Year-on-year, prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages rose by 1 percent, slowing from a 1.8 percent growth in the previous month. Additional upward pressure came from: Miscellaneous goods and services (+0.4 percent); restaurants and hotels (+3.4 percent); and recreation and culture (+0.8 percent). In contrast, cost of housing and utilities dropped 0.1 percent (+0.3 percent in August). Prices also fell for transportation (-0.3 percent) and clothing and footwear (-0.8 percent).
The annual core inflation rate, which excludes energy and unprocessed food products components, was recorded at 0.5 percent compared to 0.6 percent in the previous month.
On a monthly basis, consumer prices advanced 0.7 percent, following a 0.2 percent drop last month, as cost of clothing and footwear jumped 22.1 percent.
The harmonized consumer price index increased by 0.7 percent year-on-year and rose 0.7 percent from the previous month.