Based on the information available until the date of the present press release, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) annual rate is estimated to be 1.5% in September 2021, the same value as in August. The core inflation index, which excludes energy and unprocessed food products components, was 0.9% (same value as in the previous month). The annual rate of change of the index for energy products is estimated to be 10.4% (9.3% in August) and the estimated rate for unprocessed food is -0.3% (0.2% in the previous month).
The CPI monthly rate is estimated to be 0.9% (in August, the final value was -0.2% and 1.0% in September 2020), while the CPI 12-month average rate was estimated to be 0.6% (0.5% in the previous month).
The estimate of the Portuguese Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) annual rate of change was 1.3% (the same value as in the previous month).
The September CPI final results will be released on October 13th, 2021.