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UPDATE 1 - Bulgaria's annual inflation speeds up to 3.2% in Feb

Author Mario Tanev
UPDATE 1 - Bulgaria's annual inflation speeds up to 3.2% in Feb tanatat/Shutterstock.com

SOFIA (Bulgaria), March 13 (SeeNews) - Bulgaria's annual consumer price inflation accelerated to 3.2% in February, from 3.0% in the previous month, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said on Wednesday.

On a monthly comparison basis, consumer prices rose by 0.5% in February, after adding 0.6% in January, NSI data indicated. 

Prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages, which have the largest weight in the consumer basket, added 5.0% year-on-year in February, while prices of housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels rose 4.7%.

Prices in the transport segment edged down 0.4% year-on-year in February.

Bulgaria’s EU-harmonised consumer price index (HICP) added 2.4% on the year in February and was 0.3% higher compared to January.

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