Year-on-year, inflation was steady for miscellaneous goods & services (at 5.4 percent, the same as in May); clothing & footwear (at 1.9 percent) and education (at 6.7 percent). Meantime, prices advanced at a faster pace for food & non-alcoholic beverages (3.7 percent from 3.2 percent in May), namely processed (5.4 percent from 4.8 percent) and unprocessed (1.5 percent from 1.3 percent); housing & utilities (4.9 percent from 4.5 percent); recreation & culture (0.9 percent from 0.4 percent); restaurants & hotels (3.5 percent from 3.2 percent); health (5.3 percent from 5.2 percent); and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (6.1 percent from 5.6 percent). Also, cost of communication fell less (-0.3 percent from -0.5 percent). On the other hand, cost eased for transport (5.5 percent from 7.1 percent), of which fuels (7.4 percent from 11.6 percent); and household contents and services (3.1 percent from 3.3 percent).
Annual core inflation rate, which excludes cost of food, non-alcoholic beverages, fuel and energy, increased to 4.3 percent in June from an over 1-year low of 4.1 percent in May and in line with market consensus.
On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.4 percent, after rising 0.3 percent in the prior month and above market forecasts of 0.3 percent.