National Statistical Institute

Permits for 1,477 Residential Buildings Issued in Bulgaria for Last Quarter of 2018

In the last quarter of 2018, the authorities issued building permits for 1,477 residential buildings with 11,682 dwellings and a total area of 1,457,570 sq m, as well as for 33 office buildings of 224,417 sq m and 1,319 other buildings of 780,957 sq m, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said.

The Fastest Growing Region of Bulgaria is in the Poorest Part of the Country

Vratsa managed to outperform Sofia and all other regions by GDP growth in 2017, according to data from the National Statistical Institute (NSI), published yesterday. The Municipality reports a 22% increase in GDP per capita - from BGN 9 579 in 2016 to BGN 11 684 in 2017 and is thus ranked first. Of course, the overall level is still far lower than many other regions.

For the First Time Foreign Tourist Visits to Bulgaria Exceed 9 Million, Beating the Record Levels of the Last Two Years

More than 9,273 million were the foreign tourist visits to Bulgaria in 2018, or a 4.4% increase compared to a year earlier, according to data of the National Statistical Institute (NSI), the press office of the Ministry of Tourism said.

In the period January - November 2018 the Exports From Bulgaria to Third Countries Decreased by 12.3%

In the period January - November 2018 the exports of goods from Bulgaria to third countries decreased by 12.3% in comparison with the same period of 2017 and added up to 16 062.0 Million BGN, reported the National Statistical Institute (NSI).