Year-on-year prices rose less for transportation (4.7 percent compared to 5.3 percent in March), mainly due to gasoline (14.2 percent compared to 17.1 percent). Also, cost fell for recreation, education and reading (-0.2 percent compared to 1.3 percent), mainly due to a 6 percent slump in prices of travel services. A smaller annual increase in the cost of air transportation (11.9 percent) coincided with the price decrease in travel services.
On the other hand, inflation was steady for shelter (1.7 percent); went up for food (1.8 percent compared to 1.7 percent); and household operations, furnishings and equipment (1.4 percent compared to 1.2 percent); and prices recovered for clothing and footwear (2.2 percent compared to -0.1 percent), namely clothing (2.5 percent).
On a monthly basis, consumer prices were up 0.3 percent, the same as in March.
The BoC's annual core inflation, which excludes volatile items, rose to 1.5 percent from 1.4 percent in March.