Year-on-year, cost of miscellaneous goods and services went up 6.6 percent (from +5.9 percent in June). Additional upward pressure came from: Education (+3.8 percent, the same as in the previous month); restaurants and hotels (+2.8 percent from +2.9 percent in June) and health (+1.9 percent from +2 percent in June). By contrast, cost of transport fell at a slower 3 percent (from -4 percent in June). The biggest decreases were recorded for: furnishings, household equipment and routine household maintenance (-3.6 percent, the same as in the previous month); communications (-1.5 percent from -1.2 percent in June); and housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (-1.2 percent from +0.3 percent in June).
On a monthly basis, consumer prices fell 0.2 percent after rising by 0.7 percent in the previous month. The most significant monthly price changes were decreases in clothing and footwear (-6.1 percent) and housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (-1.4 percent). Meanwhile, there were increases in transport (+1.4 percent) and restaurants and hotels (+0.5 percent).
The harmonized index increased by 0.1 percent compared to a year earlier and fell 0.3 percent in the month.