National Statistical Institute
In the first four months of the year, exports of goods from Bulgaria to third countries grew by 14.7% compared to the same period of the previous year and amounted to 5.9 billion levs. Bulgaria's main trading partners are Turkey, China, Serbia, the USA, Northern Macedonia, which accounted for 51.9% of the exports to third countries, according to data from the National Statistical Institute.
Over the first quarter of 2019, Bulgaria's GDP has gone up by 3.5 percent, the National Statistical Institute says.
The Gross Added Value in the economy has gone up by 3 percent, export of goods and services is up by 3.9 percent. The country's GDP amounts to 12,606 million euro in current prices or 1,801 euro per capita of the population.
n the first quarter of 2019, 929.0 thousand Bulgarian residents1 made tourist trips, reported the National Statistical Institute.
The majority (78.4%) of them travelled only within the country, 17.7% - only abroad and 3.9% - both in the country and abroad. Compared to the same quarter of 2018 the total number of the travelled persons aged 15 and over decreased by 7.3%.
The expenses of the Bulgarian family are growing at a higher rate than the incomes, but the income is still more than the expenses, analysis of the National Statistical Institute (NSI) shows. According to the data, Bulgarians spend less money on food, at the expense of housing maintenance, taxes, fees and social security contributions.