Austria's consumer price index rose 0.4 percent in June from May and grew 2.6 percent from June a year earlier mainly because of higher prices for seasonal goods, the Central Statistics Office said Monday.
May CPI was unchanged from April, but rose 2.4 percent from the same month the previous year, the office said.The June index rose, to 128.5 from 128 in May.
The index without any seasonal goods rose 0.5 percent in June from May and 2.6 percent from a year earlier, while the seasonal goods index dropped 5.1 percent in June from May, but rose 3.3 percent from June 1994, the office said.
''At the start of the holiday season, prices for package deals and hotel bookings at home and abroad increased. This price increase, plus more expensive gasoline prices, influenced the index development in June 1995," the office said.