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

Swiss consumer prices increased 0.8 percent year-on-year in November 2017, up from a 0.7 percent rise in the previous month and slightly below market expectations of a 0.9 percent gain. It was the highest inflation rate since March 2011, mostly driven by a rise in prices of transport and clothing and footwear. Inflation Rate in Switzerland averaged 2.43 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.

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Swiss Inflation Rate Edges Up to a New 2011 High


Swiss consumer prices increased 0.8 percent year-on-year in November 2017, up from a 0.7 percent rise in the previous month and slightly below market expectations of a 0.9 percent gain. It was the highest inflation rate since March 2011, mostly driven by a rise in prices of transport and clothing and footwear.

Compared with November 2016, consumer prices rose at a faster pace for transport (2.0 percent from 1.7 percent); clothing and footwear (4.3 percent from 4.1 percent); alcoholic beverages and tobacco (0.6 percent from 0.5 percent); restaurants and hotels (0.4 percent from 0.3 percent) and recreation and culture (1.5 percent from 0.6 percent). Also, prices fell less for furnishings (-0.8 percent from -2.1 percent) and communications (-0.8 percent from -1.4 percent), while they increased at the same pace for education (1.3 percent). Meantime, cost slowed for housing and utilities (1.1 percent from 1.3 percent), food and non-alcoholic beverages (0.3 percent from 0.4 percent) and it declined for miscellaneous goods and services (-0.1 percent from 0.1 percent).

Annual core inflation, which strips out volatile price components like food, beverages, tobacco, seasonal products, energy and fuel, came in at 0.6 percent, up from a 0.5 percent in the previous month and the highest since March 2011.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices declined 0.1 percent following a 0.1 percent rise in October and below market expectations of a 0.2 percent gain. Prices fell for food and non-alcoholic beverages (-0.3 percent); clothing and footwear (-0.4 percent); restaurants and hotels (-0.4 percent); miscellaneous goods and services (-0.3 percent) and communications (-0.6 percent). In contrast, inflation went up for transport (0.3 percent); housing and utilities (0.1 percent); alcoholic beverages and tobacco (0.4 percent) and furnishings (1.0 percent).

Swiss Federal Statistical Office | Marta Dubiel |
12/6/2017 10:18:26 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-10-05 07:15 AM Inflation Rate YoY 0.7% 0.5% 0.6% 0.6%
2017-11-06 08:15 AM Inflation Rate YoY 0.7% 0.7% 0.8% 0.8%
2017-12-06 08:15 AM Inflation Rate YoY 0.8% 0.7% 0.9% 0.8%
2018-01-05 08:15 AM Inflation Rate YoY 0.8%
2018-02-14 08:15 AM Inflation Rate YoY
2018-03-08 08:15 AM Inflation Rate YoY


Switzerland Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 0.80 0.70 11.92 -1.40 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.10 0.10 2.10 -1.05 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 100.86 100.93 101.00 20.60 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 100.42 100.45 102.68 94.88 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 0.60 0.52 1.90 -1.20 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 98.60 98.60 100.50 54.40 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 101.64 101.02 106.30 52.97 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 1.80 1.20 18.66 -6.80 percent [+]
Export Prices 99.20 98.60 103.60 91.50 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 104.29 103.37 137.40 74.64 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 0.30 0.40 6.81 -4.58 percent [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 100.39 100.17 102.40 96.50 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 100.76 100.44 113.89 65.74 Index Points [+]


Switzerland Inflation Rate

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 December of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.80 0.70 11.92 -1.40 1956 - 2017 percent Monthly




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