Year-on-year, inflation picked up mostly for: housing & utilities (2.60 percent vs 2.32 percent in June), namely rents (2.1 percent vs 1.9 percent); miscellaneous goods & services (1.58 percent vs 1.52 percent) and restaurants & hotels (4.82 percent vs 3.82 percent).
On the other hand, prices slowed a bit for food & non-alcoholic beverages (1.19 percent vs 1.24 percent); transport (3.98 percent vs 4.06 percent) and remained almost flat for recreation and culture. Meantime, cost declined for clothing & footwear (-2.81 percent vs -2.74 percent) and furnishings (-0.48 percent vs -0.25 percent).
Annual core inflation, which excludes energy and unprocessed food products component was steady at 1.0 percent, in line with the preliminary estimate.
On a monthly basis, consumer prices inched down 0.6 percent as initially estimated, following a 0.1 percent increase in June. The main decrease in monthly consumer price index was recorded for clothing and footwear (-13.0 percent vs -1.3 percent), due to the usual start of the summer sales season in July.
The harmonized consumer price index rose by 2.2 percent year-on-year (2.0 percent in June) and decreased by 0.4 percent month-over-month (after being flat in June).