National Statistical Institute

Growth of Bulgarian Exports During the First Five Months of 2019

Exports of goods from Bulgaria to the EU countries and to third countries increased in May by 7.3% compared to the same month of the previous year, reaching BGN 4.6393 billion. At the same time, imports decreased by 0.6% to BGN 5.1331 billion, preliminary data from the National Statistical Institute (NSI) show.

Deflation of 0.6% for June

Inflation for June in comparison with May is minus 0.6%, the National Statistical Institute reported.

Inflation from the beginning of the year (June 2019 versus December 2018) was 1.2% and the annual inflation in June 2019 compared to June 2018 was 2.8%.

The average annual inflation for the period July 2018 - June 2019 compared to July 2017 - June 2018 was 3.3%.

In January - April 2019 Bulgarian Exports to the EU Grew by 7.3%

In the period January-April 2019 Bulgarian exports to the EU grew by 7.3% compared to the same period in 2018 and amounted to BGN 12,749.1 million, according to the National Statistical Institute (NSI). The main trade partners of Bulgaria were Germany, Romania, Italy, Greece, France and Belgium, which accounted for 67.3% of the exports to the EU member states.

Bulgaria Industrial Production Growth At 5-Month Low

Bulgaria's industrial production grew at the slowest pace in five months in May, data from the National Statistical Institute showed on Tuesday.

Industrial production rose 0.6 percent year-on-year in May, slower than a 2.7 percent increase in April.

The latest production was the weakest since December, when it fell 2.9 percent.

In May 2019, Turnover in Bulgarian Retail Decreased by 0.2% Compared to April

According to the preliminary seasonally adjusted data, in May 2019 the turnover in "Retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles" at constant prices decreased by 0.2% compared to the previous month, said the National Statistical Institute (NSI).

Eurostat: 21% of Bulgarians Aged 20-34 do not Work or Study

According to the National Statistical Institute, approximately 250,000 young Bulgarian compatriots have been demoted to study and work last year.

More than half of them are Bulgarians and one third are Roma.

Young people, who neither study nor work, live mostly in villages and have low education. However, 10% of inactive young people are university graduates.