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

Consumer prices in Portugal increased 1.5 percent year-on-year in May of 2017, easing from a 2 percent rise in April. Inflation slowed mostly for transport and restaurants and hotels after rising in April due to the Easter holidays. Inflation Rate in Portugal averaged 8.77 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 Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
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 1.5% 2% 1.8%
2017-07-12 10:00 AM Jun 1.5% 1.2%
2017-08-10 10:00 AM Jul 1.35%
2017-09-12 10:00 AM Aug 1.30%




Portugal Inflation Rate Down To 1.5% In May


Consumer prices in Portugal increased 1.5 percent year-on-year in May of 2017, easing from a 2 percent rise in April. Inflation slowed mostly for transport and restaurants and hotels after rising in April due to the Easter holidays.

Year-on-year, prices rose at a slower pace for transport (1.1 percent from 4.6 percent in April); restaurants and hotels (4.9 percent from 5.7 percent); housing and fuels (0 percent from 0.2 percent); health (0.5 percent from 0.7 percent); recreation and culture (2.2 percent from 2.7 percent) and alcoholic beverages and tobacco (3 percent from 3.3 percent).

In contrast, prices rose faster for food and non-alcoholic beverages (2.1 percent from 2 percent); communication (3.3 percent from 3.1 percent) and miscellaneous goods and services (1.1 percent from 0.4 percent). Cost fell less for clothing and footwear (-1.8 percent from -2 percent) and accessories, household equipment and house maintenance (-0.2 percent from -0.5 percent).

Annual core inflation, which excludes energy and unprocessed food products, fell to 1.2 percent from 1.7 percent in the previous month. 

On a monthly basis, consumer prices went down 0.2 percent, following a 1 percent rise in April, mainly due to a 2.4 percent drop in transport cost. 

The harmonized consumer price index increased by 1.7 percent year-on-year and fell by 0.3 percent from the previous month.

INE | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
6/12/2017 10:50:06 AM



Portugal Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.50 2.00 53.90 -1.60 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.20 1.00 8.30 -5.60 percent [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 103.08 103.35 103.35 43.89 Index Points [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 103.15 103.39 103.39 1.09 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 103.62 103.85 103.85 4.95 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 1.20 1.71 31.27 -0.57 percent [+]
Producer Prices 100.30 100.50 107.50 92.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 4.10 4.80 7.80 -7.30 percent [+]
Cpi Housing Utilities 105.63 105.82 105.90 4.59 Index Points [+]
Cpi Transportation 97.00 99.38 101.63 3.31 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 2.10 1.97 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 June of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.50 2.00 53.90 -1.60 1961 - 2017 percent Monthly
2012=100



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