Compared to May 2014, the biggest price decreases were reported for: transport cost (-4.5 percent); and furnishings and household equipment (-2.5 percent). Additional downward pressures came from: recreation and culture (-2.4 percent); food and nonalcoholic beverages (-1.2 percent); and miscellaneous goods and services (-1.0 percent). In contrast, education cost went up 1.2 percent and alcoholic beverages and tobacco prices grew 0.1 percent.
On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 0.2 percent in May, after dropping 0.2 percent in the previous month, mainly due to higher cost of clothing and footwear (+0.9 percent) and alcoholic beverages and tobacco (+0.5 percent). While furnishings and household equipment cost fell 0.7 percent and recreation and culture prices declined 0.3 percent.