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

Portuguese consumer prices increased by 1.3 percent year-on-year in January 2017, following a 0.9 percent rise in December. It was the highest inflation rate since December 2012, mainly boosted by higher cost for food and transportation. On a monthly basis, consumer prices fell by 0.6 percent after showing no growth in December. Inflation Rate in Portugal averaged 8.81 percent from 1961 until 2017, 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)
2016-12-13 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 1.3% 0.9% 1.1%
2017-03-10 11:00 AM Feb 1.3% 1.27%
2017-04-12 10:00 AM Mar 1.28%
2017-05-11 10:00 AM Apr 1.39%




Portuguese Inflation Rate Rises To Nearly 4-Year High


Portuguese consumer prices increased by 1.3 percent year-on-year in January 2017, following a 0.9 percent rise in December. It was the highest inflation rate since December 2012, mainly boosted by higher cost for food and transportation.

Year-on-year, prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages went up by 1.3 percent, following a 0.6 percent gain in December; and cost of transportation climbed 5.4 percent, the biggest rise since December 2011, after growing by 1.9 percent. Additional upward pressure came from: Housing and utilities (0.5 percent from 0.6 percent in December); restaurants and hotels (1.6 percent from 1.9 percent); and recreation and culture (1.4 percent from 0.9 percent). By contrast, cost fell for: Miscellaneous goods and services (-0.1 percent from 0.4 percent in December); clothing and footwear (-0.7 percent from -0.9 percent) and health (-0.5 percent from -0.8 percent).

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

On a monthly basis, consumer prices fell by 0.6 percent after showing no growth in December.

The harmonized consumer price index increased by 1.3 percent year-on-year and decreased by 0.7 percent from the previous month.

INE | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
2/10/2017 11:29:01 AM



Portugal Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.30 0.90 53.90 -1.60 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.60 0.00 8.30 -5.60 percent [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 100.05 100.74 101.69 43.89 Index Points [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 100.89 101.49 101.96 1.09 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 100.66 102.04 102.47 4.95 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 0.51 0.52 31.27 -0.57 percent [+]
Producer Prices 100.10 98.70 107.60 92.20 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 3.00 1.40 7.70 -7.30 percent [+]
Cpi Transportation 96.63 95.72 101.63 3.31 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 1.33 0.62 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 February of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.30 0.90 53.90 -1.60 1961 - 2017 percent Monthly
2012=100



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