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TABLE-Swiss CPI falls 1.0 pct yr/yr in March
April 5, 2012 / 7:19 AM / 6 years ago

TABLE-Swiss CPI falls 1.0 pct yr/yr in March

ZURICH, April 5 (Reuters) - Swiss consumer prices fell 1.0
p ercent in March from a year ago and were 0.6 percent higher
compared with the previous month, the Federal Statistics Office
said on Thu rsday.	
    	
 CONSUMER PRICE INDEX                                
                              March 2012  Feb 2012   March 2011
                                                     
 Pct change m/m               0.6           0.3       0.6
 Pct change y/y               -1.0         -0.9       1.0
 Index (DEC 2010 = 100)       99.7          99.1      100.7
                                                     
 Core infl. 1* y/y pct        -1.2          0.2        0.6
 Core infl. 2* y/y pct        -1.6          0.2        0.8
 	
    *Core inflation 1 strips out volatile price components like
food, beverages, tobacco, seasonal products, energy and fuel;
core inflation 2 also strips out administered prices.	
    	
    For more details of the Federal Statistics Office statement
in German, Reuters 3000 Xtra users can click on:	
    
www.bfs.admin.ch/bfs/portal/de/index/news/medienmitteilungen.htm	
    	
  FORECASTS IN REUTERS POLL:         	
 Y/Y         
 Median      -1.1
 High        -0.7
 Low         -1.3
                                	
 M/M         
 Median      0.4
 High        0.5
 Low         0.0
       	
    BACKGROUND	
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    For recent Swiss National Bank comments

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