Among food, upward price pressure came from: fresh vegetables (+4.7 percent in October from +10.4 percent in September) and meat and poultry (+7.2 percent from +8.2 percent). Prices of pork also rose by 15.8 percent, following a 17.4 percent increase in the previous month. In contrast, downward pressure came from cost of: egg (-13.8 percent from -10.2 percent), fresh fruits (-9.1 percent from -10.7 percent) and liquid milk and dairy products (-1.0 percent from -0.9 percent).
For non-food categories, upward price pressure came from: tobacco and liquor (+3.8 percent from +3.8 percent); clothing (+2.4 percent from +2.9 percent); household equipment and maintenance service (+0.8 percent from +1.0 percent); health care and personal (+2.2 percent from +2.1 percent); entertainment and educational products (+1.1 percent from +1.4 percent) and housing price (+0.6 percent from +0.8 percent). In contrast, prices declined for transport and communication (-1.9 percent from -2.1 percent).
On a monthly basis, consumer prices fell 0.3 percent, following a 0.1 percent increase in September.
The producer price index fell by 5.9 percent in October from a year earlier, the same pace as in the previous two months. It is the deepest drop since September 2009.