BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand’s headline consumer price index (CPI) rose 6.41% in September from a year earlier, commerce ministry data showed on Wednesday.

The reading compared with a forecast for a 6.60% rise in September in a Reuters poll and followed August’s 7.86% increase. The core CPI index was up 3.12% in September from a year ago, versus a forecast rise of 3.20%.

(Reporting by Orathai Sriring, Kitiphong Thaichareon, Satawasin Staporncharnchai; Editing by Kanupriya Kapoor)