Switzerland: Inflation holds steady in December
Consumer prices dropped 0.10% from the previous month in December, contrasting the 0.04% rise recorded in November. December’s result marked the sharpest fall in prices since November 2020. The decline was broad-based, with lower price pressures recorded for housing and energy, healthcare, and transportation.
Inflation was stable at 1.5% in December. While high by recent Swiss standards, the reading was still very mild in the broader European context, and in line with the Central Bank’s target of keeping inflation below 2%. Meanwhile, the trend pointed up mildly, with annual average inflation coming in at 0.6% in December (November: 0.4%).