Bulgaria: Inflation comes in at a 24-year high in May
Consumer prices rose 1.21% in May over the previous month, slowing down from April’s 2.46% increase. May’s result marked the weakest reading since December 2021. The moderation was broad-based, with reduced price pressures recorded for food and non-alcoholic beverages, housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels and transportation.
Inflation came in at 15.6% in May, which was up from April’s 14.4%. May’s result marked the highest inflation rate since May 1998. Meanwhile, the trend pointed up, with annual average inflation coming in at 8.1% in May (April: 7.0%). Lastly, harmonized inflation rose to 13.4% in May, from the previous month’s 12.1%.