Year-on-year, alcoholic beverages and tobacco recorded the highest increase (7 percent). Upward pressures came from prices of motor vehicles (+ 7.2 percent) and from premiums for supplementary health insurance (+2.8 percent).
In contrast, cost of communication and furnishing and household appliances fell on the year (-4.8 percent and -1.0 percent, respectively). Downward pressures also came from electricity prices.
On a monthly basis, prices fell 0.2 percent. Harmonized CPI decreased to an annual 0.8 percent and the monthly rate was recorded at -0.6 percent.