Oct 12 (Reuters) - Italian EU-harmonised consumer prices (HICP) rose 2.1 percent month-on-month in September, official statistics agency ISTAT said on Friday, confirming preliminary data, with the year-on-year inflation rate rising to 3.4 percent from 3.3 percent in August.
ISTAT also confirmed preliminary data for the main domestic price index (NIC), which was unchanged on the month and up 3.2 percent on an annual basis.
The far higher month-on-month reading for the HICP was due to the rebound in clothes and footwear prices after summer discount sales. The NIC does not include prices affected by temporary discounts.
ISTAT gave the following details:
The EU-harmonised index (HICP):
SEPT AUG JULYMonthly change 2.1 0.0 -1.7Yr/yr inflation 3.4 3.3 3.6Index (base 2005=100) 118.9 116.5 116.5The NIC index:Monthly CPI index rise 0.0 0.4 0.1Yr-on-yr inflation 3.2 3.2 3.1Index (base 1995) 106.5 106.5 106.1