Portugal's central bank on Thursday raised its 2022 economic growth forecast to 6.7% from a previously projected 6.3%, citing a stronger recovery of the crucial tourism industry and higher private consumption.

The bank also raised its forecast for EU-harmonised inflation up to 7.8% from the 5.9% it had forecast in June. (Reporting by Sergio Goncalves and Inti Landauro Editing by David Goodman )