Year-on-year, prices rose at a slower pace for: food and non-alcoholic beverages (+0.8 percent in May from +3.4 percent in April), clothing & footwear (+2.2 percent from +2.3 percent); furnishing, household equipment & routine maintenance (+0.7 percent from +1.8 percent) while accelerated for housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (+0.2 percent from -0.2 percent) and recreation and culture (+1.6 percent from +0.6 percent). While the growth was steady for alcoholic beverages and tobacco (+0.7 percent), health (+1.1 percent), education (+1.6 percent), restaurants and hotels (+2.4 percent) and miscellaneous goods and services (+1.4 percent). In contrast, cost declined for transport (-3.0 percent from -3.0 percent).
Core inflation rate was recorded at 1.6 percent from a year earlier in April, as compared to 1.8 percent in the previous month.
On a monthly basis, consumer prices were flat, following a 0.1 percent increase in April and below market consensus.