The annual inflation rate in Bulgaria increased 2.9 percent in July 2019 from 2.8 percent in the prior month. Prices rose faster for food & non-alcoholic beverages (4.8 percent vs 4.6 percent in June); health (0.9 percent vs 0.7 percent); restaurants & hotels (6.0 percent vs 5.4 percent); recreation & culture (4.3 percent vs 3.4 percent) and education (3.0 percent vs 2.6 percent). On the other hand, cost advanced at a softer pace for housing & utilities (4.0 percent vs 4.1 percent); furniture & household equipment (0.3 percent vs 1.4 percent) and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (2.1 percent vs 2.5 percent) while transport cost declined further (-0.8 percent vs -0.4 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.8 percent, after decreasing 0.6 percent in the previous month. Inflation Rate in Bulgaria averaged 63.12 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 3.60 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 2.20 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
2019-05-15 08:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Apr 3.7% 3.6% 3.1%
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% 3.6%
2019-10-14 08:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Sep 3.6%
2019-11-13 09:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Oct 3.3%


Bulgaria Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 2.90 2.80 2019.50 -2.60 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.80 -0.60 242.35 -3.53 percent [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 106.13 104.73 106.13 10.84 Index Points [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 7036.65 6982.88 7036.65 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 107.80 109.00 109.10 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 0.90 2.80 15.90 -10.90 percent [+]
Food Inflation 4.80 4.60 2223.90 -15.80 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 15783.88 15593.77 15783.88 75.63 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 7924.56 7895.62 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 August of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.90 2.80 2019.50 -2.60 1996 - 2019 percent Monthly
1995=100, NSA




Country Last Previous
Argentina 54.40 Jul/19
Australia 1.60 Jun/19
Brazil 3.22 Jul/19
Canada 2.00 Jul/19
China 2.80 Jul/19
Euro Area 1.00 Jul/19
France 1.10 Jul/19
Germany 1.70 Jul/19
India 3.15 Jul/19
Indonesia 3.32 Jul/19
Italy 0.40 Jul/19
Japan 0.50 Jul/19
Mexico 3.78 Jul/19
Netherlands 2.50 Jul/19
Russia 4.60 Jul/19
Saudi Arabia -1.40 Jun/19
Singapore 0.60 Jun/19
South Africa 4.00 Jul/19
South Korea 0.60 Jul/19
Spain 0.50 Jul/19
Switzerland 0.30 Jul/19
Turkey 16.65 Jul/19
United Kingdom 2.10 Jul/19
United States 1.80 Jul/19


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