Based on the information made available until the date of the present flash estimate, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) annual rate was 1.4% in September 2018 (the final value in August was 1.2%). The estimated annual core inflation rate, which excludes energy and unprocessed food products components, was 0.9% (0.6% in the previous month). The annual rate of change of the index for energy products is estimated to have decreased from 7.4% in August to 7.0% in September.
The estimated CPI monthly rate was 1.1% (in August, the final value was -0.3% and 0.9% in September 2017), while the CPI 12-month average rate was estimated at 1.2% (the same value as in the previous month).
The estimate of the Portuguese Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) annual rate of change was 1.8% (the final value for August was 1.3%).
The September CPI final results will be released on October 11th, 2018.