National Statistical Institute
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.
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.
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.