Bulgaria Inflation May 2018


Bulgaria: Inflation jumps in May

June 13, 2018

Consumer prices rose 0.3% on a monthly basis in May, moderating slightly from April’s 0.4% rise. According to the Statistical Institute, May’s reading reflected stable or higher prices across nearly all categories of the index; higher transport prices drove the monthly increase.

Meanwhile, inflation jumped to 2.6% from 2.0% in April. Annual average inflation was stable from a month earlier at 2.1%.

FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists expect inflation to end the year at 2.4%, which is unchanged from last month’s estimate. For 2019, panelists expect inflation to end the year at 2.6%.


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Bulgaria Inflation May 2018

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

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