Total Producer Price Index in May 2019 remains unchanged compared to the previous month; compared to the same month of 2018 the prices rose by 2.8%. Producer Price Index on Domestic Market in May 2019 fell by 0.1% compared to the previous month; compared to the same month of 2018 the domestic prices grew by 3.4%.
In April 2019 compared to March 2019 an increase is reported for the production of liquefied petroleum gases - by 37.5%, unleaded motor gasoline - by 91.9% and transport diesel - by 52.3%. Compared to March 2019, when reduced production of LPG, unleaded motor gasoline and transport diesel is observed due to planned repairs of capacities, production in April 2019 reaches its normal monthly volumes. During the same period, a decrease is reported for the production of solid fuels - by 10.8%, natural gas - by 33.3% and electricity - by 8.5%.
In April 2019 compared to March 2019 an increase is reported for the deliveries of liquefied petroleum gases - by 5.4%, unleaded motor gasoline - by 22.5% and transport diesel - by 8.0%. A decrease is reported for the deliveries of solid fuels - by 12.4%, natural gas - by 13.8% and electricity - by 8.4%.
In May 2019, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 762.1 thousand or by 4.6% above the registered in May 2018. The trips with other purposes (as a guest, education and visit the cultural and sport events) in May 2019 composed the greatest share of the total number of trips of Bulgarian residents abroad - 39.1%, followed by those with holiday and recreation purpose - 33.5%, and with professional purpose - 27.4%.
In May 2019, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 946.7 thousand or by 0.9% more in comparison with May 2018. In May 2019, the predominant share of the visits with other purposes was 41.9%, followed by trips with holiday and recreation purpose - 38.4%, and with professional purpose - 19.7%.
Preliminary data of the NSI for the first quarter of 2019 indicate that the total hourly labour cost rose by 12.9% compared to the first quarter of 2018.
Price levels of food and non-alcoholic beverages ranged from 66% of the EU average in Romania to 130% in Denmark in 2018.
The number of health establishments for hospital aid as of 31.12.2018 was 346 with 53 173 beds. 322 of them were hospitals with 50 927 beds.
The number of out-patient health establishments was 2 066 with 1 253 beds and other health establishments were 145 with 2 086 beds in them.
At the end of 2018 29 667 physicians were in practice under the basic labour contracts in health establishments. Dentists were 7 240, as 6 347 worked in practices that had signed contract with National Health Insurance Fund. Medical specialists on ‘Health cares’ who worked on a basic labour contract in health establishments were 46 332. 30 589 of them were nurses and 3 155 - midwives.
The consumer price index in May 2019 compared to April 2019 was 100.1%, i.e. the monthly inflation was 0.1%.
The average price per one decar agricultural land reached BGN 941 in 2018, which was 7.9% higher than in 2017. The average rent price per one decar hired/leased agricultural land reached BGN 48 and was 4.3% higher than in 2017.