According to a statement published on CSO.ie, the CPI rose by 6.1% year on year last month - down from an annual increase of 6.6% in the 12 months to AMay of this year.
According to the statement published on CSO.ie, recreation & culture prices increased by was 10.4% year on year, food & non-alcoholic beverages prices increased by 10.2% year on year, restaurants & hotels prices increased by 8.3% year on year, and transport prices decreased by 4.1% year on year.
According to the CSO statement, recreation & culture increased primarily as a result of higher prices for package holidays, recreational & sporting services participation, and products for pets; food & non-alcoholic beverages increased as a result of higher prices across a range of products, including meat, bread & cereals, milk, cheese & eggs, and vegetables; restaurants & hotels increased annually mainly as a result of higher prices for alcoholic drinks and food consumed in hospitality venues, and an increase in the cost of hotel accommodation; and transport decreased mainly as a result of lower diesel, petrol, passenger transport by bus & coach, and services in respect of personal transport equipment prices, with this decrease being partially offset by higher airfare and motor car prices.
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