Prices rose at a slower pace for food (+4.2 percent from +5 percent in November); housing and utilities (+5.2 percent from +5.3 percent); clothing and footwear (+7.4 percent from +7.6 percent); recreation and culture (+4.1 percent from +6 percent); furnishings and household equipment (+5.3 percent from +5.6 percent); and alcoholic beverages and tobacco (+8.6 percent from +8.7 percent). Meanwhile, transport inflation rate accelerated to 5.6 percent from 5.4 percent in November.
Annual core inflation rate declined to 6.0 percent from 6.2 percent in November.
On a monthly basis, prices went up 0.4 percent. Main upward pressure came from: food (+0.7 percent); housing and utilities (+0.1 percent); transport (+0.5 percent); clothing (+0.4 percent); furnishings (+0.3 percent); restaurants and hotels (+0.3 percent); and alcoholic beverages and tobacco (+0.4 percent).