According to the flash estimate, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) annual rate was 0.6% in February 2018 (the final value in January was 1.0%). The estimated annual core inflation rate, which excludes energy and unprocessed food products components, was 0.6% (0.9% in the previous month).
The estimated CPI monthly rate was -0.7% (in January the final value was -1.0%), while the CPI 12-month average rate was 1.3% (the same value as in the previous month).
The Portuguese Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) annual rate of change was 0.7% (the final value for January was 1.1%).
The February CPI final results will be released on March 12th, 2018.