Year-on-year, the largest downward pressures came from transport prices (-2.8 percent), food and non-alcoholic beverages (-2.5 percent) and miscellaneous goods and services (-0.4 percent). Prices of recreation and culture decelerated (0.1 percent) while housing and utilities prices rose 1 percent.
Upward pressures came from furniture and household equipment (0.8 percent), clothing and footwear (1.4 percent), alcoholic beverages and tobacco (3.3 percent) and education (10 percent).
On a monthly basis, consumer prices fell 0.9 percent in January, the largest monthly fall since January of 2001. Main downward contributions came from transport prices (- 2.0 percent). The average petrol price fell by 8.5p per litre and the average diesel price fell by 7.3p to 115.6p. Cost of food and non-alcoholic beverages fell by 0.7 percent, mostly due to milk and fruits and recreation and culture prices fell by 0.9 percent.