National Statistical Institute
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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 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.