Portugal Inflation Rate  1961-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Portuguese consumer prices went up by 0.9 percent year-on-year in December 2016, accelerating from a 0.6 percent rise in November but missing market expectations of a 1.4 percent gain. The increase was mainly boosted by a 10.7 percent rise in petrol prices while cost of clothing continued to fall. The average annual inflation figure was 0.6 percent in 2016 compared with 0.5 percent in 2015. Inflation Rate in Portugal averaged 8.82 percent from 1961 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 53.90 percent in May of 1977 and a record low of -1.60 percent in June of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-11-10 11:00 AM Oct 0.9% 0.6% 0.9% 0.7%
2016-12-13 11:00 AM Nov 0.6% 0.9% 1%
2017-01-11 11:00 AM Dec 0.9% 0.6% 1.4% 0.8%
2017-02-10 11:00 AM Jan 0.9% 0.52%
2017-03-10 11:00 AM Feb 0.48%
2017-04-12 10:00 AM Mar 0.42%




Portuguese Inflation Rate Rises To 0.9% YoY In December


Portuguese consumer prices went up by 0.9 percent year-on-year in December 2016, accelerating from a 0.6 percent rise in November but missing market expectations of a 1.4 percent gain. The increase was mainly boosted by a 10.7 percent rise in petrol prices while cost of clothing continued to fall.

Year-on-year, prices of transportation climbed 1.9 percent, the biggest rise since October 2012, mainly boosted by a 10.7 percent increase in petrol prices. Additional upward pressure came from: Food and non-alcoholic beverages (+0.6 percent from +0.5 percent in November); miscellaneous goods and services (+0.4 percent from a flat reading); housing and utilities (+0.6 percent from +0.3 percent); restaurants and hotels (+1.9 percent from +1.8 percent); and recreation and culture (+0.9 percent from +1.2 percent). By contrast, cost fell for clothing and footwear (-0.9 percent from -1.4 percent in November) and health (-0.8 percent from -0.6 percent).

The annual core inflation rate, which excludes energy and unprocessed food products components, was recorded at 0.5 percent compared to 0.4 percent in the previous month.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices were unchanged, following a 0.5 percent drop last month and below market consensus of a 0.5 percent rise.

The harmonized consumer price index increased by 0.9 percent year-on-year and was flat from the previous month.

The average annual inflation figure was 0.6 percent in 2016 compared with 0.5 percent in 2015.

INE | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
1/11/2017 11:29:26 AM



Portugal Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 0.90 0.60 53.90 -1.60 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.00 -0.50 8.30 -5.60 percent [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 100.74 100.71 101.69 43.89 Index Points [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 101.49 101.45 101.96 1.09 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 102.04 102.14 102.47 4.95 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 0.52 0.45 31.27 -0.57 percent [+]
Producer Prices 99.00 98.00 107.60 92.20 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 1.70 0.00 7.70 -7.30 percent [+]
Cpi Transportation 95.72 94.46 101.63 3.31 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 0.62 0.49 38.68 -6.33 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 1.30 1.70 4.50 -1.10 percent [+]



Portugal Inflation Rate Notes

In Portugal, the inflation rate measures a broad rise or fall in prices that consumers pay for a standard basket of goods. The most important categories in the Portuguese consumer price index are Food and non-alcoholic beverages (20.8 percent of the total weight), Transport (14 percent), Miscellaneous Goods and Services (10.4 percent) and Housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (10.3 percent). Restaurants and Hotels account for 8.6 percent, Recreation and Culture for 7.2 percent and Clothing and Footwear for 6.9 percent. The index also includes: Health (6.3 percent) and Furnishings, household equipment and routine maintenance of the house (6.2 percent). Alcoholic beverages and tobacco, Communication and Education account for the remaining 9.4 percent. This page provides - Portugal Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Portugal Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.90 0.60 53.90 -1.60 1961 - 2016 percent Monthly
2012=100



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