Producer Price Index on Domestic Market in August 2009 decreased by 0.3% compared to the previous month, compared to the same month of 2008 domestic prices fell by 9.8%. Total Producer Price Index in Industry in August 2009 increased by 0.2% compared to July 2009, compared to the same month of the previous year the prices decreased by 10.8%.
In September 2009 the total business climate indicator decreases by 0.4 percentage points in comparison with the previous month and records its lowest level (8.6 percentage points) since the beginning of the negative development of the business conjuncture in the country in October 2008.
In August 2009, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 1 434.6 thousand or 10.1% less than the number of trips in the same month of 2008.
The number of the trips of Bulgarian residents in abroad was 547.1 thousand in August 2009, which was 7.7% less than the number of the trips in August 2008.
In August 2009 the goods carried by the railway transport are by 4.9% less in comparison with the previous month, in accordance to the same month of 2008 there is a registered decrease by 42.4%. In the passenger traffic, the total number of the passengers are decreased by 1.6% than the previous month, while in compared to August 2008 there is a decrease by 7.1%.
Preliminary data for second quarter of 2009 indicated that the total hourly labour cost rose by 15.6% compared to the second quarter of 2008.
According to the preliminary data of the National Statistical Institute the construction production in July 2009 remained unchanged as compared to the previous month. In the civil engineering an increase of 0.8% was seen, while the building construction dropped by 0.4%.
The preliminary data showed that the Industrial Production Index decreased by 18.9% in July 2009 as compared to July 2008, as compared to the previous month the industrial production increased by 1.6%. In July 2009 the Industrial Turnover Index decreased by 24.5% compared to July 2008, as compared to the previous month the turnover increased by 0.4%.
According to the preliminary data of the National Statistical Institute, in the second quarter of 2009 the newly built residential buildings were 679 and marked an increase of 24.1% compared to the first quarter of 2009. The number of the new dwellings in them increased by 51.1% compared to the first quarter of 2009 and reached 5 888.