The investment business inquiry of NSI carried out among industrial enterprises in March 2019 shows that in 2018 the expenditures for acquiring fixed tangible and intangible assets in industry are by 5.1% less in comparison with 2017. The plans of industrial enterprises in 2019 are for a decrease of investments by 7.3% compared to the previous year.
In the period January - February 2019 the exports of goods from Bulgaria to third countries increased by 15.0% compared to the same period of 2018 and amounted to 2 874.5 Million BGN while the imports of goods from third countries increased by 12.3% and added up to 3 909.9 Million BGN.
In the period January - February 2019 the total value of all exported goods to third countries and EU amounted to 9 202.0 Million BGN, which is 10.9% more than the same period of 2018, while the total value of all imported goods from third countries and EU added up to 10 129.6 Million BGN and grew by 5.2%.
In January 2019 the Bulgarian exports to the EU grew by 2.2% compared to the same month of 2018 and amounted to 3 164.6 Million BGN while the imports from the EU decreased by 7.4% and reached 2 990.6 Million BGN.
In February 2019, 1 868 accommodation establishments - hotels, motels, camping sites, mountain chalets and other establishments for short-term accommodation with more than 10 bed-places were functioned in the country. The total number of the rooms in them was 55.1 thousand and the bed-places were 111.3 thousand. In comparison with February 2018, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) decreased by 0.8%, while the bed-places in them increased with 0.5%.
The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in February 2019 was 904.1 thousand, or by 3.8% less in comparison with the same month of the previous year.
The total revenues from nights spent in February 2019 reached 51.4 million BGN or by 2.4% more compared to February 2018.
According to the preliminary data the Industrial Production Index, seasonally adjusted, increased by 1.5% in February 2019 as compared to January 2019. In February 2019 the working day adjusted Industrial Production Index rose by 6.6% in comparison with the same month of 2018.
According to the preliminary seasonally adjusted data in February 2019 the turnover in ‘Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles’ at constant prices decreased by 0.6% compared to the previous month.
According to the preliminary data, in February 2019 the index of production in section ‘Construction’ calculated on the base of seasonally adjusted data was 1.5% above the level of the previous month. In February 2019 the working day adjusted index of production in construction increased by 9.2% in comparison with the same month of 2018.
The key indicators are elaborated in accordance with the euro area, European Union and individual Member States indicators system. The analytical document is quarterly updated. Source of the data are the NSI statistical surveys and BNB data.
In March 2019, the total business climate indicator preserves approximately its February level as an improvement is registered only in retail trade.
Total Producer Price Index in February 2019 increased with 1.8% compared to the previous month; compared to the same month of 2018 the prices rose by 3.9%. Producer Price Index on Domestic Market in February 2019 increased by 1.5% compared to the previous month; compared to the same month of 2018 the domestic prices grew by 4.1%.