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

The annual inflation rate in Italy rose to 1.6 percent in August of 2018 from 1.5 percent in July, matching the preliminary estimate and below market expectations of 1.7 percent. Still, it was the highest inflation rate since April 2017, mainly due to rising prices of transport. Inflation Rate in Italy averaged 6.06 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 Inflation Rate Revised Down to 1.6% in August


The annual inflation rate in Italy rose to 1.6 percent in August of 2018 from 1.5 percent in July, matching the preliminary estimate and below market expectations of 1.7 percent. Still, it was the highest inflation rate since April 2017, mainly due to rising prices of transport.

Year-on-year, inflation picked up for transport (4.2 percent vs 4.0 percent in July), namely services related to transport (2.8 percent vs 1.7 percent); housing & utilities (2.8 percent vs 2.6 percent); recreation & culture (0.3 percent vs 0.2 percent) and furniture & household equipment (0.3 percent vs 0.2 percent).

On the other hand, prices increased less for food & non-alcoholic beverages (2.2 percent vs 2.4 percent), led by a slowdown in cost of unprocessed food (3.1 percent vs 3.6 percent); restaurants & hotels (1.1 percent vs 1.2 percent) and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (3.4 percent vs 3.8 percent).

Annual core inflation rate, which excludes energy and unprocessed food rose to 0.8 percent from 0.7 percent in the previous month. Excluding only energy, the inflation inched up to 1.1 percent from 0.9 percent in July.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.4 percent, in line with the preliminary estimate, and compared to a 0.3 percent increase in the prior month.

The harmonised index of consumer prices increased by 1.6 percent from the previous year (1.9 percent in July), and decreased by 0.2 percent from the previous month (-1.4 percent in July).


Istat | Luisa Carvalho | luisa.carvalho@tradingeconomics.com
9/14/2018 8:55:47 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-13 08:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Final 1.5% 1.3% 1.4% 1.5%
2018-08-31 09:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Prel 1.7% 1.5% 1.4% 1.4%
2018-09-14 08:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Final 1.6% 1.6% 1.7% 1.7%
2018-09-28 09:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Prel 1.6% 1.7% 1.5%
2018-10-16 09:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Final
2018-10-31 10:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Prel 1.6%


Italy Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.60 1.50 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.40 0.30 3.50 -2.40 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 103.10 102.70 103.10 3.60 Index Points [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 101.80 102.00 103.40 67.50 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 102.90 102.40 102.90 69.10 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 0.80 0.70 3.06 0.20 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 109.02 108.25 109.02 63.97 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 103.10 102.80 106.60 61.70 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 3.20 2.90 9.20 -7.60 percent [+]
Export Prices 107.80 107.50 107.80 6.00 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 107.10 105.50 111.40 46.50 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 2.20 2.40 6.26 -1.18 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 102.70 102.50 102.70 56.90 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 108.90 106.30 108.90 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 September of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.60 1.50 25.64 -0.60 1962 - 2018 percent Monthly
2010=100




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France 2.30 Aug/18
Germany 2.00 Aug/18
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Spain 2.20 Aug/18
Switzerland 1.20 Aug/18
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United Kingdom 2.50 Jul/18
United States 2.70 Aug/18


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