Dutch food prices grew 2.9 percent, contributing with 0.3 percentage points to inflation rate. Other major upward pressures were registered in transport (+0.5 p.p.), recreation (+0.4 p.p.) and alcoholic beverages and tobacco (+0.3 p.p.).
The price index for communications (-3.0 percent) and private education (-0.5 percent) registered the only annual decreases.
Prices were flat on a monthly basis. Annual inflation, according to the European harmonized method, increased from 3.1 percent in May to 3.2 percent in June.