Year-on-year, the largest downward contribution to the CPI came from: Food and non-alcoholic beverages (-2.7 percent from -2.2 percent in May); clothing and footwear (-5.3 percent from -5.4 percent); and furnishings and household equipment (-3.7 percent from -3.9 percent). Prices also fell for transport (-0.9 percent from 2.2 percent in May), and recreation and culture (-1.6 percent from -1.7 percent). In contrast, cost rose for: restaurants and hotels (1.8 percent, the same as in May); housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (0.5 percent, the same as in May); and miscellaneous goods and services (0.2 percent, the same as in May).
Annual core inflation rate, which excludes energy and unprocessed food, fell to -0.4 percent from a flat reading in May.
On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged up 0.1 percent after a 0.2 percent decrease in May. The most significant monthly price changes were increases in restaurants and hotels (1.2 percent) and housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (0.5 percent). There were decreases in clothing and footwear (-2.8 percent) and food and non-alcoholic beverages (-0.7 percent).
The harmonized index fell by 0.6 percent compared to a year earlier and rose by 0.1 percent in the month.