National Statistical Institute

The Fastest Growing Region of Bulgaria is in the Poorest Part of the Country

Vratsa managed to outperform Sofia and all other regions by GDP growth in 2017, according to data from the National Statistical Institute (NSI), published yesterday. The Municipality reports a 22% increase in GDP per capita - from BGN 9 579 in 2016 to BGN 11 684 in 2017 and is thus ranked first. Of course, the overall level is still far lower than many other regions.

For the First Time Foreign Tourist Visits to Bulgaria Exceed 9 Million, Beating the Record Levels of the Last Two Years

More than 9,273 million were the foreign tourist visits to Bulgaria in 2018, or a 4.4% increase compared to a year earlier, according to data of the National Statistical Institute (NSI), the press office of the Ministry of Tourism said.

In the period January - November 2018 the Exports From Bulgaria to Third Countries Decreased by 12.3%

In the period January - November 2018 the exports of goods from Bulgaria to third countries decreased by 12.3% in comparison with the same period of 2017 and added up to 16 062.0 Million BGN, reported the National Statistical Institute (NSI).

NSI: Industrial Production in Bulgaria up 0.4% MoM in November

In November 2018, the industrial production index rose by 0.4% month-on-month and by 1.2% compared to November 2017, the National Statistical Institute (NSI)said. On annual basis, manufacturing production grew by 2%, while a decrease was registered in power, gas, steam and air conditioning supply and in the mining and quarrying industry, by 3.9% and 2.6%, respectively.