Year-on-year, cost increased for: food (+0.6 percent), fresh food (+3.1 percent), food excluding fresh products (+0.2 percent), tobacco (+0.3 percent), other manufactured products (+0.5 percent), actual rentals and services for dwellings (+0.7 percent), medical services (+0.5 percent), transport and communication services (+0.2 percent) and other services (+1.6 percent). In contrast, prices declined for: petroleum products (-9.7 percent), medical products (-4.0 percent) and clothing and footwear (-0.3 percent).
On a monthly basis, the consumer price also rose 0.2 percent, following a 0.2 percent drop in November. Prices increased for: clothing and footwear (+0.8 percent), other manufactured products (+0.3 percent), actual rentals and services for dwellings (+0.1 percent), medical services (+0.4 percent), transport and communication services (+2.2 percent) and other services (+0.5 percent). In contrast, cost declined for: food (-0.3 percent) and fresh food (-2.3 percent). Prices remained unchanged for: tobacco and medical products.
In December, the core inflation indicator (ISJ) rose 0.1 percent month-0n-month, after remaining unchanged in November. Compared to the same month last year, it rose by 0.8 percent, following a 0.7 percent rise in the preceding month.
The Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) rose 0.2 percent in December over a month, after a 0.2 percent fall in the previous month. Year-on-year, it rose 0.1 percent, following a 0.3 percent increase in November.