In the second quarter of 2020, the municipal authorities issued building permits for construction of 1 362 residential buildings with 5 928 dwellings, of 31 administrative buildings/offices and 935 other buildings. The construction of 979 residential buildings with 4 766 dwellings, of 21 administrative buildings/offices and 584 other buildings was started.
Similar to statistics of human population, business demography describes the life cycle of the enterprises; their birth, survival and development until death. More specifically business demography supplies data on number of active enterprises, number of newborn enterprises, proportion of survived enterprises and data on changes in employment figures at specific moment in time.
In July 2020, the total business climate indicator increases by 2.5 percentage points compared to the previous month. An increase of the indicator is observed in retail trade and in service sector, in industry preserves its level from the June 2020, and in construction, a reduction is registered.
Total Producer Price Index in June 2020 rose by 1.0% compared to the previous month; compared to the same month of 2019 the prices fell by 3.2%. Producer Price Index on Domestic Market in June 2020 increased by 0.4% compared to the previous month; compared to the same month of 2019 the domestic prices fell by 0.9%.
In May 2020 compared to April 2020 a decrease is reported for the production of solid fuels - by 31.6%, unleaded motor gasoline - by 40.6%, transport diesel - by 41.1%, and electricity - by 10.8%. No change for the production of liquefied petroleum gases and natural gas.
In May 2020 compared to April 2020 an increase is reported for the deliveries of liquefied petroleum gases - by 100.0%, unleaded motor gasoline - by 87.0%, and transport diesel - by 41.7%. A decrease is reported for the deliveries of solid fuels - by 30.6%, natural gas - by 20.3%, and electricity - by 9.1%.
In June 2020, during the continuing epidemic situation in the country, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 286.1 thousand, or by 60.1% under the registered in June 2019.
In June 2020, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 380.7 thousand or by 75.2% less in comparison with June 2019.
Main results from the short business survey amongst the non-financial enterprises, aiming at presenting to the society and policy makers information on the economic effects from the declared state of emergency in the country due to COVID-19.
In July 2020, the National Statistical Institute conducted the monthly inquiry survey of the managers of accommodation establishments to gather accurate and timely information on the state and development of their businesses during the ensuing epidemic situation in the country.
The trials of 24 962 committed crimes were ended with penalties (effective and conditional) in 2019. Persons convicted with penalties inflicted in 2019 were 23 389.