Press releases

Tuesday, 27 July 2021 - 14:00

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

Tuesday, 27 July 2021 - 11:00

In June 2021, in the conditions of the continuing epidemic situation, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 458.7 thousand.

In June 2021, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 742.8 thousand, as the transit was 53.1% (394.7 thousand) of all visits of foreigners in the country.

Monday, 19 July 2021 - 11:00

The number of deaths in the second quarter of 2021 (14th - 26th week) is 33 945 and the crude mortality rate - 19.8‰. Compared to the same period in the previous year, the number of deaths has increased by 8 754 or 33.8%. According to first quarter of 2021 mortality decreased by 2 601 or by 7.1%. Mortality among males (21.4‰) is higher than among females (18.3‰).

Friday, 16 July 2021 - 11:00

According to the National Statistical Programme for 2021 and Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys, final data from the survey ‘Crimes, accused and persons convicted’ should be published on 16 July 2021.

Sources of information for punished criminality are:

  • The Unified Information System for Counteraction to Criminality (UISCC) that provides around 90 - 94% of the primary data for the country;
  • Paper statistical questionnaire ‘Card for accused person’ filled by the pre-trial and trial proceedings and is used to expand and ensure full coverage and validation of information quality.

In the process of summarizing, aggregation and validation of the data for the 2020 reference year, a lack of primary data on punished criminality was found compared to previous years. Publicly available documents also draw attention to the scope and completeness of data submitted both on paper to the NSI and to the UISCC. Although the methodological features of the survey and the application of statistical definitions do not allow the direct use of publicly available documents, they can and are used in the process of validation of the obtained operational data.

The NSI produces and disseminates objective, timely and accurate statistical information in compliance with the principles of the European Statistics Code of Practice. At the same time, the main priority in our work is to provide statistical information in full scope and with guaranteed high quality. In this regard, our work will continue to supplement the missing information on crimes and persons convicted with sentence that has come into force in 2020.

The final data will be available for all users on 27 August 2021 on the NSI website in the section ‘Demographic and social statistics’, section ‘Justice and crime’ at the following address:, in the Informational System INFOSTAT at the following address:, as well as on request under the Rules for Dissemination of Statistical Products and Services of the NSI.

Wednesday, 14 July 2021 - 11:00

The consumer price index in June 2021 compared to May 2021 was 99.8%, i.e. the monthly inflation was -0.2%.

Tuesday, 13 July 2021 - 11:00

In the period January - May 2021 the exports of goods from Bulgaria to third countries increased by 12.1% compared to the same period of 2020 and amounted to 8 742.1 Million BGN while the imports of goods from third countries grew by 20.2% and added up to 11 280.7 Million BGN.

In the period January - May 2021 the total value of all exported goods to third countries and EU amounted to 26 355.3 Million BGN, which is 19.4% more than the same period of the previous year, while the total value of all imported goods from third countries and EU added up to 29 158.0 Million BGN and grew by 23.1%.

Tuesday, 13 July 2021 - 11:00

In the period January - April 2021 the exports of goods from Bulgaria to the EU increased by 21.7% compared to the same period of 2020 and amounted to 14 253.7 Million BGN while the imports of goods to Bulgaria from the EU grew by 19.8% and reached 14 196.8 Million BGN.

In April 2021 the exports to the EU increased by 59.7% compared to the corresponding month of the previous year and amounted to 3 904.2 Million BGN while the imports grew by 56.7% and added up to 3 596.7 Million BGN.

Monday, 12 July 2021 - 11:00

In May 2021, during the continuing epidemic situation, 2 043 accommodation establishments - hotels, motels, camping sites, mountain chalets and other establishments for short-term accommodation with more than 10 bed-places functioned in the country. The total number of the rooms in them was 72.4 thousand and the bed-places were 153.6 thousand.

The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in May 2021 was 731.7 thousand.

The total revenues from nights spent in May 2021 reached 39.6 million BGN, as 29.4 million were from Bulgarians and 10.2 million - from foreigners.

Friday, 9 July 2021 - 11:00

According to the preliminary data in May 2021 the Industrial Production Index, seasonally adjusted, decreased by 1.2% compared to April 2021.

In May 2021 the working day adjusted Industrial Production Index rose by 16.5% in comparison with the same month of 2020.

Friday, 9 July 2021 - 11:00

According to the preliminary seasonally adjusted data in May 2021 the turnover in ‘Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles’ at constant prices increased by 1.4% compared to the previous month. The working day adjusted turnover rose by 23.9% as compared to the same month of the previous year.