Year-on-year, cost of gasoline fell 12.5 percent to an average of 1.51 EUR per liter in September (-7.5 percent in August), leading to a 3.7 percent decline in prices of transportation (-1.8 percent in August). Also, prices of diesel and LPG dropped by 15.5 percent and 24.5 percent, respectively. By contrast, upward pressure came from: housing and utilities (+1.4 percent); food and non-alcoholic beverages (+1.5 percent); recreation and culture (+0.8 percent); and miscellaneous goods and services (+2.1 percent).
Annual core inflation remained unchanged at 1.2 percent.
On a monthly basis, consumer prices dropped 0.2 percent, after falling 0.3 percent in the previous month, mainly due to lower prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages (-0.5 percent); transport (-3.4 percent); and recreation and culture (-2.2 percent). By contrast, cost of miscellaneous goods and services increased by 0.1 percent (from -0.2 percent in August), while prices of housing and utilities showed no growth for the second consecutive month.