Year-on-year, cost of miscellaneous goods and services went up 5.9 percent (from +5.6 percent in May) and prices of restaurants and hotels increased 2.9 percent (from +2.1 percent in May). Additional upward pressure came from: Education (+3.8 percent, the same as in the previous month) and health (+2 percent from +1.6 percent in May). By contrast, cost of transport (-4 percent from -5.3 percent), furnishings, household equipment and routine household maintenance (-3.6 percent from -3.1 percent), clothing and footwear (-2.7 percent from -1.1 percent) and communications (-1.2 percent, the same as in the previous month) continued to weigh on growth.
On a monthly basis, consumer prices jumped 0.7 percent, accelerating from a 0.5 percent growth in the previous month. The most significant monthly price changes were increases in transport (+3.6 percent) and restaurants and hotels (+1.2 percent). Meanwhile, there were decreases in clothing and footwear (-2.9 percent) and furnishings, household equipment and routine household maintenance (-0.3 percent).
The harmonized index increased by 0.1 percent compared to a year earlier and climbed 0.7 percent in the month.