National Statistical Institute

In September 2018, the Number of the Trips of Bulgarian Residents Abroad Was 11.0% Above the Registered in September 2017

In September 2018, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 633.4 thousand or by 11.0% above the registered in September 2017, according to the National Statistical Institute (NSI).

NSI: Bulgarian Exports to Third Countries Fall 22.9% YoY in January-August 2018

Sofia. In January-August 2018, Bulgaria's exports to third countries dropped 22.9% year-on-year to BGN 10.17 billion, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said. The main trade partners, representing 52.7% of Bulgarian exports to non-EU countries, were Turkey, China, Serbia, the US, Macedonia and Russia.

NSI: Industrial Production Climbs 0.8% MoM in August

Sofia. In August 2018, the industrial production index inched up by 0.8% month-on-month and increased 2.3% in comparison with August 2017, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said. On annual basis, production in the manufacturing industry grew by 5%, while power, gas, steam and air conditioning supply fell by 2.2%.

NSI: The Bulgarian Business Climate in Construction and Services is Deteriorating

In September, the overall business climate indicator declined by 1.5 points compared to August. This is due to the unfavorable economic conjuncture in the construction and service sector, according to the regular Business Surveys of the National Statistical Institute. The main factors hampering business continue to be linked to the precarious economic environment and labor shortages.

Digitalisation in Bulgarian Tourism will Accelerate its Sustainable Growth and Boost Investment

Sofia. Digitalisation in tourism will accelerate its sustainable growth and boost investment, says Minister of Tourism Nikolina Angelkova in her address on the occasion of the World Tourism Day, the ministry press office said.

The Bulgarian Cities and the Sectors where most New Employees will be Hired

Companies in Bulgaria are planning to increase their employees by ten percent in the last three months of 2018, according to a survey by ManpowerGroup, which surveyed 620 employers. Thus, the intentions did not change compared to the previous quarter, but there was a decrease of three percentage points compared to the same period last year, according to the data.