In the period January - October 2019 the exports of goods from Bulgaria to third countries increased by 5.8% compared to the same period of 2018 and amounted to 16 026.9 Million BGN while the imports of goods from third countries decreased by 10.7% and added up to 17 048.6 Million BGN.
In the period January - October 2019 the total value of all exported goods to third countries and EU amounted to 48 702.6 Million BGN, which is 4.2% more than the same period of 2018, while the total value of all imported goods from third countries and EU added up to 51 157.1 Million BGN and dropped by 2.2%.
In the period January - September 2019 the Bulgarian exports to the EU grew by 3.3 % compared to the same period of 2018 and amounted to 29 049.1 Million BGN while the imports from the EU increased by 2.2% and reached 30 209.7 Million BGN.
In September 2019 the exports to the EU increased insignificantly compared to the corresponding month of the previous year and amounted to 3 233.8 Million BGN while the imports grew by 0.3% and added up to 3 243.7 Million BGN.
In October 2019, 1 960 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 68.4 thousand and the bed-places were 142.7 thousand. In comparison with October 2018, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) decreased by 2.5%, and the bed-places in them - by 6.4%.
The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in October 2019 was 910.4 thousand, or by 0.2% more in comparison with the same month of the previous year.
The total revenues from nights spent in October 2019 reached 51.9 million BGN or by 4.0% more compared to October 2018.
According to the preliminary data in October 2019 the Industrial Production Index, seasonally adjusted, rose by 1.1% as compared to September 2019. In October 2019 the working day adjusted Industrial Production Index increased by 1.7% in comparison with the same month of 2018.
According to the preliminary seasonally adjusted data in October 2019 the turnover in ‘Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles’ at constant prices kept the level of the previous month.
According to the preliminary data, in October 2019 the index of production in section ‘Construction’ calculated on the base of seasonally adjusted data was 0.1% above the level of the previous month. In October 2019 the working day adjusted index of production in construction increased by 3.1% in comparison with the same month of 2018.
The results of the 2019 survey showed that 95.7% of the enterprises with 10 or more persons employed used computers and 93.7% had internet access.
The results of the 2019 survey on the usage of information and communication technologies (ICT) in households and by individuals showed that 75.1% of the households in Bulgaria had internet access at home with an increase of 42.0 percentage points over a ten-year period.
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the third quarter of 2019 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 0.8%.
According to the seasonally adjusted data, the GDP growth rate in the third quarter of 2019 is 3.7% compared with the same quarter of 2018 according to the preliminary estimates.