Year-on-year, prices increased for: food (0.7 percent from 0.8 percent in the prior month, namely fresh food: 3.4 percent and other food: 0.3 percent), energy (9.3 percent from 9.9 percent) and services (1.0 percent from 1.1). In contrast, prices fell for manufactured products (-0.7 percent from -0.1).
On a monthly basis, consumer prices are expected to increase 0.1 percent, after a 0.6 percent rise in the previous month.
The Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) rose 0.1 percent on the month, following a 0.7 percent increase in a month earlier . Year-on-year, it rose 1.4 percent, the same as in the previous two months.