The consumer price index in November 2018 compared to October 2018 was 99.9%, i.e. the monthly inflation was -0.1%.
In October 2018, 2 011 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 72.4 thousand and the bed-places were 152.5 thousand. In comparison with October 2017, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) increased by 2.7% and the bed-places in them decreased by 1.2%.
The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in October 2018 was 908.5 thousand, or by 5.1% more in comparison with the same month of the previous year.
The total revenues from nights spent in October 2018 reached 49.9 million BGN or by 11.5% more compared to October 2017.
In the period January - September 2018 the exports of goods from Bulgaria to the EU increased by 10.1% compared to the same period of 2017 and amounted to 28 147.5 Million BGN while the imports of goods grew by 8.2% and added up to 29 594.3 Million BGN.
In September 2018 the exports of goods to the EU increased by 2.4% compared to the corresponding month of the previous year and amounted to 3 226.1 Million BGN while the imports of goods increased by 4.5% and added up to 3 234.7 Million BGN.
In the period January - October 2018 the exports of goods from Bulgaria to third countries decreased by 12.9% compared to the same period of 2017 and amounted to 14 442.9 Million BGN while the imports of goods from third countries increased by 9.2% and added up to 19 105.6 Million BGN.
In the period January - October 2018 the total value of all exported goods (both for third countries and EU) amounted to 46 039.8 Million BGN, which is 1.4% more than the same period of the previous year, while the total value of all imported goods added up to 52 343.2 Million BGN and grew by 8.1%.
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.
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 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.
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.