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

The Portuguese consumer price inflation rose to 0.7 percent year-on-year in March of 2018, matching the preliminary estimate and compared with 0.6 percent in the prior month. Prices advanced faster mainly for transport and restaurants & hotels. Additionally, cost rebounded for recreation and culture. Inflation Rate in Portugal averaged 8.66 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 March Inflation Rate Confirmed at 0.7%


The Portuguese consumer price inflation rose to 0.7 percent year-on-year in March of 2018, matching the preliminary estimate and compared with 0.6 percent in the prior month.

Year-on-year, inflation rate picked up for transport (1.9 percent vs 1.0 percent in February) and restaurants & hotels (2.5 percent vs 2.4 percent) while cost rebounded for recreation & culture (0.8 percent vs -0.1 percent). Additional upward pressure came from health (1.1 percent vs 1 percent) and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (1.2 percent vs 0.7 percent).

On the other hand, prices advanced at the same pace for miscellaneous goods & services (1 percent) while slowed for housing & utilities (1.4 percent vs 1.7 percent) and communication (0.5 percent vs 0.8 percent). Also, cost declined further for clothing and footwear (-4.4 percent vs -2.4 percent).

Annual core inflation rate, which excludes energy and unprocessed food products, increased to 0.8 percent in March from 0.6 percent in the previous month.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up by 1.9 percent in March, recovering from a 0.7 percent fall in February. The increase was led by a sharp rise in prices of clothing and footwear (25.1 percent vs -4.5 percent), especially women clothes.

The harmonized consumer price index increased by 0.8 percent year-on-year (0.7 percent in February) and inched up by 2.2 percent from the previous month (-0.6 percent in February).


INE | Luisa Carvalho |
4/11/2018 10:43:38 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-03-12 11:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Final 0.6% 1% 0.6% 0.6%
2018-03-29 08:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY Prel 0.7% 0.6% 0.5%
2018-04-11 10:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Final 0.7% 0.6% 0.7% 0.7%
2018-04-30 08:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY Prel 0.7% 0.50%
2018-05-11 10:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 0.7% 0.50%
2018-05-30 08:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY Prel 0.40%


Portugal Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 0.70 0.60 53.90 -1.60 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 1.90 -0.70 8.30 -5.60 percent [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 102.69 100.51 103.64 43.89 Index Points [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 103.12 101.23 103.39 1.09 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 103.54 101.08 103.85 4.95 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 0.80 0.58 31.27 -0.57 percent [+]
Producer Prices 101.40 102.20 107.50 92.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 0.80 1.50 7.80 -7.30 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 107.43 107.39 107.43 4.59 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 99.03 98.66 101.63 3.31 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 0.30 0.45 38.68 -6.33 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 1.80 1.60 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 April of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.70 0.60 53.90 -1.60 1961 - 2018 percent Monthly
2012=100




inflation rate by Country
Country Last
Australia 1.90 Dec/17
Brazil 2.68 Mar/18
Canada 2.20 Feb/18
China 2.10 Mar/18
Euro Area 1.30 Mar/18
France 1.60 Mar/18
Germany 1.60 Mar/18
India 4.28 Mar/18
Indonesia 3.40 Mar/18
Italy 0.80 Mar/18
Japan 1.50 Feb/18
Mexico 5.04 Mar/18
Netherlands 1.00 Mar/18
Russia 2.40 Mar/18
South Korea 1.30 Mar/18
Spain 1.20 Mar/18
Switzerland 0.80 Mar/18
Turkey 10.23 Mar/18
United Kingdom 2.50 Mar/18
United States 2.40 Mar/18


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