The annual inflation rate in Bulgaria accelerated to 15.6 percent in May of 2022, from 14.4 percent in the prior month. It was the highest reading since May of 1998, as prices advanced faster for food & non-alcoholic beverages (22.7 percent vs. 21.3 percent in April), housing & utilities (17.5 percent vs. 15.8 percent), and transportation (32.6 percent vs. 28.6 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased by 1.2 percent, following a 2.5 percent rise in the previous month. source: National Statistical Institute, Bulgaria

Inflation Rate in Bulgaria averaged 56.78 percent from 1996 until 2022, 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 June of 2022.

Inflation Rate in Bulgaria is expected to be 13.00 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 4.50 percent in 2023 and 4.00 percent in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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Bulgaria Inflation Rate



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-05-17 08:00 AM Apr 14.4% 12.4% 12.7%
2022-06-15 08:00 AM May 15.6% 14.4% 16.2%
2022-07-14 08:00 AM Jun 15.6%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Inflation Rate 15.60 14.40 percent May 2022
Harmonised Consumer Prices 122.74 121.12 points May 2022
Consumer Price Index CPI 8432.65 8331.53 points May 2022
Producer Prices 160.70 155.60 points Apr 2022
Export Prices 118.50 126.10 points Mar 2022
Import Prices 116.40 122.20 points Mar 2022
Food Inflation 22.80 21.30 percent May 2022
CPI Transportation 10285.73 9967.94 points May 2022
CPI Housing Utilities 18930.59 18647.52 points May 2022
Producer Prices Change 40.20 36.10 percent Apr 2022

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.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
15.60 14.40 2019.50 -2.60 1996 - 2022 percent Monthly
1995=100, NSA

News Stream
Bulgaria May Inflation Rate Hits Highest Since 1998
The annual inflation rate in Bulgaria accelerated to 15.6 percent in May of 2022, from 14.4 percent in the prior month. It was the highest reading since May of 1998, as prices advanced faster for food & non-alcoholic beverages (22.7 percent vs. 21.3 percent in April), housing & utilities (17.5 percent vs. 15.8 percent), and transportation (32.6 percent vs. 28.6 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased by 1.2 percent, following a 2.5 percent rise in the previous month.
2022-06-15
Bulgaria Inflation Rate Quickens for 14th Month
The annual inflation rate in Bulgaria accelerated for the 14th straight month to 14.4 percent in April of 2022, from 12.4 percent in the prior month. It was the highest point since July of 2008, as prices climbed further for food & non-alcoholic beverages (21.3 percent vs 17.4 percent in March); housing & utilities (15.8 percent vs 14 percent) and transportation (28.6 percent vs 26.7 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices inched up by 2.5 percent, following a 2.2 percent rise in the previous month.
2022-05-17
Bulgaria March Inflation Highest Since 2008
The annual inflation rate in Bulgaria accelerated for the 13th straight month to 12.4 percent in March of 2022, from 10 percent in the prior month. It was the highest reading since July of 2008, amid soaring prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages (17.4 percent vs 13.6 percent in February); housing and utilities (14 percent vs 12.9 percent) and transport (26.7 percent vs 20.9 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices jumped 2.2 percent following a 1.4 percent rise in the previous month.
2022-04-19