Based on the information made available until the date of the present flash estimate, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) annual rate was -0.1% in September 2019 (the same value as in August). The core inflation index, which excludes energy and unprocessed food products components, was 0.2% (the same value as in the previous month). The annual rate of change of the index for energy products is estimated to have decreased to 3.9% (in August, the final value was -3.5%).
The estimated CPI monthly rate was 1.1% (in August, the final value was -0.1% and 1.1% in September 2018), while the CPI 12-month average rate was estimated at 0.5% (0.6% in the previous month).
The estimate of the Portuguese Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) annual rate of change was -0.3% (-0.1% in August).
The September CPI final results will be released on October 10th, 2019.