Inflation in Bulgaria

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Bulgaria - Harmonized Inflation

Inflation comes in at highest level since July 2008 in April

Consumer prices increased 2.46% in April over the previous month, after the 2.22% increase recorded in March. April's result marked the highest reading since August 2007. The result was driven by rising prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages and housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels.

Inflation increased to 14.4% in April, following March’s 12.4%. April's figure marked the highest inflation rate since July 2008. Meanwhile, the trend pointed up, with annual average inflation coming in at 7.0% in April (March: 6.0%). Lastly, harmonized inflation rose to 12.1% in April, from March’s 10.5%.

FocusEconomics panelists project inflation to average 10.9% in 2022, which is up 3.2 percentage points from last month’s forecast, and 4.7% in 2023.

Bulgaria - Harmonized Inflation Data

2015   2016   2017   2018   2019  
Inflation Rate (HICP, annual variation in %)-1.1  -1.3  1.2  2.6  2.5  

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Bulgaria Inflation
Note: Annual variation of consumer price index (CPI) in %.
Source: National Statistical Insitute (NSI) and FocusEconomics calculations

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Bond Yield0.400.0 %Dec 31

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