Prices rose at a slower pace for food (+5.5 percent from +5.8 percent in September); housing and utilities (+5.3 percent from +5.4 percent); clothing and footwear (+8.1 percent from +8.7 percent); recreation and culture (+6.5 percent from +6.7 percent); furnishings and household equipment (+6 percent from +6.6 percent); transport (+5.7 percent from +6.1 percent); and alcoholic beverages and tobacco (+8.9 percent from +9.3 percent)
Annual core inflation rate declined to 6.4 percent from 6.7 percent in September.
On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.4 percent, after 0.2 percent growth in the previous month. Main upward pressure came from: food (+0.9 percent); housing and utilities (+0.2 percent); clothing (+1 percent); furnishings (+0.3 percent); restaurants and hotels (+0.4 percent); education (+0.2 percent) and alcoholic beverages and tobacco (+0.5 percent). In contrast, prices fell 0.2 percent for transport and 0.4 percent for recreation and culture.