Year-on-year, prices of goods rose 1.7 percent, faster than a 1.5 percent rise in June, as cost of energy went up significantly while food inflation was steady. Prices also rose for newspapers and periodicals, tobacco products and pharmaceutical products.
Energy prices were up 0.9 percent from a year earlier, after showing no growth in June. Prices increased for: Mineral oil products (2 percent), of which heating oil (5.4 percent) and motor fuels (1.3 percent); and electricity (1.9 percent). In contrast, gas prices were down by 3.2 percent.
Food and non-alcoholic beverages was 2.6 percent, unchanged from the prior's month figure. Prices increased for: Edible fats and oils (29.2 percent), especially butter (64 percent); fish and fish products (3.2 percent); and meat and meat products (2.4 percent).
Cost of services went up 1.7 percent
in July, the same pace as in June. Prices rose mainly for: net rents exclusive of heating expenses (1.8 percent); package holidays (4.3 percent); maintenance and repair of vehicles (3.2 percent) and catering services (2.0 percent). In contrast, cost of services of social facilities fell (−7.2 percent).