The estimated underlying rate of inflation (excluding unprocessed food and energy products) was 0.8%, up from 0.7% in March, the INE said. The rate for energy products was 1.0% in April, down from 1.3% in March.

In terms of the month-on-month increase in the CPI, this had been 1.8% in March.

Portugal’s harmonised consumer price index – for use in comparisons with other European Union countries – is estimated to have been 0.9% higher in April than a year earlier (after a year-on-year increase of 0.8% in March).

The final CPI figures for April are to due out on 13 May.