Erfurt (dpa/th) - After the introduction of the tank discount and the 9-euro ticket, the rise in prices has also weakened somewhat in Thuringia. The annual inflation rate was 8.1 percent in June, as the State Statistical Office announced on Tuesday in Erfurt. In May, annual inflation was 8.8 percent, driven primarily by jumps in energy and food prices. From May to June, consumer prices fell by 0.3 percent.
Nevertheless, the inflation rate will remain at a very high level in June. The main reason is the rise in energy and food prices. Without this, the year-on-year price change would have been 3.7 percent, it said. According to the statisticians, consumers have to pay 39 percent more for energy products compared to the previous year. The strongest increases were in heating oil (plus 110.1 percent), district heating (plus 53.3 percent), gas (plus 51.1 percent) and solid fuels (plus 41 percent). Fuel prices increased by 30.8 percent year-on-year.
Thuringians also have to dig much deeper into their pockets for food and non-alcoholic beverages. The prices for edible fats and oils (plus 45.3 percent), meat and meat products (plus 18.8 percent), dairy products and eggs (plus 16.4 percent) as well as bread and cereal products (plus 15.2 percent) were significantly higher than in the previous year Percent).
The relief package put together by the federal government made itself felt in June. In a monthly comparison, the prices for a train journey in local transport fell by around half. Fuel was offered 4.6 percent cheaper than in May.