Food prices rose 9.8 percent year-on-year in June, up from 9.7 percent in May, driven by cost of bread, cereals, meats, fish, and dairy groups. In contrast, downward pressures came from oils and fats, fruit and vegetables.
From May to June, consumer prices rose 0.77 percent following a 0.78 percent increase in the previous period. Food prices increased 0.8 percent, the same rate recorded in the previous two months. The highest price increases were recorded for potatoes, yams, bread and cereals, meat and fish.
Core inflation rate accelerated to 8.1 percent in June from 7.6 percent in the previous month.