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Costs of living rise 3.9% yr/yr in April

Consumer prices rose 0.8% month-on-month and 3.9% year-on-year in April. Within the 12-month inflation, the 2.4% rise in food prices was below the average, while durable goods cost 1.6% less than a year earlier. The price index based on retirees? typical purchases was 100.6% compared with March, and 104.1% compared with April 2004. In the first four months, prices were 3.7% higher than between January and April 2004.