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UPDATE 1 - Bulgaria’s annual inflation speeds up to 2.5% in Oct

UPDATE 1 - Bulgaria’s annual inflation speeds up to 2.5% in Oct tanatat/Shutterstock.com

SOFIA (Bulgaria), November 14 (SeeNews) - Bulgaria's annual consumer price inflation accelerated to 2.5% in October, from 2.1% in the previous month, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said on Friday.

On a monthly comparison basis, consumer prices increased by 0.6% in October, after edging up by 0.2% in September, NSI said in a statement.

Prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages, which have the largest weight of 31.82% in the consumer basket, rose 4.2% year-on-year in October, while prices of housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (17.65% weight) increased 4.7%.

Prices in the transport segment (8.55% weight) added 1.9% year-on-year in October.

  Oct'17 Sept'17 Oct'16
y/y 2.5 2.1 -0.6
m/m 0.6 0.2 0.2

Source: NSI

Bulgaria's EU-harmonised consumer price index (HICP) rose 1.5% on the year in October and edged up by 0.1% compared to September, NSI said.

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