Ireland Inflation Rate 1976-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The consumer price inflation in Ireland eased to 0.2 percent year-on-year in March 2018 from 0.5 percent in the previous month, as transport prices rose at a slower pace while cost of miscellaneous goods and services fell further. Annual core inflation rate, which excludes energy and unprocessed food, fell to 0.1 percent in March from 0.4 percent in February. On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.3 percent, after a 0.9 percent surge in February. Inflation Rate in Ireland averaged 4.60 percent from 1976 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 23.15 percent in October of 1981 and a record low of -6.56 percent in October of 2009.

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Irish Inflation Rate Eases to 0.2% in March


The consumer price inflation in Ireland eased to 0.2 percent year-on-year in March 2018 from 0.5 percent in the previous month, as transport prices rose at a slower pace while cost of miscellaneous goods and services fell further.

Year-on-year, prices increased at a softer pace mainly for both transport (0.1 percent vs 0.7 percent in February), and alcoholic beverages and tobacco (2.7 percent vs 3 percent). In addition, downward pressure came from: miscellaneous goods and services (-3.6 percent vs -2.5 percent); food and non-alcoholic beverages (-1.8 percent, the same pace as in February); recreation and culture (-0.8 percent vs -0.7 percent); furnishings, household equipment and routine household maintenance (-4.8 percent vs -3.5 percent); clothing and footwear (-3 percent vs -2.8 percent); and health (-0.1 percent vs -0.2 percent).

On the other hand, inflation picked up for housing and utilities (4.6 percent vs 4 percent), and was unchanged for: restaurants and hotels (at 2.3 percent); communications (at 0.5 percent); and education (at 1.6 percent).

Annual core inflation rate, which excludes energy and unprocessed food, fell to 0.1 percent in March from 0.4 percent in February.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.3 percent, after a 0.9 percent surge in February. The most significant monthly price changes were increases in clothing and footwear (1.6 percent), transport (1.5 percent) and restaurants and hotels (0.9 percent). There were decreases in miscellaneous goods and services (-0.9 percent), furnishings, household equipment and routine household maintenance (-0.9 percent) and alcoholic beverages and tobacco (-0.6 percent).

The harmonised index of consumer prices rose by 0.5 percent from the previous year; and by 0.4 percent from the previous month.


CSO | Joana Ferreira |
4/12/2018 10:21:37 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-02-15 11:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 0.2% 0.4% 0.5%
2018-03-15 11:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 0.5% 0.2% 0.2%
2018-04-12 10:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 0.2% 0.5% 0.7%
2018-05-10 10:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 0.2% 0.5%
2018-06-07 10:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 0.7%
2018-07-12 10:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 0.6%


Ireland Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 0.20 0.50 23.15 -6.56 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.30 0.90 8.12 -1.68 percent [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 100.50 100.10 100.90 59.40 Index Points [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 100.90 100.60 102.60 7.00 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 100.80 100.40 102.50 39.70 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 0.10 0.40 10.20 -6.10 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 97.41 99.78 102.41 63.89 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 101.50 103.00 109.40 25.00 Index Points [+]
Export Prices 93.40 94.50 113.50 15.70 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 97.50 96.60 111.90 14.30 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change -2.90 1.10 22.13 -10.61 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 104.90 104.50 117.80 62.00 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 103.20 101.70 115.90 70.60 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation -1.80 -1.80 21.10 -8.10 percent [+]


Ireland Inflation Rate

In Ireland, the most important categories in the consumer price index are: housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (17 percent of total weight); transport (15 percent); restaurants and hotels (14 percent) and food and non-alcoholic beverages (11 percent). The index also includes: recreation and culture (8 percent); clothing and footwear (5 percent); alcoholic beverages and tobacco (5 percent); health (5 percent) and communications (4 percent). Furnishings, household equipment, education and other goods and services account for the remaining 16 percent. This page provides the latest reported value for - Ireland Inflation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Ireland Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.20 0.50 23.15 -6.56 1976 - 2018 percent Monthly
2016M12=100, NSA




inflation rate by Country
Country Last
Australia 1.90 Mar/18
Brazil 2.68 Mar/18
Canada 2.30 Mar/18
China 2.10 Mar/18
Euro Area 1.20 Apr/18
France 1.60 Apr/18
Germany 1.60 Apr/18
India 4.28 Mar/18
Indonesia 3.41 Apr/18
Italy 0.50 Apr/18
Japan 1.10 Mar/18
Mexico 5.04 Mar/18
Netherlands 1.00 Mar/18
Russia 2.40 Mar/18
South Korea 1.60 Apr/18
Spain 1.10 Apr/18
Switzerland 0.80 Mar/18
Turkey 10.85 Apr/18
United Kingdom 2.50 Mar/18
United States 2.40 Mar/18


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