Year-on-year, cost slowed for both food (4.6 percent vs 5.0 percent in August) and non-food products (3.4 percent vs 3.5 percent) while services prices also eased (4.0 percent vs 4.4 percent).
Annual core inflation rate edged down to a nine-month low of 4.0 percent in September from 4.3 percent in the previous month.
On a monthly basis, consumer prices decreased 0.2 percent, the same as in the previous month and compared to market expectations of a 0.1 percent decrease. Food products cost continued to decline (-0.4 percent vs -0.9 percent) while services prices fell (-0.2 percent vs 0.2 percent). Meanwhile, inflation was steady for non-food items (at 0.2 percent).