Within the goods component, food inflation eased to 1.1 percent in April from 1.3 percent in the previous month; while prices of non-food products rose by 2.7 percent, faster than a 2.4 percent gain in March. Also, cost of services went up by 4 percent in April, after a 3.9 percent increase in the precedent period.
Annual core inflation rate picked up to 1.9 percent in April from an all-time low of 1.8 percent in March.
On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased by 0.4 percent, following a 0.3 percent gain in March and matching market expectations. Inflation rose for both non-food products (0.4 percent vs 0.2 percent) and services (0.3 percent vs 0.1 percent), while food prices rose at a softer rate (0.4 percent vs 0.5 percent).