In September 2019, 2 924 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 131.6 thousand and the bed-places were 294.7 thousand. In comparison with September 2018, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) increased by 2.9%, and the bed-places in them - by 0.8%.
The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in September 2019 was 3 097.1 thousand, or by 2.3% less in comparison with the same month of the previous year.
The total revenues from nights spent in September 2019 reached 166.7 million BGN or by 1.5% more compared to September 2018.
In October 2019, the total consumer confidence indicator increases by 1.1 percentage points in comparison with July, as for the urban population the increase is 1.0 percentage point and for the rural population - 1.6 percentage points.
According to the preliminary data in September 2019 the Industrial Production Index, seasonally adjusted, increased by 0.3% as compared to August 2019. In September 2019 the working day adjusted Industrial Production Index decreased by 0.1% in comparison with the same month of 2018.
According to the preliminary seasonally adjusted data in September 2019 the turnover in ‘Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles’ at constant prices increased by 0.3% compared to the previous month.
According to the preliminary data, in September 2019 the index of production in section ‘Construction’ calculated on the base of seasonally adjusted data was 1.1% above the level of the previous month. In September 2019 the working day adjusted index of production in construction increased by 6.9% in comparison with the same month of 2018.
According to preliminary data of the National Statistical Institute in the third quarter of 2019 the number of newly built residential buildings was 740 and the newly built dwellings in them were 2 892. Compared to the third quarter of 2018 the buildings were by 280 more (or by 60.9%) and the newly built dwellings in them increased by 948 or by 48.8%.
In the third quarter of 2019, the municipal authorities issued building permits for construction of 1 630 residential buildings with 9 018 dwellings, of 23 administrative buildings/offices and 1 188 other buildings. The construction of 1 156 residential buildings with 7 021 dwellings, of 13 administrative buildings/offices and 666 other buildings was started.
In 2018, the total amount of expenditure on research and development activity (R&D) was 827.6 million BGN, which was 8.9% more than the previous year.
Total Producer Price Index in September 2019 increased by 0.5% compared to the previous month; compared to the same month of 2018 the prices rose by 3.7%. Producer Price Index on Domestic Market in September 2019 rose by 0.2% compared to the previous month; compared to the same month of 2018 the domestic prices grew by 4.5%.
In August 2019 compared to July 2019 an increase is reported for the production of solid fuels - by 5.0%, transport diesel - by 1.5% and electricity - by 2.7%. During the same period, a decrease is reported for the production of liquefied petroleum gases - by 8.3%. No change for the production of unleaded motor gasoline and natural gas.
In August 2019 compared to July 2019 an increase is reported for the deliveries of solid fuels - by 3.9%. A decrease is reported for the deliveries of liquefied petroleum gases - by 4.4%, unleaded motor gasoline - by 1.9%, transport diesel - by 1.9%, natural gas - by 17.5% and electricity - by 0.2%.