According to the preliminary data, in October 2019 the index of production in section ‘Construction’ calculated on the base of seasonally adjusted data was 0.1% above the level of the previous month. In October 2019 the working day adjusted index of production in construction increased by 3.1% in comparison with the same month of 2018.
According to the preliminary seasonally adjusted data in October 2019 the turnover in ‘Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles’ at constant prices kept the level of the previous month.
According to the preliminary data in October 2019 the Industrial Production Index, seasonally adjusted, rose by 1.1% as compared to September 2019. In October 2019 the working day adjusted Industrial Production Index increased by 1.7% in comparison with the same month of 2018.
The results of the 2019 survey showed that 95.7% of the enterprises with 10 or more persons employed used computers and 93.7% had internet access.
The results of the 2019 survey on the usage of information and communication technologies (ICT) in households and by individuals showed that 75.1% of the households in Bulgaria had internet access at home with an increase of 42.0 percentage points over a ten-year period.
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the third quarter of 2019 increased by 0.3% in the EU-28 compared to the previous quarter by seasonally adjusted data. For the same period, GDP in Bulgaria increased by 0.8%.
According to the seasonally adjusted data, the GDP growth rate in the third quarter of 2019 is 3.7% compared with the same quarter of 2018 according to the preliminary estimates.
According to the preliminary data, GDP per person employed increased by 3.0% in the third quarter of 2019 compared to the same quarter of the previous year.
In September 2019 compared to August 2019 an increase is reported for the production of solid fuels - by 23.0%, liquefied petroleum gases - by 18.2% and transport diesel - by 1.1%. During the same period, a decrease is reported for the production of unleaded motor gasoline - by 5.6% and electricity - by 10.0%. No change for the production of natural gas.
In September 2019 compared to August 2019 an increase is reported for the deliveries of solid fuels - by 20.0% and natural gas - by 6.0%. A decrease is reported for the deliveries of liquefied petroleum gases - by 11.6%, unleaded motor gasoline - by 7.8%, transport diesel - by 1.4% and electricity - by 6.4%.
According to preliminary data during the third quarter of 2019 in comparison with the same period of 2018 there was a decrease both in the goods carried and in the transport performance by the freight land and water transport.
In the third quarter of 2019 the transported passengers and the transport performance by passenger transport (land, water and urban electrical transport) increased compared to the same period of the previous year, respectively by 6.6% and 7.3%.