Consumer prices in Switzerland fell 0.8 percent year-on-year in December of 2020, more than market forecasts of a 0.7 percent drop. It is the 11th consecutive month of deflation, bringing average annual inflation in 2020 to -0.7 percent compared to 0.4 percent in 2019. During the year, prices decreased mainly for international package holidays, petroleum products and air transport. On a monthly basis, consumer prices were down 0.1 percent, compared to forecasts of a flat reading, and weighed down by several factors including falling prices for international package holidays. Medicines also recorded a price decrease, as did fruiting vegetables. In contrast, prices for heating oil and air transport increased. source: Swiss Federal Statistical Office
Inflation Rate in Switzerland averaged 2.32 percent from 1956 until 2020, 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 February of 2021.
Inflation Rate in Switzerland is expected to be -0.20 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in Switzerland to stand at 0.20 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Switzerland Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 0.50 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.