Consumer prices in the United States increased slightly more than predicted in May. This was shown on Thursday by figures from the US Department of Labour.
Prices rose last month by 0.6 percent on a monthly basis. Economists expected an increase of 0.5 percent for May.
On an annual basis, consumer prices in the US increased by 5.0 percent. Predicted was 4.7 percent.
Core inflation, i.e. adjusted for food and energy prices, was 0.7% on a monthly basis in May. This was also predicted at 0.5%.
On an annual basis, core inflation was 3.8 percent.
Energy prices were unchanged compared to april, food prices rose by 0.4 percent.