Year-on-year, cost declined at a faster pace for food and non-alcoholic beverages (-2.2 percent from -1.1 percent in September); furnishings, household equipment and routine household maintenance (-3.8 percent from -3.5 percent) and recreation and culture (-2.4 percent from -1.8 percent). In contrast, prices fell less for transport (-2 percent from -3.2 percent) and rose for housing and utilities (+0.2 percent from -0.9 percent).
On a monthly basis, consumer prices fell 0.5 percent, following a 0.4 percent decrease in September. The most significant changes were decreases in miscellaneous goods and services (-1.5 percent); restaurants and hotels (-0.8 percent); recreation and culture (-0.5 percent); transport (-0.8 percent); clothing and footwear (-1.4 percent); food (-0.4 percent) and furnishings (-0.8 percent). In contrast, there were increases in housing and utilities (+0.6 percent) and education (+1.3 percent).
The harmonized index decreased by 0.4 percent compared to a year earlier and fell 0.4 percent in the month.