Prices grew at a slower pace for housing and utilities (+6 percent from +8.5 percent in June); clothing and footwear (+9.5 percent from +9.6 percent); recreation and culture (+9.9 percent from +11.4 percent); alcoholic beverages and tobacco (+9.6 percent from +9.9 percent) and furnishings and household equipment (+7.7 percent from +7.8 percent).
Food and non-alcoholic beverages prices increased by 6.4 percent year-on-year in July (+6.1 percent in June) while transport inflation was stable at 6.7 percent.
Meanwhile, annual core inflation rate decreased to 7.4 percent from 7.5 percent in the previous month.
On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.5 percent, compared to 0.4 percent growth in the previous month, led by higher prices of housing and utilities (+3.5 percent); transportation (+0.6 percent); clothing (+0.2 percent); furnishings (+0.2 percent) and restaurants and hotels (+0.4 percent). In contrast, food cost dropped 0.2 percent.