Year-on-year, cost increased for: food (+1.5 percent), fresh food (+10.8 percent), other food (+0.1 percent), tobacco (+0.1 percent), actual rentals and services for dwellings (+0.9 percent), medical services (+0.3 percent), communication (+2.5 percent) and other services (+1.0 percent). In contrast, cost declined for: clothing and footwear (-0.3 percent), medical products (-2.7 percent), other manufactured products (-0.1 percent), petroleum products (-5.0 percent) and transport (-2.5 percent).
On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.3 percent, after falling 0.4 percent in the preceding month and in line with estimates. Prices were higher for: food (+0.2 percent), fresh food (+0.5 percent), other food (+0.1 percent), clothing and footwear (+8.7 percent), other manufactured products (+0.4 percent), and other services (+0.4 percent). In contrast, prices fell for: medical products (-0.2 percent), petroleum products (-3.2 percent), medical services (-0.7 percent) and transport (-0.9 percent). Prices remained unchanged for: tobacco, actual rental and services for dwellings and communication.
In August, core inflation indicator (ISJ) remained unchanged on the month, following a 0.1 percent fall in July. Compared to the same month a year earlier, it rose 0.4 percent, following a 0.5 percent rise in the preceding month.
The Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) rose 0.3 percent month-on-month in August, after a 0.1 percent drop in the previous month. Year-on-year, it rose 0.4 percent, the same pace as in July.