Among food, upward prices pressure came from: fresh vegetables (+15.9 percent in August from +10.5 percent in July) and meat and poultry (+9.3 percent from +7.6 percent). Prices of pork also rose by 19.6 percent, following a 16.7 percent increase in the previous month. In contrast, downward pressure came from cost of: egg (-11.2 percent from -14.3 percent), fresh fruits (-8.1 percent from -8.4 percent) and liquid milk and dairy products (-1.0 percent from -0.8 percent).
For non-food categories, upward prices pressure came from: tobacco and liquor (+3.8 percent from +3.6 percent); clothing (+2.9 percent from +2.9 percent); household equipment and maintenance service (+1.0 percent from +1.0 percent); health care and personal (+1.9 percent from +1.9 percent); entertainment and educational products (+1.8 percent from +1.7 percent) and housing rent (+0.8 percent from +0.8 percent). In contrast, prices declined for transport and communication (-2.1 percent from -1.8 percent).
On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.5 percent, accelerating from a 0.3 percent increase in July.
The producer price index fell by 5.9 percent from a year earlier, worsening from a 5.4 percent drop in July. It is the deepest drop since September 2009.