According to the preliminary seasonally adjusted data in November 2019 the turnover in ‘Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles’ at constant prices increased by 0.4% compared to the previous month.
According to the preliminary data, in November 2019 the index of production in section ‘Construction’ calculated on the base of seasonally adjusted data was 0.8% below the level of the previous month. In November 2019 the working day adjusted index of production in construction increased by 1.3% in comparison with the same month of 2018.
The key indicators are elaborated in accordance with the euro area, European Union and individual Member States indicators system. The analytical document is quarterly updated. Source of the data are the NSI statistical surveys and BNB data.
In December 2019, the total business climate indicator increases by 0.9 percentage points compared to the previous month as a result of the indicators’ improvement in industry, construction and service sector.
Total Producer Price Index in November 2019 increased by 0.2% compared to the previous month; compared to the same month of 2018 the prices rose by 2.8%. Producer Price Index on Domestic Market in November 2019 rose by 0.3% compared to the previous month; compared to the same month of 2018 the domestic prices grew by 4.0%.
In November 2019, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 438.3 thousand or by 2.8% above the registered in November 2018. The trips with other purposes (as a guest, education and visit the cultural and sport events) in November 2019 composed the greatest share of the total number of trips of Bulgarian residents abroad - 45.0%, followed by those with professional purpose - 28.2%, and with holiday and recreation purposes - 26.8%.
In November 2019, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 609.7 thousand or by 6.0% more in comparison with November 2018. In November 2019, the predominant share of the visits with other purposes was 47.3%, followed by trips with holiday and recreation purpose - 32.9%, and with professional purpose - 19.8%.
In October 2019 compared to September 2019 an increase is reported for the production of solid fuels - by 13.0%, unleaded motor gasoline - by 3.3%, transport diesel - by 10.1% and electricity - by 2.9%. No change for the production of liquefied petroleum gases and natural gas.
In October 2019 compared to September 2019 an increase is reported for the deliveries of solid fuels - by 14.2%, liquefied petroleum gases - by 2.6%, natural gas - by 14.4% and electricity - by 6.0%. A decrease is reported for the deliveries of unleaded motor gasoline - by 23.4%. No change for the deliveries of transport diesel.
Preliminary data of the NSI for the third quarter of 2019 indicate that the total hourly labour cost rose by 10.0% compared to the third quarter of 2018.
In 2018 the total use of freshwater and non-freshwater in the country is 4 647 million m3 which decreased with 1.8% compared to 2017. The daily average household water consumption from public water supply remains on the same level compared to 2017 - 99 litres per capita.
In 2018 the total value of tangible fixed assets with ecological use in the country amounted to 9 523.6 million BGN which compared to 2017 increased by 0.6%.
According to the first estimate of Economic Accounts for Agriculture the final output at basic prices of the agricultural industry in 2019 amounted to 8 318.0 million BGN, which was by 1.7% lower than in previous year.