The overall decline is a result of a 3.4 per cent drop in the price of food and a 1.3 rise in non-food consumer prices, according to the Haut-Commissariat au Plan.

Consumer prices fell 1.7 per cent between May and June 2009 as a result of a 3.5 per cent drop in food prices.

The price of vegetables declined 18.5 per cent and fruit prices fell by 17.9 per cent. Non-food prices remained stable.

Compared with May, prices fell 2.2 per cent in Rabat and Tetouan, 1.7 per cent in Casablanca and 1.5 per cent in Kenitra.