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Inflation at close to three-year low in September

Consumer prices fell a revised 0.6% month-on-month in September (previously reported: -0.5% month-on-month), contrasting August’s 0.4% increase, according to revised data released by the National Statistical Institute (ISTAT) on 16 October. The figure mainly reflected lower prices for services related to transport, influenced by seasonal factors. Meanwhile, inflation dipped to 0.3% (previously reported: 0.4%) from August’s 0.4%, marking the lowest reading since November 2016.

Core consumer prices, which exclude more volatile categories such as unprocessed food and energy, dropped 0.6% from the previous month in September, swinging from August’s 0.5% increase. Meanwhile, core inflation inched up from August’s 0.5% to 0.6%, while harmonized inflation fell to 0.2% from August’s 0.5%.

FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists expect inflation of 1.5% in 2019, which is unchanged from last month’s projection. For 2020, panelists expect inflation to average 1.7%.

Italy - Inflation Data

2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  
Inflation Rate (CPI, annual variation in %)1.2  0.3  0.0  -0.1  1.2  

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Italy Inflation
Note: Annual variation of consumer price index (CPI) in %.
Source: National Statistical Institute (ISTAT) and FocusEconomics calculations.

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