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

The inflation rate in Switzerland was recorded at -0.50 percent in January of 2015. Inflation Rate in Switzerland averaged 2.57 percent from 1956 until 2014, 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
-0.50 -0.30 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 Wednesday, March 4, 2015.


Swiss Inflation Lowest Since October 2013


Swiss consumer prices dropped 0.5 percent year-on-year in January of 2014, following a 0.3 percent fall in December, mainly due to lower cost of transport and housing and energy.

Year-on-year, cost of transport decreased the most (- 2.7 percent), followed by household equipment and routine maintenance (-1.3 percent), leisure and culture (-1.1 percent) and housing and energy (-0.5 percent). In contrast, cost increased for clothing (+1.8 percent), alcoholic beverages and tobacco (+1.2 percent), education (+1.2 percent), other goods and services (+0.6 percent) and  food and non-alcoholic beverages (+0.3 percent). Prices remained unchanged for reataurants and hotels.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices decreased 0.4 percent, following a 0.5 percent drop in the previous month. Prices of clothing and footwear decreased the most (-8.1 percent),  followed  by transport (-1.3 percent), household equipment and routine household maintenance (-1.0 percent), recreation and culture (-0.4 percent), housing and energy (-0.2 percent) and communiction (-0.1 percent). In contrast, cost increased for restaurants and hotels (+1.2 percent), alcoholic beverages and tobacco (+1.1 percent) and non-alcoholic beverages (+0.5 percent). Prices remained unchanged for healthcare.

Statistics Swiss l Rida Husna l rida@tradingeconomics.com
2/10/2015 11:21:48 AM


Recent Releases

Consumer Prices in Switzerland Fall by 0.3% in December
Swiss consumer prices dropped 0.3 percent year-on-year in December of 2014 following a 0.1 percent fall in November, due to lower energy cost. Published on 2015-01-09

Prices in Switzerland Drop 0.1% in November
Switzerland’s consumer prices fell 0.1 percent in November of 2014 after being unchanged in October of 2014. Published on 2014-12-08


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2014-12-08 08:15 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Nov
-0.1% 0.0% 0% -0.01%
2015-01-09 08:15 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Dec
-0.3% -0.1% -0.2% -0.14%
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
-0.5% -0.6% -0.57%
2015-04-08 08:15 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Mar
-0.64%
2015-05-08 08:15 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Apr
-0.7%


Switzerland Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate -0.50 -0.30 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.40 -0.50 2.10 -1.05 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 98.17 98.60 100.77 20.60 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 0.37 0.25 1.90 -1.20 percent [+]
Core Consumer Prices 98.13 98.54 100.29 92.67 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 99.90 100.00 108.30 57.30 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 95.50 96.07 106.30 52.97 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change -2.70 -2.10 18.66 -6.15 percent [+]
Export Prices 96.70 96.60 103.60 95.70 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 92.64 93.90 116.35 63.19 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 0.31 0.17 6.81 -4.58 percent [+]


Inflation Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 1.70 Nov/14 2.30 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Brazil 7.14 Jan/15 6.41 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 1.00 Jan/15 1.50 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 0.80 Jan/15 1.50 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area -0.30 Feb/15 -0.60 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France -0.40 Jan/15 0.10 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany 0.10 Feb/15 -0.40 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 5.11 Jan/15 5.00 11.16 4.38 percent [+]
Indonesia 6.29 Feb/15 6.96 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy -0.19 Feb/15 -0.60 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Japan 2.40 Jan/15 2.40 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 3.07 Jan/15 4.08 179.73 2.91 percent [+]
Netherlands 0.00 Jan/15 0.70 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 15.00 Jan/15 11.40 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 0.50 Feb/15 0.80 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain -1.10 Feb/15 -1.30 28.43 -1.37 percent [+]
Switzerland -0.50 Jan/15 -0.30 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Turkey 7.55 Feb/15 7.24 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom 0.30 Jan/15 0.50 8.50 0.30 percent [+]
United States -0.10 Jan/15 0.80 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]