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 August 2021, same value as in July. The core inflation index, which excludes energy and unprocessed food products components, was 0.9% (0.1 percentage points higher than in the previous month). The annual rate of change of the index for energy products is estimated to be 9.4% (8.7% in July) and the estimated rate for unprocessed food is 0.2% (0.5% in the previous month).
The CPI monthly rate is estimated to be -0.2% (in July 2021 and in August 2020 the final value was -0.3%), while the CPI 12-month average rate was estimated to be 0.5% (0.4% in the previous month).
The estimate of the Portuguese Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) annual rate of change was 1.3% (1.1% in the previous month).
The August CPI final results will be released on September 10th, 2021.