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Portugal Consumer Prices Grow In June

Portugal's consumer prices rose in June, led by higher prices for fresh food, preliminary data from Statistics Portugal showed on Tuesday.

The consumer price index rose 0.16 percent year-on-year in June, after a 0.7 percent fall in May.

The core CPI, which excludes energy and unprocessed food products components rose 0.27 percent in June, after a 0.44 percent decrease in the prior month.

Prices for fresh food surged 5.22 percent year-on-year.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.92 percent in June, after a 0.45 percent decrease in the preceding month.

The EU measure of harmonized index of consumer price, or HICP, increased 0.3 percent annually in June, after a 0.6 percent fall in the prior month.

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