According to the flash estimate, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) annual rate was 0.7% in March 2018 (the final value in February was 0.6%). The estimated annual core inflation rate, which excludes energy and unprocessed food products components, was 0.8% (0.6% in the previous month).
The estimated CPI monthly rate was 1.9% (in February the final value was -0.7%), while the CPI 12-month average rate was 1.2% (1.3% in the previous month).
The Portuguese Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) annual rate of change was 0.8% (the final value for February was 0.7%).
The March CPI final results will be released on April 11th, 2018.