Last month's inflation figures make a rise in interest rates next month seem more unlikely, although recent data for the services and construction sectors was stronger than expected.
Annual CPI inflation remained static even though petrol prices jumped by 2.7 pence per litre between May and June, in contrast to a 1.1p-a-litre fall between the same two months of past year.
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ONS tweeted: "Clothing and computer games prices fell while rising prices for petrol and gas and electricity provided the largest upward contributions to change in #inflation".
Clothing and footwear prices fell by 2.1 percent between May and June, the biggest decline for the month since 2012, with the ONS reporting a greater incidence of discounting. That's particularly the case after yesterday's wage growth data emerged weaker than expected.
Food prices eased by 0.6%, due primarily to a drop in fruit prices and a category that includes syrup, sugar, jam, chocolate and confectionery, for which prices fell 1.1% and 1.3% respectively.
Today's data raises the prospect of the Bank of England raising interest rates at a time when inflation has stagnated, wage growth remains tepid, the United Kingdom faces political chaos at home, and the prospect of a damaging trade war hangs over the global economy.
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Petrol prices are up 17.45 percent in June from 13.90 in May, while diesel prices grew 21.63 percent in June as compared to 17.34 percent in May.
Households were also squeezed by gas and electricity costs, which rose 2.5% and 2.2% respectively, month on month. After all, a sustained trend of high WPI inflation will not only add pressure on the RBI to raise interest rates, but could also potentially undermine the pace of GDP growth.
To be sure, the price gains have to be seen from the perspective of an unfavourable base effect - WPI inflation in June 2017 was just 0.9%.
A Reuters poll of economists published on Tuesday showed 47 out of 75 thought the BoE would raise rates to a new post-financial crisis high of 0.75 per cent in August.
The Retail Prices Index (RPI), a separate measure of inflation, was 3.4% last month, up from 3.3% in May.
House prices rose 3 percent in May from a year earlier, the slowest rate since August 2013. Annual inflation was expected to accelerate to 2.6 percent, according to a Bloomberg survey of economists.