Year-on-year, cost of food rose 14.9 percent (from 13.2 percent in April), housing, water, electricity and gas increased 22 percent (from 18.98 percent). Also, prices went up for: clothing and footwear (14 percent from 12.7 percent); transport (15.6 percent from 14 percent); furnishings and household equipment (11.3 percent from 9.6 percent); education (15.8 percent from 13.9 percent); health (10.1 percent from 9 percent); miscellaneous goods and services (12.7 percent from 10.6 percent) and alcoholic beverages, tobacco and cola (12.7 percent from 11.1 percent). Prices of restaurants and hotels went up by 9.9 percent from an 8.5 percent rise in the previous month.
Annual core inflation rate rose to 15.1 percent from 13.4 percent in the previous month.
On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 2.75 percent compared to a 1.61 percent increase in April, mostly due to rise in cost of food (+2.56 percent); housing, water, electricity and gas (+3.7 percent), transport (+2.7 percent) and clothing and footwear (+2.4 percent).