Bulgaria's y/y Inflation Rate Reaches 5.6%

Bulgaria's y/y Inflation Rate Reaches 5.6%

Bulgaria's annual inflation rate reached 5.6% in March 2011, according to the country's National Statistical Institute's consumer price index (CPI).

The consumer price index in March 2011 compared to February 2011 was 100.6%, i.e. the monthly inflation was 0.6%. The inflation rate since the beginning of the year (March 2011 compared to December 2010) was 2.4%.

The annual average inflation, measured by CPI, in the last 12 months (April 2010 - March 2011) compared to the previous 12 months (April 2009 - March 2010) was 3.5%.

The harmonized index of consumer prices (HICP) in March 2011 compared to March 2010, i.e. the annual inflation, was 4.6%, while the monthly inflation in March 2011 compared to February 2011 was 0.4%. The inflation rate since the beginning of the year (March 2011 compared to December 2010) was 1.4%.

The annual average inflation, measured by HICP, in the last 12 months (April 2010 - March 2011) compared to the previous 12 months (April 2009 - March 2010) was 3.7%.

The consumer price index (CPI) is the official measure of inflation in Bulgaria.The Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) is the comparable measure of inflation across EU member states. HICP is one of the criterions of price stability and for readiness of Bulgaria to join the euro-zone. /Source: Sofia News Agency/

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