In 2019, the government deficit of the EU increased in relative terms compared to 2018, while the government debt decreased. In the EU, the government deficit to GDP ratio rose from 0.4% in 2018 to 0.5% in 2019. In the EU the government debt to GDP ratio declined from 79.5% at the end of 2018 to 77.6% at the end of 2019.
According to final data of the National Statistical Institute the General Government Institutional Sector reported in 2019 a surplus of 2 304 million BGN or 1.9% of GDP.
The Government Debt of Bulgaria for 2019 is 24 212 million BGN or 20.2% of GDP.
The value of final output in agriculture in 2019 (preliminary data) compared to the previous year went up by 0.5%. The gross value added increased by 1.7%, net operating surplus/mixed income - by 3.7% and net entrepreneurial income by 4.3%.
The consumer price index in September 2020 compared to August 2020 was 99.4%, i.e. the monthly inflation was -0.6%.
In the period January - August 2020 the exports of goods from Bulgaria to third countries decreased by 11.5% compared to the same period of 2019 and amounted to 11 990.3 Million BGN while the imports of goods from third countries dropped by 12.8% and added up to 14 593.4 Million BGN.
In the period January - August 2020 the total value of all exported goods to third countries and EU amounted to 35 230.5 Million BGN, which is 8.4% less than the same period of the previous year, while the total value of all imported goods from third countries and EU added up to 37 796.0 Million BGN and dropped by 12.6%.
In the period January - July 2020 the exports of goods from Bulgarian to the EU decreased by 6.5% in comparison to the same period of 2019 and amounted to 20 448.4 Million BGN while the imports of goods to Bulgaria from the EU dropped by 12.5% and reached 20 394.0 Million BGN.
In July 2020 the exports of goods to the EU decreased by 6.4% compared to the corresponding month of the previous year and amounted to 3 277.8 Million BGN while the imports of goods dropped by 15.1% and added up to 3 120.8 Million BGN.
In August 2020, during the continuing epidemic situation, 2 896 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 115.8 thousand and the bed-places were 258.2 thousand. In comparison with August 2019, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) decreased by 14.6%, and the bed-places in them - by 20.7%.
The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in August 2020 was 3 545.9 thousand, or by 44.7% less in comparison with the same month of the previous year.
The total revenues from nights spent in August 2020 reached 198.7 million BGN or by 47.4% less compared to August 2019.
According to the preliminary data in August 2020 the Industrial Production Index, seasonally adjusted, increased by 0.7% as compared to July 2020. In August 2020 the working day adjusted Industrial Production Index fell by 5.7% in comparison with the same month of 2019.
According to the preliminary seasonally adjusted data in August 2020 the turnover in ‘Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles’ at constant prices increased by 2.6% compared to the previous month.
According to the preliminary data, in August 2020 the index of production in section ‘Construction’ calculated on the base of seasonally adjusted data was 1.0% below the level of the previous month. In August 2020 the working day adjusted index of production in construction decreased by 4.9% in comparison with the same month of 2019.