Among food prices, the highest increases came from fresh fruits (+16.7 percent in September from +21.2 percent in August) and egg (+12.9 percent from +18.7 percent). Prices were lower for pork (- 2.9 percent from -3.1 percent) and fresh vegetables (-9.4 percent from -6.9 percent ).
For non-food categories, lower prices were seen for clothing (+2.4 percent from +2.6 percent), health care and personal products (+1.2 percent from +1.4 percent), housing (+1.6 percent from +1.9 percent) and transport and communication (-0.3 percent from +0.2 percent). Prices were stable for household equipment (+1.1 percent) and entertainment and culture ( +1.9 percent).
The government has set inflation target for 2014 at around 3.5 percent.
Month-over-month, consumer prices accelerated to 0.5 percent compared to a 0.2 percent increase in the preceding month.
In September of 2014, producer prices index -- a gauge of factory-gate prices-- fell 1.8 annually, worsening from 1.2 percent drop in August