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Deficit/surplus by subsectors of ‘General government' sector, first quarter of 2024

Wednesday, 24 July 2024 - 12:00

For the first quarter of 2024, revenues of the ‘General Government’ sector were reported in the amount of BGN 17 941.4 million, expenditure in the amount of BGN 19 643.9 million and deficit in the amount of BGN 1 702.5 million.

The data for revenues, expenses and deficit/surplus of the ‘General Government’ sector by sub-sectors - sub-sector ‘Central Government’, sub-sector ‘Local Government’ and sub-sector ‘Social Insurance Funds’, are based on cash reports and trial balances on an accrual basis of the budgetary units, as well as quarterly data on the public enterprises reclassified in the sector.

The information is published on the basis of Article 3(2) of Directive 2011/85 of the EU.

Detailed data can be found on the NSI website under the heading 'Government Finance Statistics'.

Non-financial accounts of the “General Government” sector, first quarter of 2024

Monday, 22 July 2024 - 11:00

In the first quarter of 2024, revenues of the ‘General Government’ sector amounting to BGN 17 941, 42 million and expenditures amounting to BGN 19 643, 89 million were reported.

The data of the ‘General Government’ sector are developed using the reports on the implementation of the consolidated fiscal program provided by the Ministry of Finance, as well as assessments of the government enterprises reclassified in the sector.

Detailed data can be found on the NSI website under the heading 'Government Finance Statistics'.

Data from the 2022 System of Health Accounts Survey

Friday, 19 July 2024 - 11:00

The National Statistical Institute publishes data from the ‘System of Health Accounts’ survey for 2022. The survey is carried out in accordance with the Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/1901 implementing Regulation (EC) 1338/2008 as regards statistics on healthcare expenditures and financing.

The System of Health Accounts provides statistical information on health expenditure by type of provider; by functions according to the aims of the medical activities (curative care, rehabilitation, clinical laboratory, sanitary transport, etc.) and according to the financial sources. The aim is to assess all healthcare expenditures - both public and household, spending of non-profit organizations (foundations, associations), private health insurance funds, enterprises for activities in labour medicine.

The total current health expenditure in 2022 is BGN 12 860.2 million, as BGN 8 169.8 million of them (63.5%) being expenditure on Government schemes and compulsory contributory health care financing schemes (ministries and administrations, municipalities, NHIF, NSSI). The household out-of-pocket payment’s estimation is BGN 4 510.8 million, or 35.1% of the total current health expenditure. The share of the Voluntary health care payment schemes (Voluntary health insurance schemes, NPISH financing schemes, Enterprise financing schemes for occupational medicine) is 1.4%.

When analyzing the data, it should be kept in mind that all institutional and analytical statistical units that have functions according to the classification of functions, regardless of whether they are units of the Health sector as economic activities in statistical practice are included in the survey coverage. In addition, when estimating the current health expenditure in the period 2020 - 2022, the COVID-19 pandemic and any measures taken to limit its spread also have an impact.

Detailed data can be found on the NSI website under the heading 'System of Health Accounts'.

Registrations and bankruptcies of legal entities for the second quarter of 2024

Wednesday, 17 July 2024 - 11:00

In the second quarter of 2024, the newly registered legal entities in the country were 11 328, and those declared bankrupt - 1 005. Compared to the same quarter of 2023, the total number of newly registered increased by 2.7%, and that of bankrupts - by 2.1%.

The distribution by economic sectors shows that the relative share of newly registered legal entities is the largest in sector G ‘Trade; car and motorcycle repair’ - 88.6% of all newly registered units in the second quarter of 2023. Among the companies declaring bankrupt, the largest share is in sector G ‘Trade; repair of cars and motorcycles’ - 77.8% of the total number of bankrupted legal entities.

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Inflation and Consumer Price Indices in June 2024

Monday, 15 July 2024 - 11:00

In June 2024, the monthly inflation rate, measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), was -0.2% compared to the previous month, and the annual inflation rate in June 2024 compared to June 2023 was 2.5%.

