Switzerland Inflation October 2022

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Switzerland: Inflation declines to lowest level since May in October

November 3, 2022

Inflation fell to 3.0% in October, from September’s 3.3%. October's figure represented the lowest inflation rate since May and was less than a third of the corresponding figure for the Euro area. The October reading was primarily due to much softer transport price inflation amid lower international energy prices, which more than offset faster food price inflation.

Annual average inflation rose to 2.6% in October (September: 2.5%).

Finally, consumer prices increased 0.05% over the previous month in October, contrasting September's 0.18% drop.

Inflation will remain very mild in the broader European context going forward, thanks to the country’s limited reliance on fossil fuels for electricity generation, ingrained low inflation expectations, the franc’s appreciation this year against the euro, and mild wage growth.

FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists expect consumer prices to rise 2.2% on average in 2023, which is up 0.1 percentage points from last month’s forecast. For 2024, panelists pencil in average inflation of 1.2%.


Author:, Economist

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Switzerland Inflation October 2022

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


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