Transportation costs rose 1.75 percent compared with a decline of 0.52 percent through April. House prices gained 8.32 percent, compared with 8.21 percent through the previous month. Cost of food and non-alcoholic beverages rose 12.81 percent (14.4 percent in April), restaurants and hotels increased 13.44 percent and furnishing, household equipment and routine maintenance grew 7.83 percent.
On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.56 percent, slowing from a 1.63 percent increase in April, the lowest level this year. Cost of food and non-alcoholic beverages fell 2.68 percent and communication decreased 0.16 percent. In contrast, transport prices went up 1.76 percent while clothing and footwear surged 10.06 percent.