Year-on-Year, cost slowed for food and non-alcoholic beverages (0.7 percent vs 0.9 percent in August); health (0.5 percent vs 0.6 percent); clothing and footwear (0.2 percent vs 0.3 percent); furniture & household equipment (a flat reading vs 0.1 percent) and alcoholic beverages and tobacco (1.8 percent vs 1.9 percent). In addition, cost fell for transport (-0.7 percent vs 0.6 percent) and housing & utilities (-0.3 percent, the same as in August).
On the other hand, prices advanced faster for restaurants & hotels (1.5 percent vs 1.0 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (1.7 percent vs 1.5 percent).
Annual core inflation rate, which excludes energy and unprocessed food, rose 0.6 percent in September, following a 0.5 percent increase in the previous month. Excluding only energy, inflation held steady at 0.6 percent.
On a monthly basis, consumer prices dropped 0.6 percent, after a 0.4 percent rise in August and against the flash estimates of a 0.5 percent drop.
The harmonized index of consumer prices rose 0.2 percent from the previous year (vs 0.5 percent in August); and went up 1.4 percent month-over-month (vs a flat reading in August).