Year-on-year, cost of food & non-alcoholic beverages slowed (2.2 percent compared to 2.8 percent in July) and prices of recreation & culture dropped (-0.2 percent compared to 0.4 percent). Additionally, inflation was steady for housing & utilities (at 12.3 percent, the same as in July); miscellaneous goods & services (at 1.2 percent); education (at 2.5 percent).
Meanwhile, prices advanced faster for transport (3.4 percent compared to 2.5 percent); clothing & footwear (2.7 percent compared to 2.4 percent); furnishings & household equipment (3.1 percent compared to 2.6 percent); restaurants & hotels (1.1 percent compared to 0.8 percent) and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (1.2 percent compared to 0.8 percent). Also, prices of communication declined at a softer pace (-2.6 percent compared to -2.7 percent).
On a monthly basis, consumer prices went down 0.4 percent, after a 0.3 percent fall in the prior month. Price of food and non-alcoholic beverages dropped further (-1.9 percent compared to -1.3 percent).
Annual core inflation, which excludes food and energy, increased to 2.0 percent from 1.6 percent in July.