Official Portal - Statistics Portugal

CPI annual rate of change increased to 2.3%
Consumer price index
CPI annual rate of change increased to 2.3% - March 2024
10 April 2024


The Consumer Price Index (CPI) annual rate was 2.3% in March 2024 (2.1% in February). The annual core inflation rate, which excludes energy and unprocessed food products was 2.5% (2.1% in the previous month). The annual rate of change for energy products increased to 4.8% (4.3% in February) and the index for unprocessed food was -0.5% (0.8% in the previous month), partially due to the base effect related to the monthly increase of 1.5% recorded in March 2023.

The CPI monthly rate was 2.0% (nil in the previous month and 1.7% in March 2023), while the CPI 12-month average rate was 2.9% (3.3% in February). 

In March 2024, the Portuguese Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) annual rate was 2.6% (2.3% in the previous month). This rate is 0.2 percentage points (p.p.) above the rate estimated by Eurostat for the Euro area (in February, the Portuguese rate was 0.3 p.p. below the figure for the Euro area). Excluding energy and unprocessed food products, the Portuguese HICP was 2.8% in March (2.4% in February), below the corresponding rate for the Euro area (estimated at 3.1%).

Press release
Download the document PDF (507 Kb)
Excel Excel (343 Kb)
CSV CSV (15 Kb)