According to the preliminary data the Industrial Production Index, seasonally adjusted, increased by 0.8% in October 2018 as compared to September 2018. In October 2018 the working day adjusted Industrial Production Index rose by 1.6% in comparison with the same month of 2017.
According to the preliminary seasonally adjusted data in October 2018 the turnover in ‘Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles’ at constant prices increased by 0.5% compared to the previous month.
According to the preliminary data, in October 2018 the index of production in section ‘Construction’ calculated on the base of seasonally adjusted data was 3.3% above the level of the previous month. In October 2018 the working day adjusted index of production in construction increased by 1.8% in comparison with the same month of 2017.
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the third 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 0.7%.
According to the seasonally adjusted data, the GDP growth rate in the third quarter of 2018 is 3.1% compared with the same quarter of 2017 according to the preliminary estimates.
According to the preliminary data, GDP per person employed increased by 3.7% in the third quarter of 2018 compared to the same quarter of the previous year.
In 2018, 96.7% of the non-financial enterprises with 10 or more persons employed used computers and 94.6% had internet access.
The results of the 2018 survey on the usage of information and communication technologies (ICT) in households and by individuals showed that 72.1% of the households in Bulgaria had internet access at home, which was a growth of 4.8 percentage points compared to the previous year.
Total Producer Price Index in October 2018 increased with 1.3% compared to the previous month; compared to the same month of 2017 the prices rose by 4.4%. Producer Price Index on Domestic Market in October 2018 increased by 0.8% compared to the previous month; compared to the same month of 2017 the domestic prices grew by 3.9%.