Switzerland Inflation April 2019


Switzerland: Inflation remains anemic in April

May 2, 2019

Consumer prices rose 0.2% over the prior month in April, down from the 0.5% rise logged in March. The largest price increases were recorded in the categories: clothing and footwear; household goods and housekeeping; and transport. On the other hand, lower costs of healthcare, and restaurants and hotels partially offset the rise.

Inflation was stable at March’s 0.7% in April, while annual average inflation was steady at 0.9% for the fifth consecutive month.

Against this backdrop, panelists polled by FocusEconomics expect inflation to remain relatively muted over the medium-term and see inflation averaging 0.6% in 2019, which is down 0.1 percentage points from last month’s forecast, and averaging 0.8% in 2020.

Author:, Economist

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Switzerland Inflation April 2019

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

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