Compared with July 2016, cost rose for: Food and non-alcoholic beverages (0.3 percent from -0.6 percent in June); housing and utilities (1 percent from 0.9 percent); transport (0.4 percent from 0.8 percent); recreation and culture (0.9 percent, the same as in June); and restaurants and hotels (0.5 percent from 0.4 percent). By contrast, prices of health continued to fall (-0.6 percent from -0.7 percent in June).
Annual core inflation, which strips out volatile price components like food, beverages, tobacco, seasonal products, energy and fuel, edged up to 0.3 percent from 0.2 percent in June.
On a monthly basis, consumer prices fell 0.3 percent after declining by 0.1 percent in June and in line with market expectations. Prices fell for clothing and footwear (-8.1 percent) and transport (-0.7 percent), but rose for food and non-alcoholic beverages (1 percent) and recreation and culture (0.4 percent).