In June of 2013, prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages were the main contributors to the overall growth, and rose 3.2 percent yoy, down from 3.5 percent in May. Prices for vegetables recorded the highest increase (+ 6.9 percent), followed by cost of sugar, jam, honey and chocolate (+ 5 percent) and milk and eggs (+ 4 percent). In contrast, cost of oils and fat declined 0.5 percent yoy.
In the same period, prices for housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels increased to an annual rate of 2 percent, the same rate recorded in May. Although accounting for less than 5 percent of the overall CPI, prices of alcoholic beverages and tobacco recorded the highest annual increase in June (+ 4.2 percent).
Cost of clothing and footwear, communication and recreation and culture decreased in June.
On a monthly basis, the inflation rate eased to 0.1 percent in June, from 0.3 percent in May. Increases were for main groups alcoholic beverages and tobacco (+ 2.2 percent); food and non-alcoholic beverages (+ 0.4 percent); furnishings, household equipment and routine household maintenance (+ 0.2 percent); education and restaurants and Hotels by 0.1 percent respectively. On the other hand, decreases were for transport (- 0.4 per cent); clothing and footwear; health and miscellaneous goods and services by 0.2 percent respectively and communication (- 0.1 percent). The indices for housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels and recreation services and culture remained unchanged.