Bulgaria: Consumer prices fall at softer annual rate in February
March 15, 2021
Consumer prices rose 0.61% over the previous month in February, picking up from January's 0.19% increase and marking the sharpest rise in prices since October 2020. The pick up was broad-based, with greater price pressures recorded for food and non-alcoholic beverages, housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels, and transportation.
Consumer prices fell 0.1% on an annual basis in February, a less pronounced drop compared to January’s 0.6% decrease. Meanwhile, the trend pointed down, with annual average inflation coming in at 1.0% in February (January: 1.3%). Lastly, harmonized inflation rose 0.2% in February, contrasting January’s 0.3% year-on-year fall in prices.