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UPDATE 1 - Bulgaria's annual inflation slows down to 3.5% in May

Author Mario Tanev
UPDATE 1 - Bulgaria's annual inflation slows down to 3.5% in May tanatat/Shutterstock.com

SOFIA (Bulgaria), June 14 (SeeNews) - Bulgaria's annual consumer price inflation slowed down to 3.5% in May, from 3.7% in the previous month, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said on Friday.

On a monthly comparison basis, consumer prices edged up by 0.1% in May, after adding 0.5% in April, NSI data indicated. 

Prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages, which have the largest weight in the consumer basket, increased 5.8% year-on-year in May, while prices of housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels rose 4.4%.

Prices in the transport segment grew 2.5% year-on-year in May.

Bulgaria’s EU-harmonised consumer price index (HICP) added 2.9% on the year in May and was 0.2% higher compared to April.

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