Year-on-year, prices rose at a slower pace for transport (1.1 percent from 4.6 percent in April); restaurants and hotels (4.9 percent from 5.7 percent); housing and fuels (0 percent from 0.2 percent); health (0.5 percent from 0.7 percent); recreation and culture (2.2 percent from 2.7 percent) and alcoholic beverages and tobacco (3 percent from 3.3 percent).
In contrast, prices rose faster for food and non-alcoholic beverages (2.1 percent from 2 percent); communication (3.3 percent from 3.1 percent) and miscellaneous goods and services (1.1 percent from 0.4 percent). Cost fell less for clothing and footwear (-1.8 percent from -2 percent) and accessories, household equipment and house maintenance (-0.2 percent from -0.5 percent).
Annual core inflation, which excludes energy and unprocessed food products, fell to 1.2 percent from 1.7 percent in the previous month.
On a monthly basis, consumer prices went down 0.2 percent, following a 1 percent rise in April, mainly due to a 2.4 percent drop in transport cost.
The harmonized consumer price index increased by 1.7 percent year-on-year and fell by 0.3 percent from the previous month.