Among food, the biggest upward pressure came from cost of: fresh vegetables (+7.2 percent in April from +0.4 percent in March), fresh fruits (+1.5 percent from +6.7 percent) and pork (+8.3 percent, from +2 percent). In contrast, downward pressure came from egg (-3.7 percent from a 5.6 percent), liquid milk and dairy products (-1.7 percent from -1.7 percent) and liqueur (-1.3 percent from -1.4 percent).
For non-food categories, the biggest price increases were reported for: healthcare and personal products (+1.8 percent from +1.6 percent) and education services (+3.2 percent from +3.2 percent). Cost of clothing (+2.9 percent from +3.0 percent) and household equipment and maintenance (+1.1 percent from +1.2 percent) moderated. In contrast, downward pressure came from transport and communications (-1.6 percent from -1.5 percent); travel (-0.7 percent from -1.3 percent) and water, electricity, and fuel (-2.0 percent from -1.9 percent).
On a monthly basis, consumer prices declined by 0.2 percent in April, following a 0.5 percent drop in the preceding month.
The producer price index fell by 4.6 percent from a yer earlier in April, the same as in April. The index has been declining since March 2012.