Year-on-year, prices rose at a faster pace for food & non-alcoholic beverages (1.7 percent from 1.2 percent in October) and restaurant & hotels (2.0 percent from 1.9 percent). In addition, cost rebounded for transport (0.4 percent from -0.8 percent). Meantime, inflation was steady for miscellaneous goods & services (at 1.4 percent); furniture & household equipment (at 0.8 percent) and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (0.4 percent). By contrast, prices slowed for clothing & footwear (1.0 percent from 1.1 percent); health (0.6 percent from 0.8 percent); communication (0.8 percent from 0.9 percent) and education (0.9 percent from 1.2 percent). Also, cost fell further for housing & utilities (-4.1 percent from -3.9 percent).
Annual core inflation, which excludes volatile items such as unprocessed food and energy, went up to 1.0 percent, the same as in the previous month.
On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged up 0.2 percent, after rising 1 percent in the previous month, in line with a flash estimate.
The EU-harmonised index increased 0.5 percent over a year earlier (vs 0.2 percent in October) and showed no growth from the previous month (vs 0.7 percent in October).