EU-harmonized consumer prices in Germany increased 1.4% in April from a year earlier and were down 0.1% from the previous month, in line with a provisional estimate.
Nonharmonized consumer prices rose by 1.6% in April from a year ago and remained unchanged from the prior month, the country's Federal Statistics Office said.
Energy prices were up 1.7% from the prior month due to higher costs for heating oil and motor fuels. Food prices edged up 0.1% month over month as lower prices of vegetables and dairy products were offset by higher prices of fruit and confectionery.
The April increases were also offset by lower prices of dental services, gardening products and consumer goods and telephones.