Press releases

Thursday, 29 April 2021 - 11:00

In February 2021 compared to January 2021 an increase is reported for the production of solid fuels - by 7.4%, unleaded motor gasoline - by 8.3% and transport diesel - by 2.4%. A decrease is reported for the production of liquefied petroleum gases - by 16.7%, natural gas - by 25.0% and electricity - by 9.6%.

In February 2021 compared to January 2021 an increase is reported for the deliveries of solid fuels - by 5.1%, liquefied petroleum gases - by 10.3%, unleaded motor gasoline - by 5.7% and transport diesel - by 13.3%. A decrease is reported for the deliveries of natural gas - by 8.9% and electricity - by 11.4%.

Wednesday, 28 April 2021 - 11:00

In April 2021, the total business climate indicator remains approximately to its level from the previous month. A reduction of the indicator is observed in industry and construction, in retail trade preserves its level from March, and in service sector, an increase is registered.

Wednesday, 28 April 2021 - 11:00

In 2020, the average monthly poverty line for the country is 451.00 BGN per person. The number of persons who are below this line is 1 659.9 thousand representing 23.8 % of the population.

Tuesday, 27 April 2021 - 13:15

In April 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.

Tuesday, 27 April 2021 - 12:10

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. 

Tuesday, 27 April 2021 - 11:00

In March 2021, in the conditions of the continuing epidemic situation, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 251.5 thousand, or by 9.0% above the registered in March 2020 when the state of emergency first was introduced in the country in connection with the global spread of the COVID-19.

In March 2021, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 287.9 thousand or by 8.0% less in comparison with March 2020.

Monday, 26 April 2021 - 11:00

The main results from the National Statistical Institute annual comprehensive surveys characterizing the activity of educational institutions are as follows:

  • In 2020/2021 school year in pre-primary education (kindergartens and preparatory groups at schools) were enrolled 215.7 thousand children.
  • In 2020, the number of basic education graduates was 59.9 thousand students and graduates from general and vocational schools were respectively 25.5 and 19.6 thousand students.
  • In 2020/2021 academic year, there were 219.8 thousand students enrolled in the different tertiary education levels (‘professional bachelor’, ‘bachelor’ and ‘master’).
  • As of 31.12.2020, for acquiring a ‘Doctor’ educational and scientific degree in the country were trained 6 570 persons, of whom 608 were foreign citizens.
Friday, 23 April 2021 - 11:00

The number of minors and juveniles registered in the Child pedagogic rooms for anti-social acts and crimes commitment in 2020 was 8 899. In comparison with 2019, their number decreased by 268 or by 2.9%.

Thursday, 22 April 2021 - 15:50

In 2020, the government deficit and debt of the EU increased in relative terms compared with 2019. In the EU the government deficit to GDP ratio rose from 0.5% in 2019 to 6.9% in 2020. In the EU the government debt to GDP ratio increased from 77.5% at the end of 2019 to 90.7% at the end of 2020.

Thursday, 22 April 2021 - 12:00

According to preliminary data of the National Statistical Institute the General Government Institutional Sector reported in 2020 a deficit of 4 056 million BGN or 3.4%  of GDP.

The Government Debt of Bulgaria for 2020 is 29 703 million BGN or 25.0% of GDP.