Year-on-year, prices of household contents and services rose by 3.1 percent percent (from +3 percent), boosted by a 3.6 percent growth in cost of appliances, tableware and equipment (from +3.2 percent in October). Meanwhile, transport prices showed no growth after dropping for three consecutive months, as cost of petrol dropped at a much slower 6.6 percent (from -8 percent in October) while other running costs went up further by 4 percent (from +3.7 percent) and public transport prices increased by 2 percent (from +1.7 percent) Additional upward pressure came from: housing and utilities (+6.4 percent, the same as in October); food and non-alcoholic beverages (+4.8 percent, the same as in October); miscellaneous goods and services (+6.8 percent, from +7 percent in October) and alcoholic beverages and tobacco (+7 percent, from +7.4 percent in October).
On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased slightly by 0.1 percent, following a 0.1 percent growth in the previous month. While food cost rose further by 0.6 percent (from +0.5 percent in October), transport prices dropped by 0.5 percent (from +0.5 percent).
Annual core inflation rate, which excludes prices of food, non-alcoholic beverages, petrol and energy was 5.1 percent, easing from 5.2 percent in the previous month. The monthly index slowed to 0.1 percent from 0.2 percent in October.