Compared to May 2014, food prices increased at a slower 13.20 percent from a 13.42 percent growth in the previous month.
Additional upward pressure came from: housing, water, electricity and gas (+2.35 percent); clothing and footwear (+4.52 percent); furnishings and household equipment (+4.31 percent); miscellaneous goods and services (+5.19 percent); hotels and restaurants (+5.70 percent).
In contrast, downward pressure came from transport cost (-3.52 percent).
On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.81 percent as food and non-alcoholic beverages’ prices eased to 1.06 percent (compared with 3.92 percent in April). While transport prices decreased further by 1.34 percent.