Total Producer Price Index in April 2021 increased by 0.3% compared to the previous month and with 9.8% compared to the same month of 2020. Producer Price Index on Domestic Market in April 2021 increased by 0.9% compared to the previous month; compared to the same month of 2020 the domestic prices rose by 6.8%.
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.
In May 2021, the total business climate indicator increases by 12.4 percentage points compared to as a result of the positive managers’ opinions in all observed sectors - industry, construction, retail trade and services.
In April 2021, in the conditions of the continuing epidemic situation, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 271.2 thousand.
In April 2021, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 282.5 thousand, as the transit was 61.7% (174.4 thousand) of all visits of foreigners in the country.
In March 2021 compared to February 2021 an increase is reported for the production of solid fuels - by 3.2%, liquefied petroleum gases - by 40.0%, unleaded motor gasoline - by 24.2%, transport diesel - by 45.1%, and electricity - by 13.5%. No change for the production of natural gas.
In March 2021 compared to February 2021 an increase is reported for the deliveries of solid fuels - by 4.2%, liquefied petroleum gases - by 15.6%, transport diesel - by 1.9%, natural gas - by 8.6%, and electricity - by 6.4%. A decrease is reported for the deliveries of unleaded motor gasoline - by 5.4%.
According to preliminary data during the first quarter of 2021 in comparison with the same quarter of 2020 the goods carried and the transport performance by the freight land and water transport increased.
In the first quarter of 2021 there was a decrease both in the transported passengers (by 31.4%) and the transport performance (by 29.4%) from the passenger transport (land, water and urban electrical transport) compared to the same period of the previous year.
In May 2021, the National Statistical Institute conducted the monthly inquiry survey of the managers of accommodation establishments to gather accurate and timely information on the state and development of their businesses during the ensuing epidemic situation in the country.
In the first quarter of 2021, during the continuing epidemic situation in the country, 457.0 thousand Bulgarian residents made tourist trips. The majority - 93.8% of them travelled only within the country, 5.2% - only abroad and 1.0% - both in the country and abroad.
According to the preliminary data for the first quarter of 2021 the total turnover index in section ‘Transportation, storage and post’, calculated on the basis of seasonally adjusted data increased by 5.9% compared to the fourth quarter of 2020. In section ‘Information and communication’ the turnover index increased by 9.1%.