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

Portuguese consumer prices increased by 1.4 percent year-on-year in March 2017, easing from a 1.6 percent gain in the previous month, as cost for transport rose at a slower pace. Annual core inflation rate, which excludes energy and unprocessed food products components, stood at 0.6 percent, unchanged from the previous month. On a monthly basis, consumer prices jumped 1.8 percent, mainly due to higher prices for clothing and footwear. Inflation Rate in Portugal averaged 8.79 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)
2017-02-10 11:00 AM Jan 1.3% 0.9% 1.1%
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 1.4% 1.39%
2017-06-12 10:00 AM May 1.49%
2017-07-12 10:00 AM Jun 1.46%




Portuguese Inflation Rate Slows To 1.4% In March


Portuguese consumer prices increased by 1.4 percent year-on-year in March 2017, easing from a 1.6 percent gain in the previous month, as cost for transport rose at a slower pace.

Year-on-year, cost of transportation rose by 3.1 percent, slowing from a 5.9 percent gain in the previous month, reflecting mainly the deceleration of fuel prices. Additional upward pressure came from: Food and non-alcoholic beverages (2.7 percent from 2.4 percent in February); miscellaneous goods and services (0.3 percent from 0.4 percent); housing and utilities (0.3 percent from 0.1 percent); restaurants and hotels (2 percent from 1.9 percent); and recreation and culture (1 percent from 0.8 percent). By contrast, cost fell for: Clothing and footwear (-1.7 percent from -1.8 percent in February); health (-0.3 percent, the same as in February) and furnishings, household equipment and routine maintenance of the house (-0.8 percent from -0.2 percent).

Annual core inflation rate, which excludes energy and unprocessed food products components, stood at 0.6 percent, unchanged from the previous month.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices jumped 1.8 percent, mainly due to higher prices for clothing and footwear.

The harmonized consumer price index increased by 1.4 percent year-on-year and by 2 percent from the previous month.

INE | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
4/12/2017 10:23:43 AM



Portugal Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.40 1.60 53.90 -1.60 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 1.80 -0.20 8.30 -5.60 percent [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 101.86 99.85 101.86 43.89 Index Points [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 102.42 100.65 102.42 1.09 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 102.74 100.49 102.74 4.95 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 0.65 0.61 31.27 -0.57 percent [+]
Producer Prices 99.80 100.00 107.50 92.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 4.00 4.10 7.80 -7.30 percent [+]
Cpi Transportation 97.18 97.66 101.63 3.31 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 2.68 2.37 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 April of 2017.

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



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