National Statistical Institute
Under 7 million people is now the population of Bulgaria. This was made clear by the words of the National Statistical Institute (NSI) management, who today presented the demographic picture in the country up to December 31, 2018. According to the data at that date, the Bulgarians were 7 000 039 people, but the lasting trends show that to date we are certainly below that figure.
In February 2019, the industrial production index rose 1.5% month-on-month, while compared with the same month of 2018, it climbed 6.6%, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said. On annual basis, production grew 16.3% in the mining and quarrying industry and 9.1% in manufacturing, while power, gas, steam and air conditioning supply registered a 5.2% decrease.