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.
According to the preliminary seasonally adjusted data in July 2019 the turnover in ‘Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles’ at constant prices increased by 1.0% compared to the previous month.
According to the preliminary data, in July 2019 the index of production in section ‘Construction’ calculated on the base of seasonally adjusted data was 1.7% above the level of the previous month. In July 2019 the working day adjusted index of production in construction increased by 4.3% in comparison with the same month of 2018.
According to the preliminary data, GDP per person employed increased by 3.5% in the second quarter of 2019 compared to the same quarter of the previous year.
According to the seasonally adjusted data, the GDP growth rate in the second quarter of 2019 is 3.5% compared with the same quarter of 2018 according to the preliminary estimates.
Total Producer Price Index in July 2019 increased by 1.3% compared to the previous month; compared to the same month of 2018 the prices rose by 3.0%. Producer Price Index on Domestic Market in July 2019 rose by 1.4% compared to the previous month; compared to the same month of 2018 the domestic prices grew by 3.9%.
According to preliminary data during the second quarter of 2019 in comparison with the same period of 2018 there was a decrease both in the goods carried and in the transport performance by the freight transport.
In the second quarter of 2019 the transported passengers by passenger transport (land, water and urban electrical transport) decreased by 0.3% compared to the same period of the previous year, while the transport performance increased by 5.2%.
According to preliminary data the foreign direct investments in the non-financial sector as of 31.12.2018 amounted to 25 454 million Euro at current prices.
According to preliminary data in 2018 the expenditure on acquisition of tangible fixed assets in all sectors of the economy amounted to 19 267 million BGN at current prices.