Due to rising fuel prices, annual inflation in Bulgaria accelerated to 4.8% in September, the National Statistical Institute announced. This is the highest increase since February 2020.
The consumer price index rose by 0.4% compared to the previous month. In August the CPI saw a 3.7% increase. Gas prices increased by 12%, coal prices rose by 4.7%. Prices of firewood also increased by 4.7%.
Staple food prices are expected to rise by another 7% by the end of the year, the Chairman of the State Commission on Commodity Exchanges and Markets Vladimir Ivanov predicted.