Cost of energy dropped 0.6 percent, after increasing 0.5 percent in July and non-energy industrial goods prices eased(0.3 percent from 0.4 percent). On the other hand, prices advanced at a faster pace for food, alcohol & tobacco (2.1 percent from 1.9 percent), boosted by unprocessed food (2.5 percent from 1.7 percent) while processed food, alcohol & tobacco slowed (1.9 percent from 2 percent); and services (1.3 percent from 1.2 percent).
Among Eurozone's largest economies, the highest annual rate was recorded in France (1.3 percent), followed by Germany (1.0 percent), Italy (0.5 percent) and Spain (0.4 percent).
The annual core inflation, which excludes volatile prices of energy, food, alcohol & tobacco and at which the ECB looks in its policy decisions, was confirmed at 0.9 percent, the same as in the previous month and matching market forecasts.
On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.1 percent, rebounding from a 0.5 percent fall in the prior month and below market forecasts of 0.2 percent.