Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) May 2018

Monthly inflation in May 2018, measured by HICP was 0.5%
Monthly inflation measured by Harmonised index of consumer prices was 0.5% in May 2018, while the annual inflation was 3.6%. This was influenced mostly by increase in prices of: accommmodation services; fuels and lubricants for personal transport equipment; vegetables; meat; fruit, fish and seafood etc.
Observing the main groups monthly growth of prices was noticed in the following groups: Restaurants and hotels (2.1%); Transport (1.3%); Food and non-alcoholic beverages (0.3%); Alcoholic beverages and tobacco (0.1%), while a drop of prices was recorded in the following groups: Housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (-0.2%); Clothing and footwear (-0.1%); Communications (-0.1%); Recreation and culture (-0.1%).
Prices of other products and services mostly remained unchanged.

Positive annual inflation rates in May 2018 were observed in the following groups: Alcoholic beverages and tobacco (24.4%); Clothing and footwear (7.3%); Transport (5.5%); Restaurants and hotels (4.4%); Furnishing, household equipment and routine household maintenance (2.1%); Communications (1.6%); Housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (1.0%); Miscellaneous goods and service (0.9%); Recreation and culture (0.7%); Health (0.3%), while negative annual inflation rate was observed in group Food and non-alcoholic beverages (-0.1%).