Consumer price growth in July


Czech consumer prices returned to a growth in July, posting an annual rise of 0.5 percent, the Czech Statistics Office reported on Monday. The growth was fuelled by the higher prices of food, alcohol and tobacco products. Inflation was at 0.2 percent on the month. Bread, pork, poultry and egg prices went up, as did alcoholic beverages, up by 2.5 percent, and cigarettes, up by 4 percent.