National Statistical Institute

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.

Total Hourly Labour Cost for the the First Four Months in Bulgaria in 2019 Rised by 12.9% Compared to the Previous Year

According to preliminary data of the National Statistical Institute for the first quarter of 2019 the total hourly labour cost rose 12.9% compared to the first quarter of 2018. It increased in 11.4% industry, 13.1% in services, and 8.4% in construction.

Half of Bulgaria's Exports are for 6 Countries

In the first four months of the year, exports of goods from Bulgaria to third countries grew by 14.7% compared to the same period of the previous year and amounted to 5.9 billion levs. Bulgaria's main trading partners are Turkey, China, Serbia, the USA, Northern Macedonia, which accounted for 51.9% of the exports to third countries, according to data from the National Statistical Institute.

The Total Revenues from Nights Spent in Bulgaria in April 2019 reached 51.7 million BGN

In April 2019, 2 052 accommodation establishments - hotels, motels, camping sites, mountain chalets and other establishments for short-term accommodation with more than 10 bed-places were functioned in the country, according to the National Statistical Institute.

Bulgaria Is Among the EU champions for GDP Growth

Over the first quarter of 2019, Bulgaria's GDP has gone up by 3.5 percent, the National Statistical Institute says.

The Gross Added Value in the economy has gone up by 3 percent, export of goods and services is up by 3.9 percent. The country's GDP amounts to 12,606 million euro in current prices or 1,801 euro per capita of the population.

The Share of Visits of ЕU Citizens Was 55.4% of the Total Number of Foreigners’ Visits to Bulgaria in April

The share of visits of ЕU citizens was 55.4% of the total number of foreigners' visits to Bulgaria in April 2019 or by 2.9% more in comparison with the same month of the previous year, reported the National Statistical Institute.

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