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Bulgaria inflation rate continues to rise in May

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Bulgaria's consumer prices increased by 2.5% year-on-year in May, following a 2% rise in the previous month, figures from the Sofia-based National Statistical Institute (NSI) showed on Tuesday.

On an annual basis prices soared: for transport by 11.6%, for food and non-alcoholic beverages by 0.8%, for housing & utilities by 3.0% and for miscellaneous goods & services by 1.1%.

In addition, cost for health added 0.6%, prices for restaurants & hotels advanced 2.5% and prices for recreation & culture grow by 7.5%. In contrast, prices for communication fell by 1.7% and decreased for clothing & footwear by 2.0%.

On a monthly basis consumer prices increased by 0.1% in May, after a 0.7% rise in the month prior. 

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