Year-on-year, prices continued to advance for food & non-alcoholic beverages (5.1 percent vs 4.0 percent in September). Meanwhile, cost slowed for non-food products (2.7 percent vs 3.1 percent), namely transport (2.4 percent vs 3.2 percent); housing & utilities (3.3 percent vs 4.3 percent); clothing & footwear (2.2 percent vs 2.6 percent); restaurants & hotels (4.2 percent vs 4.2 percent); miscellaneous goods & services (2.3 percent vs 2.4 percent); health (1.8 percent vs 1.9 percent) and recreation & culture (1.7 percent vs 2.0 percent).
In contrast, inflation edged higher for furnishings (3.9 percent vs 3.7 percent) and communication (0.8 percent vs 0.6 percent).
On a monthly basis, consumer prices went down 0.1 percent, the same pace as in the previous month. Main downward pressure came from prices of housing & utilities (-0.3 percent vs 0.1 percent); transport (-0.4 percent vs 0.1 percent) and recreation & culture (-0.9 percent vs 0.4 percent).
Annual core inflation, which excludes food and energy, dropped to 2.6 percent, its lowest level since last November, from 2.7 percent in the prior month.