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Bulgaria swings to inflation in March

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Bulgaria's consumer prices rose by 0.6% year-on-year in March following a 0.1% decrease in February, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said on Wednesday.

The highest annual price rise, of 4.6%, was registered in the education sector. Inflation rose for housing & utilities by 0.6%, and increased for recreation & culture by 2.8%.

On the other hand, cost for transport decreased 0.5% and went down for clothing & footwear by 3.3%. On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged up 0.1% in March, after rising by 0.6% in the previous month.

Bulgaria's EU-harmonized consumer price index (HICP) rose by 0.8% on an annual comparison basis in March and was 0.2% higher compared to the February level. 

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