THE Consumer Price Index noted an increase in food and yaqona prices increased last month by 1 per cent against a decline of negative 2.4 per cent in May, the Fiji Bureau of Statistics said.
In its monthly Consumer Price Index report, the bureau pointed out an increase in price of prices for bakery and wheat products, fresh and preserved meat, fruit and fruit juice, dairy products, spices, top dressing, confectionary and restaurant meals.
Market items like long beans, okra, eggplant, local tomatoes, cucumber, rourou, bele, garlic and blue peas were not spared the price increase, the bureau said.
In May, prices fell for yaqona and food items, the bureau's CPI revealed.
Prices were reduced on items like bakery and wheat products, cereal, fresh meat, fruits, fat and oil, coffee, confectionary and vegetables like French beans, English and Chinese cabbage, local tomatoes, eggplant, okra, rourou, bele, onions, potatoes, garlic and pumpkin.
The prices of alcoholic beverages and tobacco for last month reduced by 0.1 per cent against an increase of 0.3 per cent in May, the bureau revealed.
Heating, lighting and services prices remained unchanged for the last two month, the bureau said.
The bureau said there was no price changes noted for housing and transport.
Prices of durable households goods dropped to negative 0.1 per cent last month against an increase of 0.5 per cent increase in May.
Last month, prices were lower for furniture, non-electrical appliances, jewellery, and travel and sports goods, the bureau pointed out.
In May, prices increased for electrical and non-electrical appliances, jewellery, and travel and sports goods.
Clothing and footwear prices soared to 1.1 per cent in June compared to 0.4 per cent in May.
The cost of medical goods dropped to negative 0.3 per cent last month compared to a positive 0.3 per cent increase in May.
According to the Bureau of Statistics, the inflation rate in May was 4.7 per cent while it was 4.5 per cent in June.