Prices eased for food and non-alcoholic beverages (19.20 percent from 28.44 percent in May); housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (13.80 percent from 14.68 percent); transportation (10 percent from 12.40 percent); furnishing, household equipment, routine maintenance of the house (22.51 percent from 24.54 percent); and clothing and footwear (4.33 percent from 4.78 percent). On the other hand, cost went up further for hotels, cafes and restaurants (20.84 percent from 19.77 percent); miscellaneous goods and services (26.88 percent from 26.75 percent); and alcoholic beverages and tobacco (19.24 percent from 19.22 percent).
Annual core inflation rate, which excludes energy, food and non-alcoholic beverages, alcoholic beverages, tobacco and gold, slowed to 14.86 percent in June, the lowest since last July, from 15.87 percent in May.
On a monthly basis, consumer prices advanced 0.03 percent, asfter a 0.95 percent rise in May and below market forecasts of 0.05 percent. The sharpest increases were recorded for hotels, cafes and restaurants (2.65 percent); health (2.58 percent), education (2.40 percent), miscellaneous goods and services (1.86 percent), and transportation (0.47 percent). In contrast, prices declined for food and non-alcoholic beverages (-1.65 percent), clothing and footwear (-1.57 percent), communication (-0.34 percent), and recreation and culture (-0.04 percent).