Year-on-year, transport prices recorded the biggest drop (-4.7 percent), followed by communication (-2.5 percent), appliances (-1.6 percent), recreation and culture (-1.4 percent) and food and non-alcoholic beverages (-1.2 percent). Other downward pressure came from housing and energy (-0.9 percent). Only cost of clothing and footwear (+0.6 percent) and education (+0.9 percent) increased.
On a monthly basis, consumer prices declined 0.4 percent, the biggest fall since July. The highest downward impact came from prices of housing and energy (-0.6 percent) and food and non-alcoholic beverages (down 1.1 percent).
Considering 2015, average inflation was -1.1 percent, much lower than 0 percent in 2014, mainly due to a 4.7 percent drop in import prices while domestic ones edged up 0.1 percent.