Cost of food and non-alcoholic beverages increased 13.33 percent (13.92 percent in August), with prices of cereals, pulses and oleaginous recording the biggest gain (62.84 percent) and tubers, roots and vegetables the only fall (-5.31 percent). Inflation for transport also eased (6.33 percent from 7.19 percent in August), with fuel prices slowing (11.22 percent from 11.38 percent). In addition, housing prices went up a slower 4.78 percent (5.48 percent in August) of which rents went up 9.11 percent (9.39 percent in August) while electricity cost fell 5.65 percent (-5.51 percent in August).
On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged up 0.08 percent from 0.44 percent in August. It is the lowest inflation figure for a September month since 1998. Food prices declined 0.29 percent, housing articles fell 0.26 percent and transport fell 0.1 percent.