Year-on-year, prices rose less for housing and utilities (9.15 percent compared to 9.56 percent in July); education (13.89 percent compared to 14.99 percent), alcoholic beverages, tobacco and Kola (9.22 percent compared to 9.50 percent) and communication (2.94 percent compared to 3.04 percent). On the other hand, prices rose faster for transport (11.82 percent compared to 11.74 percent), clothing and footwear (15.92 percent compared to 15.77 percent) and restaurants and hotels (9.46 percent compared to 8.77 percent).
Among food items, increases were mainly seen in prices for bread and cereals, meat, fish, oils and fats, milk cheese and eggs, coffee, tea and cocoa.
Annual core inflation which excludes prices of volatile agricultural products increased to 12.30 percent from 12.21 percent in July.
On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.97 percent, following a 1.21 percent increase in July.