Preliminary data for May 2009 indicated that construction production was 10.4% below the level in April 2009.
In May 2009, by preliminary data Industrial Production Index decreased by 1.0 per cent as compared to the previous month, compared to the same month of 2008 industrial production decreased by 22.1 per cent. In May 2009 Industrial Turnover Index decreased by 1.6 per cent as compared to the previous month, compared to May 2008 Industrial Turnover decreased by 24.0 per cent.
In 2008 the housing fund in Bulgaria consisted of 2 134 thousand residential buildings and increased by 0.1% in comparison with 2007. Total in the country were registered 3 767 thousand dwellings, 63.5% of them were located in the towns and 36.5% in the villages.
Producer Price Index on Domestic Market in May 2009 increased by 0.3 per cent compared to the previous month, compared to the same month of 2008 decreased by 3.2%. Total Producer Price Index increased by 0.7 per cent compared with April 2009, compared to May 2008 decreased by 6.7 per cent.
In June 2009 the business inquiries of NSI register a decrease of the total business climate indicator of 1.1 percentage points in comparison with May. The business climate indicator decreases in all the branches with the exception of the service sector.
In May 2009 the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad were 493 228 and decreased by 6.4% in comparison with May 2008. Arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria in May 2009 were 558 295 and decreased by 10.1% in comparison with the same month of 2008.
In May 2009 the goods carried by the railway transport decreased by 7.1% in comparison with the previous month, while the passengers carried increased by 7.8%.
Preliminary data for first quarter of 2009 indicated that total hourly labour cost rose by 19.2% compared to the first quarter of 2008.
In April 2009, by preliminary data Industrial Production Index decreased by 4.7 per cent as compared to the previous month, compared to April 2008 industrial production fell by 20.0 per cent. Industrial Turnover Index decreased by 3.8 per cent as compared to the March 2009, compared to April 2008 decreased by 20.7 per cent.