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

Consumer prices in Portugal increased by 0.8 percent year-on-year in January of 2016 following a 0.4 percent growth in December, mainly due to higher prices of food and clothing. On a monthly basis, consumer prices dropped 1 percent. Inflation Rate in Portugal averaged 8.96 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.

Portugal Inflation Rate
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.80 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 February of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-12-11 11:05 AM Nov 0.6% 0.6% 0.5%
2016-01-13 11:00 AM Dec 0.4% 0.6% 0.5%
2016-02-10 11:00 AM Jan 0.8% 0.4% 0.2%
2016-03-10 11:00 AM Feb 0.8% 0.96%
2016-04-13 10:00 AM Mar 0.88%
2016-05-13 10:00 AM Apr 0.95%

Portuguese Inflation Rate Up to 0.8% in January


Consumer prices in Portugal increased by 0.8 percent year-on-year in January of 2016 following a 0.4 percent growth in December, mainly due to higher prices of food and clothing.

Year-on-year, cost of food and non-alcoholic beverages rose by 0.2 percent after showing no growth in the previous month and prices of clothing and footwear went up by 0.2 percent compared to a 2.3 percent drop in December.

Additional upward pressure came from: Communication (+5.3 percent); alcoholic beverages and tobacco (+4.4 percent); miscellaneous goods and services (+1.6 percent); recreation and culture (+1 percent); education (+0.9 percent); furnishing and household equipment (+0.8 percent); restaurants and hotels (+0.6 percent). By contrast, cost of housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels dropped slightly by 0.1 percent while prices of transportation and health showed no growth.

The annual core inflation rate, which excludes energy and unprocessed food products components, was rose to 1 percent compared to 0.5 percent in December. 

On a monthly basis, consumer prices dropped 1 percent, after falling 0.3 percent last month, as prices of clothing and footwear declined sharply by 16.7 percent.

The harmonized consumer price index increased by 0.7 percent year-on-year compared to a 0.3 percent growth in the previous month.

INE | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
2/10/2016 11:56:37 AM

Portugal Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 0.80 0.40 53.90 -1.60 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -1.00 -0.30 8.30 -5.60 percent [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 98.78 99.86 100.93 43.89 Index Points [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 99.56 100.60 101.34 1.09 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 100.15 101.52 101.72 4.95 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 0.52 0.97 31.27 -0.57 percent [+]
Producer Prices 102.00 103.20 111.00 97.60 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change -2.61 -3.30 7.80 -4.20 Percent [+]
Food Inflation 0.21 0.00 38.68 -6.33 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 2.20 1.80 4.50 -1.10 percent [+]




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