The inflation rate edged down to 6.9% in April 2019, from 7.1% the previous month and 7.3% in February of the same year. This decrease is mainly due to the deceleration of the rate of increase in food prices (6.6% vs. 7.5%).
In April 2019, food prices rose by 6.6% year-on-year, compared to 7.5% in March 2019.
This increase is explained by the 34.7% rise in egg prices, dairy products by 11.8%, meat by 9.8% and vegetables by 8.6%.
Excluding fresh produce, food prices are up 5.7% over one year.
Over one year, transport prices rose 9.5% due to vehicle price increases of 8.2%, vehicle operating costs (parts spares and fuels) by 10.9% and transport services by 8.6%.