Year-on-year, main upward pressure came from prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages (+1 percent from -0.1 percent in May); restaurants and hotels (+2.61 percent from +2.19 percent in May) and housing and utilities (+0.69 percent from +0.65 percent in May). In contrast, prices grew at a slower pace for communication (+1.7 percent from +2.8 percent in May) and alcoholic beverages and tobacco (+1.9 percent from +2.3 percent in May) and transport prices declined at a faster 1.49 percent (-1.29 percent in May).
Annual core inflation which excludes prices of food and energy eased to 0.7 percent from 0.8 percent in May.
On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged up 0.1 percent, slowing from a 0.3 percent rise in May and reaching the lowest in four months. Cost of clothing and footwear was the main driver of the slowdown, falling by 2 percent while food prices recorded the highest upward pressure (up 1.2 percent), namely fresh fruit, fresh fish and pork.