Inflation rose by 3.2% in June, tobacco and clothes up by most

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Inflation in the Netherlands increased to 3.2% in June, national statistics agency CBS, confirming its preliminary assessment a week ago.

It was the first increase since March and puts the figure at its highest level since January.

Prices of tobacco and clothes went up by the biggest margin, with tobacco products 30.9% more expensive than a year ago, while clothing was up by 1.3%, reversing a 3.9% reduction in price in May.

Housing costs, energy, transport and dining out also contributed to the higher inflation rate. However, the price of furniture and household appliances continued to fall.

Inflation by category. Source:
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