Year-on-year, prices went up at a slower pace: food (0.4 percent from 0.7 percent in the prior month, namely fresh food: -0.3 percent and other food: 0.5 percent) and energy (5.4 percent from 9.3 percent). Cost of services went up 1.0 percent from, unchanged from the previous month. In contrast, prices fell for manufactured products (-0.7 percent from -0.7).
On a monthly basis, consumer prices are expected to increase 0.1 percent, the same as in the previous month.
The Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) rose 0.1 percent on the month, following a 0.1 percent increase in a month earlier . Year-on-year, it rose 0.9 percent, slower than a 1.4 percent gain in the prior three months.