Year-on-year, consumer prices rose faster for: transport (3.3 percent vs 2.4 percent in July), namely fuels (7 percent vs 3.7 percent); housing and utilities (3.3 percent vs 3.2 percent); hotels, cafes and restaurants (2.3 percent vs 2.1 percent) and clothing and footwear (0.5 percent vs 0.4 percent).
On the other hand, cost was unchanged for food and non-alcoholic beverages (from 0.1 percent) while slowed for recreation and culture (0.7 percent vs 1.2 percent); miscellaneous goods and services (0.6 percent vs 1 percent) and communication (0.7 percent vs 1.5 percent). Also, prices fell less for furniture and household equipment (-0.5 percent vs -0.6 percent).
Annual core inflation, which strips out volatile food and energy prices, was 1.2 percent, lower than 1.4 percent a month earlier.
On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.2 percent, compared to a 0.7 percent decrease in the preceding month.
The EU-harmonised index rose 2.0 percent year-on-year, higher than 1.7 percent in July. The monthly rate edged up 0.2 percent compared to a 1.2 percent drop in July.