Inflation went down slightly to 10.1% in April from 10.3% in March and 10.4% in February, said the National Statistics Institute (INS).
Indeed, a slowdown was observed in the rate of increase of food prices (15.6% against 15.7% in March), alcoholic beverages and tobacco (1.4% against 4.1% in March) and transport services (10.2% against 11.4% in March).
The increase in food (+15.6%) in April was mainly due to higher prices for sheep meat (+30.4%), eggs (+29.8%), poultry meat (+27.5%), edible oils (+23.8%) and beef meat (+20.9%).
The prices of industrial goods rose by 8.6%, due to increases in the prices of building materials (+8%), clothing (+9.3%) and household cleaning products (+10.1%).
In services, prices rose by 7.5% year-on-year, mainly due to a 10.2% increase in restaurants, cafés and hotels, a 16.7% rise in public and private transport and a 20.7% rise in financial services.
On the other hand, core inflation (excluding food and energy) fell slightly to 7.7% from 7.8% in the previous month. Prices of non-controlled products rose by 11.2% over a year.
Prices of controlled products rose by 6.5%, while non-controlled food products rose by 18.3%, compared with 0.6% for controlled food.