FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - Consumer prices have increased 0.2% in December in Switzerland, while they went 2.0% up year-on-year, according to the latest inflation data by the Swiss statistics office.

December's increase has been somewhat higher than November's 1.8% year on year rise , and considerably higher than the 0.6% increase posted in December 06. Such sharp increase on prices was not seen in Switzerland since the 2.0% rise posted in October 1995. In 2007 the average rise on the yearly CPI has been 0.7%.