According to the preliminary data in May 2020 the Industrial Production Index, seasonally adjusted, decreased by 0.1% as compared to April 2020. In May 2020 the working day adjusted Industrial Production Index fell by 16.1% in comparison with the same month of 2019.
According to the preliminary seasonally adjusted data in May 2020 the turnover in ‘Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles’ at constant prices kept the level of the previous month.
According to the preliminary data, in May 2020 the index of production in section ‘Construction’ calculated on the base of seasonally adjusted data was 0.3% above the level of the previous month. In May 2020 the working day adjusted index of production in construction decreased by 14.1% in comparison with the same month of 2019.
The key indicators are elaborated in accordance with the euro area, European Union and individual Member States indicators system. The analytical document is quarterly updated. Source of the data are the NSI statistical surveys and BNB data.
Total Producer Price Index in May 2020 decreased by 1.0% compared to the previous month; compared to the same month of 2019 the prices fell by 5.3%. Producer Price Index on Domestic Market in May 2020 decreased by 0.6% compared to the previous month; compared to the same month of 2019 the domestic prices fell by 1.6%.
During the period 2016 - 2018 30.1% of the enterprises with 10 or more persons employed carried out an innovation activity.
In June 2020, the total business climate indicator increases by 11.4 percentage points in comparison with the previous month which is due to more favourable business climate in all observed sectors - industry, construction, retail trade and services.
In May 2020, during the state of emergency and followed epidemic situation in the country, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 123.3 thousand, or by 83.8% under the registered in May 2019. In comparison with April 2020 the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad increased by 63.8%.
In May 2020, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 120.4 thousand or by 87.3% less in comparison with May 2019. Compared to April 2020, an increase of 48.3% was registered.
In April 2020 compared to March 2020 a decrease is reported for the production of solid fuels - by 11.5%, liquefied petroleum gases - by 37.5%, unleaded motor gasoline - by 17.2%, transport diesel - by 10.4%, natural gas - by 20.0% and electricity - by 21.5%.
In April 2020 compared to March 2020 a decrease is reported for the deliveries of solid fuels - by 11.4%, liquefied petroleum gases - by 40.0%, unleaded motor gasoline - by 17.9%, transport diesel - by 30.7%, natural gas - by 23.2% and electricity - by 16.1%.