Switzerland Inflation Rate  1956-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The annual inflation rate in Switzerland rose to 1.1 percent in June of 2018 from 1 percent in the previous month and in line with market expectations. It was the highest consumer inflation rate since May of 2010, as prices increased faster for almost all major groups. Annual core inflation, which strips out volatile price components like food, beverages, tobacco, seasonal products, energy and fuel, edged up to 0.5 percent in June from 0.4 percent in May. On a monthly basis, consumer prices were flat, after rising 0.4 percent in the prior month. Inflation Rate in Switzerland averaged 2.41 percent from 1956 until 2018, 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 at Over 8-Year High


The annual inflation rate in Switzerland rose to 1.1 percent in June of 2018 from 1 percent in the previous month and in line with market expectations. It was the highest consumer inflation rate since May of 2010, as prices increased faster for almost all major groups.

Main upward pressure came from: housing and utilities (1.5 percent compared to 1.4 percent in May); transport (3.9 percent compared to 3.6 percent); food and non-alcoholic beverages (2.1 percent compared to 1.6 percent) and recreation and culture (2.6 percent compared to 2.5 percent). In addition, cost declined at a softer pace for health (-1.5 percent compared to -1.6 percent) and furnishings and household equipment (-0.5 percent compared to -1 percent). Meanwhile, inflation was steady for restaurants and hotels (0.2 percent, the same as in May) and miscellaneous goods and services (0.6 percent).

Annual core inflation, which strips out volatile price components like food, beverages, tobacco, seasonal products, energy and fuel, edged up to 0.5 percent in June from 0.4 percent in May.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices were flat, after rising 0.4 percent in the prior month. Rises in cost of international package holidays (3.8 percent); fruits and vegetables (18 percent) and fuel (1.6 percent) were offset by falls in prices for clothing and footwear (-2.5 percent) and air transport (-5.5 percent).


Swiss Federal Statistical Office | Gabriela Costa | gabriela.costa@tradingeconomics.com
7/5/2018 8:24:53 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-05-07 07:15 AM Inflation Rate YoY 0.8% 0.8% 0.9% 0.8%
2018-06-06 07:15 AM Inflation Rate YoY 1% 0.8% 0.9% 1%
2018-07-05 07:15 AM Inflation Rate YoY 1.1% 1% 1.1% 1%
2018-08-03 07:15 AM Inflation Rate YoY 1.1% 0.8%
2018-09-04 07:15 AM Inflation Rate YoY 0.8%
2018-10-05 07:15 AM Inflation Rate YoY 0.7%


Switzerland Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.10 1.00 11.92 -1.40 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.00 0.40 2.10 -1.05 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 102.06 102.10 102.10 20.60 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 101.02 101.11 102.68 94.88 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 0.50 0.40 1.90 -1.20 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 99.00 98.80 100.50 54.40 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 103.20 103.00 106.30 52.97 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 3.50 3.20 18.66 -6.80 percent [+]
Export Prices 99.90 99.90 112.10 97.80 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 107.67 106.34 137.40 74.64 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 2.10 1.60 6.81 -4.58 percent [+]
Inflation Expectations 0.74 0.62 1.28 -1.33 percent [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 101.11 101.15 102.40 96.50 Index Points [+]
Cpi Housing Utilities 103.18 103.19 103.19 49.97 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 104.90 105.13 113.89 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; restaurants and hotels for 9 percent; and recreation and culture 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 July of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.10 1.00 11.92 -1.40 1956 - 2018 percent Monthly




inflation rate by Country
Country Last
Australia 1.90 Mar/18
Brazil 4.39 Jun/18
Canada 2.50 Jun/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 Jun/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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