The biggest downward pressures on the overall index came from energy (-0.3 percent) driven by the fall in petroleum products costs (-4.3 percent), transport and communication services (-4.6 percent) and medical products (-3.3 percent).
Food prices were up by 1.8 percent mainly due to a sharp increase in fresh food prices (+7.6 percent). Other major upward pressures on the overall index came from rentals and services for dwellings (+1.8 percent), clothing and footwear (+1.6 percent) and tobacco (+10.5 percent).
On a monthly basis, prices were up 0.5 percent. The core inflation indicator was unchanged at +0.6 percent in August.