Year-on-year, prices rose faster for food and non-alcoholic beverages (2.4 percent compared to 1.3 percent in January); transport (5.9 percent compared to 5.4 percent); restaurants and hotels (1.9 percent from 1.6 percent) and recovered for miscellaneous goods and services (0.4 percent compared to -0.1 percent). In contrast, inflation slowed for housing and utilities (0.1 percent compared to 0.5 percent) and recreation and culture (0.8 percent compared to 1.4 percent). In addition, prices fell further for clothing and footwear (-1.8 percent compared to -0.7 percent).
On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged down 0.2 percent, following a 0.6 percent drop in January.
The harmonized index rose 1.6 percent year-on-year and fell 0.2 percent on the month.