30 August 201911.36 In August, the consumer price index for the entire community (Nic), gross of tobacco, shows a + 0.5% both on a monthly basis and on an annual basis (preliminary estimates). Istat. The inflation acquired for 2019 is + 0.9% for both the general index and the underlying component. Food prices, for the care of the home and the person (the so-called shopping cart) rise by 1%, from + 0.6% in July. Those of high-frequency purchasing products increased by 0.8%, from + 0.7%.