Year-on-year cost of goods increased 3.37 percent (+3.23 percent in March), as food, drinks and tobacco rose 3.37 percent (+3.2 percent in March) and non-food products went up by 3.36 percent (+3.25 percent in March). Services recorded a 2.37 percent increase (the same as in March) as costs in education grew 4.12 percent (+4.13 in March), housing prices were 2.17 percent higher (+2.16 percent in March) and prices of other services increased by 2.06 percent (the same as in March).
On a monthly basis, prices fell by 0.32 percent, following a 0.15 percent increase in the previous month.
The inflation rate has been running below the central bank's 3 percent target since May last year. The central bank expects it to remain below target in coming months but to move temporarily above it by the end of the year.