Compared to October 2015, prices increased for food and non-alcoholic beverages (6 percent the same as in September);followed by housing, water, electricity gas and other fuels (7.4 percent from 6.5 percent); clothing and footwear (3.8 percent from 4.2 percent); furnishing, housing equipment and routine maintenance (3.6 percent from 3.5 percent); communication (+1.5 percent from -0.4 percent); restaurants and hotels (4.3 percent from 5.2 percent); alcoholic beverages and tobacco (5.3 percent the same as in September); miscellaneous goods and services (3.2 percent from 3.3 percent); recreation and culture (1.5 percent from 1.2 percent) and education (2.9 percent the same as in September). By contrast, cost of transport dropped (-0.7 percent from -0.8 percent)
Annual core inflation rate remained steady at 2.4 percent in October.
On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose slightly by 0.1 percent following a 0.2 percent decline in a month earlier. Prices went up for food and non-alcoholic beverages (+0.2 percent from -1 percent) and housing and utilities (+0.9 percent from +1.5 percent), while prices of transport barely changed from a 0.1 percent decrease.