Year-on-year, prices advanced faster for: food & non-alcoholic beverages (1.1 percent vs 0.4 percent in August); transport (2.6 percent vs 1.7 percent); miscellaneous goods & services (1.3 percent vs 1.1 percent) and housing & utilities (1.3 percent vs 0.7 percent). Additional upward pressure came from: restaurants & hotels (4.5 percent vs 3.9 percent); health (0.7 percent vs 0.6 percent) and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (2.6 percent vs 2.3 percent).
On the other hand, cost slowed for recreation and culture (1.5 percent vs 2.8 percent) and communication (3.1 percent vs 3.8 percent) while declined for household equipment (-0.5 percent vs -0.6 percent) and clothing & footwear (-3.4 percent vs -1.9 percent).
On a monthly basis, consumer prices inched up 0.9 percent, after being flat in the previous month.
The harmonized consumer price index increased 1.6 percent year-on-year, above 1.3 percent in August. Compared to the previous month, the harmonized index rose 1 percent from 0.2 percent in August.