Inflation Rate in Bulgaria increased to 17.30 percent in July from 16.90 percent in June of 2022. source: National Statistical Institute, Bulgaria

Inflation Rate in Bulgaria averaged 56.53 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 August of 2022.

Inflation Rate in Bulgaria is expected to be 14.00 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
2022-07-15 08:00 AM Jun 16.9% 15.6% 17.5%
2022-08-16 08:00 AM Jul 17.3% 16.9% 17.6%
2022-09-15 08:00 AM Aug


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Inflation Rate 17.30 16.90 percent Jul 2022
Harmonised Consumer Prices 124.16 122.74 points Jun 2022
Consumer Price Index CPI 8506.69 8432.65 points Jun 2022
Producer Prices 166.80 161.30 points Jun 2022
Export Prices 118.50 126.10 points Mar 2022
Import Prices 116.40 122.20 points Mar 2022
Producer Prices Change 41.40 38.20 percent Jun 2022
Food Inflation 23.80 22.70 percent Jun 2022
CPI Transportation 10722.20 10285.73 points Jun 2022
CPI Housing Utilities 19145.59 18930.59 points Jun 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
17.30 16.90 2019.50 -2.60 1996 - 2022 percent Monthly
1995=100, NSA

News Stream
Bulgaria Inflation rate at Over 24-Year High
The annual inflation rate in Bulgaria accelerated to 16.9 percent in June of 2022, from 15.6 percent in the prior month. It was the highest reading since May of 1998, as prices climbed further for food & non-alcoholic beverages (23.8 percent vs 22.7 percent in May), housing & utilities (18.5 percent vs 17.5 percent), and transportation (37.5 percent vs 32.6 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose by 0.9 percent, slowing slightly from a 1.2 percent rise in the previous month.
2022-07-15
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