National Statistical Institute
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.
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.