The ministry also said that prices continued to grow in the sphere of housing and public utilities services.
In this regard the ministry forecasts 0.1% inflation in August.
The forecasted inflation rate stands at 5.7% and 7.5% for the periods since the beginning of the year and for the whole 2014 respectively.
The price hike on products subjected to European food import embargo was also reported on Wednesday by the Russian Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat).
Meanwhile, Russians support the country's ban on food imports in the stimulus it provides for domestic agriculture and bringing local produce to shop shelves, a poll suggests.
84% of respondents said sanctions which Russia had imposed on the West would bring benefits, findings from the All-Russia Public Opinion Research Centre (WCIOM) survey indicated on Friday. Just nine percent of those replying opposed the restrictions.
63% t of those polled forecast increased food imports from Asian and South American producers while the same number expected higher prices.
The survey questioned 1,600 people in 42 regions on August 9-10.