Year-on-year, prices rose at a slower pace for food and non-alcoholic beverages (2.8 percent compared to 3.8 percent in February) and transport (4.6 percent compared to 4.9 percent). Meanwhile, cost accelerated for restaurants and hotels (1.2 percent compared to 1.1 percent), recreation and culture (0.4 percent from 0.1 percent) and housing and utilities (0.1 percent compared to 0.0 percent).
Annual core inflation rate, which excludes energy and unprocessed food rose to 0.7 percent from 0.6 percent the previous month. Excluding only energy, the inflation went up to 1.1 percent from 1.3 percent in February.
On a monthly basis, consumer prices were flat, following 0.4 percent increase in February.
The harmonized index rose 1.8 percent on the month (0.2 percent in February) and 1.3 percent on the year (1.6 percent in January).