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Ice cream, holidays and hotels cost more in June

The prices of "summer" products and specifically ice creams, package holidays and hotels went up in June, compared to the previous month, according to data released by the Cyprus Consumers Association, based on the Consumer Price Index.

According to the data, the price of organised domestic holidays has increased by 11.8%. At the same time, ice creams are 8.07% more expensive, while hotels' prices have also increased by 7.76% compared to May.

Compared to May 2024, an increase was also recorded in the price of dried, salted and smoked meat by 5.09%, yoghurt by 3.75%, food processing equipment by 3.5% and fresh fruit by 3.44%.

On the contrary, compared to May, in June the price of sewerage services decreased by 10.4%, the price of subscription to TV stations dropped by 10.06%, while the price of fresh vegetables, excluding potatoes and other bulbs, decreased by 9.12% and vegetables by 7.07%.

Compared to June 2023, in June 2024 the price of olive oil continued to register a large increase by 63.09%, passenger transport went down by 16.54%, fresh fruit by 15.42% and fruit by 12.87%.

A significant decrease, compared to last year, was recorded in the price of sugar, by 20.44% in June 2024. Garden furniture is also cheaper this June by 13.72%, while the price of butter decreased by 10.42%. 

(Source: CNA)

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