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Friday, 29 March 2019 - 11:00

In January 2019 compared to December 2018 an increase is reported for the production of solid fuels - by 4.3% and transport diesel - by 1.4%. At the same time a decrease is reported for the production of unleaded motor gasoline - by 4.8% and electricity - by 3.5%. No change for the production of liquefied petroleum gases and natural gas.

In January 2019 compared to December 2018 an increase is reported for the deliveries of solid fuels - by 4.1%, unleaded motor gasoline - by 28.1%, natural gas - by 0.7% and electricity - by 4.3%. At the same time a decrease is reported for the deliveries of liquefied petroleum gases - by 17.4% and transport diesel - by 1.9%.

Wednesday, 27 March 2019 - 11:00

In February 2019, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 396.6 thousand or by 4.5% above the registered in February 2018. The trips with other purposes (as a guest, education and visit the cultural and sport events) in February 2019 composed the greatest share of the total number of trips of Bulgarian residents abroad - 49.8%, followed by those with professional purpose - 27.3%, and with holiday and recreation purpose - 22.9%.

In February 2019, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 483.0 thousand or by 5.6% more in comparison with February 2018. In February 2019, the predominant share of the visits with holiday and recreation purpose was 41.8%, followed by trips with other purposes - 38.5%, and with professional purpose - 19.7%.

Wednesday, 20 March 2019 - 11:00

Preliminary data of the NSI for the fourth quarter of 2018 indicate that the total hourly labour cost rose by 5.1% compared to the fourth quarter of 2017.

Friday, 15 March 2019 - 11:00

In 2018 the unemployment rate was 5.2% by 1.0 percentage point lower in comparison with 2017.

The employment rate for the age group 20 - 64 years achieved 72.4%, by 1.1 percentage points higher compared to 2017.

Wednesday, 13 March 2019 - 11:00

The consumer price index in February 2019 compared to January 2019 was 100.5%, i.e. the monthly inflation was 0.5%.

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%.

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%.

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.

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.

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