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. From 2016 annual data is published in a separate application, which is updated every first half year.
In January 2021 compared to December 2020 an increase is reported for the production of liquefied petroleum gases - by 20.0% and electricity - by 6.9%. A decrease is reported for the production of solid fuels - by 17.9%, unleaded motor gasoline - by 6.7% and transport diesel - by 13.3%. No change for the production of natural gas.
In January 2021 compared to December 2020 an increase is reported for the deliveries of unleaded motor gasoline - by 12.9% and electricity - by 4.5%. A decrease is reported for the deliveries of solid fuels - by 17.1%, liquefied petroleum gases - by 9.4%, transport diesel - by 21.4% and natural gas - by 0.8%.
In March 2021, the total business climate indicator increases by 2.1 percentage points compared to February as a result of the increased indicator in all observed sectors - industry, construction, retail trade and services.
Total Producer Price Index in February 2021 increased by 1.3% compared to the previous month and with 3.1% compared to the same month of 2020. Producer Price Index on Domestic Market in February 2021 increased by 0.9% compared to the previous month; compared to the same month of 2020 the domestic prices rose by 1.1%.
In February 2021, during the continuing epidemic situation in the country, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 215.3 thousand, or by 46.3% under the registered in February 2020.
In February 2021, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 240.9 thousand or by 52.6% less in comparison with February 2020.
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.
In March 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.
Preliminary data of the NSI for the fourth quarter of 2020 indicate that the total hourly labour cost rose by 10.0% compared to the fourth quarter of 2019.
The consumer price index in February 2021 compared to January 2021 was 100.6%, i.e. the monthly inflation was 0.6%.
In 2020 the unemployment rate achieved 5.1%, by 0.9 percentage points higher in comparison with 2019.
The employment rate for the age group 20 - 64 years was 73.4%, by 1.6 percentage points lower compared to 2019.