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

Consumer prices in Portugal increased 2 percent year-on-year in April of 2017, following a 1.4 percent rise in March and above market expectations of 1.2 percent. It is the highest inflation rate since October of 2012, boosted by cost of travels, stays in hotels and transport due to the Easter holidays that in 2017 fell in April while it occurred in March in 2016. Inflation Rate in Portugal averaged 8.78 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.

Portugal Inflation Rate
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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-03-10 11:00 AM Feb 1.6% 1.3% 1.6% 1.5%
2017-04-12 10:00 AM Mar 1.4% 1.6% 1.7%
2017-05-11 10:00 AM Apr 2% 1.4% 1.2% 1.4%
2017-06-12 10:00 AM May 2% 2.28%
2017-07-12 10:00 AM Jun 2.19%
2017-08-10 10:00 AM Jul 2.27%




Portugal Inflation Rate At 2012 High Of 2%


Consumer prices in Portugal increased 2 percent year-on-year in April of 2017, following a 1.4 percent rise in March and above market expectations of 1.2 percent. It is the highest inflation rate since October of 2012, boosted by cost of travels, stays in hotels and transport due to the Easter holidays that in 2017 fell in April while it occurred in March in 2016.

Year-on-year, biggest upward pressure came from prices of transport (4.58 percent from 3.09 percent in March); miscellaneous goods and services (0.41 percent from 0.28 percent); restaurants and hotels (5.7 percent from 2.02 percent) and recreation and culture (2.7 percent from 1 percent). In contrast, inflation eased for food and non-alcoholic beverages (1.97 percent from 2.68 percent) and housing and utilities (0.15 percent from 0.31 percent). 

Annual core inflation rate, which excludes energy and unprocessed food products components, jumped to 1.7 percent from 0.6 percent in each of the previous two months.  

On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 1 percent, following a 1.8 percent rise in March. 

The harmonized consumer price index increased by 2.4 percent year-on-year and by 1.5 percent from the previous month.

INE | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
5/11/2017 10:36:34 AM



Portugal Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 2.00 1.40 53.90 -1.60 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 1.00 1.80 8.30 -5.60 percent [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 103.35 101.86 103.35 43.89 Index Points [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 103.39 102.42 103.39 1.09 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 103.85 102.74 103.85 4.95 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 1.71 0.65 31.27 -0.57 percent [+]
Producer Prices 100.50 100.60 107.50 92.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 4.80 4.90 7.80 -7.30 percent [+]
Cpi Housing Utilities 105.82 105.90 105.90 4.59 Index Points [+]
Cpi Transportation 99.38 97.18 101.63 3.31 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 1.97 2.68 38.68 -6.33 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 1.30 1.30 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 May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.00 1.40 53.90 -1.60 1961 - 2017 percent Monthly
2012=100



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