Transport prices recorded the highest growth rate (up by 4.6 percent, from 0.6 percent in August). Food prices accelerated to 3.9 percent (from 3.6 percent in the previous month) and cost of alcohol and tobacco rose 4.5 percent. Cost of housing, water, electricity and other fuels remained unchanged at 1.8 percent, while cost of furnishings and health decelerated to 1.3 percent and 1.7 percent, respectively.
When compared with the previous month, the CPI for September increased by 0.8 percent. Increases were for main groups transport (+ 4.8 percent); alcoholic beverages and tobacco (+ 0.5 percent); restaurants and hotels (+ 0.4 per cent); food and non-alcoholic beverages; clothing and footwear and health by 0.3 percent respectively.