Year-on-year, prices fell for: housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (-1.7 percent in August from -1.1 percent in July) and transport (-0.6 percent from -0.5 percent) and remined unchanged for communication. Inflation moderated for: heavily-weighted food and non-alcoholic beverages (+1.2 percent from +1.3 percent in July); alcoholic beverages and tobacco (+3.7 percent from +3.8 percent); clothing and footwear (+2.3 percent from +2.6 percent); furnishing, household equipment and routine maintenance (+1.7 percent from +1.8 percent); health (+1.8 percent from +1.9 percent) and recreation and culture (+1.0 percent from +1.1 percent). Only cost of education increased more than in the previous month: (+3.6 percent from +3.5 percent).
For 2015, the country's central bank lowered its inflation forecast to 1.8 percent from 2.1 percent.
Core inflation was recorded at 1.6 percent year-on-year in August, the lowest on record.
On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.1 percent, the same as in July. Inflation remained stable for: food and non-alcoholic beverages (+0.4 percent); recreation and culture (+0.1 percent) and education (+0.1 percent). Cost moderated for: alcoholic beverages and tobacco (+0.1 percent), clothing and footwear (+0.1 percent), health (+0.0 percent), communication (+0.0 percent) and restaurant and miscellaneous goods and services (+0.1 percent). Prices declined for: housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (-0.4 percent) and transport (-0.5 percent).