Year-on-year, transport prices rose by 0.4 percent (-0.9 percent in October), following six months of consecutive declines; and cost of recreation and culture grew for the first time in more than two years by 0.8 percent. However, the increase was partially offset by a slowdown in prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages (+0.4 percent from +1.3 percent in October) and in prices of restaurants and hotels (+0.5 percent from +1 percent in October).
Additional upward pressure came from: Communication (+4.7 percent); alcoholic beverages and tobacco (+4.3 percent); miscellaneous goods and services (+1.7 percent); and education (+1 percent). By contrast, cost of clothing and footwear (-1.7 percent); and housing and utilities (-0.2 percent) continued to fall.
The annual core inflation rate, which excludes energy and unprocessed food products components, was recorded at 1 percent (+0.9 percent in October).
On a monthly basis, consumer prices dropped 0.2 percent, after increasing 0.1 percent last month, as cost of food and non-alcoholic beverages fell 0.8 percent (+0.2 percent in the previous month) and prices of clothing and footwear went down 0.1 percent (+3.2 percent in October), dragging the inflation down.
The harmonized consumer price index increased by 0.6 percent year-on-year.