Year-on-year, prices of services are expected to increase 1.3 percent, the same pace as in September, as cost of rents is expected to go up 1.4 percent. Also, prices of goods are expected to rise by 0.4 percent, compared to a 0.1 percent fall in the previous month, as cost of energy fell 1.4 percent (from -3.6 percent in September) while food prices remained unchanged (from +0.4 percent).
On a monthly basis, consumer prices are expected to gain 0.2 percent, following a 0.1 percent growth in September.
The harmonised index of consumer prices is expected to increase by 0.7 percent from the previous year. Compared with September 2016, it is expected to rise 0.2 percent.