Press releases

Friday, 27 March 2020 - 11:00

In February 2020, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 400.6 thousand or by 1.0% above the registered in February 2019. The trips with other purposes (as a guest, education and visit the cultural and sport events) in February 2020 composed the greatest share of the total number of trips of Bulgarian residents abroad - 49.2%, followed by those with professional purpose - 27.8%, and with holiday and recreation purposes - 23.0%.

In February 2020, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 508.0 thousand or by 5.2% more in comparison with February 2019. In February 2020, the predominant share of the visits with holiday and recreation purpose was 42.4%, followed by trips with other purposes - 38.8%, and with professional purpose - 18.8%.

Friday, 20 March 2020 - 11:00

Preliminary data of the NSI for the fourth quarter of 2019 indicate that the total hourly labour cost rose by 11.9% compared to the fourth quarter of 2018.

Monday, 16 March 2020 - 11:00

The consumer price index in February 2020 compared to January 2020 was 100.1%, i.e. the monthly inflation was 0.1%.

Monday, 16 March 2020 - 11:00

In 2019 the unemployment rate was 4.2% by 1.0 percentage point lower in comparison with 2018.

The employment rate for the age group 20 - 64 years achieved 75.0%, by 2.6 percentage points higher compared to 2018.

Thursday, 12 March 2020 - 11:00

In January 2020 the exports of goods from Bulgaria to third countries increased by 2.2% compared to the same month of 2019 and amounted to 1 581.5 Million BGN while the imports of goods from third countries grew by 5.4% and added up to 2 158.2 Million BGN.

In January 2020 the total value of all exported goods to third countries and EU amounted to 4 896.1 Million BGN, which is 3.7% more than the same month of the previous year, while the total value of all imported goods from third countries and EU added up to 5 297.6 Million BGN and grew by 4.9%.

Thursday, 12 March 2020 - 11:00

In 2019 the Bulgarian exports to the EU grew by 2.9 % compared to 2018 and amounted to 38 779.5 Million BGN while the imports from the EU increased by 3.1% and reached 41 143.0 Million BGN.

In December 2019 the exports to the EU dropped by 4.7 % compared to the corresponding month of the previous year and amounted to 2 548.4 Million BGN while the imports increased by 4.6% and added up to 3 206.5 Million BGN.

Wednesday, 11 March 2020 - 11:00

In January 2020, 1 963 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 57.9 thousand and the bed-places were 117.9 thousand. In comparison with January 2019, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) increased by 4.9%, and the bed-places in them - by 3.8%.

The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in January 2020 was 1 066.1 thousand, or by 19.8% more in comparison with the same month of the previous year.

The total revenues from nights spent in January 2020 reached 60.8 million BGN or by 19.0% more compared to January 2019.

Tuesday, 10 March 2020 - 16:45

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the fourth quarter of 2019 increased by 0.2% in the EU-27 compared to the previous quarter by seasonally adjusted data. For the same period, GDP in Bulgaria increased by 0.8%. 

Tuesday, 10 March 2020 - 11:00

According to the preliminary data in January 2020 the Industrial Production Index, seasonally adjusted, increased by 1.6% as compared to December 2019. In January 2020 the working day adjusted Industrial Production Index decreased by 0.7% in comparison with the same month of 2019.

Tuesday, 10 March 2020 - 11:00

According to the preliminary seasonally adjusted data in January 2020 the turnover in ‘Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles’ at constant prices decreased by 0.4% compared to the previous month. The working day adjusted turnover rise by 3.2% as compared to the same month of the previous year.

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