In December 2009 the total business climate indicator decreases by 2.3 percentage points in comparison with the previous month mostly due to the business climate worsening in industry and services. Such a development was also observed in December 2008.
The goods carried by the railway transport in November 2009 are by 11.3 % less than in the previous month, while as to the same month of 2008 there is a decrease by 28.6 %. In the passenger traffic, the total number of passengers carried decreases by 8.6% compared to the previous month and in comparison with November 2008 - by 7.1%.
Preliminary data for third quarter of 2009 indicated that total hourly labour cost rose by 11.0% compared to the third quarter of 2008.
Data on ICT usage in enterprises survey show the widely use of Internet by the business. The growth rate observed for the period 2004 - 2009 is 22.1 percentage points and in 2009 reaches 83.9%. Broadband penetration is increasing faster during the last 6 years (41.2%) and 69.6% of the enterprises have broadband connection to the Internet during 2009.
ICT penetration in the households has been increased vastly in the last few years and the survey results confirm the fact that the internet services become popular and preferable by more and more households in the country.
The National Statistical institute has the pleasure to present to the attention of its users results from the annual surveys in the field of environmental statistics for 2008.
In October 2009, the total production in construction decreased by 25.7% compared to the same month of the previous year. A decline of 30.6% was registered in the production of the building construction, while in the civil engineering production it was 15.3% compared to October 2008.
The preliminary data showed that the Industrial Production Index decreased by 16.1% in October 2009 as compared to October 2008. As compared to the previous month, the Industrial Production Index increased by 5.5%.
According to the preliminary data of the National Statistical Institute, in the third quarter of 2009 the newly built residential buildings were 685 and marked an insignificant increase of 0.9% compared to the second quarter of 2009. The number of the new dwellings in them decreased by 674 compared to the previous quarter of 2009 and reached a number of 5 214.
Producer Price Index on Domestic Market in October 2009 fell by 0.4% compared to the previous month, compared to the same month of 2008 the domestic prices fell by 8.3%. Total Producer Price Index in Industry decreased by 0.9% compared to the previous month, compared to October 2008 the prices decreased by 9.4%.