Consumer prices rose 0.2% in September from the previous month, according to the latest data, matching economists’ consensus prediction.
Excluding food and energy, however, prices rose only 0.1%, below economists’ consensus prediction for a 0.2% rise. In August, prices rose 0.1%.
The September numbers bring the year-over-year inflation rate to 1.2%, down from 1.5% in August — a result in line with expectations.
Year-over-year inflation of prices excluding food and energy fell to 1.7% in September from 1.8% in August.