Inflation in Italy
Italy - Harmonized Inflation (end of period)
Inflation stable in March
According to provisional data released by the National Statistical Institute (ISTAT) on 29 March, consumer prices rose 0.3% month-on-month in March, following February’s 0.2% increase. The figure reflected higher prices for transport, communication, and alcoholic beverages and tobacco, which more than offset lower prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages, and recreation and culture. Meanwhile, inflation came in at 1.0% in March, matching February’s print.
Core consumer prices, which exclude more volatile categories such as unprocessed food and energy, rose 0.4% from the previous month in March, following February’s flat reading. Meanwhile, core inflation inched up from February’s 0.4% to 0.5%, while harmonized inflation was stable at February’s 1.1%.
Italy Inflation Forecast
Met the why particular 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 - Harmonized Inflation (eop) Data
|Inflation Rate (HICP, annual variation in %, eop)||0.7||-0.1||0.1||0.6||1.0|
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Italy Harmonized Inflation (eop) Chart
Source: National Statistical Institute (ISTAT) and Met the why particular calculations.
|Bond Yield||2.11||-0.11 %||Apr 12|
|Exchange Rate||1.13||0.65 %||Apr 12|
|Stock Market||21,858||-0.99 %||Apr 12|
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April 11, 2019
Industrial output rose 0.8% in February on a month-on-month, seasonally-adjusted basis, following January’s stronger 1.9% jump.
April 1, 2019
The IHS Markit manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) dipped to 47.4 in March from February’s 47.7, marking the worst reading in close to six years.
March 29, 2019
According to provisional data released by the National Statistical Institute (ISTAT) on 29 March, consumer prices rose 0.3% month-on-month in March, following February’s 0.2% increase.
March 27, 2019
The National Institute of Statistics’ (Istat) composite business confidence indicator (Clima di Fiducia delle Imprese Italiane, IESE)—which covers the manufacturing, construction, market services and retail sectors—rose to 99.2 points in March from February’s revised 98.2 points (previously reported: 98.3 points), which had marked the worst reading since February 2015. March’s reading was the result of improving sentiment in the construction and market services sectors, which more than offset weaker sentiment in the manufacturing sector.
March 27, 2019
The consumer confidence index released by the National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT) declined to 111.2 points in March from February’s 112.4 points, marking the worst result since August 2017. March’s deterioration was broad-based.