Portuguese Inflation Rate Falls for Third Month in November

Portugal’s inflation rate fell for a third month in November as the country’s recession sapped household demand.

Consumer prices, using a harmonized European Union measure, climbed 1.9 percent from a year earlier, less than the 2.1 percent increase in October, the Lisbon-based National Statistics Institute said today in an e-mailed statement. Prices fell 0.4 percent from October.

Using the statistics institute’s own methods, consumer prices in Portugal rose 1.9 percent in November from a year earlier and dropped 0.3 percent from October.

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