According to the preliminary data, in January 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 January 2019 the working day adjusted index of production in construction increased by 0.9% in comparison with the same month of 2018.
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the fourth quarter of 2018 increased by 0.3% in the EU-28 compared to the previous quarter by seasonally adjusted data. For the same period, GDP in Bulgaria increased by 0.8%.
According to the seasonally adjusted data, the GDP growth rate in the fourth quarter of 2018 is 3.2% compared with the same quarter of 2017.
According to the preliminary data, GDP per person employed increased by 3.2% in 2018 compared to the previous year.
According to the preliminary data, GDP per person employed increased by 3.8% in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to the same quarter of the previous year.
In February 2019, the total business climate indicator remains to its level from the previous month. An improvement of the business conjuncture is observed in construction and service sector, while in retail trade preserves approximately its January level. Only in industry, the indicator is reduced.
Total Producer Price Index in January 2019 decreased with 0.4% compared to the previous month; compared to the same month of 2018 the prices rose by 1.4%. Producer Price Index on Domestic Market in January 2019 increased by 0.1% compared to the previous month; compared to the same month of 2018 the domestic prices grew by 2.1%.
In December 2018 compared to November 2018 an increase is reported for the production of solid fuels - by 12.9%, unleaded motor gasoline - by 6.4%, natural gas - by 50.0% and electricity - by 7.0%. At the same time a decrease is reported for the production of liquefied petroleum gases - by 10.0%. No change for the production of transport diesel.
In December 2018 compared to November 2018 an increase is reported for the deliveries of solid fuels - by 13.0%, liquefied petroleum gases - by 39.4%, unleaded motor gasoline - by 18.5%, natural gas - by 30.8% and electricity - by 18.5%. At the same time a decrease is reported for the deliveries of transport diesel - by 11.2%.
In 2017, regional GDP per capita, expressed in terms of purchasing power standards, ranged from 31% of the European Union (EU) average in the Bulgarian region of North-West, to 626% of the average in Inner London - West in the United Kingdom.
This information is taken from data released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
In January 2019, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 402.3 thousand or by 3.8% above the registered in January 2018. The trips with other purposes (as a guest, education and visit the cultural and sport events) in January 2019 composed the greatest share of the total number of trips of Bulgarian residents abroad - 48.4%, followed by the trips with professional purpose - 25.9%, and with holiday and recreation purpose - 25.7%.
In January 2019, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 554.3 thousand or by 1.9% more in comparison with January 2018. In January 2019, the predominant share of the visits with holiday and recreation purpose was 43.2%, followed by trips with other purposes - 39.1%, and with professional purpose - 17.7%.