The largest upward pressure came from cost of vegetables (+0.14 percentage points), restaurants and cafés (+0.10 pp) and fruit (+0.07 pp), while prices of transport (-0.68 pp), heating oil (-0.22 pp) and gas (-0.09 pp) declined.
Core inflation rate which excludes prices of energy, food, alcohol and tobacco was recorded at 1.1 percent, up from 0.9 percent in the previous two months and the highest since August of 2013. Excluding energy, consumer prices rose 1.2 percent, accelerating from 1 percent in September.
On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged up 0.1 percent, lower than 0.2 percent in the previous month.
In the European Union, the annual inflation rate was 0 percent, compared to -0.1 percent in September. Deflation was observed in thirteen Member States. Prises declined the most in Cyprus (-1.8 percent), Romania (-1.4 percent), Bulgaria (-1.2 percent), Slovenia (-1.1 percent) and Spain (-0.9 percent). The highest inlfation rates were recorded in Malta (1.6 percent), Belgium (1.2 percent), Sweden (0.9 percent), Austria and Portugal (both 0.7 percent). Compared with September 2015, annual inflation fell in four Member States, remained stable in seven and rose in sixteen.