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

Consumer prices in Portugal increased by 0.9 percent year-on-year in October 2016, accelerating from a 0.6 percent growth in September and in line with market expectations. It was the highest inflation rate since September last year, as transport prices rose for the first time in eleven months. On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose by 0.3 percent, following a jump of 0.7 percent in September and above market consensus of 0.1 percent gain. Inflation Rate in Portugal averaged 8.85 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.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-09-12 10:00 AM Aug 0.7% 0.6% 0.7%
2016-10-12 10:00 AM Sep 0.6% 0.7% 0.8% 0.7%
2016-11-10 11:00 AM Oct 0.9% 0.6% 0.9% 0.7%
2016-12-13 11:00 AM Nov 0.9% 0.8%
2017-01-13 11:00 AM Dec
2017-02-10 11:00 AM Jan




Portugal Inflation Rate Hits 1-Year High in October


Consumer prices in Portugal increased by 0.9 percent year-on-year in October 2016, accelerating from a 0.6 percent growth in September and in line with market expectations. It was the highest inflation rate since September last year, as transport prices rose for the first time in eleven months.

Year-on-year, prices of transportation climbed 0.9 percent, the first rise since November 2015, following a 0.3 percent drop in September. Additional upward pressure came from: Food and non-alcoholic beverages (+0.5 percent from +1 percent the previous month); miscellaneous goods and services (+0.1 percent from +0.4 percent); housing and utilities (+0.2 percent from -0.1 percent); restaurants and hotels (+4.2 percent from +3.4 percent); and recreation and culture (+2.6 percent from +0.8 percent). In contrast, cost fell for clothing and footwear (-1.4 percent from -0.8 percent in September) and health (-0.6 percent, the same as in the previous month).

The annual core inflation rate, which excludes energy and unprocessed food products components, was recorded at 0.7 percent compared to 0.5 percent in the previous month.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices advanced 0.3 percent, following a 0.7 percent gain last month and above market consensus of 0.1 percent rise.

The harmonized consumer price index increased by 1.1 percent year-on-year and rose 0.2 percent from the previous month.

INE | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
11/10/2016 11:28:09 AM



Portugal Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 0.90 0.60 53.90 -1.60 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.30 0.70 8.30 -5.60 percent [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 101.74 101.49 101.74 43.89 Index Points [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 101.96 101.61 101.96 1.09 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 102.47 102.16 102.47 4.95 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 0.74 0.54 31.27 -0.57 percent [+]
Producer Prices 98.10 97.60 107.60 92.20 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change -0.90 -1.90 7.70 -7.30 percent [+]
Cpi Transportation 95.11 95.10 101.63 3.31 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 0.45 0.99 38.68 -6.33 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 1.70 2.40 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 December of 2016.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.90 0.60 53.90 -1.60 1961 - 2016 percent Monthly
2012=100



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