Year-on-year, consumer prices advanced faster for food & non-alcoholic beverages (1.2 percent from a flat reading in August), namely fruits and vegetables and transport (3.4 percent vs 3.3 percent), particularly fuel. Additional upward pressure came from: recreation & culture (1.8 percent vs 0.7 percent); clothing & footwear (0.6 percent vs 0.5 percent) and health (0.8 percent vs 0.7 percent).
Meantime, cost rose at the same pace for hotels, cafes & restaurants (2.3 percent); alcoholic beverages & tobacco (1.7 percent) and communications (0.7 percent) while slowed for housing & utilities (2.9 percent vs 3.3 percent); miscellaneous goods & services (0.5 percent vs 0.6 percent) and education (0.8 percent vs 1 percent).
Annual core inflation, which strips out volatile food and energy prices, was 1.2 percent, remaining at the same level as in August.
On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged up 0.2 percent, the same pace as in the previous month.
The EU-harmonised index rose 1.8 percent compared to a year earlier in September, following a 2 percent increase in August and lower than a preliminary estimate of 1.9 percent. Compared to the previous month, the index went up 0.6 percent, higher than 0.2 percent in August and matching the preliminary estimate.