National Statistical Institute

Average Social Security Income For the Country for December 2018 was BGN 954.90

The National Social Security Institute announced that the average social security income for the country for December 2018 was BGN 954.90. The average monthly social security income for the country for the period from 01.01.2018 to 31.12.2018 was BGN 889,90.

Poor 2018 for Bulgarian Exports, Close to BGN 8 Billion Negative Balance

In 2018 Bulgaria were exported goods worth BGN 55 275.7 million, which is 1.2% more than in the previous year. In December alone, total exports amounted to BGN 4 154.7 million and decreased by 2.4% compared to the same month of the previous year, preliminary data from the National Statistical Institute show.

The Total Consumer Confidence Indicator Increases by 1.9% For January 2019

In January 2019, the total consumer confidence indicator increases by 1.9 percentage points compared to its October 2018 level  as for the urban population the increase is 1.0 percentage point and for the rural population - 2.9 percentage points. This was reported by the National Statistical Institute (NSI).

Total Revenues From Night Stays in Bulgaria Reached BGN 48.4 million For December 2018

Total revenues from night stays in Bulgarian accommodation establishments in December 2018 reached BGN 48.4 million, which represents a 9.3% rise compared to the same month of 2017, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said. Both revenues from foreigners and Bulgarians increased, by 11.7% and 7.6%, respectively.

Industrial Production Index Decreased by 2.3%

According to the preliminary data the Industrial Production Index, seasonally adjusted , decreased by 2.3% in December 2018 as compared to November 2018, reported the National Statistical Institute.  In December 2018 the working day adjusted Industrial Production Index fall by 3.8% in comparison with the same month of 2017.

Lately Bulgarian Consumers Believe that Buying a Car or Home is more Affordable

In January, there has been some improvement in consumer intentions to make purchases of durable items such as car, home or home improvement. The comparison relates to the moods 12 months ago, according to the National Statistical Institute (NSI) data from the quarterly consumer survey. In addition, people in smaller settlements are more optimistic than those in the cities, reports Dnevnik. 

Bulgaria's Consumer Sentiment Index Increased by 1.9% For January 2019

Bulgaria's consumer sentiment index increased by 1.9 percentage points at the end of January as compared to the previous consumer survey in October last year, due to a strong improvement in confidence among rural population, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said on Friday, quoted by SEE News. 

The European Commission Again Lowered Bulgaria's Economic Growth Estimate for 2018

The growth of the Bulgarian economy for the past year is below expectations in the European Commission's autumn economic forecast, the institution said today, presenting its data for the EU member states and the euro area. The projected growth for this year is lower, and remains unchanged for the following year.

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.