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Bulgaria Inflation Slows In February

Bulgaria's consumer price inflation eased in February after rising in the previous month, figures from the National Statistical Institute showed on Monday.

The consumer price index rose 3.7 year-on-year in February, after a 4.1 percent increase in January. In December, inflation was 3.8 percent.

Prices in food and non-alcoholic beverages grew 6.9 percent annually in February, while communication costs declined 2.0 percent.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged up 0.1 percent in February, after a 0.9 percent rise in the previous month.

The EU measure of harmonized index of consumer prices, or HICP, rose 3.1 percent annually in February and remained unchanged from the previous month.

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