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Swiss Consumer Price Index in April 2019: +0.7 percent YoY, +0.2 percent MoM

03.05.2019 – The consumer price index (CPI) increased by 0.2% in April 2019 compared with the previous month, reaching 102.4 points (December 2015 = 100). Inflation was 0.7% compared with the same month of the previous year. These are the results of the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

The 0.2% increase compared with the previous month can be explained by several factors including rising prices for fuel and for air transport. In contrast, prices for hotel accommodation, glasses and contact lenses decreased.

Switzerland Consumer Price Index (CPI) YoY, April 2019

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Switzerland Consumer Price Index (CPI) YoY, April 2019

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German text:

Die Konsumentenpreise sind im April um 0,2% gestiegen

03.05.2019 – Der Landesindex der Konsumentenpreise (LIK) stieg im April 2019 im Vergleich zum Vormonat um 0,2% und erreichte den Stand von 102,4 Punkten (Dezember 2015 = 100). Gegenüber dem entsprechenden Vorjahresmonat betrug die Teuerung 0,7%. Dies geht aus den Zahlen des Bundesamtes für Statistik (BFS) hervor.

Der Anstieg um 0,2% im Vergleich zum Vormonat ist auf verschiedene Faktoren zurückzuführen, unter anderem auf die höheren Preise für Treibstoffe und Luftverkehr. Die Preise für Hotelübernachtungen, Brillen und Kontaktlinsen sind hingegen gesunken.

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