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

Consumer prices in Portugal increased by 0.7 percent year-on-year in August 2016, following a 0.6 percent growth in the previous month. It was the highest inflation rate since January this year, as prices rose further for restaurants and hotels, housing and food. On a monthly basis, consumer prices went down 0.2 percent after dropping by 0.7 percent in July. Inflation Rate in Portugal averaged 8.87 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
0.70 0.60 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 September of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-07-12 10:00 AM Jun 0.5% 0.3% 0.4%
2016-08-10 10:00 AM Jul 0.6% 0.5% 0.8% 0.5%
2016-09-12 10:00 AM Aug 0.7% 0.6% 0.7%
2016-10-12 10:00 AM Sep 0.7% 0.7%
2016-11-11 11:00 AM Oct 0.6%
2016-12-12 11:00 AM Nov 0.4%

Portuguese Inflation Rate Rises to 7-Month High


Consumer prices in Portugal increased by 0.7 percent year-on-year in August 2016, following a 0.6 percent growth in the previous month. It was the highest inflation rate since January this year, as prices rose further for restaurants and hotels, housing and food.

Year-on-year, prices of restaurants and hotels rose by 3.3 percent accelerating from a 2.6 percent growth in July; and cost of housing and utilities grew 0.3 percent, compared to a 0.1 percent rise in the previous month; and prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages went up 1.8 percent, the biggest gain since September last year. Additional upward pressure came from: Miscellaneous goods and services (+0.4 percent); and clothing and footwear (+0.8 percent). In contrast, cost fell for transportation (-1.3 percent) and recreation and culture (-0.3 percent).

The annual core inflation rate, which excludes energy and unprocessed food products components, was recorded at 0.6 percent compared to 0.8 percent in the previous month.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices fell 0.2 percent, following a 0.7 percent drop last month. While cost of clothing and footwear declined 6.5 percent, prices of restaurants and hotels climbed 1.5 percent.

The harmonized consumer price index increased by 0.8 percent year-on-year and was unchanged from the previous month.

INE | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
9/12/2016 11:14:54 AM

Portugal Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 0.70 0.60 53.90 -1.60 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.20 -0.70 8.30 -5.60 percent [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 100.83 100.87 101.50 43.89 Index Points [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 100.91 101.14 101.81 1.09 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 101.07 101.43 102.39 4.95 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 0.64 0.79 31.27 -0.57 percent [+]
Producer Prices 102.00 102.40 111.00 97.60 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change -3.00 -3.40 7.80 -7.30 percent [+]
Cpi Transportation 97.30 97.31 101.63 3.31 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 1.82 1.65 38.68 -6.33 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 1.70 2.40 4.50 -1.10 percent [+]




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