Inflationary pressures came from food and non-alcoholic beverages (+9.2 percent), alcoholic beverages and tobacco (+14.8 percent), clothing and footwear (+4.7 percent), housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (+9.3 percent), furnishings and household equipment (+4.5 percent), health (+8.3 percent), education (+8.5 percent), transportation (+4.9 percent), recreation and culture (+7.4 percent), hotels, restaurants and cafes (+8.0 percent).
On a month-on-month basis, the inflation was flat at 0.9 percent. The highest monthly inflationary pressure was recorded for food and non-alcoholic beverages (+1.6 percent) and alcoholic beverages and tobacco (+1.5 percent). Among food products, the highest price increase was recorded for meat and poultry (4.4 percent), followed by fruit and vegetable products (+2.4 percent), sugar (+1.5 percent), cereals and legumes (+1.0 percent), and butter (+1.0 percent).
Annual core inflation rate accelerated to 7 percent in May from 6.5 percent in April.