In March 2019, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 478.3 thousand or by 3.5% above the registered in March 2018. The trips with other purposes (as a guest, education and visit the cultural and sport events) in March 2019 composed the greatest share of the total number of trips of Bulgarian residents abroad - 44.2%, followed by those with professional purpose - 30.4%, and with holiday and recreation purpose - 25.4%.
In March 2019, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 555.6 thousand or by 6.0% more in comparison with March 2018. In March 2019, the predominant share of the visits with other purposes was 41.1%, followed by trips with holiday and recreation purpose - 38.8%, and with professional purpose - 20.1%.
In February 2019 compared to January 2019 a decrease is reported for the production of solid fuels - by 24.6%, unleaded motor gasoline - by 10.1%, transport diesel - by 15.4%, natural gas - by 33.3% and electricity - by 9.1%. No change for the production of liquefied petroleum gases.
In February 2019 compared to January 2019 a decrease is reported for the deliveries of solid fuels - by 23.8%, liquefied petroleum gases - by 2.6%, unleaded motor gasoline - by 12.2%, transport diesel - by 2.6%, natural gas - by 20.2% and electricity - by 16.8%.
The main results from the National Statistical Institute (NSI) annual comprehensive surveys characterizing the activity of educational institutions are as follows:
- In the 2018/2019 academic year in kindergartens are enrolled 218.8 thousand children or with 1.0% less in comparison with the previous year.
- In 2018, high school graduates from general and vocational schools are respectively 26.5 and 23.0 thousand students.
- Enrolled in the varying degrees of higher education in 2018/2019 academic year are 229.5 thousand persons.
- As of 31.12.2018 for acquiring educational and scientific degree ‘Doctor’ in the country are trained 6 467, of which 504 foreign citizens.
In 2018, the government deficit and debt of the EU-28 decreased in relative terms compared with 2017. In the EU-28 the government deficit to GDP ratio fell from 1.0% in 2017 to 0.6% in 2018. In the EU-28 the government debt to GDP ratio declined from 81.7% at the end of 2017 to 80.0% at the end of 2018.
According to preliminary data of the National Statistical Institute the General Government Institutional Sector reported in 2018 a surplus of 2 149 million BGN or 2.0% of GDP.
The Government Debt of Bulgaria for 2018 is 24 430 million BGN or 22.6% of GDP.
The number of minors and juveniles registered in the Child pedagogic rooms for anti-social acts and crimes commitment in 2018 was 9 098. In comparison with 2017 their number decreased by 48 or by 0.5%.
The annual total income average per capita is 6 013 BGN in 2018 and increases by 7.6% compared to 2017.
The Bulgarian households are spent 5 772 BGN average per capita in 2018 or by 10.6% more compared to 2017.
Statistical data show changes in the household consumption structure in Bulgaria.
The consumer price index in March 2019 compared to February 2019 was 100.1%, i.e. the monthly inflation was 0.1%.
As of 31 December 2018 the population of Bulgaria is 7 000 039 persons, representing 1.4% of the EU population. Compared to 2017, the population decreases by 49 995 persons.
There are 62 197 live born children in 2018. The number of live births decreases by 1 758 compared to the previous year.
The number of deaths in 2018 is 108 526 and the crude mortality rate - 15.4‰. Compared to the previous year the number of deaths decreases by 1 265.
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.