In June 2024, compared to the previous month, the highest decrease was registered in the following groups: ‘Communications’ (-1.5%), ‘Clothing and footwear’ (-1.2%), ‘Transport’ (-0.9%) and ‘Food and non-alcoholic beverages’ (-0.5%). The highest increase in the prices was recorded in the groups: ‘Restaurants and hotels’ (+2.2%), ‘Miscellaneous goods and services’ (+0.4%), ‘Recreation and culture’ (+0.3%) and ‘Health’ (+0.2%).

The monthly inflation rate, measured by the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (HICP), was 0.2% and the annual inflation rate was 2.8%.

Crimes, accused persons and persons convicted in 2023

Monday, 15 July 2024 - 11:00

In 2023 with effective and conditional sentences were concluded 25 169 crimes and convicted persons were 23 037.

Among the crimes with penalty inflicted, with the highest number and share were generally dangerous crimes - 12 543 (49.8%) for which 11 022 persons were convicted (47.8% of the total number of convicted persons). The second place in the structure were the crimes against the property - 4 748 (18.9%) with 5 069 convicted persons (22.0%).

In the distribution of crimes with an inflicted penalty by the number of offenders, the highest share was of the crimes committed by one person - 95.8%. Two persons committing one crime in complicity was most common in the crimes against the property (9.2%), and crimes committed by three or more persons - in crimes against the order and public peace (5.9%).

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Structure of Earnings Survey 2022

Monday, 15 July 2024 - 11:00

The survey results relate to a population of 2 317 407 employees under labour contracts. In October 2022 the average gross hourly earnings are 10.14 BGN. The gross hourly earnings of full-time employees are 10.44 BGN and the gross hourly earnings of part-time employees are 27% lower (7.63 BGN). The gross hourly earnings of females are 9.49 BGN and represent 88% of the earnings of males who earn 10.82 BGN per hour.

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Industrial Production Indices in May 2024

Wednesday, 10 July 2024 - 11:00

The Industrial Production Index decreased by 3.3% in May 2024 compared to the previous month. The data are preliminary and seasonally adjusted.

In May 2024, compared to the previous month, a decrease was seen in the mining and quarrying industry - by 10.2%, in the electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply - by 5.3%, , and in the manufacturing - by 2.3%.

In comparison with May 2023, a decrease of 6.3% was registered in the calendar-adjusted Industrial Production Index.

On an annual basis, a drop of the Industrial Production Index was observed in the mining and quarrying industry - by 15.6%, in the manufacturing - by 6.0%, and in the electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply - by 1.1%.

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Construction Production Indices in May 2024

Wednesday, 10 July 2024 - 11:00

In May 2024, the production index in the ‘Construction’ section increased by 1.1% compared to the previous month. An increase was seen in the specialized construction activities - by 2.6%, in the production of building construction - by 0.6%, and in the production of civil engineering - by 0.1%. The data are preliminary and seasonally adjusted.

The calendar-adjusted data showed an increase of 4.5% in the construction production compared to the same month of 2023. A rise was registered in the specialized construction activities - by 10.7%, and in the civil engineering - by 3.5%. In the production of building construction, no change was observed.

Activity of accommodation establishments in May 2024

Wednesday, 10 July 2024 - 11:00

In May 2024, 2 613 accommodation establishments - hotels, motels, camping sites, mountain chalets and other establishments for short-term accommodation, with 10 or more bed-places, functioned in the country with 105.6 thousand rooms and 233.5 thousand bed-places in them. In comparison with the same month of the previous year, the accommodation establishments increased by 4.9% and the bed-places in them - by 4.4%.

The total number of nights spent was 1 426.9 thousand, or by 14.4% more in comparison to a year earlier, and the number of arrivals in all accommodation establishments increased by 15.9% and reached 611.1 thousand.

The total revenues from nights spent reached 115.9 million BGN, or by 32.2% more compared to the same month of the previous year.

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