Year-on-year, prices of transportation climbed 0.9 percent, the first rise since November 2015, following a 0.3 percent drop in September. Additional upward pressure came from: Food and non-alcoholic beverages (+0.5 percent from +1 percent the previous month); miscellaneous goods and services (+0.1 percent from +0.4 percent); housing and utilities (+0.2 percent from -0.1 percent); restaurants and hotels (+4.2 percent from +3.4 percent); and recreation and culture (+2.6 percent from +0.8 percent). In contrast, cost fell for clothing and footwear (-1.4 percent from -0.8 percent in September) and health (-0.6 percent, the same as in the previous month).
The annual core inflation rate, which excludes energy and unprocessed food products components, was recorded at 0.7 percent compared to 0.5 percent in the previous month.
On a monthly basis, consumer prices advanced 0.3 percent, following a 0.7 percent gain last month and above market consensus of 0.1 percent rise.
The harmonized consumer price index increased by 1.1 percent year-on-year and rose 0.2 percent from the previous month.