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UPDATE 1 - Bulgaria's annual inflation speeds up to 3.6 % in March

Author Mario Tanev
UPDATE 1 - Bulgaria's annual inflation speeds up to 3.6 % in March tanatat/Shutterstock.com

SOFIA (Bulgaria), April 15 (SeeNews) - Bulgaria's annual consumer price inflation accelerated to 3.6% in March, from 3.2% in the previous month, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said on Monday.

On a monthly comparison basis, consumer prices rose by 0.1% in March, after adding 0.5% in February, NSI data indicated. 

Prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages, which have the largest weight in the consumer basket, added 5.6% year-on-year in March, while prices of housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels rose 4.6%.

Prices in the transport segment increased 2.4% year-on-year in March.

Bulgaria’s EU-harmonised consumer price index (HICP) added 2.8% on the year in March and was 0.2% higher compared to February.

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