Year-on-year, prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages increased by 2 percent (+1.7 percent in August) and cost of furnishings and household equipment went up 1.2 percent (+1.1 percent in August). Additional upward pressure came from: Communication (+5.5 percent); alcoholic beverages and tobacco (+4.3 percent); restaurants and hotels (+1 percent); and miscellaneous goods and services (+1 percent). By contrast, prices of transportation (-1.1 percent); recreation and culture (-0.5 percent); housing and utilities (-0.2 percent) and clothing and footwear (-0.2 percent) declined.
The annual core inflation rate, which excludes energy and unprocessed food products, was recorded at 1.1 percent (+0.7 percent in the previous month).
On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.8 percent, after declining 0.3 percent last month. Cost of clothing and footwear rose while transport prices continued to fall.
The harmonized consumer price index increased by 0.9 percent year-on-year and by 0.7 percent compared to August.