In the period January - May 2019 the Bulgarian exports to the EU grew by 6.9% compared to the same period of 2018 and amounted to 15 925.9 Million BGN while the imports from the EU increased by 2.7% and reached 16 809.6 Million BGN.
In May 2019 the exports to the EU increased by 5.1% compared to the corresponding month of the previous year and amounted to 3 176.8 Million BGN while the imports grew by 4.5% and added up to 3 512.0 Million BGN.
According to the preliminary data of the National Statistical Institute at the end of June 2019 the number of employees under labour contract increased by 1.5% as compared to the end of March 2019 and reached 2.35 million.
In the second quarter of 2019 in comparison with the first quarter of 2019 the average monthly wages and salaries increased by 4.3% getting 1 260 BGN.
In July 2019, the total consumer confidence indicator increases by 0.8 percentage points compared to its level 3 months ago, which is due entirely to the increased confidence among the urban population.
According to the preliminary data in June 2019 the Industrial Production Index, seasonally adjusted, decreased by 1.9% as compared to May 2019. In June 2019 the working day adjusted Industrial Production Index fell by 3.6% in comparison with the same month of 2018.
According to the preliminary seasonally adjusted data in June 2019 the turnover in ‘Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles’ at constant prices kept the level of the previous month.
According to the preliminary data, in June 2019 the index of production in section ‘Construction’ calculated on the base of seasonally adjusted data was 0.5% below the level of the previous month. In June 2019 the working day adjusted index of production in construction increased by 1.5% in comparison with the same month of 2018.
According to preliminary data of the National Statistical Institute in the second quarter of 2019 the number of newly built residential buildings was 632 and the newly built dwellings in them were 2 250. Compared to the second quarter of 2018 the buildings were by 60 more (or by 10.5%) and the newly built dwellings in them decreased by 34 or by 1.5%.
In the second quarter of 2019, the municipal authorities issued building permits for construction of 1 591 residential buildings with 8 456 dwellings, of 31 administrative buildings/offices and 1 168 other buildings. The construction of 1 203 residential buildings with 5 650 dwellings, of 24 administrative buildings/offices and 622 other buildings was started.
Similar to statistics of human population, business demography describes the life cycle of the enterprises; their birth, survival and development until death. More specifically business demography supplies data on number of active enterprises, number of newborn enterprises, proportion of survived enterprises and data on employment figure’s changes at specific moment in time.
Total Producer Price Index in June 2019 decreases by 1.1% compared to the previous month; compared to the same month of 2018 the prices rose by 0.9%. Producer Price Index on Domestic Market in June 2019 fell by 0.3% compared to the previous month; compared to the same month of 2018 the domestic prices grew by 2.6%.