In July 2019, the total business climate indicator remains approximately to its level from the previous month. A reduction of the business conjuncture is observed in industry and construction, while in retail trade preserves its June level. Only in service sector, the indicator is increased.
In June 2019, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 717.1 thousand or by 5.9% above the registered in June 2018. The trips with other purposes (as a guest, education and visit the cultural and sport events) in June 2019 composed the greatest share of the total number of trips of Bulgarian residents abroad - 41.6%, followed by those with holiday and recreation purpose - 35.6%, and with professional purpose - 22.8%.
In June 2019, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 1 537.0 thousand or by 0.9% less in comparison with June 2018. In June 2019, the predominant share of the visits with holiday and recreation purpose was 50.1%, followed by trips with other purposes - 36.0%, and with professional purpose - 13.9%.
The trials of 25 165 committed crimes were ended with penalties (effective and conditional) in 2018. Persons convicted with penalties inflicted in 2018 were 23 973.
The consumer price index in June 2019 compared to May 2019 was 99.4%, i.e. the monthly inflation was -0.6%.
In the period January - May 2019 the exports of goods from Bulgaria to third countries increased by 14.4% compared to the same period of 2018 and amounted to 7 390.3 Million BGN while the imports of goods from third countries increased by 5.6% and added up to 8 986.2 Million BGN.
In the period January - May 2019 the total value of all exported goods to third countries and EU amounted to 23 308.5 Million BGN, which is 9.1% more than the same period of 2018, while the total value of all imported goods from third countries and EU added up to 25 747.0 Million BGN and grew by 3.5%.
In In the period January - April 2019 the Bulgarian exports to the EU grew by 7.3% compared to the same period of 2018 and amounted to 12 749.1 Million BGN while the imports from the EU increased by 2.3% and reached 13 297.6 Million BGN.
In April 2019 the exports to the EU increased by 8.4% compared to the corresponding month of the previous year and amounted to 3 142.0 Million BGN while the imports grew by 8.4% and added up to 3 479.8 Million BGN.
In May 2019, 2 328 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 107.6 thousand and the bed-places were 236.2 thousand. In comparison with May 2018, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) decreased by 0.7%, while the bed-places in them increased by 1.0%.
The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in May 2019 was 1 449.4 thousand, or by 7.8% less in comparison with the same month of the previous year.
The total revenues from nights spent in May 2019 reached 76.2 million BGN or by 2.6% less compared to May 2018.
According to the preliminary data in May 2019 the Industrial Production Index, seasonally adjusted, remained at the level of April 2019. In May 2019 the working day adjusted Industrial Production Index rose by 0.6% in comparison with the same month of 2018.
According to the preliminary seasonally adjusted data in May 2019 the turnover in ‘Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles’ at constant prices decreased by 0.2% compared to the previous month.
According to the preliminary data, in May 2019 the index of production in section ‘Construction’ calculated on the base of seasonally adjusted data was 0.4% below the level of the previous month. In May 2019 the working day adjusted index of production in construction increased by 2.6% in comparison with the same month of 2018.