Switzerland Inflation January 2016


Switzerland: Consumer prices drop again in January

February 11, 2016

In January, consumer prices decreased 0.4% over the previous month, which matched the previous month’s reading, thus remaining at a five-month low. January’s result came mainly on the back of lower prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages.

In annual terms, consumer prices fell 1.3% in December, which also matched January’s decrease. Inflation is still well below the Central Bank’s target of 2.0%.

The Central Bank expects consumer prices to record an annual drop of 0.55% in 2016. Panelists polled by FocusEconomics expect consumer prices to fall 1.1% in 2016, which is unchanged from last month’s forecast. For 2017, panelists expect inflation of 0.2%.

Author:, Senior Economist

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Switzerland Inflation January 2016

Note: Month-on-month changes and annual variation of consumer price index (CPI) in %.
Source: Swiss Federal Statistics Office (BFS).

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