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 Harmonized index of consumer prices (HICP, Base - 2015)
Characteristic Description
Name Harmonized index of consumer prices (HICP, Base - 2015) by Individual consumption by purpose; Monthly
Regularity Monthly
Source Statistics Portugal, Consumer price index
First available period January 1995
Last available period May 2018
  • Data reference period (Month)
  • Geographic localization
  • Individual consumption by purpose
  • CONSUMER PRICE:  Amount paid by households when acquiring individual goods and services based on monetary transactions. This amount corresponds to the value actually paid at the moment of acquisition and includes all indirect taxes minus subsidies on products, reductions and discounts, applied to consumers in general, and excludes interest and other costs associated with credit purchase.
  • REFERENCE PERIOD:  The length of time for which data are collected, e.g. a specific day, month or year.
Definition The Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices is the most appropriate inflation indicator for comparisons among the different European Union countries. Its development arises from the need, expressed in the Treaty on European Union as regards convergence criteria, to measure inflation on a comparable basis in all Member States.
Measure unit (symbol) No applicable (-)
Power of 10  0
Last update date 12/06/2018

information presented in 22/6/2018