Switzerland Consumer Price Index (CPI) y/y

Country:
Switzerland
CHF, Swiss frank
Sector:
Prices
Low 1.0% 1.1%
1.2%
Last release Importance Actual Forecast
Previous
0.9%
1.0%
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Switzerland's Consumer Price Index (CPI) y/y demonstrates changes in prices for 700 main consumer goods and services, in the specified month compared to the same month of the previous year. The value indicates price changes from the consumer perspective. The index shows how much consumers have to increase or decrease their spending in order to maintain the same volume of consumption.

The CPI reflects not an absolute, but a relative change in consumer inflation compared to the base year. Current base year is 2015 with the index value set to 100. Thus, if the current index value is 110 points, this means that prices have risen by 10% since 2015. The consumer basket is revised on a regular basis to take account of changes in product ranges.

The calculation covers every segment of private consumption such as food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, clothing, rents, routine household maintenance, health care, telecommunication services, leisure, etc. The following are not regarded as consumption: direct taxes, social security contributions including the compulsory health insurance, as well as expenditure on investments and savings.

The index is calculated based on a sample of some 80, 000 prices collected monthly from sales outlets. The survey coverage includes about 2,700 different sales outlets throughout Switzerland, ranging from small shops to large retail chains and malls.

The Consumer Price Index is the main indicator of consumer inflation in the country. In turn, the inflation is the key factor affecting the SNB's interest rate decision. Therefore, the CPI growth usually leads to an increase in Swiss franc quotes.

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The chart of the entire available history of the "Switzerland Consumer Price Index (CPI) y/y" macroeconomic indicator. The dashed line shows the forecast values ​​of the economic indicator for the specified dates.

A significant deviation of a real value from a forecast one may cause a short-term strengthening or weakening of a national currency in the Forex market. The threshold values ​​of the indicators signaling the approach of the critical state of the national (local) economy occupy a special place.

Date (GMT)
Reference
Actual
Forecast
Previous
Sep 2018
1.0%
1.1%
1.2%
Aug 2018
1.2%
1.0%
1.2%
Jul 2018
1.2%
1.2%
1.1%
Jun 2018
1.1%
1.0%
1.0%
May 2018
1.0%
0.8%
0.8%
Apr 2018
0.8%
0.8%
0.8%
Mar 2018
0.8%
0.6%
0.7%
Feb 2018
0.7%
0.7%
0.7%
Jan 2018
0.7%
0.8%
0.8%
Dec 2017
0.8%
0.8%
0.8%
Nov 2017
0.8%
0.8%
0.7%
Oct 2017
0.7%
0.7%
Sep 2017
0.7%
0.5%
Aug 2017
0.5%
0.3%
Jul 2017
0.3%
0.2%
Jun 2017
0.2%
0.5%
May 2017
0.5%
0.4%
Apr 2017
0.4%
0.6%
Mar 2017
0.6%
0.6%
Feb 2017
0.6%
0.3%
Jan 2017
0.3%
0.0%
Dec 2016
0.0%
-0.3%
Nov 2016
-0.3%
-0.2%
Oct 2016
-0.2%
-0.2%
Sep 2016
-0.2%
-0.1%
Aug 2016
-0.1%
-0.2%
Jul 2016
-0.2%
-0.4%
Jun 2016
-0.4%
-0.4%
May 2016
-0.4%
-0.4%
Apr 2016
-0.4%
-0.9%
Mar 2016
-0.9%
-0.8%
Feb 2016
-0.8%
-1.3%
Jan 2016
-1.3%
-1.3%
Dec 2015
-1.3%
-1.4%
Nov 2015
-1.4%
-1.4%
Oct 2015
-1.4%
-1.4%
Sep 2015
-1.4%
-1.4%
Aug 2015
-1.4%
-1.3%
Jul 2015
-1.3%
-1.0%
Jun 2015
-1.0%
-1.2%
May 2015
-1.2%
-1.1%
Apr 2015
-1.1%
-0.9%
Mar 2015
-0.9%
-0.8%
Feb 2015
-0.8%
-0.5%
Jan 2015
-0.5%
-0.3%
Dec 2014
-0.3%
-0.1%
Nov 2014
-0.1%
0.0%
Oct 2014
0.0%
-0.1%
Sep 2014
-0.1%
0.1%
Aug 2014
0.1%
0.0%

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