Price indices

UK retail sales drop on high inflation

British retail sales by volume dropped in May as soaring inflation caused consumers to limit spending, especially on food, official data showed on June 24.

Sales fell 0.5 percent compared with a rise of 0.4 percent in April, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.
April's data was sharply revised lower after an initial estimate showed retail sales had jumped 1.4 percent.

Consumer confidence declines in June

The consumer confidence index that inched up 0.4 percent in May declined by 6.2 percent monthly in June, according to data released on June 22. 

The index, which stood at 81.7 in June 2021, declined from 67.8 in May to 63.4, this month, showed the regular consumer tendency survey conducted jointly by the Central Bank and the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK).

Bulgaria: Annual Inflation for May jumped 15%

The annual inflation for May this year compared to May last year was 15.6%, according to national statistics.

The consumer price index in May compared to the previous month - April, was 101.2%, i.e. the monthly inflation was 1.2%. Inflation since the beginning of the year - May 2022 compared to December 2021, is 9.1%.

Eurostat: Inflation in Greece in April at 9.4%

Inflation in Greece jumped to 9.4% in April, according to Eurostat data. At the same time in the eurozone reached 7.5%.

According to official Eurostat data released today, the harmonized index of consumer prices continued its upward trend and climbed to 9.4% against a performance of -1.1% in the corresponding month of 2021.

Bulgaria: Over 12% is the Annual Inflation in March

The annual inflation for March 2022 compared to March 2021 in Bulgaria is 12.4%, according to the National Statistical Institute.

The consumer price index for March 2022 compared to February 2022 is 102.2%, i.e. monthly inflation is 2.2%, Inflation since the beginning of the year (March 2022 compared to December 2021) is 5.2%.

Economic morale skids to 98.2 points in February

Economic confidence index dropped 2.6 percent month on month in February, according to figures released by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) on Feb. 25.

From 100.8 last January, the index fell to 98.2, official data showed. A rating above 100 indicates an optimistic outlook for the overall economic situation, while a value below 100 indicates a negative assessment.