The annual inflation rate in Bulgaria advanced to 6 percent in October of 2021, the highest since February of 2009 and above 4.8 percent in September. Upward pressure mainly came from food & non-alcoholic beverages (5.9 percent); housing & utilities (9 percent); and transport (19.7 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 1.8 percent, after being flat in the previous month. source: National Statistical Institute, Bulgaria

Inflation Rate in Bulgaria averaged 57.81 percent from 1996 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 2019.50 percent in March of 1997 and a record low of -2.60 percent in February of 2014. This page provides the latest reported value for - Bulgaria Inflation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Bulgaria Inflation Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2021.

Inflation Rate in Bulgaria is expected to be 6.10 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Bulgaria Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 2.10 percent in 2022 and 2.00 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Bulgaria Inflation Rate


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-10-18 08:00 AM Sep 4.8% 3.7% 3.8%
2021-11-15 09:00 AM Oct 6% 4.8% 5%
2021-12-15 09:00 AM Nov 6%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Inflation Rate 6.00 4.80 percent Oct/21
Harmonised Consumer Prices 111.35 109.92 points Oct/21
Consumer Price Index CPI 7556.65 7421.50 points Oct/21
Producer Prices 133.00 128.10 points Oct/21
Export Prices 116.30 110.60 points Jun/21
Import Prices 108.20 105.60 points Jun/21
Producer Prices Change 24.10 20.00 percent Oct/21
Food Inflation 5.90 4.40 percent Oct/21
CPI Transportation 8430.33 8222.78 points Oct/21
CPI Housing Utilities 17418.02 16917.14 points Oct/21

News Stream
Bulgaria October Inflation Rate Highest Since 2009
The annual inflation rate in Bulgaria advanced to 6 percent in October of 2021, the highest since February of 2009 and above 4.8 percent in September. Upward pressure mainly came from food & non-alcoholic beverages (5.9 percent); housing & utilities (9 percent); and transport (19.7 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 1.8 percent, after being flat in the previous month.
2021-11-15
Bulgaria September Inflation Rate at 9-Year High
The annual inflation rate in Bulgaria went up to 4.8 percent in September of 2021, the highest since September of 2012 and compared to 3.7 percent in August. Inflation quickened mainly for food & non-alcoholic beverages (4.4 percent vs 3.6 percent in August), transport (16 percent vs 15.3 percent), and housing & utilities (5.9 percent vs 5 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices were flat, after a 0.8 percent gain in the previous month.
2021-10-18
Bulgaria August Inflation Rate at 15 Month High
The annual inflation rate in Bulgaria quickened to 3.7 percent in August of 2021 from 3 percent in the previous month. It was the highest inflation rate since February 2020. Main upward pressure came from transport (15.3 percent compared to a year ago); food and non-alcoholic beverages (3.6 percent); and housing and utilities (5 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.8 percent, same as in July.
2021-09-15

Bulgaria Inflation Rate
In Bulgaria, the most important category in the consumer price index is Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages (31.8 percent of total weight). Housing and Utilities accounts for 17.4 percent; Transport for 9 percent; Health for 6.6 percent; Restaurants and Hotels for 5.4 percent and Recreation and Culture for 5.3 percent. Alcoholic beverages and Tobacco; Communication; Miscellaneous Goods and Services; Furniture, Household Goods and Maintenance; Clothing and Footwear and Education account for the remaining 24.5 percent of total weight.