In July 2019 compared to June 2019 an increase is reported for the production of solid fuels - by 34.9%, liquefied petroleum gases - by 20.0%, unleaded motor gasoline - by 3.9% and electricity - by 16.6%. During the same period, a decrease is reported for the production of transport diesel - by 4.3%. No change for the production of natural gas.
In July 2019 compared to June 2019 an increase is reported for the deliveries of solid fuels - by 34.1%, unleaded motor gasoline - by 18.2%, transport diesel - by 19.3%, natural gas - by 4.0% and electricity - by 6.2%. A decrease is reported for the deliveries of liquefied petroleum gases - by 6.3%.
In August 2019, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 755.4 thousand or by 2.5% above the registered in August 2018. The trips with holiday and recreation purposes in August 2019 composed the greatest share of the total number of trips of Bulgarian residents abroad - 45.7%, followed by those with other purposes (as a guest, education and visit the cultural and sport events) - 40.3%, and with professional purpose - 14.0%.
In August 2019, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 2 325.2 thousand or by 3.8% more in comparison with August 2018. In August 2019, the predominant share of the visits with holiday and recreation purpose was 56.8%, followed by trips with other purposes - 35.8%, and with professional purpose - 7.4%.
In 2017, Bulgaria spent 17 195.7 million BGN for social protection. Тo finance social protection in the country, 7 880.3 million BGN were allocated from the state budget while the receipts of social protection contributions amounted to 10 531.4 million BGN.
Preliminary data of the NSI for the second quarter of 2019 indicate that the total hourly labour cost rose by 11.0% compared to the second quarter of 2018.
The consumer price index in August 2019 compared to July 2019 was 100.1%, i.e. the monthly inflation was 0.1%.
In the period January - July 2019 the exports of goods from Bulgaria to third countries increased by 3.0% compared to the same period of 2018 and amounted to 10 510.3 Million BGN while the imports of goods from third countries decreased by 2.6% and added up to 12 265.3 Million BGN.
In the period January - July 2019 the total value of all exported goods to third countries and EU amounted to 33 130.4 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 36 100.6 Million BGN and grew by 0.4%.
In the period January - June 2019 the Bulgarian exports to the EU grew by 5.1% compared to the same period of 2018 and amounted to 19 029.6 Million BGN while the imports from the EU increased by 1.6% and reached 20 102.0 Million BGN.
In June 2019 the exports to the EU decreased by 3.6% compared to the corresponding month of the previous year and amounted to 3 085.8 Million BGN while the imports dropped by 4.8% and added up to 3 272.5 Million BGN.
In 2018 the goods exported from Bulgaria amounted to 56 030.4 Million BGN or 2.6% more than in 2017. The imported goods in 2018 were for 62 875.6 Million BGN (at CIF prices) which is 6.1% more than the previous year.
In July 2019, 3 391 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 141.8 thousand and the bed-places were 324.4 thousand. In comparison with July 2018, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) increased by 5.8%, and the bed-places in them - by 3.7%.
The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in July 2019 was 5 952.1 thousand, or by 0.1% more in comparison with the same month of the previous year.
The total revenues from nights spent in July 2019 reached 345.8 million BGN or by 2.9% more compared to July 2018.
According to the preliminary data in July 2019 the Industrial Production Index, seasonally adjusted, rose by 0.8% as compared to June 2019. In July 2019 the working day adjusted Industrial Production Index fell by 0.9% in comparison with the same month of 2018.