RTTNews - Consumer prices in Kazakhstan climbed 7.6% year-on-year in June, slower than a 8.4% rise in the preceding month, the country's statistical office said Wednesday. Economists expected prices to rise 7.8%.

Annually, food prices increased 6.1%, while non-food prices rose 6.9%. Price of paid services were up 10.5%.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices were up 0.4% in June compared to a 0.7% increase in May.

In the first six months of the year, consumer prices increased 8.5% compared to the same period in the previous year.

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