The annual inflation rate in Bulgaria came in at 2.9 percent in August 2019, unchanged from the previous month. Prices slowed for housing & utilities (3.8 percent vs 4.0 percent in July) and recreation & culture (4.0 percent vs 4.3 percent) and continued to fall for transport (-1.3 percent vs -0.8 percent) and communication (-1.6 percent vs -1.2 percent). In contrast, inflation edged higher for food & non-alcoholic beverages (5.2 percent vs 4.8 percent); restaurants & hotels (6.1 percent vs 6.0 percent) and furniture & household equipment (0.7 percent vs 0.3 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged up 0.1 percent, after rising 0.8 percent in the previous month. Inflation Rate in Bulgaria averaged 62.91 percent from 1996 until 2019, 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.

Inflation Rate in Bulgaria is expected to be 2.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in Bulgaria to stand at 2.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Bulgaria Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 2.20 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-06-14 08:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY May 3.5% 3.7% 2.7%
2019-07-15 08:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Jun 2.8% 3.5% 3.7%
2019-08-14 08:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Jul 2.9% 2.8% 3.6%
2019-09-16 08:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Aug 2.9% 2.9% 2.7%
2019-10-14 08:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Sep 2.9% 2.5%
2019-11-13 09:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Oct 2.3%
2019-12-16 09:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Nov 2.3%


Bulgaria Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 2.90 2.90 2019.50 -2.60 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.10 0.80 242.35 -3.53 percent [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 106.13 104.73 106.13 10.84 Index Points [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 7041.45 7036.65 7041.45 1.51 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 104.36 102.22 104.36 10.92 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 2.40 1.80 550.80 -2.50 percent [+]
Producer Prices 109.20 107.80 109.20 95.30 Index Points [+]
Export Prices 101.20 103.00 116.80 84.10 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 100.50 101.50 112.40 89.30 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 3.00 0.90 15.90 -10.90 percent [+]
Food Inflation 5.20 4.80 2223.90 -15.80 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 15811.61 15783.88 15811.61 75.63 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 7926.45 7924.56 9082.85 87.28 Index Points [+]


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. 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 - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.90 2.90 2019.50 -2.60 1996 - 2019 percent Monthly
1995=100, NSA




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China 2.80 Aug/19
Euro Area 1.00 Aug/19
France 1.00 Aug/19
Germany 1.40 Aug/19
India 3.21 Aug/19
Indonesia 3.49 Aug/19
Italy 0.40 Aug/19
Japan 0.50 Jul/19
Mexico 3.16 Aug/19
Netherlands 2.80 Aug/19
Russia 4.30 Aug/19
Saudi Arabia -1.30 Jul/19
Singapore 0.40 Jul/19
South Africa 4.00 Jul/19
South Korea 0.00 Aug/19
Spain 0.30 Aug/19
Switzerland 0.30 Aug/19
Turkey 15.01 Aug/19
United Kingdom 2.10 Jul/19
United States 1.70 Aug/19


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