Bulgaria Registers Deflation of 0.1 % in September
The latest figures of the National Statistical Institute (NSI), which were released on Wednesday, showed that Bulgaria registered a monthly inflation of negative 0.1 % in September.
Since the beginning of the year Bulgaria recorded a deflation of 0.5 %, while the annual inflation stood at 0.1 %.
The prices of the following goods and services increased in September: food products and soft drinks (1.6%); alcoholic drinks and tobacco products (0.1 %); dwelling and utility bills (0.2 %); healthcare (0.2 %); education (1.9 %).
The prices of the following goods and services decreased in September: clothing and shoes (0.6%); transport (4.6 %); messages (0.1 %); entertainment and culture (5.3%); restaurants and hotels (0.5%).
The prices of housing furniture and domestic appliances retained their level from the previous month.
The prices of the following food products decreased in September: flour; meat from cattle and poultry; minced meat; white cheese; sunflower oil; apples; grapes; peppers; onion; garlic; carrots; salt; vinegar; mineral water; soft drinks and juices; hard liquor and wine.
In the same month the prices of the following food products decreased: rice; bread; pork meat; milk and yoghurt; yellow cheese; eggs; margarine; melon and watermelons; citrus and southern fruits; tomatoes; cucumbers; cabbage; leaf vegetables; potatoes; sugar; fresh fruits and vegetables; coffee; beer and others.
As regards the group of non-food products and services there was decrease in the prices of: shoes; gas and liquid fuels for domestic use; furniture; cookers; boilers; second hand vehicles; diesel; A95H and A98H petrol; passenger air transport; holiday services and tourist trips; short-term accommodation services.
In the same month there was an increase in the prices of: cigarettes; coil and wood for heating; refrigerators; heating devices and air conditioners; cleaning products and detergents; automobile tires; services in restaurants, cafes and fast food chains; cinema, theatre and others; education services; cosmetic products; road insurance.
The prices of medicines and other pharmaceutical services increased by 0.2 %, while those of medical services grew by 0.1 %
The prices of dental services retained their level from the previous month.
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