The rate of inflation has fallen to 7.2% in April.
That's down from a rate of 7.7% in the year to March.
CSO figures show the largest increases in prices over the 12 months were in housing, electricity, gas and other fuels, as well as food and non-alcoholic drinks .
There was a decrease in the cost of education and transport in the same period.
Anthony Dawson, Statistician in the Prices Division with the CSO, said: “The latest publication for the Consumer Price Index (CPI) shows that prices for consumer goods and services in April 2023 increased by 7.2% on average when compared with April 2022.
"This was down from 7.7% in the 12 months to March 2023. Prices have been rising on an annual basis since April 2021, with annual inflation of 5.0% or more recorded in each month since October 2021."