Among food, upward prices pressure came from: fresh vegetables (+22.6 percent in April from 35.8 percent in March), meat and poultry (+20.1 percent from +16.5 percent) and tobacco (+6.4 percent from +6.4 percent). Prices of liquid milk also rose 0.3 percent from 0.1 percent in the preceding month. Prices of pork also rose by 33.5 percent, following a 28.4 percent increase in March. In contrast, downward pressure came from cost of: egg (-1.6 percent from -5.8 percent) and fresh fruits (-7.9 percent from -10.2 percent).
For non-food categories, upward prices pressure came from: clothing (+1.5 percent from +1.5 percent); rent, fuel & utilities (+1.4 percent from +1.3 percent), household equipment supplies and services (+0.5 percent from +0.4 percent); education, culture and entertainment (+1.2 percent from +1.2 percent), healthcare (+3.2 percent from +3.1 percent) and other goods and services (+1.7 percent from +1.7 percent). In contrast, downward prices pressures came from transport and communications (-2.4 percent from -2.6 percent).
On a monthly basis, consumer prices dropped by 0.2 percent, as compared to a 0.4 percent decline in the preceding month and in line with estimates.
The producer price index fell by 3.4 percent year-on-year in April, compared to a 4.3 percent drop in March. It is the smallest fall since November 2014. The index has been in a negative territory since March 2012.