The largest upward pressure came from restaurants & cafés (prices went up 1.6 percent), rents (up 1 percent) and tobacco (up 2.7 percent) while fuels for transport (-8.4 percent), heating oil (-18.7 percent) and gas (-6.8 percent) had the biggest downward impacts.
The core index which excludes prices of energy, food, alcohol and tobacco increased 0.9 percent year-on-year, following a 0.8 percent gain in the previous month. Excluding energy, prices rose 0.9 percent.
Considering the European Union, consumer prices were flat on the year, following a 0.1 percent decline in May. The lowest rates were registered in Cyprus (-2 percent), Bulgaria (-1.9 percent) and Croatia (-1.2 percent) and the highest annual rates in Belgium (1.8 percent), Sweden (1.2 percent) and Malta (1 percent).
On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 0.2 percent in the Eurozone, following a 0.4 percent rise in May and in the EU prices increased 0.1 percent (0.3 percent in May).