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Italy : CPI  
Released On 9/28/2018 5:00:00 AM For Sep, 2018
PriorConsensusActual
Month over Month0.4 %-0.2 %-0.4 %
Year over Year1.6 %1.7 %1.5 %

Highlights
Consumer prices provisionally decreased 0.4 percent on the month in September. This put the annual inflation rate at 1.5 percent, down from a final 1.6 percent in August.

The flash HICP was up a largely seasonal 1.8 percent versus August for a 1.6 percent yearly rate, unchanged from the previous month.

The dip in headline CPI inflation was due to softer rates in unprocessed food (2.4 percent after 3.1 percent), transport (2.5 percent after 2.8 percent) and unregulated energy (9.3 percent after 9.5 percent). Excluding energy and unprocessed food, the rate was steady at 0.8 percent.

Today's update suggests that underlying inflation is still trending sideways and at a low enough level to pose a problem for ECB policy. There is nothing new here although this could change should the new government successfully deliver on its fiscal expansion plans.

Definition
The consumer price index (CPI) is a measure of the average price level of a fixed basket of goods and services purchased by consumers. Monthly and annual changes in the CPI provide widely used measures of inflation. A provisional estimate, with limited detail, is released about two weeks before the final data are reported.  Why Investors Care
 
 

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