Year-on-year, the largest downward contribution to the CPI came from: Clothing and footwear (-5.9 percent from -5.3 percent in June); food and non-alcoholic beverages (-2 percent from -2.7 percent); furnishings and household equipment (-4.3 percent from -3.7 percent): miscellaneous goods and services (-1.5 percent from 0.2 percent); and recreation and culture (-2.4 percent from -1.6 percent). In contrast, cost rose for: Transport (0.1 percent from -0.9 percent in June); restaurants and hotels (2.4 percent from 1.8 percent); and housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (2.1 percent from 0.5 percent).
Annual core inflation rate, which excludes energy and unprocessed food, rose to -0.1 percent from -0.4 percent in June.
On a monthly basis, consumer prices were unchanged after a 0.1 percent increase in June. The most significant monthly price changes were decreases in clothing and footwear (-6.7 percent) and furnishings, household equipment and routine household maintenance (-1.5 percent). There were increases in Transport (+2.4 percent) and restaurants and hotels (1.1 percent).
The harmonized index fell by 0.2 percent compared to a year earlier and rose by 0.1 percent in the month.