10 0.30 2.10 -1.05 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 100.57 100.42 100.77 20.60 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 100.42 100.40 102.68 94.88 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate -0.08 -0.03 1.90 -1.20 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 97.50 97.60 100.50 54.60 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 99.70 99.30 106.30 52.97 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change -1.20 -2.40 18.66 -6.80 percent [+]
Export Prices 99.50 99.50 103.60 91.50 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 99.65 99.40 116.35 63.19 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 0.20 0.10 6.81 -4.58 percent [+]
Cpi Transportation 100.19 99.90 113.89 65.74 Index Points [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 102.33 102.21 105.10 99.10 percent [+]




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