Year-on-year, consumer prices advanced slower for transport (3.4 percent vs 6.2 percent), recreation and culture (1.2 percent vs 3.4 percent) and hotels, cafes and restaurants (1.8 percent vs 2 percent). Meanwhile, inflation was steady for food and non-alcoholic beverages (1.1 percent) and housing (5.4 percent),
Annual core inflation, which strips out volatile food and energy prices, was 1 percent, lower than 1.2 percent a month earlier.
On a monthly basis, consumer prices decreased 0.1 percent compared to a 1 percent increase in April.
The EU-harmonised index rose 2 percent year-on-year, lower than 2.6 percent in April. The monthly rate was unchanged compared to 0.9 percent increase in April.