Year-on-year, prices slowed for food and non-alcoholic beverages (3.99 percent from 6.36 percent in May); transport (2.39 percent from 4.33 percent), in particular fuels (-1.85 percent from 5.07 percent); housing (3.84 percent from 6.34 percent); personal expenses (3.43 percent from 3.61 percent); and household goods (3.47 percent from 3.79 percent). Also, cost of communication dropped further (-0.21 percent from -0.19 percent). Meanwhile, prices advanced at a faster pace for health (4.76 percent from 4.48 percent); and education (4.93 percent from 4.80 percent). Also, cost of clothing and footwear rebounded (0.39 percent from -0.08 percent).
On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 0.01 percent, easing from a 0.13 percent gain in the prior month but higher than market expectations of a 0.03 percent decline. Cost of transport decreased (-0.31 percent from 0.07 percent in May), namely fuels (-2.41 percent). In addition, prices increased less for housing (0.07 percent from 0.98 percent); personal expenses (0.15 percent from 0.16 percent); and clothing and footwear (0.30 percent compared to 0.34 percent). On the other hand, cost of food and non-alcoholic beverages declined at a slower pace (-0.25 percent from -0.56 percent), of which tomato (5.25 percent from -15.08 percent), beans (-2.87 percent from -13.04 percent) and fruits (-0.71 percent from -2.87 percent).