FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - Prices at consumer level have increased slightly in September from August, and they have posted a larger jump on the year influenced by energy prices.

On the month, consumer prices have increased 0.3% on the month following a 0.1% decline in August, while the core CPI, excluding food and energy has risen 0.2%.

On the year, consumer prices increased 2.8% while the core CPI has grown 2.1% from September last year, according to data provided by the Labour Department. The core price index for consumption expenditures the Fed's preferred gauge to measure inflation, has grown 1.8%, still within the Fed's comfort zone for price stability.