Year-on-year, prices fell at a slower pace for: Housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (-0.9 percent from -1.5 percent in August); and transportation (-3.2 percent from -4.6 percent). Additional downward pressure came from: Furnishings, household equipment and routine household maintenance (-3.5 percent), communications (-2.7 percent) and recreation and culture (-1.8 percent).By contrast, there were increases in miscellaneous goods and services (+4.4 percent), education (+3.8 percent), restaurants and hotels (+2.2 percent) and health (+1.6 percent).
On a monthly basis, consumer prices fell 0.4 percent, following a 0.2 percent decrease in August. The most significant changes were decreases in transport (-2.6 percent) and recreation and culture (-0.9 percent), while there were increases in clothing and footwear (+3.3 percent) and housing and utilities (+0.8 percent).
The harmonized index decreased by 0.3 percent compared to a year earlier and fell 0.4 percent in the month.