Inflation in Ireland
Harmonized consumer price inflation averaged 1.2% in the ten years to 2022. The 2022 average figure was 8.1%. For more inflation information, visit our dedicated page.
Ireland Inflation Chart
Ireland Inflation Data
|Inflation (HICP, ann. var. %, aop)||0.7||0.9||-0.5||2.4||8.1|
|Inflation (HICP, ann. var. %, eop)||0.8||1.1||-1.0||5.7||8.2|
|Inflation (Core, ann. var. %, aop)||0.5||0.9||-0.4||2.3||7.8|
|Inflation (WPI, ann. var. %, aop)||-2.4||-1.0||-8.7||-5.2||5.1|
Harmonized inflation drops to lowest level since August 2021 in October
Harmonized inflation came in at 3.6% in October, which was down from September’s 5.0%. October's result represented the lowest inflation rate since August 2021. Looking at the details of the release, prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages grew at a slower rate in October, although prices for transportation roseat a stronger rate. Meanwhile, housing and utilities prices increased at a softer pace. In addition, the trend pointed down, with annual average harmonized inflation coming in at 6.1% in October (September: 6.6%). Meanwhile, consumer price inflation fell to 5.1% in October, from the previous month's 6.4%. Lastly, harmonized consumer prices rose 0.17% in October over the previous month, following September's 0.08% increase.
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