Italy Inflation Rate  1962-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The annual inflation rate in Italy increased to 1.3 percent in June of 2018 from 1.0 percent in the previous month, lower than a preliminary estimate of a 1.4 percent gain and below market expectations of 1.4 percent. It was the highest inflation rate since May of 2017, boosted by non-regulated energy; unprocessed food and services related to transport. Inflation Rate in Italy averaged 6.07 percent from 1962 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 25.64 percent in November of 1974 and a record low of -0.60 percent in January of 2015.

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Italy June Inflation Rate Revised Down to 1.3%


The annual inflation rate in Italy increased to 1.3 percent in June of 2018 from 1.0 percent in the previous month, lower than a preliminary estimate of a 1.4 percent gain and below market expectations of 1.4 percent. It was the highest inflation rate since May of 2017, boosted by non-regulated energy; unprocessed food and services related to transport.

Year-on-year, prices rose faster for unprocessed food (3.4 percent compared to 2.4 percent in May) while inflation was steady for processed food (1.7 percent, the same as in May). Additionally, cost advanced further for energy (4.2 percent compared to 2.1 percent), driven by non-regulated energy products (9.4 percent compared to 5.3 percent) and services related to transport (2.9 percent compared to 1.7 percent). Also, prices continued to increase for recreation and culture (0.9 percent compared to 0.6 percent); alcoholic beverages and tobacco (3.5 percent compared to 3.4 percent) and health (0.5 percent compared to 0.4 percent) while prices of housing and utilities were flat after declining 0.1 percent in May. In contrast, cost eased for restaurants and hotels (0.9 percent compared to 1.4 percent); clothing and footwear (0.1 percent compared to 0.2 percent) and furniture and household equipment (0.2 percent compared to 0.3 percent).

Annual core inflation rate, which excludes energy and unprocessed food went up 0.8 percent, unchanged from the prior month. Excluding only energy, inflation increased 1.1 percent from 0.9 percent in May.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.2 percent, slowing from a 0.3 percent gain in previous month, below than a preliminary estimate of 0.3 percent and lower than market forecasts of 0.3 percent.

The harmonised index of consumer prices edged up by 1.4 percent from the prior year (vs 1.0 percent in May); and by 0.2 percent from the previous month (vs 0.3 percent in May).


Istat | Stefanie Moya | stefanie.moya@tradingeconomics.com
7/17/2018 9:47:04 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-06-15 09:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Final 1% 0.5% 1.1% 1.1%
2018-06-28 09:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Prel 1.4% 1% 1.3% 1.2%
2018-07-17 09:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Final 1.3% 1% 1.4% 1.4%
2018-07-31 09:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Prel 1.3% 1.5%
2018-08-13 08:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Final
2018-08-31 09:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Prel 1.4%


Italy Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.30 1.00 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.20 0.30 3.50 -2.40 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 102.50 102.30 102.50 3.60 Index Points [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 103.50 103.30 103.50 67.50 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 102.30 102.00 102.30 69.10 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 0.90 0.80 3.06 0.20 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 108.24 108.27 108.27 63.97 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 102.50 101.80 106.60 61.70 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 2.40 1.40 9.20 -7.60 percent [+]
Export Prices 107.50 105.50 107.50 6.00 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 105.50 104.10 111.40 46.50 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 2.80 1.90 6.26 -1.18 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 100.20 100.20 102.50 56.90 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 106.20 104.30 106.20 61.90 Index Points [+]


Italy Inflation Rate

In Italy, the most important categories in the Consumer Price Index are: food and non-alcoholic beverages (16 percent of total weight); transport (14 percent); restaurants and hotels (11 percent) and housing, water, electricity and other fuels (11 percent). The index also includes: Miscellaneous goods and services (9 percent); health (9 percent); recreation and culture (8 percent); clothing and footwear (7 percent); and furnishing and household equipment (7 percent). Alcoholic beverages, tobacco, communication and education contribute with the remaining 7 percent. This page provides the latest reported value for - Italy Inflation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Italy Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.30 1.00 25.64 -0.60 1962 - 2018 percent Monthly
2010=100




inflation rate by Country
Country Last
Australia 1.90 Mar/18
Brazil 4.39 Jun/18
Canada 2.20 May/18
China 1.90 Jun/18
Euro Area 2.00 Jun/18
France 2.00 Jun/18
Germany 2.10 Jun/18
India 5.00 Jun/18
Indonesia 3.12 Jun/18
Italy 1.30 Jun/18
Japan 0.70 May/18
Mexico 4.65 Jun/18
Netherlands 1.70 Jun/18
Russia 2.30 Jun/18
South Korea 1.50 Jun/18
Spain 2.30 Jun/18
Switzerland 1.10 Jun/18
Turkey 15.39 Jun/18
United Kingdom 2.40 Jun/18
United States 2.90 Jun/18


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