Year-on-year, upward prices pressure came from: food (1.5 percent), fresh food (10.8 percent), other food (0.1 percent), tobacco (1.0 percent), energy (11.4 percent) services (1.1 percent). In contrast, downward prices pressure was recorded for: manufactured products (-1.6 percent).
On a monthly basis, consumer prices are expected to increase 0.1 percent, after a 0.2 percent fall in the previous month.
The Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) edge up by 0.1 percent on the month, following a 0.3 percent decrease in a month earlier . Year-on-year, it rose 1.4 percent, compared to a 1.6 percent rise in January.