Year-on-year, inflation slowed mainly for transport (1.7 percent vs 1.9 percent in May); housing & utilities (12.0 percent vs 15.0 percent) and clothing & footwear (2.2 percent vs 2.4 percent). Also, prices rose less for restaurants & hotels (0.7 percent vs 1.0 percent); alcoholic beverages & tobacco (0.3 percent vs 1.3 percent) and recreation & culture (0.5 percent vs 0.7 percent) and fell for communication (-2.6 percent vs 0.1 percent).
In contrast, cost advanced further for food & non-alcoholic beverages (3.4 percent vs 2.6 percent); furnishings (2.4 percent vs 2.3 percent); miscellaneous goods & services (1.4 percent vs 1.2 percent) and education (2.6 percent 2.3 percent).
On a monthly basis, consumer prices went down 0.4 percent, after being flat in May. Main downward pressure came from prices of communication (-2.7 percent); housing & utilities (-1.4 percent); transport (-0.8 percent) and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (-0.8 percent).
Annual core inflation, which excludes food and energy, stood at 1.6 percent, the same as in May.