Year-on-year, prices of services are expected to grow 1.3 percent, the same pace as in August, as cost of rents is expected to go up 1.3 percent. In contrast, prices of goods are expected to drop slightly by 0.1 percent, compared to a 0.6 percent fall in the previous month, as cost of energy fell 3.6 percent (from -5.9 percent in August) while food prices rose 0.4 percent (from +0.9 percent).
On a monthly basis, consumer prices are expected to gain 0.1 percent, following a flat reading in August.
The harmonised index of consumer prices is expected to increase by 0.5 percent from the previous year. Compared with August 2016, it is expected to remain unchanged.