Bulgaria's consumer prices rose by 2% year-on-year in April following a 0.6% increase in March, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said on Monday.
On a monthly comparison basis, consumer prices grew by 0.7% in April, after adding 0.1% in the previous month, NSI said in a monthly inflation report.
The highest annual price rise, of 8.9%, 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, edged up 0.3% year-on-year. The subindex tracking the other major category - housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels, increased 2.9% on the year.
Bulgaria’s EU-harmonised consumer price index (HICP) rose by 2% on an annual comparison basis in April and was 0.7% higher compared to its March level.