Press releases

Friday, 26 May 2017 - 11:00

According to preliminary data during the first quarter of 2017 in comparison with the same period of 2016 there was an increase both in the goods carried and in the transport performance by the freight land and water transport.

In the first quarter of 2017 the transported passengers by passenger transport (land, water and urban electrical transport) increased by 2.6% compared to the same period of the previous year, while the transport performance decreased by 13.0%.

Thursday, 25 May 2017 - 11:00

According to the preliminary data for the first quarter of 2017 the total turnover index in section ‘Transportation, storage and post’, calculated on the basis of seasonally adjusted data increased by 2.4% compared to the fourth quarter of 2016. In section ‘Information and communication’ the turnover index grew by 0.4%.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 - 11:00

In the first quarter of 2017, 926.1 thousand Bulgarian residents made tourist trips. The majority (89.4%) of them travelled only within the country, 9.4% - only abroad and 1.2% - both in the country and abroad. Compared to the same quarter of 2016 the total number of the travelled persons aged 15 and over increased by 68.3%, as the number of the Bulgarian residents travelled only in the country increased by 80.2%, travelled only abroad - by 13.3% while the number of persons travelled both in the country and abroad decreased by 20.2%.

Monday, 22 May 2017 - 11:00
 
In 2016 in Bulgaria were operating the following cultural institutions:
• 195 museums with museum collection of 7 360 thousand units;
• 75 theatres, in which were organized 15 162 performances, visited by 2 295 thousand viewers;
• 58 music formations;
• 47 libraries with library collection over 200 thousand library units;
• 59 cinemas with 220 cinema screens.
 
Tuesday, 16 May 2017 - 11:00

According to the seasonally adjusted data, the GDP growth rate in the first quarter of 2017 is 3.4% compared to the same quarter of the previous year.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017 - 11:00

The total income average per household member during the first quarter of 2017 is 1 281 BGN and increases by 3.5% compared to the same quarter of 2016.

The total expenditure average per household member during the first quarter of 2017 is 1 133 BGN and increases by 2.1% in comparison to the same quarter of 2016.

The consumption of main food products average per household member during the first quarter of 2017 compared to the same quarter of 2016 does not change considerable.

Monday, 15 May 2017 - 11:00

The consumer price index in April 2017 compared to March 2017 was 100.7%, i.e. the monthly inflation was 0.7%.

Monday, 15 May 2017 - 11:00

In the first quarter of 2017 the unemployment rate was 6.9% and the employment rate of population aged 20 - 64 was 68.6%.

Monday, 15 May 2017 - 11:00

According to the preliminary data of the National Statistical Institute at the end of March 2017 the number of employees under labour contract increased by 0.3% as compared to the end of December 2016 and reached 2.28 million.

In the first quarter of 2017 in comparison with the fourth quarter of 2016 the average monthly wages and salaries increased by 1.6% getting 1 006 BGN.

Friday, 12 May 2017 - 11:00

In March 2017, 1 884 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 55.1 thousand and the bed-places were 111.8 thousand. In comparison with March 2016, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) decreased with 1.8%, and the bed-places in them - by 3.5%.

The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in March 2017 was 782.6 thousand, or by 5.5% more in comparison with the same month of the previous year.

The total revenues from nights spent in March 2017 reached 39.8 million BGN or by 13.9% more compared to March 2016.

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