Cost of housing and utilities went down by 4.4 percent and transport prices decreased by 6.4 percent driven by fuels and lubricants. In contrast, cost of food and non-alcoholic beverages and restaurants, cafes and hotels increased by 1.8 percent and 0.9 percent respectively.
On a monthly basis, consumer prices went down 0.3 percent, in line with earlier estimates and unchanged from a 0.3 percent drop in August. Cost of transport accounted the most for the decrease (-1.3 percent), followed by recreation and culture (-2.4 percent) and housing and utilities (-1.2 percent) while clothes and footwear went up by 5 percent and food and nonalcoholic beverages by 0.1 percent.
The harmonised index fell 1.1 percent on the year but rose 0.4 percent from the previous month.