In the fourth quarter of 2019, 1 302.5 thousand Bulgarian residents made tourist trips. The majority (81.1%) of them travelled only within the country, 17.1% - only abroad and 1.8% - both in the country and abroad. Compared to the same quarter of 2018 the total number of the travelled persons aged 15 and over increased by 18.9%.
The total income average per household member during the fourth quarter of 2019 is 1 770 BGN and increases by 13.7% compared to the same quarter of 2018.
The total expenditure average per household member during the fourth quarter of 2019 is 1 670 BGN and increases by 10.7% in comparison to the same quarter of 2018.
The consumption of main food products average per household member during the fourth quarter of 2019 is without considerable change compared to the same quarter of 2018.
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the fourth quarter of 2019 increased by 0.1% in the EU-27 compared to the previous quarter by seasonally adjusted data. For the same period, GDP in Bulgaria increased by 0.7%.
According to the preliminary data of the NSI, the consumer price index in January 2020 compared to December 2019 was 100.9%, i.e. the monthly inflation was 0.9%.
According to the seasonally adjusted data, the GDP growth rate in the fourth quarter of 2019 is 3.5% compared to the same quarter of the previous year.
In the fourth quarter of 2019 the unemployment rate was 4.1%, and the employment rate of population aged 20 - 64 was 74.9%.
The producer price index in agriculture in the fourth quarter of 2019 increased by 2.8% in comparison with the same quarter of 2018. The crop output index increased by 0.9% and the animal output index increased by 12.6%. In comparison with previous year, the prices of agricultural output went up by 1.6% as the decrease in crop output price index is by 0.4% and in animal output price index increase is by 11.7%.
The index of prices of goods and services currently consumed in agriculture in the fourth quarter of 2019 was by 1.4% higher compared to the same quarter of previous year and by 2.1% compared to 2018.
According to the preliminary data of the National Statistical Institute at the end of December 2019 the number of employees under labour contract decreased by 1.0% as compared to the end of September 2019 and reached 2.29 million.
In the fourth quarter of 2019 in comparison with the third quarter of 2019 the average monthly wages and salaries increased by 5.1% getting 1 313 BGN.
In December 2019, 2 024 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 58.6 thousand and the bed-places were 119.6 thousand. In comparison with December 2018, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) increased by 1.4%, while the bed-places in them decreased by 0.2%.
The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in December 2019 was 905.2 thousand, or by 7.2% more in comparison with the same month of the previous year.
The total revenues from nights spent in December 2019 reached 52.3 million BGN or by 8.1% more compared to December 2018.
According to the preliminary data in December 2019 the Industrial Production Index, seasonally adjusted, fell by 1.8% as compared to November 2019. In December 2019 the working day adjusted Industrial Production Index decreased by 1.5% in comparison with the same month of 2018.