Compared with September 2015, prices of hotels, cafés and restaurants rose further by 1.1 percent, following a 0.2 percent growth the previous month. Additional upward pressure came from: food and non-alcoholic beverages (+0.8 percent from +1.8 percent in August); miscellaneous goods and services (+1.8 percent, the same as in August); and clothing and footwear (+0.8 percent from +0.7 percent).
Meanwhile, transport prices were unchanged after dropping by 1.9 percent the previous month; while cost of housing and utilities fell 2.8 percent, easing from a 4.4 decrease in August. Additional downward pressure came from: recreation and culture (-1.5 percent from +0.2 percent in August); and health (-0.2 percent from -0.1 percent).
Core inflation, which strips out volatile food and energy prices, was recorded at 0.8 percent compared to a reading of 0.9 percent a month earlier.
On a monthly basis, consumer prices were flat after rising by 0.1 percent in the previous month, as a rise in prices of clothing and footwear (+5.1 percent) was offset by falls in cost of food and non-alcoholic beverages (-0.9 percent).
The harmonized index was steady on the year but rose 0.7 percent on the month.