Year-on-year, transport prices decreased 5.6 percent, compated to 7.7 percent decline reported in January. Cost of food and non-alcoholic beverages increased 0.2 percent, rebounding from a 0.4 percent fall in the previous month, boosted by higher prices of fresh vegetables. In contrast, housing cost decreased 1.9 percent due to lower electricity prices.
Core inflation was recorded at 0.2 percent.
On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.2 percent in February after falling 1.6 percent in January. Price increases were reported for: transport (2.2 percent), food and non-alcoholic beverages (0.3 percent), recreation and culture (0.4 percent) and hotels, cafes and restaurants (0.2 percent).
The EU-harmonized index decreased 1.2 percent year-on-year but rose 0.1 percent month-over-month.