July 15, 2020 / 6:14 AM / 21 days ago

UK inflation rises unexpectedly in June to 0.6%

LONDON, July 15 (Reuters) - British inflation rose unexpectedly last month, official data showed on Wednesday.

Consumer price inflation increased to 0.6% in June from 0.5% in May, the Office for National Statistics said.

The average forecast in a Reuters poll of economists was for the rate to fall to 0.4%.

Core inflation - which excludes typically volatile energy, food, alcohol and tobacco prices - rose to 1.4% from May’s 1.2%. Economists had expected the rate to remain unchanged at 1.2%. (Reporting by Andy Bruce Editing by William Schomberg)

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