Year-on-year, prices rose less for food and non-alcoholic beverages, namely unprocessed (1.9 percent vs 2.2 percent in April), transport (3.7 percent vs 5.6 percent), miscellaneous goods and services (0.9 percent vs 1 percent) and increased at the same pace for housing and utilities (3 percent)
In contrast, cost advanced faster for restaurants and hotels (1.9 percent vs 1.8 percent) and recreation and culture (0.5 percent vs 0.4 percent).
Annual core consumer prices, which exclude energy and unprocessed food went up 0.7 percent, compared to a 1.1 percent rise in the previous month. Excluding only energy, consumer prices rose 1 percent (from 1.3 percent in April).
On a monthly basis, consumer prices declined 0.2 percent, compared to a 0.4 percent increase in April
The harmonized index declined 0.1 percent on the month (0.8 percent in April) and rose 1.6 percent on the year (2 percent in April).