July 18, 2014 1:20 pm
Updated: July 18, 2014 3:40 pm

Saskatchewan’s inflation rate 2.2 per cent in June

Yearly inflation rate in Saskatchewan at 2.2 per cent in June, led by higher food, shelter prices.

Holly Alexandruk / Global News

OTTAWA – Saskatchewan’s inflation rate in June was 2.2 per cent, according to numbers released by Statistics Canada on Friday.

That’s down two-tenths of a per cent from May.

Food prices were up 3.4 per cent from June 2013, led by a 12.4 per cent jump in the cost of meat and an 8.3 per cent spike in the price of fresh vegetables.

Shelter costs were up 2.9 per cent, led by higher water, fuel and electricity costs.

Smokers were also paying more with a 7.7 per cent increase in the price of tobacco from a year ago.

Nationally, the inflation rate was hit a new two-year high of 2.4 per cent in June.

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