Year-on-year, cost rose at a slower pace for food & non-alcoholic beverages (+3.0 percent from +3.5 percent in August), recreation services & culture (+3.4. percent from +3.6 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (+1.5 percent from 2.5 percent) but rose slightly faster for restaurants & hotels (+2.2 percent from +2.1 percent). Inflation was steady for alcoholic beverages & tobacco (+19.7 percent); housing, water, electricity, gas & other fuels (+2.1 percent); furnishing, household equipment & routine maintenance (+1.3 percent), health (+2.2 percent) and education (+2.0 percent). In addition, prices declined for: clothing & footwear (-0.6 percent from -0.6 percent), transport (-5.5 percent from -6.7 percent) and communication (-2.6 percent from +2.4 percent).
Core consumer prices rose 2.1 percent year-on-year in September, compared with a 2.0 percent gain in August.
On a monthly basis, consumer prices fell 0.3 percent after gaining 0.4 percent in a month earlier. Prices were lower for transport (-1.6 percent), communication (-0.1 percent), food & non-alcoholic beverages (-0.2 percent) and non food (-0.3 percent). In contrast, prices were higher for clothing & footwear (+0.2 percent), restaurants and hotels (+0.2 percent), health (+0.3 percent). Prices for other items remain unchanged: housing, water, electricity, gas & other fuels, education, recreation services & culture, alcoholic beverages and tobacco, misecellaneous goods & services .