Year-on-year, prices rose faster for transport (3.99 percent compared to 3.08 percent in August) and personal expenses (4.73 percent compared to 4.25 percent) while the inflation slowed for housing (4.1 percent compared to 4.88 percent); health (6.77 percent compared to 6.78 percent); clothing (4.18 percent compared to 2.33 percent) and education (7 percent compared to 7.15 percent). Prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages fell faster (-2.14 percent compared -2.01 percent), marking a new record drop since at least 1990.
On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 0.16 percent, below 0.19 percent in August but above market expectations of 0.09 percent. Transport cost made the highest upward pressure as prices increased 0.79 percent, mainly due to gasoline (2.22 percent) and air fares (21.9 percent). On the other hand, prices fell 2.48 percent for electricity and 0.41 percent for food.