Year-on-year, cost increased for: food (+0.9 percent), fresh food (+7.4 percent), tobacco (+0.3 percent), tobacco (+0.3 percent), actual rentals and services for dwellings (+0.9 percent), medical services (+0.5 percent), transport and communication services (+0.8 percent) and other services (+1.6 percent). In contrast, prices declined for: petroleum products (-14.3 percent), medical products (-3.7 percent), clothing and footwear (-0.9 percent) and other manufactured products (-0.1 percent). Prices of food excluding fresh food remained stable from the previos month.
On a monthly basis, the consumer price index dropped 0.4 percent in September following a 0.3 percent increase in August. Price decreases were reported for: food excluding fresh products (-0.1 percent), petroleum products (-2.2 percent), transport and communication services (-4.6 percent) and other services (-1.8 percent). In contrast, cost increased for: food (+0.5 percent), fresh food (+4.4 percent), clothing and footwear (+7.7 percent) and other manufactured products (+0.3 percent). Cost remained unchanged for medical products and actual rental services for dwellings.
In September, the core inflation indicator (ISJ) dropped by 0.2 percent month-on-month, following a 0.1 percent rise in August. Compared to the same month last year, it rose by 0.6 percent, remaining stable from a month earlier.
The Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) fell 0.4 percent in September over a month, after a 0.4 percent increase in the previous month. Year-on-year, it rose 0.1 percent, the same pace as in a August.