Year-on-year, prices went up further for food and non-alcoholic beverages (1.6 percent vs 1 percent in May); furniture & household equipment (0.9 percent vs 0.6 percent); health (2.6 percent vs 2.5 percent); and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (3.7 percent vs 3.3 percent). Meanwhile, cost eased for transport (2.4 percent vs 2.8 percent); housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (2.8 percent vs 3.4 percent); restaurants and hotels (2.4 percent vs 2.8 percent); and communication (4.3 percent vs 4.9 percent). Additionally, inflation was steady for recreation and culture (at 1.8 percent, the same as in May); miscellaneous goods and services (at 1.1 percent); and education (at 3.1 percent).
The consumer prices index including owner occupiers’ housing costs (CPIH) stood at 1.9 percent in June, unchanged from the prior month.
The annual core inflation rate, which excludes prices of energy, food, alcohol and tobacco, advanced to 1.8 percent from an over 2-year low of 1.7 percent in May.
On a monthly basis, consumer prices were flat, afer a 0.3 percent gain in May.