Year-on-year, prices slowed for: food and non-alcoholic beverages (9.6 percent vs 11.6 percent in May); transport (0.4 percent vs 1.3 percent); restaurants and hotels (0.7 percent vs 0.9 percent); miscellaneous goods and services (3.7 percent vs 4 percent); health (2.2 percent vs 2.9 percent) and recreation and culture (0.8 percent vs 1.2 percent). In addition, cost increased at the same pace for furniture & household equipment (3.2 percent) and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (3 percent) and declined further for communication (-1 percent vs -0.8 percent).
In contrast, prices advanced faster for housing & utilities (7.1 percent vs 4.6 percent), clothing & footwear (3.8 percent vs 3.7 percent) and education (0.8 percent vs 0.7 percent).
Annual core inflation, which excludes food and energy increased 1.9 percent, easing from a 2.2 percent rise in the previous month.
On a monthly basis, consumer prices went down 0.1 percent, following a 0.2 percent gain in May, mainly attributed to a decrease in cost of maize grain (-5.1 percent); maize flour (-2.4 percent); cassava flour (-1.9 percent); oranges (-2.4 percent); sardines (-3.2 percent); vegetables (-5.7 percent); beans (-1.8 percent) and round potatoes (-6.2 percent).