Year-on-year, prices rose faster for housing and utilities (16.05 percent from 13.80 percent in June); transportation (13.67 percent from 10 percent); furniture & household equipment (25.41 percent from 22.51 percent); miscellaneous goods and services (26.93 percent from 26.88 percent) and communication (6.29 percent from 5.30 percent). On the other hand, cost slowed for food and non-alcoholic beverages (18.21 percent from 19.20 percent); hotels, cafes and restaurants (19.85 percent from 20.84 percent); clothing and footwear (4.18 percent from 4.33 percent); alcoholic beverages and tobacco (19.23 percent from 19.24 percent); recreation and culture (17.47 percent from 17.48 percent); health (17.93 percent from 19.05 percent) and education (13.68 percent from 13.87 percent).
Annual core inflation rate, which excludes energy, food and non-alcoholic beverages, alcoholic beverages, tobacco and gold, advanced to 16.20 percent in July from 14.86 percent in the June.
On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 1.36 percent, faster than a 0.03 percent gain in June and below market expectations of 1.6 percent. The sharpest increases were recorded for transportation (4.46 percent); furniture and household equipment (4.24 percent); housing and utilities (3.10 percent); recreation and culture (1.60 percent) and hotels, cafes and restaurants (1.42 percent). In contrast, prices declined for food and non-alcoholic beverages (1.11 percent) and clothing and footwear (-3.20 percent).