Year-on-year, biggest upward pressure came from prices of transport (4.58 percent from 3.09 percent in March); miscellaneous goods and services (0.41 percent from 0.28 percent); restaurants and hotels (5.7 percent from 2.02 percent) and recreation and culture (2.7 percent from 1 percent). In contrast, inflation eased for food and non-alcoholic beverages (1.97 percent from 2.68 percent) and housing and utilities (0.15 percent from 0.31 percent).
Annual core inflation rate, which excludes energy and unprocessed food products components, jumped to 1.7 percent from 0.6 percent in each of the previous two months.
On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 1 percent, following a 1.8 percent rise in March.
The harmonized consumer price index increased by 2.4 percent year-on-year and by 1.5 percent from the previous month.