The consumer price index in September 2017 compared to August 2017 was 100.2%, i.e. the monthly inflation was 0.2%.
In August 2017, 3 145 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. The total number of the rooms in them was 136.0 thousand and the bed-places were 313.0 thousand. In comparison with August 2016, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) increased by 0.7%, and the bed-places in them - by 1.3%.
The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in August 2017 was 5 946.4 thousand, or by 1.9% more in comparison with the same month of the previous year.
The total revenues from nights spent in August 2017 reached 323.7 million BGN or by 8.3% more compared to August 2016.
In the period January - August 2017 the Bulgarian exports to third countries increased by 16.8% compared to the same period of 2016 and amounted to 11 693.7 Million BGN while the imports grew by 26.7% and added up to 13 932.8 Million BGN.
In the period January - August 2017 the total value of all exported goods (both for third countries and EU) amounted to 34 093.2 Million BGN and in comparison with the corresponding period of the previous year the exports increased by 12.9% while the total value of all imported goods added up to 38 122.3 Million BGN and grew by 16.2%.
According to the preliminary data the Industrial Production Index, seasonally adjusted, increased by 0.4% in August 2017 as compared to July 2017. In August 2017 the working day adjusted Industrial Production Index rose by 4.9% in comparison with the same month of 2016.
According to the preliminary seasonally adjusted data in August 2017 the turnover in ‘Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles’ at constant prices increased by 0.4% compared to the previous month.
According to the preliminary data, in August 2017 the index of production in section ‘Construction’ calculated on the base of seasonally adjusted data was 0.9% above the level of the previous month. In August 2017 the working day adjusted index of production in construction increased by 9.0% in comparison with the same month of 2016.
In the period January - July 2017 the Bulgarian exports to the EU increased by 11.2 % compared to the same period of 2016 and amounted to 19 468.7 Million BGN while the imports grew by 10.7% and added up to 21 064.1 Million BGN.
In July 2017 the exports to the EU increased by 10.7% compared to the corresponding month of the previous year and added up to 3 123.1 Million BGN while the imports grew by 2.5% and amounted to 2 996.6 Million BGN.
In September 2017, the total business climate indicator decreases by 0.8 percentage points in comparison with August which is due to the more unfavourable business climate in construction, retail trade and service sector. Only in industry, an increase of the indicator compared to the previous month is observed.
Total Producer Price Index in August 2017 increased by 0.7% compared to the previous month; compared to the same month of 2016 the prices rose by 5.8%. Producer Price Index on Domestic Market in August 2017 increased by 0.4% compared to the previous month; compared to the same month of 2016 the domestic prices grew by 5.9%.