Year-on-year, prices rose at a softer pace for food & non-alcoholic beverages (0.4 percent from 0.7 percent); transport (2.1 percent from 6.7 percent); restaurants and hotels (0.7 percent from 1.0 percent) while housing, water, electricity, gas, and other fuels prices were steady (at 2.0 percent). Additionally, prices fell for: communication (-4.0 percent from -3.9 percent); alcoholic beverages & tobacco (-1.0 percent from -0.8 percent); recreation services & culture (-2.2 percent from -2.4 percent); clothing and footwear (-2.9 percent from -3.0 percent); furnishings, household equipment & routine maintenance (-1.7 percent, the same pace as in July) and miscellaneous goods & services (-3.0 percent, the same pace in July).
On the other hand, cost advanced faster for education (1.1 percent from 1.0 percent) while prices of health were flat, the same as in July.
Annual core consumer prices decreased 0.2 percent year-on-year in August, the same pace as July, and marking the second straight month of deflation.
On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.2 percent, the same pace as in the prior month.