Italiano
Prezzi al consumo (provvisori)

Consumer prices (provisional data)

In December 2016, according to provisional estimates, the Italian consumer price index for the whole nation (NIC) increased by 0.4% on monthly basis and by 0.5 with respect to December 2015 (up from +0.1% registered in November 2016).

In 2016, the average annual rate of change of consumer prices, measured by NIC, was negative (-0.1%, from +0.1% in 2015; the previous negative annual rate of change, equal to -0.4%, was in 1959), whereas, excluding energy and unprocessed food, core inflation was +0.5% (down from +0.7% in 2015).

The significant increase, in December, of the annual rate of change of All items index was mainly due to the speed-up of the annual growth of prices of Services related to transport (+2.6%, from +0.9% in November), of Non-regulated energy products (+2.4%, +0.3% in November) and of Unprocessed food (+1.8%, from +0.2% in November).

Excluding energy and unprocessed food, core inflation in December was +0.6% (up from +0.4% registered in the previous month); excluding only energy, the inflation was +0.7% (0.3 percentage points higher than that of November 2016).

The increase, with respect to November 2016, of All items index was essentially due to the monthly increase of prices of Services related to transport (+1.9%), Non-regulated energy products (+1.1%), Unprocessed food (+1.0%) and Services related to recreation, including repair and personal care (+0.5%).

The annual rate of change of prices of Goods was +0.1% (from -0.4 observed in the previous month; the first positive rate of change after negative thirty-four) and the annual rate of change of prices of Services was +0.9% (up from +0.5% in November 2016). As a consequence, the inflationary gap between Services and Goods decreased by 0.1 percentage points with respect to November 2016.

Prices of Grocery and unprocessed food increased by 0.4% on monthly basis and rose by 0.6% on annual basis (up from -0.1% in November 2016).

In December 2016, according to preliminary estimates, the Italian harmonized index of consumer prices (HICP) increased by 0.4% with respect to the previous month and by 0.5% with respect to December 2015 (from +0.1% in November 2016).

The average annual inflation rate for 2016, measured by Italian HICP, was equal to -0.1% (from +0.1 in 2015).

tags:
consumer prices, consumptions, CPI, HICP, inflation, price, statistics flash
theme:
Prices
document typology:
Press release
Reference period
December 2016
Date of publication
4 January 2017
Next release
16 January 2017
Full text
(pdf 488 KB)
Contacts

Maria Assunta Scelsi
ph. +39 06 4673.2795
scelsi@istat.it

Federico Polidoro
ph. +39 06 4673.2307
polidoro@istat.it

Media relations office
ph. +39 06 4673.2243-4
contact centre
ufficiostampa@istat.it

User support centre
ph. +39 06 4673.3102-3
contact centre

Yes No