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

Consumer prices in Portugal rose 0.6 percent year-on-year in July of 2016, following 0.5 percent increase in the previous month and below market expectations of 0.8 percent. The largest upward pressure came from food and restaurants and hotels while transport and health prices continued to decline. On a monthly basis, prices dropped 0.7 percent. Inflation Rate in Portugal averaged 8.90 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
0.60 0.50 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 August of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-06-09 10:00 AM May 0.3% 0.5% 0.6%
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%
2016-09-09 10:00 AM Aug 0.6% 0.7%
2016-10-12 10:00 AM Sep 0.7%
2016-11-11 11:00 AM Oct 0.6%

Portugal Inflation Rises to 0.6% in July


Consumer prices in Portugal went up 0.6 percent year-on-year in July of 2016, following 0.5 percent increase in the previous month and below market expectations of 0.8 percent. The largest upward pressure came from food and restaurants and hotels while transport and health prices continued to decline. On a monthly basis, prices dropped 0.7 percent.

Year-on-year, prices increased for food and non-alcoholic beverages (+1.65 percent from 1.01 percent in June); restaurants and hotels (+2.62 percent from +2.61 percent in June) and clothing and footwear (+1.32 percent from -0.86 percent in June). In contrast, prices grew at a slower pace for housing and utilities (+0.12 percent from +0.69 percent in June); furnishing (+0.35 percent from +0.69 percent in June); communication (+1.66 percent from +1.75 percent in June); alcoholic beverages and tobacco (+1.77 percent from +1.89 percent in June) and transport prices declined at a faster 2.1 percent (-1.49 percent in June).

Annual core inflation which excludes prices of food and energy rose to 0.8 percent from 0.7 percent in June. 

On a monthly basis, consumer prices fell 0.7 percent, compared to 0.1 percent rise in June and reaching the lowest in six months. Cost of clothing and footwear was the main driver of the slowdown, falling by 12.24 percent while transport prices recorded the highest upward pressure (+1.36 percent).

INE | Yekaterina Guchshina | yekaterina@tradingeconomics.com
8/10/2016 11:21:05 AM

Portugal Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 0.60 0.50 53.90 -1.60 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.70 0.10 8.30 -5.60 percent [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 100.87 101.50 101.50 43.89 Index Points [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 101.14 101.81 101.81 1.09 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 101.43 102.17 102.39 4.95 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 0.79 0.70 31.27 -0.57 percent [+]
Producer Prices 102.50 103.00 111.00 97.60 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change -3.40 -3.20 7.80 -7.30 percent [+]
Cpi Transportation 97.31 96.01 101.63 3.31 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 1.65 1.00 38.68 -6.33 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 2.40 2.60 4.50 -1.10 percent [+]




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