In June 2018, consumer prices in Italy, calculated by national standards, increased by 1.3% compared with June last year, the final data of the statistical agency Istat showed. In May, the annual price increase was 1%. Relative to the previous month, prices increased by 0.2%. Without taking into account the price of energy, food and alcohol, consumer prices rose 0.8% in annual terms, just as in May. Compared with June last year, food prices went up by 2.4%, alcoholic beverages and tobacco products - by 3.5%, clothing and footwear - by 0.2%. The cost of transport increased by 4.2%. According to the standards of the European Union, consumer prices in Italy grew by 1.4% in annual terms and by 0.2% compared with May.
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