The annual inflation rate in Bulgaria slowed to 17.6% in October of 2022, down from a 24-year high of 18.7% in the previous month, due to smaller increases in the cost of housing and utilities (24.2% vs 30.6% in September), furnishings, household equipment and routine household maintenance (14.1% vs 14.9%), transport (15.1% vs 19.7%), and clothing and footwear (7.9% vs 9.1%). Meanwhile, prices advanced further for food and non-alcoholic beverages (26.3% vs 25.5%), education (9.9% vs 8.1%), health (5% vs 3.1%), and miscellaneous goods and services (9.2% vs 8.5%); while inflation was unchanged for restaurants and hotels (at 20.7%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.9% in October, slowing from a 1.2% gain in September. source: National Statistical Institute, Bulgaria

Inflation Rate in Bulgaria averaged 56.17 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 December of 2022.

Inflation Rate in Bulgaria is expected to be 19.00 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 6.40 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
2022-10-17 08:00 AM Sep 18.7% 17.7% 18.2%
2022-11-15 09:00 AM Oct 17.6% 18.7% 18.4%
2022-12-14 09:00 AM Nov 17.6%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Inflation Rate 17.60 18.70 percent Oct 2022
Harmonised Consumer Prices 127.87 127.10 points Oct 2022
Consumer Price Index CPI 8885.40 8809.06 points Oct 2022
Producer Prices 233.15 213.57 points Sep 2022
Export Prices 131.10 118.50 points Jun 2022
Import Prices 122.00 116.40 points Jun 2022
Producer Prices Change 41.70 56.80 percent Oct 2022
Food Inflation 26.30 25.47 percent Oct 2022
CPI Transportation 9705.04 9844.39 points Oct 2022
CPI Housing Utilities 21634.04 22091.59 points Oct 2022

Bulgaria Inflation Rate
In Bulgaria, the most important category in the consumer price index is Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages (32 percent of total weight). Housing and Utilities accounts for 17 percent; Transport for 9 percent; Health for 8 percent; Furniture, Household Goods and Maintenance for 6 percent and Communication for 5 percent. Alcoholic beverages and Tobacco; Miscellaneous Goods and Services; Recreation and Culture; Clothing and Footwear; Restaurant and Hotels and Education account for the remaining 23 percent of total weight.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
17.60 18.70 2019.50 -2.60 1996 - 2022 percent Monthly
1995=100, NSA

News Stream
Bulgaria Inflation Rate Eases to 17.6% in October
The annual inflation rate in Bulgaria slowed to 17.6% in October of 2022, down from a 24-year high of 18.7% in the previous month, due to smaller increases in the cost of housing and utilities (24.2% vs 30.6% in September), furnishings, household equipment and routine household maintenance (14.1% vs 14.9%), transport (15.1% vs 19.7%), and clothing and footwear (7.9% vs 9.1%). Meanwhile, prices advanced further for food and non-alcoholic beverages (26.3% vs 25.5%), education (9.9% vs 8.1%), health (5% vs 3.1%), and miscellaneous goods and services (9.2% vs 8.5%); while inflation was unchanged for restaurants and hotels (at 20.7%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.9% in October, slowing from a 1.2% gain in September.
2022-11-15
Bulgaria Inflation Rate Highest Since 1998
The annual inflation rate in Bulgaria accelerated to 18.7 percent in September of 2022, from 17.7 percent in the prior month. It was the highest reading since May of 1998, as prices advanced faster for housing & utilities (30.6 percent vs. 26.8 percent in August), food & non-alcoholic beverages (25.5 percent vs. 24.1 percent), education (8.1 percent vs. 6.4 percent) and clothing & footwear (9.1 percent vs. 7 percent). In contrast, inflation eased for transport (19.7 percent vs. 22.8 percent) and communication (2 percent vs. 3.5 percent) while, price growth was steady for alcoholic beverages & tobacco (at 3.2 percent) and recreation & culture (at 11.8 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 1.2 percent in September, the same pace as in the previous month.
2022-10-17
Bulgaria Inflation Rate Accelerates Further to 17.7%
The annual inflation rate in Bulgaria accelerated to 17.7 percent in August of 2022, from 17.3 percent in the prior month. It was the highest reading since May of 1998, as prices advanced faster for food & non-alcoholic beverages (24.1 percent vs. 23.8 percent in July) and housing & utilities (26.8 percent vs. 18.5 percent). Meanwhile, transport prices slowed (22.8 percent vs. 37.5 percent). Monthly, consumer prices increased by 1.2 percent, following a 1.1 percent rise in the previous month.
2022-09-14