The coming year will be characterized by the general price increase that consumers will pay for the services they use every day, with the inflation in November to 9.9%🇧🇷
Electricity will increase for those in the regulated market, but also for some customers who have moved to the liberalized market, under pressure from the prices of natural gas used to produce electricity.
Bee toll also register increases, as do rents, although limited by the government, taking into account the impact of inflation on these prices.
The known price updates for 2023:
the price of electricity on the regulated market increases by 1.6% in January 2023, compared to December, with an increase of 3.3% over this year’s average, values higher than those proposed in Octoberannounced ERSE – Regulatory body for energy services.
According to data published by ERSE, with this increase, average monthly invoice, from January 2023for a childless couple (power 3.45 kVA, consumption 1,900 kWh/year) increases by 0.54 eurosand for one couple with two children (capacity 6.9 kVA, consumption 5,000 kWh/year) increases by 1.41 euros🇧🇷
In the liberalized market, the EDP Comercial has announced that it will be up about 3% on averagethe value of the electricity bill of residential customers, as of 1 January, reflecting the volatility of energy purchase costs.
In turn the Endesa expects to maintain the global value of customers’ electricity bills in 2023the company warned in a note to customers.
THE Iberdrola reported that customers’ electricity bills will fall by an average of 15% in 2023, pointing out that this reduction “applies to energy components and access costs”. “Of course taxes, fees and other values determined by the state” are excluded, Iberdrola added in a statement.
THE Galp will reduce electricity bills by about 11% on average, as of early 2023, has sent an official source to Lusa. So, according to the same source, “for an average consumption of a typical family with two children, the most common in Galp’s customer portfolio, this update will translate into an average decrease of 3.5 euros to 6 euros” per month.
THE natural gas bill will risefrom January, about 3% for the most representative customers of the regulated market, after a deviation in the expected purchase prices, ERSE announced.
In a statement, the entity says it has “updated the price of the energy tariff on the regulated market by an additional two euros per MWh as of January 1, 2023”.
So the average monthly invoicefrom January 2023, for one childless couple (1st consumption level, consumption 1,610 kWh/year) increases by 0.33 euros and for one couple with two children (2nd consumption level, consumption 3,407 kWh/year) increases by 0.70 euros🇧🇷
For its part, Galp indicated that for its customers “the natural gas bill will remain unchanged in the first three months of 2022”.
the rendas can only go upfrom January, up to 2%after the The government has published a law to that effectin Diário da República, in October, as part of measures to mitigate the effects of price increases.
Under the terms of Law No. 19/2022, “during the calendar year 2023, the annual rent update coefficient for the different types of leases provided for in Article 24 of Law No. 6/2006 of February 27”, with the coefficient in force in the different types of urban and rural leases, being 1.02, “without prejudice to any different term between the parties”.
Yet the rent review coefficient set for 2023 (1.02) is the highest of the last nine years🇧🇷 In 2022 a coefficient of 1.0043 was applied and in 2021 of 0.9997.
Bee toll increases by 4.9% As of January, the Minister of Infrastructure announced that he would arrive at a “balanced” solution, given the solution that was possible.
“It was clear to us that an increase of 9.5% and 10.5% was unbearable, but there are also contracts and responsibilities and we tried to find a balanced solution that would allow a smaller increase,” said Minister Pedro Nuno Santos.
For example, from January 1, 2023, tolls will increase by 4.9% in the amount borne by users. Above this amount, the government official specified, “2.8% will be the responsibility of the state and the rest, up to 9.5% or 10.5%, will be borne by the concessionaires”.
This solution comes from a “sharing of responsibilities” and prevents the price of tolls from the concession contracts from increasing by 9.5% and 10.5% in 2023, due to the current context of high inflation.
Authority for Mobility and Transport (AMT) announced in October that the planned transport rate update was 6.11%bearing in mind that it has as its maximum value the average percentage change of the consumer price index, except for housing, in the 12 months between October 2021 and September 2022, or 0 when this percentage is negative.
However, he stressed in a note published on his ‘site’, for 2023, “in the current macroeconomic context, taking into account the rate of inflation, the resolution of the Council of Ministers n.º 74-A/2022, of 6 September , and without prejudice to the respective compensations to be granted by the competent transport authorities”, the “no increase in ‘public transport cards'” and “maintaining, during that year, the rate for CP tickets applicable in 2022” referring to regular services, i.e. the 6.11% fare increase, can only be applied “on tickets and occasional fares”.
So the Navegante fare passes and occasional Carris Metropolitana tickets in 2023 will keep the prices used this year🇧🇷
all the occasional tickets of the Andante intermodal tariff, of the Porto Metropolitan Area (AMP), will undergo an average increase of 1% As of January, Transportes Intermodals do Porto (TIP) has progressed. YOU monthly subscriptions are not increased🇧🇷
THE Alice Portugalowner of Meo, will update prices from Februarygiven that customers who have a standing vote only and retirees with a retirement plan are excluded from this increase, the executive president told Lusa.
The position of the other operators is not yet known.
O bread price is expected to rise again in 2023because of the increase in the cost of raw materials and energy, but also affected by the update of the national minimum wage, ACIP told Lusa.
“Much will depend on the variation in the prices of raw materials and energy, but it is very likely to increase, also due to the impact of the increase in the minimum wage,” predicted the direction of the Association of Trade and Bakery Industry (ACIP). ), in response to the Portuguese.
According to the association, only part of the increases are reflected in the price paid by consumers, the rest being borne by producers who have in turn seen a fall in profit margins.