According to the preliminary seasonally adjusted data in July 2019 the turnover in ‘Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles’ at constant prices increased by 1.0% compared to the previous month.
According to the preliminary data, in July 2019 the index of production in section ‘Construction’ calculated on the base of seasonally adjusted data was 1.7% above the level of the previous month. In July 2019 the working day adjusted index of production in construction increased by 4.3% in comparison with the same month of 2018.
According to the preliminary data, GDP per person employed increased by 3.5% in the second quarter of 2019 compared to the same quarter of the previous year.
According to the seasonally adjusted data, the GDP growth rate in the second quarter of 2019 is 3.5% compared with the same quarter of 2018 according to the preliminary estimates.
Total Producer Price Index in July 2019 increased by 1.3% compared to the previous month; compared to the same month of 2018 the prices rose by 3.0%. Producer Price Index on Domestic Market in July 2019 rose by 1.4% compared to the previous month; compared to the same month of 2018 the domestic prices grew by 3.9%.
According to preliminary data during the second 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 transport.
In the second quarter of 2019 the transported passengers by passenger transport (land, water and urban electrical transport) decreased by 0.3% compared to the same period of the previous year, while the transport performance increased by 5.2%.
According to preliminary data the foreign direct investments in the non-financial sector as of 31.12.2018 amounted to 25 454 million Euro at current prices.
According to preliminary data in 2018 the expenditure on acquisition of tangible fixed assets in all sectors of the economy amounted to 19 267 million BGN at current prices.
According to preliminary data annual reports on their activity for 2018 were submitted at the National Statistical Institute by 413 162 non-financial enterprises and the number of persons, employed in them, was 2 207 549. These enterprises generated 180 626 million BGN of production value and reported a positive financial result of 17 035 million BGN.
At the National Statistical Institute according to preliminary data 52 licensed insurers, 9 pension companies and 28 pension funds managed by them, 257 special investment purpose companies and 9 727 associations and foundations have submitted their annual reports for 2018.
In August 2019, the business conjuncture in the country is assessed as unfavourable. The total business climate indicator decreases by 3.1 percentage points compared to its July level as reduction of the indicator is registered in all observed sectors - industry, construction, retail trade and services.