In October 2010 the total consumer confidence indicator increased by 3.0 percentage points in comparison with July, which is due to the increase of confidence among urban inhabitants (by 1.9 percentage points) and rural inhabitants (by 5.6 percentage points).
Producer Price Index on Domestic Market in September 2010 rose by 0.8% comparing to the previous month, while compared to the same month of 2009 the domestic prices grew by 9.6%. Total Producer Price Index in Industry increased by 0.1% compared to the previous month, compared to the same month of 2009 the prices rose by 9.6%.
In 2009 the total amount of the expenditure on research and development activity (R&D) is 361.1 million BGN which increases by 10.8% in comparison with the previous year and the annual growth tendency retains for the period of 2005 - 2009.
In October the business conjuncture in the country has improved. The total business climate indicator increases by 1.9 percentage points in comparison with its September level due to the more favorable compared to the previous month business climate in retail trade and service sector.
In September 2010, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 354.8 thousand, which was 21.4% less than the number of the trips in September 2009. In September 2010, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 1 018.5 thousand or 8.1% more than the number of trips in the corresponding month of 2009.
The market price index of the dwellings for the third quarter of 2010 compared to the second quarter of 2010 was 98.8%, i.e. the average decrease of the market prices of the dwellings was 1.2%.
On the basis of final data of the National Statistical Institute the General Government Sector reported in 2009 government deficit of 3 210.7 million BGN or 4.7% of GDP.
The Government Debt of Bulgaria for 2009 is 10057 million BGN or 14.7% of GDP.
The consumer price index (CPI) in September 2010 compared to August 2010 was 100.8%, i.e. the monthly inflation was 0.8%.
The harmonized index of consumer prices (HICP) in September 2010 compared to August 2010 was 100.2%, i.e. the monthly inflation was 0.2%.
According to the preliminary data of the National Statistical Institute for the first semester of 2010, the trials ended with inflicted penalty cover 14 656 committed crimes, which present 1.4% less in comparison with the same period of 2009. The number of persons convicted with penalties come into force amounted to 15 930. In comparison with the same period of 2009 decrease is observed by 3.4%.
According to the preliminary data of the NSI, the production in section ‘Construction’, calculated on the base of seasonally adjusted data, registered an increase by 1.6% compared to the previous month. In August 2010 working day adjusted data showed a drop by 11.6% in the construction production, compared to the same month of 2009.