Portugal Inflation Rate  1961-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Consumer prices in Portugal increased 0.4 percent year-on-year in March of 2016, the same as in the previous month. The monthly rate accelerated to 1.9 percent, the highest figure in 26 years. Inflation Rate in Portugal averaged 8.93 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. Inflation Rate in Portugal is reported by the Statistics Portugal.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.40 0.40 53.90 -1.60 1961 - 2016 percent Monthly
2012=100
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 May of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-02-10 11:00 AM Jan 0.8% 0.4% 0.2%
2016-03-10 11:00 AM Feb 0.4% 0.8% 0.5%
2016-04-12 10:00 AM Mar 0.4% 0.4% 0.6%
2016-05-11 10:00 AM Apr 0.4% 0.5%
2016-06-10 10:00 AM May 0.52%
2016-07-11 10:00 AM Jun 0.48%

Portugal Inflation Rate Steady at 0.4% in March


Consumer prices in Portugal increased 0.4 percent year-on-year in March of 2016, the same as in the previous month. The monthly rate accelerated to 1.9 percent, the highest figure in 26 years.

Year-on-year, biggest downward pressure came from prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages (-0.7 percent from -0.6 percent in February) and transport (-1.4 percent from -1.3 percent). Cost of miscellaneous goods and services increased at a slower rate (0.9 percent from 1.1 percent in February), housing and utilities grew at the same pace (0.6 percent) while cost otf restaurant and hotels (1.8 percent from 0.2 percent) and alcoholic beverages and tobacco (4.4 percent from 4 percent) increased more.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices surged 1.9 percent, the first rise in five months and the highest figure since February of 1990. A 27.6 percent jump in cost of clothing and footwear was the main contributor to the increase while cost of recreation and culture made the highest downward pressure (prices fell 0.6 percent).

The core index which excludes food and energy accelerated to 1 percent from 0.9 percent in February. The monthly rate increased 2.2 percent. 

The harmonized consumer price index increased by 0.5 percent year-on-year and 2.2 percent on the month.

Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
4/12/2016 11:36:08 AM

Portugal Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 0.40 0.40 53.90 -1.60 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 1.90 -0.40 8.30 -5.60 percent [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 100.48 98.31 100.93 43.89 Index Points [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 101.03 99.11 101.34 1.09 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 102.07 99.89 102.07 4.95 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 0.98 0.94 31.27 -0.57 percent [+]
Producer Prices 101.60 101.80 111.00 97.60 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change -3.80 -2.90 7.80 -4.20 percent [+]
Cpi Transportation 94.27 92.22 101.63 3.31 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation -0.70 -0.62 38.68 -6.33 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 2.60 2.10 4.50 -1.10 percent [+]




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