The biggest downward pressures on the consumer price index came from communication (-4.1 percent), clothing and footwear (-1.5 percent), household equipment (-0.9 percent), and transport (-0.4 percent). In contrast, cost of alcoholic beverages increased 9.4 percent, prices of miscellaneous goods and services went up by 3.7 percent, and housing, water and electricity rose 3 percent. Cost of food and non-alcoholic beverages decelerated to 0.9 percent, from 2.2 percent in September.
Dutch inflation according to the European harmonized method (HICP) fell to 1.3 percent. This is 1.1 percentage points lower than in September.