Year-on-year, cost increased for: food (+0.50 percent), fresh food (+3.50 percent), tobacco (+0.1 percent), actual rentals and services for dwellings (+0.9 percent), medical services (+0.3 percent), communication (+3.3 percent) and other services (+1.0 percent). In contrast, cost was flat for clothing and footwear (0 percent) and declined for medical products (-2.7 percent), other manufactured products (-0.3 percent), petroleum products (-1.4 percent) and transport (-0.6 percent).
On a monthly basis, consumer prices fell 0.2 percent, afte gaining 0.3 percent in the preceding month and in line with estimates. Prices were lower for: food (-0.5 percent), fresh food (-2.5 percent), other food (-0.2 percent), transport (-6.7 percent), and other services (-1.3 percent). In contrast, cost rose for clothing footwear (+7.9 percent), other manufactured products (+0.2 percent), petroleum products (+1.4 percent), and communication (+0.8 percent). Prices remained unchanged for tobacco, medical products, and actual rental and services for dwellings.
In September, core inflation indicator (ISJ) rose 0.20 percent on the month, following a flat reading in August. Compared to the same month a year earlier, it rose 0.7 percent, following a 0.4 percent rise in the preceding month.
The Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) fell 0.2 percent month-on-month, after a 0.3 percent rise in the previous month. Year-on-year, it rose 0.5 percent, compared to 0.4 percent in the prior month.