Compared to April 2014, food prices rose 7.1 percent, after increasing 5.9 percent in the previous month. Additional upward pressures came from: housing, water, electricity and gas (+0.6 percent); clothing and footwear (+3.6 percent); furnishings and household equipment (+0.3 percent); restaurants and hotels (+5.3 percent); miscellaneous goods and services (+1.6 percent); and alcoholic beverages and tobacco (+5.3 percent). In contrast, transport cost decreased 2.3 percent.
On a monthly basis, the consumer price index increased by 0.8 percent, slightly up from a 0.7 percent rise in March due to rising food prices (+1.6 percent), clothing and footwear (+0.1 percent) and restaurants and hotels (+0.7 percent). On the other hand, housing, water, electricity and gas cost fell 1.2 percent.