The largest upward impacts came from prices of restaurants and cafés (+1.5 percent), fruit (+5.9 percent) and vegetables (+4.5 percent), while cost of fuels for transport (-7.4 percent), heating oil (-15.6 percent) and gas (-6 percent) declined.
Among member states, the highest annual rates were recorded in Belgium (2 percent), Estonia (1.1 percent) and Malta (1 percent) while the lowest were seen in Slovakia (-0.8 percent), Cyprus (-0.6 percent) and Ireland (-0.4 percent).
Core inflation which excludes energy, food, alcohol and tobacco was 0.8 percent, below 0.9 percent in July. Excluding fuel only, the inflation also eased to 0.9 percent from 1 percent in July.
Compared with the previous month, consumer prices edged up 0.1 percent.