Business statistics


  • Annual Business Statistics
  • Business Register
  • Business Surveys
  • Foreign Trade
    • Statistical data
      • Exports and imports
        • Exports and imports - preliminary data
          • by months
          • by main trade partners
          • by sections of Standard International Trade Classification
        • Exports and imports - final data
          • by months
          • by main trade partners
          • by sections of Standard International Trade Classification
      • Exports and imports price indices
        • Export price indices by quarters
        • Import price indices by quarters
    • Intrastat
      • Statistical Traders Manual 2011
      • Classifications
        • Combined Nomenclature 2017 (self-explanatory texts)
        • Nomenclature of countries and territories for the external trade statistics with effect from 01.01.2013
      • Legal base
        • Law on Statistics of Intra-community trade in goods in force from 01.01.2008
        • Ordinance № H-14 / 21.12.2007 for the implementation of Intrastat system
        • Ordinance for implementation of art.1 par.4 of the Law on Statistics of Intra-community trade in goods
  • Investments
    • Foreign direct investments
      • Annual data
        • Foreign direct investments in non-financial enterprises as of 31.12 by economic activity groupings
        • Foreign direct investments in non-financial enterprises as of 31.12 by statistical regions and districts
    • Expenditure on acquisition of tangible fixed assets
      • Quarterly data
        • Expenditure on acquisition of tangible fixed assets by economic activity groupings
      • Annual data
        • Expenditure on acquisition of tangible fixed assets by economic activity groupings
        • Expenditure on acquisition of tangible fixed assets by statistical regions
  • R&D, Innovations and Information Society
    • Information Society
      • ICT usage in households
        • Internet usage in households and by individuals aged between 16 and 74
          • Households who have Internet access at home
          • Households having broadband connection to the Internet
          • Individuals regularly using the Internet
          • Individuals using the Internet for personal purposes
          • Individuals using the Internet for interacting with public authorities
          • E-skills of individuals aged 16 – 74
          • Individuals who have never used the Internet
          • Reasons for not having access to the internet at home
          • Individuals using mobile devices to access the internet
        • Е-commerce
          • Individuals having ordered/bought goods or services for private purposes over the Internet
          • Type of ordered/bought goods or services by the individuals over the Internet
          • Ordered/bought goods or services by the individuals over the internet by location of seller
          • Problems encountered when buying/ordering goods or services over the Internet
          • Reasons for not buying/ordering over the Internet
      • ICT usage in enterprises
        • Computers and Internet usage by enterprises
          • Enterprises having access to the Internet
          • Enterprises having access to the internet by type of connection
          • Persons employed using computers/Internet
          • Persons employed using Internet
          • Enterprises having Website or Home Page
          • Enterprises using Internet for interacting with public authorities
          • Enterprises sending and/or receiving e-invoices
          • Enterprises using social media
          • Enterprises using cloud computing services
          • Enterprises using Big Data analysis
        • E-commerce
          • Enterprises having received orders on-line
          • Enterprises having purchased on-line
        • Use of Automated Data Exchange (ADE)
          • Enterprises using ERP software package
          • Enterprises using software application for managing information about clients (CRM)
          • Enterprises having a formally defined ICT security policy
          • Enterprises sharing electronically information on the supply chain management
    • R&D and Innovations
      • Research and development activity (R&D)
        • R&D expenditure
          • Total intramural R&D expenditure (GERD) by type of costs and sectors
          • Total intramural R&D expenditure (GERD) by regions and sectors
          • Total intramural R&D expenditure (GERD) by fields of science and sectors
          • Total intramural R&D expenditure (GERD) by source of funds and sectors
          • Business enterprise R&D expenditure (BERD) by economic activity
          • Business enterprise R&D expenditure (BERD) by size class
        • R&D personnel
          • Total R&D personnel by occupation and sex
          • Total R&D personnel by sectors and sex
          • Total R&D personnel by sectors, regions and sex
          • Total R&D personnel by fields of science and sex
          • Total R&D personnel by qualification and sex
          • Total R&D personnel and researchers, in business enterprise sector by economic activity
          • Researchers by age and sex in government sector and higher education sector
          • Researchers by citizenship in government sector and higher education sector
          • Total R&D personnel and researchers (full-time equivalent), in business enterprise sector, by size class
      • Government budget allocations for R&D (GBAORD)
        • Government budget allocations for R&D (GBAORD) by socio-economic objectives
      • Innovation activity
        • Innovative enterprises, as a share of all enterprises
        • Enterprises that have new or significantly improved products new to the market, as a share of all enterprises
        • Turnover of new or significantly improved products new to the market, as a share of total turnover
