Year-on-year, food prices dropped 1.8 percent, following the 1.2 percent decline in the previous month. Transport cost declined 1.4 percent, after contracting 0.9 percent in September. Prices of miscellaneous goods and services decreased 0.3 percent, followed by cost of communication (-0.1 percent). In contrast, housing prices showed again the highest annual increase (3.1 percent, from 3.2 percent a month earlier), followed by cost of clothing and footwear (2.9 percent).
From September to October, the index for food and non-alcoholic beverages, transport, recreation and culture and clothing and footwear decreased 2 percent, 0.5 percent, 0.6 percent and 0.1 percent respectively. The index for housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels went up by 0.2 percent and cost of furnishings, household equipment and routine maintenance, health and miscellaneous goods and services increased 0.3 percent.
Core inflation rate, which excludes agricultural products and oils was unchanged from the preceding month and rose 1.6 percent from October of 2012.