Alcoholic beverages and tobacco posted the highest year-on-year price increase in July- up 6.34 per cent, followed by housing and utility, which account for almost 44 per cent of consumer expenses, with 5.8 per cent.
Consumer prices of education and food and non-alcoholic beverages were up 4.87 per cent and 2.75 per cent, respectively.
Meanwhile, consumer prices of alcoholic beverages and tobacco rose 5.32 per cent month-on-month in July, while that of housing and utility increased by 1.15 per cent during the same period.
Prices of education was unchanged month-on-month, and edged down by 0.57 per cent for food and non-alcoholic beverages.
Additionally, consumer prices rose for furnishings, household equipment and routine household maintenance by 3.33 per cent year-on-year in July, restaurants and hotels by 3.14 per cent, health by 2.52 per cent, miscellaneous goods and services by 1.79 per cent, transport by 1.89 per cent and communication by 2.46 per cent.
However, prices fell for clothing and footwear (3.08 per cent) and recreations and culture (0.77 per cent).
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