The consumer price index in December 2016 compared to November 2016 was 100.6%, i.e. the monthly inflation was 0.6%.
In November 2016, 1 811 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 53.0 thousand and the bed-places were 107.0 thousand. In comparison with November 2015 the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) decreased with 4.7%, while the bed-places in them remained at the same level.
The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in November 2016 was 643.6 thousand, or by 10.5% more in comparison with the same month of the previous year.
The total revenues from nights spent in November 2016 reached 33.3 million BGN or by 14.0% more compared to November 2015.
In the period January - November 2016 the Bulgarian exports to third countries decreased by 8.1% compared to the same period of 2015 and amounted to 13 422.6 Million BGN while the imports dropped by 8.4% and added up to 15 518.0 Million BGN.
In the period January - November 2016 the total value of all exported goods (both for third countries and EU) amounted to 42 128.9 Million BGN and in comparison with the corresponding period of the previous year the exports increased by 1.5% while the total value of all imported goods added up to 46 398.6 Million BGN and dropped by 1.8%.
In the period January - October 2016 the Bulgarian exports to the EU grew by 6.2% compared to the same period of 2015 and amounted to 25 925.6 Million BGN while the imports from the EU increased by 2.0% and reached 27 779.6 Million BGN.
In October 2016 the exports to the EU grew by 7.5% in comparison with the corresponding month of the previous year and amounted to 2 891.1 Million BGN while the imports added up to 3 242.9 Million BGN and grew by 5.8%.
According to the preliminary data the Industrial Production Index, seasonally adjusted, increased by 1.6% in November 2016 as compared to October 2016. In November 2016 the working day adjusted Industrial Production Index rose by 4.3% in comparison with the same month of 2015.
According to the preliminary seasonally adjusted data in November 2016 the turnover in ‘Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles’ at constant prices increased by 0.9% compared to the previous month.
According to the preliminary data, in November 2016 the index of production in section ‘Construction’ calculated on the base of seasonally adjusted data was 4.7% above the level of the previous month. In November 2016 the working day adjusted index of production in construction decreased by 3.5% in comparison with the same month of 2015.
Aleksandar and Viktoria are the most preferred names for new-born babies in Bulgaria in 2016.
In December 2016 the total business climate indicator remains to its level from the previous month. An improvement of the business conjuncture is registered in industry and construction, while in retail trade and service sector a decrease is reported.