The increase was led by a 1.3 percent jump in energy costs for the 12-month June-to-June period. Excluding energy prices, the Consumer Price Index rose 0.9 percent in June, compared to a 1.0 percent hike in May, StatsCan said.
Natural gas rose 3.0 percent in June, the third consecutive monthly increase, and electricity was up 5.8 percent in June after rising 4 percent in May.
Prices for passenger vehicles rose 2.8 percent in June, after increasing 5.1 percent the previous month.
On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, consumer prices were down 0.2 percent in June, as the transportation and clothing and footware indexes declined 0.7 percent, StatsCan said.
Food costs fell 0.1 percent in June.
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