The CPI annual rate was 0.9% in September 2015, 0.2 percentage points (p.p.) higher than in the previous month. The annual core inflation rate, which excludes energy and unprocessed food products components, was 1.1% (0.7% in August). It should be highlighted the increase in the annual rate of change of Clothing and footwear, which moved from -2.6% in August to -0.2% in September.
The CPI monthly rate was 0.8% (-0.3% in the previous month and 0.6% in September 2014), while the CPI 12-month average rate was 0.3% (0.2% in the previous month).
In September 2015, the Portuguese Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) annual rate of change was
0.9% (0.7% in the previous month), 1.0 p.p. above the rate estimated by Eurostat for the Euro area (in August this difference was 0.6 p.p.).