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UPDATE 1 - Bulgaria's annual inflation speeds up to 4.8% in Sept

UPDATE 1 - Bulgaria's annual inflation speeds up to 4.8% in Sept Inflation

SOFIA (Bulgaria), October 18 (SeeNews) - Bulgaria's consumer prices rose by 4.8% on the year in September, following a 3.7% annual increase in August, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said on Monday.

On a monthly comparison basis, consumer prices added 0.4% in September, after rising by 0.8% in August, NSI said in a monthly inflation report.

The highest annual price rise, of 16.1%, was registered in the transport sector, which has the third-highest weight in the consumer basket.

Prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages, which have the largest weight in the consumer basket, went up 4.4% on the year in September. The sub-index tracking the other major category - housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels, increased by 5.9% year-on-year.

Bulgaria’s EU-harmonised consumer price index (HICP) rose by 4% on an annual comparison basis in September and was 0.2% higher compared to its August level.

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