The most notable changes in the year were increases in alcoholic beverages and tobacco (+4.8 percent) and education (+4.8 percent). There were decreases in communications (-4.5 percent), clothing and footwear (-4.1 percent), furnishings, household equipment and routine household maintenance (-3.9 percent) and transport (-2.7 percent).
The annual rate of inflation for services was 2.0 percent in the year to September, while goods decreased by 1.9 percent. Services, excluding mortgage interest repayments, increased by 2.6 percent in the year since September 2012.
Consumer prices in September, as measured by the CPI, decreased by 0.1 percent month on month. A decrease of 0.1 percent was also recorded in September of last year.