The most notable changes in the year were increases in education (+4.5 percent), alcoholic beverages and tobacco (+4.1 percent), restaurants and hotels (+2.8 percent) and miscellaneous goods and services (+2.5 percent). There were decreases in clothing and footwear (-2.6 percent), food and non-alcoholic beverages (-2.3 percent), furnishings, household equipment and routine household maintenance (-2.1 percent) and transport (-1.7 percent).
Consumer Prices decreased by 0.2 percent in the month. This compares to a decrease of 0.1 percent recorded in September of last year. The most significant monthly price changes were decreases in transport (-1.8 percent), restaurants and hotels (-0.4 percent), food and non-alcoholic beverages (-0.4 percent), recreation and culture (-0.4 percent) and furnishings, household equipment and routine household maintenance (-0.4 percent). There were increases in clothing and footwear (+3.2 percent), housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (+0.3 percent) and alcoholic beverages and tobacco (+0.3 percent).
Prices on average, as measured by the EU Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices increased by 0.5 percent compared with September 2013.