Year-on-year, prices fell at a faster pace for furnishings (-2 percent from -1.4 percent in August); communication (-1.6 percent from -1.5 percent); and miscellaneous goods and services (-1.7 percent compared to -1.6 percent); alcoholic beverages and tobacco (-0.9 percent) and rose slower for food and non-alcoholic beverages (+0.6 percent compared to +1.3 percent); clothing and footwear (+2.2 percent compared to +3.3 percent) and education (+0.5 percent from +1.4 percent).
In contrast, housing and energy cost went up 0.1 percent(-0.1 percent in August) and dropped slower for transport (-1.9 percent compared to -2.9 percent).
On a monthly basis, consumer prices also edged up 0.1 percent, following a 0.1 percent decline in August. The increase was mainly due to the end of the sales of summer clothing and higher prices for petroleum products. In contrast, food prices, package tours, hotel nights and plane tickets went down.