The annual inflation rate in Bulgaria rose to 3.7 percent in October 2018, up from 3.6 percent in the previous month. It remained the highest inflation rate since deflation ended in November 2016, as prices advanced faster for food & non-alcoholic beverages (3.3 percent from 3.2 percent in September); transport (9.2 percent from 8.4 percent); restaurant & hotels (5.3 percent from 5.1 percent) and communication (2.8 percent from 2.4 percent). In addition, cost fell less for clothing & footwear (-1.0 percent from -1.8 percent). Also, inflation was steady for housing & utilities (at 4.6 percent, the same as in the prior month) and health (at 0.3 percent); while prices slowed for recreation & culture (3.6 percent from 3.9 percent); alcoholic beverages & tobacco (3.5 percent from 3.6 percent) and furniture & household equipment (1.8 percent from 2.2 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.7 percent, after a 0.3 percent gain in September. Inflation Rate in Bulgaria averaged 65.09 percent from 1996 until 2018, 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.

Bulgaria Inflation Rate
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-09-13 08:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3.5% 3.5% 3.2%
2018-10-15 08:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3.6% 3.5% 3.1%
2018-11-14 09:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3.7% 3.6% 3.5%
2018-12-12 09:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3.7% 3.3%


Bulgaria Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 3.70 3.60 2019.50 -2.60 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.70 0.30 242.35 -3.53 percent [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 103.39 103.75 103.80 10.84 Index Points [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 6908.97 6859.03 6908.97 1.51 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 101.03 102.41 102.97 10.92 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 2.80 3.10 550.80 -2.50 percent [+]
Producer Prices 106.20 105.80 106.80 95.30 Index Points [+]
Export Prices 102.60 100.60 116.80 84.10 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 100.20 99.20 112.40 89.30 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 3.70 3.80 15.90 -10.90 percent [+]
Food Inflation 3.30 3.20 2223.90 -15.80 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 15409.20 15286.46 15409.20 75.63 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 8068.25 8072.74 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 November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.70 3.60 2019.50 -2.60 1996 - 2018 percent Monthly
1995=100, NSA




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Germany 2.50 Oct/18
India 3.31 Oct/18
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Netherlands 2.10 Oct/18
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South Africa 4.90 Sep/18
South Korea 2.00 Oct/18
Spain 2.30 Oct/18
Switzerland 1.10 Oct/18
Turkey 25.24 Oct/18
United Kingdom 2.40 Oct/18
United States 2.50 Oct/18


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