The annual inflation rate in Switzerland rose to 0.9 percent in August of 2021 from 0.7 percent in the previous month, above market expectations of 0.8 percent. It was the highest inflation rate since November of 2018, with main upward pressure coming from transport (5.8 percent); housing and energy (1.8 percent) and alcoholic beverages and tobacco (1.2 percent). Meanwhile, cost declined for food and non-alcoholic beverages (-1.2 percent); communications (-1.2 percent) and recreation and culture (-0.9 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged up 0.2 percent, rebounding from a 0.1 percent drop in July. source: Swiss Federal Statistical Office

Inflation Rate in Switzerland averaged 2.30 percent from 1956 until 2021, 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. This page provides - Switzerland Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Switzerland Inflation Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2021.

Inflation Rate in Switzerland is expected to be 1.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Switzerland Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 0.70 percent in 2022 and 1.00 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Switzerland Inflation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.90 0.70 11.92 -1.40 1956 - 2021 percent Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-06-07 06:30 AM May 0.6% 0.3% 0.6% 0.6%
2021-07-01 06:30 AM Jun 0.6% 0.6% 0.7% 0.7%
2021-08-02 06:30 AM Jul 0.7% 0.6% 0.7% 0.8%
2021-09-02 06:30 AM Aug 0.9% 0.7% 0.8% 0.8%
2021-10-04 06:30 AM Sep 0.9% 1%
2021-11-02 07:30 AM Oct
2021-12-01 07:30 AM Nov


News Stream
Swiss Inflation Rate Climbs to Highest since 2018 at 0.9%
The annual inflation rate in Switzerland rose to 0.9 percent in August of 2021 from 0.7 percent in the previous month, above market expectations of 0.8 percent. It was the highest inflation rate since November of 2018, with main upward pressure coming from transport (5.8 percent); housing and energy (1.8 percent) and alcoholic beverages and tobacco (1.2 percent). Meanwhile, cost declined for food and non-alcoholic beverages (-1.2 percent); communications (-1.2 percent) and recreation and culture (-0.9 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged up 0.2 percent, rebounding from a 0.1 percent drop in July.
2021-09-02
Swiss Inflation Rate at Over 2-Year High
Switzerland's consumer price inflation rate picked up to 0.7 percent year-on-year in July 2021, the highest level since April 2019 and in line with market expectations, suggesting a continued recovery in domestic demand from the pandemic hit. Main upward pressure came from transport (5.0 percent vs 4.7 percent in June) and housing and utilities (1.4 percent, the same as in June). Meanwhile, cost rose at a softer pace for both restaurants and hotels (1.1 percent vs 1.6 percent) and miscellaneous goods and services (0.1 percent vs 0.2 percent), while prices continued to fall for health (-0.3 percent, the same as in June), food and non-alcoholic beverages (-2.0 percent vs -2.8 percent), and recreation and culture (-1.1 percent vs -0.9 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged down 0.1 percent in July, following a 0.1 percent gain in June.
2021-08-02
Swiss Inflation Rate Holds Steady at Near 2-Year High
Switzerland's consumer price inflation rate stood at 0.6 percent year-on-year in June 2021, unchanged from the previous month's near two-year high and slightly below market expectations of 0.7 percent, reflecting a low base year due to the pandemic and a recovery in domestic demand following the easing of restrictions. Main upward pressure came from housing and utilities (1.4 percent vs 1.3 percent in May), transport (4.7 percent vs 4.0 percent), and restaurants and hotels (1.6 percent, the same as in May). Meanwhile, miscellaneous goods and services cost rose at a softer pace (0.2 percent vs 0.4 percent), while prices continued to fall for health (-0.3 percent, the same as in May), food and non-alcoholic beverages (-2.8 percent vs -2.1 percent), and recreation and culture (-0.9 percent vs -1.1 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged up 0.1 percent in June, following a 0.3 percent gain in May.
2021-07-01
Swiss Inflation Rate Rises to Near 2-Year High
Switzerland's consumer price inflation rate picked up to 0.6 percent year-on-year in May 2021, the highest since June 2019, as the economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis gathered pace. Main upward pressure came from housing and utilities (1.3 percent vs 0.9 percent in April), transport (4.0 percent vs 2.8 percent), restaurants and hotels (1.6 percent vs 1.2 percent), and miscellaneous goods and services (0.4 percent vs 0.0 percent). On the other hand, cost continued to fall for health (-0.3 percent, the same as in April), food and non-alcoholic beverages (-2.1 percent vs -2.0 percent), and recreation and culture (-1.1 percent vs -0.8 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.3 percent in May, following a 0.2 percent gain in April.
2021-06-07

Switzerland Inflation Rate
In Switzerland, the most important categories in the consumer price index are: Housing and energy (27 percent of the total weight) and Healthcare (18 percent). Transport accounts for 10 percent; Food and non-alcoholic beverages for 12 percent; Restaurants and hotels for 7 percent; and Recreation and culture for 7 percent. The index also includes: Miscellaneous goods and services (6 percent); Household goods and services (4 percent); and Clothing and footwear (3 percent). Communication, Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco and Education account for the remaining 6 percent of total weight.