Year-on-year, the biggest price decreases were reported for: durable goods (-5.3 percent); clothing and footwear (-2.0 percent); and transport cost (-0.9 percent).
In contrast, upward pressures came from: electricity, gas and water (+21.6 percent); housing (+4.2 percent); food (+3.2 percent); miscellaneous services (+1.5 percent); miscellaneous goods (+1.4 percent).
Alcoholic drinks and tobacco CPI remained at the same level as April last year.
Netting out the effects of all Government's one-off relief measures, the inflation rate was 2.4 percent, from a 2.8 percent increase in the previous two months, mainly due to the smaller price increase of basic foodstuffs.
On a monthly basis, the composite consumer price index decreased by 1.0 percent, from a 0.3 percent decline in the previous month.
A Government spokesman commented that, looking ahead, given the benign global inflation, lower international energy and food prices as well as modest growth pace of the economy, inflation should remain contained in the near term.