Press releases

Wednesday, 13 May 2020 - 11:00

In the period January - February 2020 the Bulgarian exports to the EU grew by 4.3% compared to the same period of 2019 and amounted to 6 377.6 Million BGN while the imports from the EU increased by 3.2% and reached 6 294.5 Million BGN.

In February 2020 the exports to the EU increased by 4.1% compared to the corresponding month of the previous year and amounted to 3 175.1 Million BGN while the imports grew by 1.4% and added up to 3 207.1 Million BGN.

Wednesday, 13 May 2020 - 11:00

Life expectancy at birth of the Bulgarian population calculated for the period 2017 - 2019 is 74.9 years.

Life expectancy at birth for male population is 71.5 years, while for female it is 7.0 years higher - 78.5 years.

Monday, 11 May 2020 - 11:00

In March 2020, in a state of emergency declared on 13.03.2020, 1 662 accommodation establishments - hotels, motels, camping sites, mountain chalets and other establishments for short-term accommodation with more than 10 bed-places were functioned in the country. The total number of the rooms in them was 51.6 thousand and the bed-places were 104.3 thousand. In comparison with March 2019, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) decreased by 15.4% and the bed-places in them - by 10.3%.

The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in March 2020 was 381.0 thousand, or by 56.4% less in comparison with the same month of the previous year.

The total revenues from nights spent in March 2020 reached 21.1 million BGN or by 56.6% less compared to March 2019.

Friday, 8 May 2020 - 11:00

According to the preliminary data in March 2020 the Industrial Production Index, seasonally adjusted, went down by 5.1% as compared to February 2020. In March 2020 the working day adjusted Industrial Production Index fell by 6.9% in comparison with the same month of 2019.

Friday, 8 May 2020 - 11:00

According to the preliminary seasonally adjusted data in March 2020 the turnover in ‘Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles’ at constant prices went down by 18.1% compared to the previous month.

Friday, 8 May 2020 - 11:00

According to the preliminary data, in March 2020 the index of production in section ‘Construction’ calculated on the base of seasonally adjusted data was 11.2% below the level of the previous month. In March 2020 the working day adjusted index of production in construction decreased by 14.0% in comparison with the same month of 2019.

Friday, 8 May 2020 - 11:00

According to preliminary data of the National Statistical Institute in the first quarter of 2020 the number of newly built residential buildings was 751 and the newly built dwellings in them were 3 473. Compared to the first quarter of 2019 the buildings were by 86 more (or by 12.9%) and the newly built dwellings in them increased by 876 or by 33.7%.

Monday, 4 May 2020 - 11:00

In the first quarter of 2020, the municipal authorities issued building permits for construction of 1 351 residential buildings with 6 317 dwellings, of 22 administrative buildings/offices and 883 other buildings. The construction of 847 residential buildings with 4 454 dwellings, of 12 administrative buildings/offices and 545 other buildings was started.

Thursday, 30 April 2020 - 11:00

In 2019, the average monthly poverty line for the country is 413.04 BGN average per person. The number of persons who are below this line is 1 586.2 thousand representing 22.6 % of the population.

Thursday, 30 April 2020 - 11:00

In the context of state of emergency in the country in April 2020, the NSI business surveys indicate a deterioration of business conjuncture in all observed sectors. The total business climate indicator drops by 41.7 percentage points compared to its level from the previous month, which is with 37.0 percentage points below the long-term average for the last l0 years, and with 4.4 percentage points above the long-term minimum registered in February 1997.

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