IMF: Deflation and High Unemployment in Bulgaria in 2014

Business | April 8, 2014, Tuesday // 17:12| Views: 14704 | Comments: 0
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Consumer prices in Bulgaria will drop by 0.4% in 2014, which means there will be deflation, said the IMF in its spring World economic outlook. 

The Fund has increased its forecast for Bulgaria's GDP by 0.1%, to 1.6%. The expectations for the unemployment, however, remain pessimistic. It is expected that by the end of the year it will be 12.5%. 

For 2015 the IMF forecasts a GDP growth of 2.5%, very low inflation – around 0.9% and still high unemployment of around 11.9%. 

The authors of the outlook note that this year's expected deflation is a sign for weak consumption and credit market and high unemployment, but the country's economy was sowing some signs of recovery. 

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