Year-on-year, prices of housing, water, electricity and gas recorded the highest increase (11.3 percent compared with 10.8 percent in October). Cost of food and non-alcoholic beverages rose 7 percent, following a 7.1 increase in the previous month. Clothing and footwear index advanced 2.8 percent, transports prices grew 1.6 percent, and cost of furnishing and house equipment accelerated 1.4 percent.
On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.6 percent after a 0.2 percent drop in October of 2014, driven by higher food prices (+1 percent). Among food items, sweet potatoes increase the most (+ 8 percent), followed by rice (+ 4.8 percent) and pastry-cook (3.8 percent). Cost of vegetables accelerated to 3 percent and prices of fish and fruit increased by 2.8 percent, each.
Additional upward pressure came from cost of alcoholic and tobacco (+ 0.3 percent), clothing and footwear (+ 0.2 percent) and housing, water, electricity and gas (+ 0.2 percent). In contrast, downward pressure came from restaurants and hotels (-0.2 percent), transports (-0.2 percent) and furnishing and housing equipment ( -0.1 percent),