        • Turnover of new or significantly improved products only new to the firm, as a share of total turnover
        • Enterprises with innovation co-operation, as a share of enterprises with technological innovation
  • Short-term Business Statistics
  • Tourism
  • Annual Business Statistics
  • Business Register
  • Business Surveys
  • Foreign Trade
    • Statistical data
      • Exports and imports price indices
        • Export price indices by quarters
        • Import price indices by quarters
    • Intrastat
      • Statistical Traders Manual 2011
      • Classifications
        • Combined Nomenclature 2017 (self-explanatory texts)
        • Nomenclature of countries and territories for the external trade statistics with effect from 01.01.2013
      • Legal base
        • Law on Statistics of Intra-community trade in goods in force from 01.01.2008
        • Ordinance № H-14 / 21.12.2007 for the implementation of Intrastat system
        • Ordinance for implementation of art.1 par.4 of the Law on Statistics of Intra-community trade in goods
  • Investments
    • Foreign direct investments
    • Expenditure on acquisition of tangible fixed assets
  • R&D, Innovations and Information Society
    • Information Society
      • ICT usage in households
        • Internet usage in households and by individuals aged between 16 and 74
          • Households who have Internet access at home
          • Households having broadband connection to the Internet
          • Individuals regularly using the Internet
          • Individuals using the Internet for personal purposes
          • Individuals using the Internet for interacting with public authorities
          • E-skills of individuals aged 16 – 74
          • Individuals who have never used the Internet
          • Reasons for not having access to the internet at home
          • Individuals using mobile devices to access the internet
        • Е-commerce
          • Individuals having ordered/bought goods or services for private purposes over the Internet
          • Type of ordered/bought goods or services by the individuals over the Internet
          • Ordered/bought goods or services by the individuals over the internet by location of seller
          • Problems encountered when buying/ordering goods or services over the Internet
          • Reasons for not buying/ordering over the Internet
      • ICT usage in enterprises
        • Computers and Internet usage by enterprises
          • Enterprises having access to the Internet
          • Enterprises having access to the internet by type of connection
          • Persons employed using computers/Internet
          • Persons employed using Internet
          • Enterprises having Website or Home Page
          • Enterprises using Internet for interacting with public authorities
          • Enterprises sending and/or receiving e-invoices
          • Enterprises using social media
          • Enterprises using cloud computing services
          • Enterprises using Big Data analysis
        • E-commerce
          • Enterprises having received orders on-line
          • Enterprises having purchased on-line
        • Use of Automated Data Exchange (ADE)
          • Enterprises using ERP software package
          • Enterprises using software application for managing information about clients (CRM)
          • Enterprises having a formally defined ICT security policy
          • Enterprises sharing electronically information on the supply chain management
    • R&D and Innovations
      • Research and development activity (R&D)
      • Government budget allocations for R&D (GBAORD)
        • Government budget allocations for R&D (GBAORD) by socio-economic objectives
      • Innovation activity
        • Innovative enterprises, as a share of all enterprises
        • Enterprises that have new or significantly improved products new to the market, as a share of all enterprises
        • Turnover of new or significantly improved products new to the market, as a share of total turnover
        • Turnover of new or significantly improved products only new to the firm, as a share of total turnover
        • Enterprises with innovation co-operation, as a share of enterprises with technological innovation
  • Short-term Business Statistics
    • Monthly data
      • Industrial Production Indices
        • Seasonally unadjusted (2015 = 100)
        • Seasonally unadjusted (2005 = 100)
        • Seasonally adjusted (2015 = 100)
        • Seasonally adjusted (2005 = 100)
        • Working day adjusted (2015 = 100)
        • Working day adjusted (2005 = 100)
      • Industrial Turnover Indices
        • Total Industrial Turnover Indices (2015 = 100)
        • Total Industrial Turnover Indices (2005 = 100)
        • Industrial Turnover Indices on Domestic Market (2015 = 100)
        • Industrial Turnover Indices on Domestic Market (2005 = 100)
        • Industrial Turnover Indices on Non-domestic Market (2015 = 100)
        • Industrial Turnover Indices on Non-domestic Market (2005 = 100)
      • Producer Prices Indices in Industry
        • Total Producer Price Indices (2015 = 100)
        • Total Producer Price Indices (2010 = 100)
        • Producer Price Indices on Domestic Market (2015 = 100)
        • Producer Price Indices on Domestic Market (2010 = 100)
        • Producer Price Indices on Non-domestic Market (2015 = 100)
    • Quarterly data
      • Turnover Indices in Services
        • Turnover Indices in „Wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles” and in „Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles”
          • Seasonally unadjusted
          • Seasonally adjusted
          • Working day adjusted
    • Other Monthly and Quarterly Data
      • Transport
        • Railway transport
          • Goods carried and transport performance
          • Passengers carried and transport performance
      • Communications
      • Number of Employed Persons
  • Tourism
  • Wednesday, 13 March 2019 - 11:00

