Year-on-year, cost of food and non-alcoholic beverages increased by 19.0 percent (+19.1 percent in September); prices of transportation went up by 12.2 percent (+12.3 percent in September) and cost of housing and utilities rose by 12.3 percent (+12.9 percent in September). Additional upward pressure came from: clothing and footwear (+12.9 percent); recreation and culture (+21.7 percent); alcoholic beverages and tobacco (+13.3 percent); and furnishings and household equipment (+19.0 percent).
Meanwhile, annual core inflation rate went down to 16.4 percent in October from 16.6 percent in the previous month.
On a monthly basis, inflation went up to 0.7 percent, from 0.6 percent in the previous month, boosted by higher prices of food (+1.2 percent), transportation (+0.2 percent), housing and utilities (+0.9 percent), clothing (+1.6 percent), alcoholic beverages and tobacco (+0.9 percent) and furnishings (+1 percent). By contrast, cost of leisure activities dropped slightly (-0.1 percent).