The annual inflation rate in Italy increase to 1.6 percent in October of 2018 from 1.4 percent in the previous month, in line with a preliminary estimate. Prices advanced faster mainly for energy, both regulated and non-regulated energy products. Inflation Rate in Italy averaged 6.04 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 Confirmed at 1.6% in October


The annual inflation rate in Italy increase to 1.6 percent in October of 2018 from 1.4 percent in the previous month, in line with a preliminary estimate. Prices advanced faster mainly for energy, both regulated and non-regulated energy products.

Year-on-year, prices rose at a faster pace mainly for: housing & utilities (4.8 percent from 2.7 percent), amid higher prices of regulated energy (10.7 percent from 5.6 percent) and non-regulated energy (9.5 percent from 9.3 percent) and miscellaneous goods and services (2.6 percent from 2.4 percent). On the other hand, cost slowed for food and non-alcoholic beverages (0.7 percent from 1.5 percent); transport (3.9 percent from 4.1 percent); restaurant and hotels (1.2 percent from 1.3 percent); health (0.1 percent from 0.2 percent); clothing and footwear (0.2 percent from 0.3 percent); furniture and household equipment (0.1 percent from 0.2 percent) and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (3.2 percent from 3.4 percent).

Annual core inflation rate, which excludes energy and unprocessed food, was unchanged at 0.7 percent. Excluding only energy, the inflation eased to 0.8 percent from 0.9 percent in September. 

On a monthly basis, consumer prices showed no growth, after a 0.5 percent drop in the prior month.  

The harmonized index of consumer prices rose by 1.7 percent from the previous year (1.5 percent in September); and advanced by 0.2 percent month-over-month (1.7 percent in September).


Istat | Agna Gabriel | agna.gabriel@tradingeconomics.com
11/16/2018 11:32:08 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-10-16 09:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Final 1.4% 1.6% 1.5% 1.5%
2018-10-31 10:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Prel 1.6% 1.4% 1.7% 1.6%
2018-11-16 11:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Final 1.6% 1.4% 1.6% 1.6%
2018-11-30 10:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Prel 1.6% 1.6%
2018-12-14 10:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Final 1.6%


Italy Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.60 1.40 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.00 -0.50 3.50 -2.40 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 102.60 102.60 103.10 3.60 Index Points [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 103.70 103.50 103.70 67.50 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 101.80 102.20 102.90 69.10 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 0.70 0.70 3.06 0.20 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 109.02 108.25 109.02 63.97 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 105.00 104.60 106.60 61.70 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 4.70 4.40 9.20 -7.60 percent [+]
Export Prices 109.10 108.50 109.10 6.00 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 109.40 108.90 111.40 46.50 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 0.70 1.50 6.26 -1.18 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 105.20 102.70 105.20 56.90 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 105.60 106.30 108.90 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 November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.60 1.40 25.64 -0.60 1962 - 2018 percent Monthly
2010=100




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Argentina 45.50 Oct/18
Australia 1.90 Sep/18
Brazil 4.56 Oct/18
Canada 2.20 Sep/18
China 2.50 Oct/18
Euro Area 2.20 Oct/18
France 2.20 Oct/18
Germany 2.50 Oct/18
India 3.31 Oct/18
Indonesia 3.16 Oct/18
Italy 1.60 Oct/18
Japan 1.20 Sep/18
Mexico 4.90 Oct/18
Netherlands 2.10 Oct/18
Russia 3.50 Oct/18
Saudi Arabia 2.10 Sep/18
Singapore 0.70 Sep/18
South Africa 4.90 Sep/18
South Korea 2.00 Oct/18
Spain 2.30 Oct/18
Switzerland 1.10 Oct/18
Turkey 25.24 Oct/18
United Kingdom 2.40 Oct/18
United States 2.50 Oct/18


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