The annual inflation rate in Bulgaria rose to 3.7 percent in April 2019 from 3.6 percent in March, hitting its highest level since October. Prices advanced faster mostly for food & non-alcoholic beverages (5.8 percent vs 5.6 percent) and transport (3.8 percent vs 2.4 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.5 percent, up from a 0.1 percent increase in the prior month. Inflation Rate in Bulgaria averaged 63.76 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 2.30 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
2019-02-15 09:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3.0% 2.7% 2.9%
2019-03-13 09:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3.2% 3.0% 2.7%
2019-04-15 08:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3.6% 3.2% 2.9%
2019-05-15 08:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3.7% 3.6% 3.1%
2019-06-14 08:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3.7% 2.7%
2019-07-15 08:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 2.3%
2019-08-14 08:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 2%


Bulgaria Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 3.70 3.60 2019.50 -2.60 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.10 0.50 242.35 -3.53 percent [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 104.60 103.95 104.60 10.84 Index Points [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 7017.11 6980.35 7017.11 1.51 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 101.77 101.23 102.97 10.92 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 2.10 1.70 550.80 -2.50 percent [+]
Producer Prices 108.60 107.80 108.60 95.30 Index Points [+]
Export Prices 103.00 104.10 116.80 84.10 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 101.50 101.50 112.40 89.30 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 4.60 3.90 15.90 -10.90 percent [+]
Food Inflation 5.60 5.00 2223.90 -15.80 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 15602.31 15633.10 15633.10 75.63 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 7858.07 7737.57 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 May of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.70 3.60 2019.50 -2.60 1996 - 2019 percent Monthly
1995=100, NSA




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Argentina 55.80 Apr/19
Australia 1.30 Mar/19
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Canada 2.00 Apr/19
China 2.50 Apr/19
Euro Area 1.70 Apr/19
France 1.30 Apr/19
Germany 2.00 Apr/19
India 2.92 Apr/19
Indonesia 2.83 Apr/19
Italy 1.10 Apr/19
Japan 0.90 Apr/19
Mexico 4.41 Apr/19
Netherlands 2.90 Apr/19
Russia 5.20 Apr/19
Saudi Arabia -1.90 Apr/19
Singapore 0.80 Apr/19
South Africa 4.40 Apr/19
South Korea 0.60 Apr/19
Spain 1.50 Apr/19
Switzerland 0.70 Apr/19
Turkey 19.50 Apr/19
United Kingdom 2.10 Apr/19
United States 2.00 Apr/19


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