Spain Inflation Rate

Year-on-year, consumer costs advanced less for: food and carbonated drinks (0.1 percent vs 0.8 percent in June); utilities and housing (3.2 percent vs 3.6 percent); hotels, cafes and restaurants (2.1 percent vs 2.2 percent); recreation and culture (1.2 percent vs 1.4 percent); mixed goods and services (1 percent versus 1.1 percent) and communication (1.5 percent versus 2.1 percent). Also, costs of furniture and household equipment declined further (-0.6 percent vs -0.4 percent).
By comparison, cost rose faster for transportation (2.4 percent vs 1.8 percent) and clothing and footwear (0.4 percent vs 0.2 percent).
Annual core inflation, which strips out volatile food and energy costs, was 1.4 percent, higher than 1.2 percent a month earlier.
On a monthly basis, consumer prices went down 0.7 percent.
The EU-harmonised index rose 1.7 percent year-on-year, higher than 1.6 percent in June. The monthly rate edged down 1.2 percent when compared with a 0.1 percent increase in June.