live football world cup:German inflation eases to 6.5% in July

A general view of  a weekly market in Berlin

A general view of a fruit and vegetable stand on a weekly market in Berlin, Germany, March 14, 2020. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse/File Photo

BERLIN, Aug 8 (Reuters) - German inflation eased in July, the federal statistics office said on Tuesday, confirming preliminary data.

German consumer prices, harmonised to compare with other European Union countries, increased by 6.5% on the year in July.

This follows a 6.8% increase in June.

(This story has been corrected to say inflation eased, not rose, in the headline and in paragraph 1)

Reporting by Friederike Heine, Editing by Miranda Murray

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