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UPDATE 1 - Bulgaria's annual inflation speeds up to 2.4% in Oct

UPDATE 1 - Bulgaria's annual inflation speeds up to 2.4% in Oct xtock/Shutterstock.com

SOFIA (Bulgaria), November 13 (SeeNews) - Bulgaria's consumer prices rose by 2.4% year-on-year in October, after increasing by 2.3% in September, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said on Wednesday. 

On a monthly comparison basis, consumer prices added 0.8% in October, after edging down by 0.3% in September, NSI said in a statement. 

Prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages, which have the largest weight in the consumer basket, increased 4.7% year-on-year during the review period, while prices of housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels rose 3.1%.

Prices in the transport segment decreased by 3.4% on the year.

Bulgaria’s EU-harmonised consumer price index (HICP) added 1.6% on the year in October and edged up 0.2% compared to September.

 

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