Press releases

Wednesday, 24 February 2021 - 14:00

Main results from the short business survey amongst the non-financial enterprises, aiming at presenting to the society and policy makers information on the economic effects from the declared state of emergency and the ensuing epidemic situation in the country due to COVID-19.

Wednesday, 24 February 2021 - 11:00

According to the preliminary data for the fourth quarter of 2020 the total turnover index in section ‘Transportation, storage and post’, calculated on the basis of seasonally adjusted data increased by 8.7% compared to the third quarter of 2020. In section ‘Information and communication’ the turnover index increased by 0.7%.

Monday, 22 February 2021 - 11:00

In the fourth quarter of 2020, during the continuing epidemic situation in the country, 471.8 thousand Bulgarian residents made tourist trips. The majority - 95.4% of them travelled only within the country, 3.9% - only abroad and 0.7% - both in the country and abroad. The total number of the travelled persons aged 15 and over was by 63.8% less compared to the same quarter of 2019, as a collapse in the number of the Bulgarian residents travelled in the country - by 57.4%, as well as in the number of persons travelled abroad by 91.7% was observed. As regards the number of persons travelled both in the country and abroad, the drop was by 86.5%.

Tuesday, 16 February 2021 - 11:00

According to the seasonally adjusted data, the GDP has a negative growth of 3.8% in the fourth quarter of 2020 compared to the same quarter of the previous year.

Tuesday, 16 February 2021 - 11:00

The total income average per household member during the fourth quarter of 2020 is 1 805 BGN and increases by 2.0% compared to the same quarter of 2019.

The total expenditure average per household member during the fourth quarter of 2020 is 1 681 BGN and increases by 0.7% in comparison to the same quarter of 2019.

The consumption of main food products average per household member during the fourth quarter of 2020 changes insignificantly compared to the same quarter of 2019.

Monday, 15 February 2021 - 11:00

According to the preliminary data of the NSI, the consumer price index in January 2021 compared to December 2020 was 100.2%, i.e. the monthly inflation was 0.2%.

Monday, 15 February 2021 - 11:00

In the fourth quarter of 2020 the unemployment rate was 5.2%, and the employment rate of population aged 20 - 64 was 73.8%.

Monday, 15 February 2021 - 11:00

The producer price index in agriculture in the fourth quarter of 2020 increased by 15.8% in comparison with the same quarter of 2019. The crop output index increased by 19.9%, while the animal output index decreased by 5.3%. In comparison with previous year, the prices of agricultural output went up by 17.5% as result of the increase in crop output price index was by 20.9% and the animal output price index decreased by 0.4%.

The index of prices of goods and services currently consumed in agriculture in the fourth quarter of 2020 was by 4.5% lower compared to the same quarter of previous year and by 3.8% compared to 2019.

Friday, 12 February 2021 - 11:00

According to the preliminary data of the National Statistical Institute at the end of December 2020 the number of employees under labour contract decreased by 0.9% as compared to the end of September 2020 and reached 2.23 million.

In the fourth quarter of 2020 in comparison with the third quarter of 2020 the average monthly wages and salaries increased by 4.7% getting 1 437 BGN.

Wednesday, 10 February 2021 - 11:00

According to the preliminary data in December 2020 the Industrial Production Index, seasonally adjusted increased by 0.1% as compared to November 2020.

In December 2020 the working day, adjusted Industrial Production Index fell by 3.3% in comparison with the same month of 2019.

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