Year-on-year, alcoholic beverages and tobacco rose the most (15 percent), followed electricity, gas and other fuels (11.7 percent). Food cost increased 9.5 percent, following a 9.2 percent increase in May, while health prices grew 8.8 percent.
On a monthly basis, the inflation rate slowed to 0.6 percent in June from 0.9 percent in May. Food prices rose 0.7 percent, much lower than May’s 1.5 percent increase. Non-food prices eased 0.1 percent while cost of services increased at a faster 0.9 percent.