Year-on-year, upward price pressures came from: food & non-alcoholic beverages (+3.8 percent in July from +3.4 percent in June); alcoholic beverages & tobacco (+13.3 percent from +11.3 percent); clothing & footwear (+0.9 percent from +0.7 percent); furnishing, household equipment & routine maintenance (+3.9 percent from +3.2 percent); communication (+2.8 percent from +2.6 percent); recreation & culture (+1.9 percent from +1.7 percent); restaurants & hotels (+4.6 percent from +4.5 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (+4.7 percent from +4.6 percent). Cost of transport also rose by 1.6 percent, following a 1.4 percent decline in June. While prices moderated for health (+4.8 percent from +5.0 percent) and education (+2.4 percent from +2.6 percent), cost remained stable for housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (+2.5 percent).
Among food & non-alcoholic beverages, customers had to pay more for: food (+3.8 percent in July from +3.5 percent in the preceding month); food at home (+3.6 percent from +3.2 percent); rice, bread & other cereals (+1.9 percent from +1.8 percent); fish & seafood (+4.1 percent from +3.2 percent); fruits (+4.8 percent from +3.0 percent); vegetables (+7.5 percent from +5.4 percent), food away from home (+4.2 percent from +3.8 percent) and food products (+5.1 percent from +4.8 percent). Cost remained flat for oils & fats (+0.7 percent) and coffee, tea, cocoa & non-alcoholic beverages (+3.2 percent). Prices moderated for meat (+2.2 percent from +3.0 percent) and sugar, jam, honey & chocolate (+2.0 percent from +2.1 percent).
On a monthly basis, consumer prices accelerated 0.8 percent, following a 0.6 percent rise in the preceding month. Price increases were reported for most categories except clothing & footwear. Cost of transport rose the most by 3.0 percent, followed food & alcoholic beverages (+0.8 percent), alcoholic beverages & tobacco (+1.8 percent) and furnishing, household equipment & routine maintenance (+0.4 percent); restaurants & hotels (+0.2 percent); miscellaneous goods & services (+0.2 percent); health (+0.1 percent); communiction (+0.1 percent); housing, water, electricity, gas & other fuels (+0.0 percent) and education (+0.0 percent).
During January to July 2015, consumer prices rose 1.7 percent.