Year-on-year, energy cost (total) decreased by 3.6 percent, following a 5.9 percent drop in August. Prices were down the most for: heating oil (-12.5 percent), motor fuels (-3.5 percent). Charges also fell for central and district heating (-8.1 percent) and gas (-3.2 percent), and solid fuel (-0.8 percent). In contrast, cost of electricity rose 0.7 percent.
Cost of food and non-alcoholic beverages went up 0.5 percent, after gaining 0.8 percent in the previous month. Prices increased for edible fats and oils (+6.5 percent, including butter: +12.0 percent, and olive oil: (+9.4 percent), fruit (+3.5 percent), and fish and fish products (+3.1 percent). In contrast, price fell for dairy products (-6.0 percent), including curd: –17.8 percent; UHT milk: –11.7 percent; sliced cheese: –6.9 percent).
Cost of goods as a whole fell by 0.1 percent, following a 0.6 percent drop in the preceding month. Cost of services rose 1.3 percent in September, the same as of August. Among goods, lower prices were recorded for energy prices (-3.6 percent) , consumer electronic (-2.9 percent), and clothing (-1.0 percent). In contast cost rose for cloth for jewellery, clocks and watches (+2.9 percent), tobacco products (+3.3 percent), and newspapers and periodicals (+3.9 percent).
On a monthly basis, price of consumer went up 0.1 percent, after remaining unchanged in the prior month. Price rise for clothing (+6.6 percent) and footwear (+7.5 percent), energy prices (+0.7 percent). While food prices remained nearly unchanged (+0.1 percent). In contrast, price decrease for package holidays (–12.0 percent) and air tickets (–1.9 percent).
The harmonized index of consumer prices (HICP) rose 0.5 percent from a year earlier, compared to a 0.3 percent increase in July. On a month-on-month basis, the index was flat, following a 0.1 percent fall in the preceding month and in line with consensus.