Published on: 8 July 2016

Consumer prices decrease by 0.2% in June

Consumer prices were 0.2% lower on average in June than a year earlier. Motor fuel prices decreased significantly during the same period. The highest price rise was measured for alcoholic beverages and tobacco as well as services out of the main groups of consumption.

In June 2016 compared to June 2015:

Consumer prices were lowered by 0.2% on average. 0.4% less was paid for food, within which pork prices were cut by 17.2%, the price of cheese by 8.1% and milk prices by 6.5%, while the price of sugar increased by 24.1%, edible oil prices by 7.1% and the prices of seasonal food items (potatoes, fresh vegetables and fruits) by 5.0%. Alcoholic beverages and tobacco became more expensive by 1.9%, services by 1.6%, consumer durables by 0.7% and clothing and footwear by 0.5% on average. Consumers paid 3.9% less for other goods (including pharmaceutical products, motor fuels, household products and recreational goods), within which 10.4% less for motor fuels. The prices of electricity, gas and other fuels were reduced by 0.1%.

In June 2016 compared to May 2016:

Consumer prices rose by 0.2% on average. Food prices were lowered by 0.5%, which was dominantly due to the 3.3% price decrease of seasonal food items – potatoes, fresh vegetables and fruits. Food prices excluding this group were lowered by 0.1%. Pork became more expensive by 1.7%, edible oil by 1.6%, flour by 1.0% and sugar by 0.9%. Out of the main groups of consumption the highest price rise (1.2%) was recorded for other goods, within which 3.2% more was paid for motor fuels. The prices of services increased by 0.3%, within which those of recreational services by 2.3%. Clothing and footwear prices were up by 0.1%. The prices of alcoholic beverages and tobacco as well as electricity, gas and other fuels were unchanged overall. Consumers paid 0.1% less for consumer durables.

In January–June 2016 compared to the same period of the previous year:

Consumer prices rose by 0.1% on average.

Consumer price indices, June 2016

(%)

Denomination Previous month = 100.0% Corresponding month of previous year = 100.0%
Consumer price index100.299.8
Harmonised consumer price index100.299.9
Core inflation (seasonally adjusted)100.1101.2
Consumer price index for pensioners100.1100.0