    In 2018 the Bulgarian exports to the EU grew by 9.1% compared to 2017 and amounted to 37 697.5 Million BGN while the imports from the EU increased by 5.5% and reached 39 903.8 Million BGN.

    In December 2018 the exports to the EU grew by 6.6% in comparison with the corresponding month of the previous year and amounted to 2 681.0 Million BGN while the imports added up to 3 064.1 Million BGN and dropped by 6.7%.

  • Wednesday, 13 March 2019 - 11:00

    In January 2019, 1 872 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 55.9 thousand and the bed-places were 113.6 thousand. In comparison with January 2018, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) decreased by 1.2%, while the bed-places in them remaining at the same level.

    The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in January 2019 was 889.9 thousand, or by 2.2% less in comparison with the same month of the previous year.

    The total revenues from nights spent in January 2019 reached 51.1 million BGN or by 2.2% more compared to January 2018.

  • Wednesday, 13 March 2019 - 11:00

    In January 2019 the exports of goods from Bulgaria to third countries increased by 7.5% compared to the same month of  2018 and amounted to 1 394.2 Million BGN while the imports of goods from third countries increased by 9.1% and added up to 1 994.3 Million BGN.

    In January 2019 the total value of all exported goods to third countries and EU amounted to 4 558.3 Million BGN, which is 3.8% more than the same month of 2018, while the total value of all imported goods from third countries and EU added up to 4 983.5 Million BGN and dropped by 1.5%.

  • Friday, 8 March 2019 - 11:00

    According to the preliminary seasonally adjusted data in January 2019 the turnover in ‘Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles’ at constant prices increased by 0.4% compared to the previous month.

  • Friday, 8 March 2019 - 11:00

    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.

  • Friday, 8 March 2019 - 11:00

    According to the preliminary seasonally adjusted data in January 2019 the turnover in ‘Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles’ at constant prices increased by 0.4% compared to the previous month.

  • Friday, 8 March 2019 - 11:00

    According to the preliminary data the Industrial Production Index, seasonally adjusted, increased by 3.2% in January 2019 as compared to December 2018. In January 2019 the working day adjusted Industrial Production Index rose by 2.8% in comparison with the same month of 2018.

  • Thursday, 28 February 2019 - 11:00

    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%.

  • Thursday, 28 February 2019 - 11:00

    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.

  • Wednesday, 27 February 2019 - 11:00

    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%.

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