Year-on-year, prices rose at a softer pace for housing utilities (0.3 percent from 1.8 percent); food and non-alcoholic beverages (0.5 percent from 1.7 percent); health (0.3 percent from 0.6 percent) and alcoholic beverages and tobacco (1.4 percent from 1.6 percent). Also, inflation eased for miscellaneous goods and services (2.5 percent from 3.1 percent) and furnishings, household equipment and routine maintenance (1.7 percent from 1.9 percent). In addition, prices fell for recreation and culture (-0.9 percent from 0.3 percent).
In contrast, consumer prices increased faster for restaurants and hotels (2.6 percent from 2.5 percent), while they rose at the same pace as in the previous month for clothing and footwear (1.1 percent); transport (3.6 percent) and education (1.0 percent).
Annual core inflation, which excludes volatile items such as energy and food went down to 1.4 percent from 1.6 percent.
On a monthly basis, consumer prices fell 0.7 percent, following a 0.2 percent decrease in the previous month.