Portugal Inflation Rate  1961-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The annual inflation rate in Portugal edged up to 1.4 percent in September 2018 from a 3-month low of 1.2 percent in the previous month and matching the preliminary estimate. The biggest upward pressures came from prices of transport and restaurants & hotels. Inflation Rate in Portugal averaged 8.59 percent from 1961 until 2018, 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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Portugal Inflation Rate Confirmed at 1.4% in September


The annual inflation rate in Portugal edged up to 1.4 percent in September 2018 from a 3-month low of 1.2 percent in the previous month and matching the preliminary estimate. The biggest upward pressures came from prices of transport and restaurants & hotels.

Year-on-year, prices advanced faster for transport (4.62 percent vs 4.00 percent in August); restaurants & hotels (3.30 percent vs 1.11 percent); miscellaneous goods & services (0.57 percent 0.48 percent) and housing & utilities (2.66 percent vs 2.65 percent), of which rents (2.3 percent vs 2.2 percent). 

On the other hand, cost slowed for food & non-alcoholic beverages (0.84 percent vs 0.90 percent); recreation & culture (0.35 percent vs 0.49 percent); health (1.19 percent vs 1.22 percent) and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (2.15 percent vs 2.40 percent). Additionally, prices declined further for clothing & footwear (-3.60 percent vs -2.46 percent) and furniture & household equipment (-0.35 percent vs -0.31 percent).

Annual core inflation, which excludes energy and unprocessed food products components rose to 0.9 percent, in line with the preliminary figure, from 0.6 percent in the preceding month. 

On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 1.1 percent as initially estimated, following a 0.3 percent fall in August, as cost rebounded for both clothing & footwear (18.81 percent vs -5.59 percent) and restaurants & hotels (2.51 percent vs -1.84 percent).

The harmonized consumer price index increased by 1.8 percent year-on-year (1.3 percent in August) and rose by 1.5 percent month-over-month, rebounding from a 0.7 percent drop in the prior month.


INE | Gabriela Costa | gabriela.costa@tradingeconomics.com
10/11/2018 11:28:50 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-09-12 10:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Final 1.2% 1.6% 1.2% 1.2%
2018-09-28 08:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY Prel 1.4% 1.2% 1.5%
2018-10-11 10:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Final 1.4% 1.2% 1.4% 1.4%
2018-10-31 09:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY Prel 1.4% 1.5%
2018-11-13 11:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Final 1.4% 1.5%
2018-11-30 09:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY Prel 1.6%


Portugal Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.40 1.20 53.90 -1.60 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 1.10 -0.30 8.30 -5.60 percent [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 105.03 103.46 105.03 43.89 Index Points [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 104.46 103.30 104.46 1.09 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 104.40 102.98 104.40 4.95 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 0.87 0.61 31.27 -0.57 percent [+]
Producer Prices 104.80 104.44 107.50 92.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 4.70 4.70 7.80 -7.30 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 108.39 108.19 108.39 4.59 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 102.09 102.95 102.95 3.31 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 0.84 0.90 38.68 -6.33 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 1.00 1.30 4.50 -1.10 percent [+]


Portugal Inflation Rate

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 October of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.40 1.20 53.90 -1.60 1961 - 2018 percent Monthly
2012=100




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Argentina 40.50 Sep/18
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Germany 2.30 Sep/18
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Switzerland 1.00 Sep/18
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United States 2.30 Sep/18


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