Year-on-year, lower costs were seen for petroleum products (-10.6 percent), medical products (-3.0 percent), food (-0.6 percent), manufactured products (-1.1 percent) and transport (-0.2 percent). In contrast, prices increased for tobacco (+3.5 percent), other services (+2.2 percent), actual rentals and services for dwellings (+1.5 percent) and clothing and footwear (+0.2 percent).
On a monthly basis, the consumer price index rose 0.1 percent, after a 0.2 percent decline in December. The highest price increases were reported for transport (+2.2 percent), other services (+0.6 percent), actual rents (+0.2 percent). In contrast, prices decreased for petroleum products (-4.6 percent), medical product (-0.1 percent) and fresh food and food excluding fresh food (-0.1 percent respectively).
In December, annual core inflation declined by 0.1 percent after a 0.2 percent drop in the preceding month.
The harmonized index of consumer prices in December accelerated to 0.1 percent respectively on annual and monthly basis.