Bulgaria Inflation January 2018

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Bulgaria: Inflation drops in January

February 15, 2018

Consumer prices rose 0.3% in January from the previous month, coming in below the 0.4% month-on-month increase observed in December. According to the Statistical Institute, the increase reflected higher prices in 7 out of the 12 categories that make up the index; prices were unchanged in 2 categories and fell in the remaining 3. The recreation and culture component was the category that increased the most, while clothing and footwear recorded the steepest fall in January.

Inflation went down from 2.8% in December to 1.8% in January. Despite the steep drop in inflation, average inflation remained steady in January at December’s 2.1% reading.

FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast participants expect inflation to close 2018 at 2.1%, which is unchanged from last month’s forecast. In 2019, panelists expect inflation of 2.5%.


Author: Jean-Philippe Pourcelot, Economist

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Note: Year-on-year and month-on-month variation of consumer price index in %.
Source: National Statistical Institute (NSI).


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