According to a quick estimate by the European Union (EU) statistics service, the rise in inflation - as measured by the harmonised consumer price index - continues to be driven by the year-on-year increase in prices in the energy sector (41.9% compared to 39.1% in May), followed by food, alcohol and tobacco (8.9%, compared to 7.5% in May), non-energy industrial goods (4.3%, compared to 4.2 %) and services (3.4%, down from 3.5% in May).

The inflation rate in the euro area and in the EU has been accelerating since June 2021, driven by rising energy prices, and reaching record levels since November.