Monthly Inflation in Bulgaria at 0.4% in March

Business | April 15, 2015, Wednesday // 13:29
Bulgaria: Monthly Inflation in Bulgaria at 0.4% in March Bulgaria's National Statistical Institute, photo by BGNES

The monthly inflation in Bulgaria in March stood at 0.4%, while the annual inflation rate was 0.1%, according to the National Statistical Institute (NSI).

The annual average inflation, measured by consumer price index (CPI) in the period April 2014 - March 2015, as compared to the period April 2013 - March 2014, stood at -0.9%.

Prices of transportation services went up by 4% on a monthly basis in March.

Prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages increased by 0.3% on the month, while prices of alcoholic beverages and tobacco went up by 0.1% over the same period.

Prices of housing (rentals, maintenance and repair), water, electricity, gas, and other fuels added 0.1% on the month.

Prices of furnishings, household equipment, and routine maintenance of the house registered an increase of 0.6% on a monthly basis.

Prices of clothing and footwear fell by 0.2% on the month.

In the sphere of communications, prices remained unchanged from February.

The harmonized index of consumer prices in March 2015, as compared to February 2015, stood at 100.3%, i.e. the monthly inflation was 0.3%.

The inflation rate since the beginning of the year (March 2015 compared to December 2014) amounted to -0.3% and the annual inflation in March 2015 compared to March 2014 was -1.1%.

The annual average inflation, measured by HICP, in the period April 2014 - March 2015, as compared to the period April 2013 - March 2014, was -1.6%.

The price index of a small basket in March 2015, as compared to February 2015, was 100.2% and the overall increase since the beginning of the year (March 2015 compared to December 2014) totaled 101.1%.

 

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Tags: National Statistical Institute, NSI, inflation, consumer price index, CPI, harmonized consumer price index, price index of a small basket
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