Year-on-year, prices advanced faster primarily for: transport (3.8 percent vs 0.8 percent in April), namely fuels and lubricants (9.5 percent vs 3.5 percent); restaurants & hotels (2.9 percent vs 0.1 percent), driven by accomodation services (11.6 percent vs -2.9 percent) and housing & utilities (2.0 percent vs 1.6 percent), particularly rents (1.8 percent vs 1.4 percent).
On the other hand, inflation slowed for food & non-alcoholic beverages (0.7 percent vs 0.9 percent); miscellaneous goods & services (0.3 percent vs 1.0 percent) and was steady for alcoholic beverages & tobacco (2.3 percent); communications (0.4 percent) and education (1.2 percent). Meantime, prices fell for recreation & culture (-0.7 percent vs -0.6 percent); clothing and footwear (-3.3 percent vs -3.7 percent) and furniture & household equipment (-0.9 percent vs -0.4 percent).
Annual core inflation rate, which excludes energy and unprocessed food products, rose to 0.6 percent, matching the preliminary estimate and compared to 0.2 percent in April.
On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.4 percent, as previously estimated, and easing from a 0.7 percent increase in April.
The harmonized consumer price index increased by 1.4 percent year-on-year (0.3 percent in April) and by 0.8 percent month-over-month (1.0 percent in April).