Compared to June 2014, food prices rose 10.1 percent, after increasing 8.5 percent in May, while housing, water, electricity and gas cost went up 1.0 percent, compared to a 1.8 percent growth last month. Additional upward pressures came from: clothing and footwear (+4.5 percent); furnishings and household equipment (+0.9 percent); restaurants and hotels (+4.3 percent); miscellaneous goods and services (+1.1 percent); alcoholic beverages and tobacco (+5.9 percent). In contrast, transport cost decreased 1.3 percent.
Annual core inflation rate was recorded at 2.2 percent.
On a monthly basis, the consumer price index increased by 0.2 percent, down from a 0.4 percent rise in May due to slower increases in food cost (+0.1 percent compared to +0.6 percent last month). Clothing and footwear prices grew 0.5 percent and furnishings and household equipment cost rose 0.2 percent. While restaurants and hotels, alcoholic and tobacco prices fell 0.1 percent.