The consumer price index in August 2020 compared to July 2020 was 100.0%, i.e. the monthly inflation was 0.0%.
In the period January - July 2020 the exports of goods from Bulgaria to third countries decreased by 9.4% compared to the same period of 2019 and amounted to 10 666.4 Million BGN while the imports of goods from third countries dropped by 13.3% and added up to 12 856.0 Million BGN.
In the period January - July 2020 the total value of all exported goods to third countries and EU amounted to 31 111.3 Million BGN, which is 7.5% less than the same period of the previous year, while the total value of all imported goods from third countries and EU added up to 33 249.5 Million BGN and dropped by 12.8%.
In the period January - June 2020 the exports of goods from Bulgarian to the EU decreased by 6.5% in comparison to the same period of 2019 and amounted to 17 170.6 Million BGN while the imports of goods to Bulgaria from the EU dropped by 12.1% and reached 17 273.2 Million BGN.
In June 2020 the exports of goods to the EU decreased by 0.8% compared to the corresponding month of the previous year and amounted to 2 931.5 Million BGN while the imports of goods dropped by 7.5% and added up to 2 968.1 Million BGN.
In 2019 the goods exported from Bulgaria amounted to 58 459.4 Million BGN or 4.3% more than in 2018. The imported goods in 2019 were for 65 989.9 Million BGN (at CIF prices) which is 5.0% more than the previous year.
In July 2020, during the continuing epidemic situation, 2 768 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 112.9 thousand and the bed-places were 251.4 thousand. In comparison with July 2019, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) decreased by 18.4%, and the bed-places in them - by 22.5%.
The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in July 2020 was 2 265.9 thousand, or by 61.9% less in comparison with the same month of the previous year.
The total revenues from nights spent in July 2020 reached 122.4 million BGN or by 64.6% less compared to July 2019.
According to the preliminary data in July 2020 the Industrial Production Index, seasonally adjusted, increased by 2.3% as compared to June 2020. In July 2020 the working day adjusted Industrial Production Index fell by 6.0% in comparison with the same month of 2019.
According to the preliminary seasonally adjusted data in July 2020 the turnover in ‘Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles’ at constant prices increased by 0.1% compared to the previous month.
According to the preliminary data, in July 2020 the index of production in section ‘Construction’ calculated on the base of seasonally adjusted data was 0.4% below the level of the previous month. In July 2020 the working day adjusted index of production in construction decreased by 3.9% in comparison with the same month of 2019.
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the second quarter of 2020 declined by 11.4% in EU compared to the previous quarter by seasonally adjusted data. For the same period, GDP in Bulgaria decreased by 10.0%.
According to the seasonally adjusted data, GDP decreased by 8.5% in the second quarter of 2020 compared with the same quarter of 2019.