In 2017, the government deficit and debt of the EU-28 decreased in relative terms compared with 2016. In the EU-28 the government deficit to GDP ratio fell from 1.7% in 2016 to 1.0% in 2017. In the EU-28 the government debt to GDP ratio declined from 83.3% at the end of 2016 to 81.6% at the end of 2017.
According to final data of the National Statistical Institute the General Government Institutional Sector reported in 2017 a surplus of 1 145 million BGN or 1.1% of GDP.
The Government Debt of Bulgaria for 2017 is 25 908 million BGN or 25.6% of GDP.
The consumer price index in September 2018 compared to August 2018 was 100.3%, i.e. the monthly inflation was 0.3%.
In August 2018, 3 229 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 137.7 thousand and the bed-places were 320.7 thousand. In comparison with August 2017, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) increased by 2.7% and the bed-places in them - by 2.4%.
The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in August 2018 was 6 080.4 thousand, or by 2.3% more in comparison with the same month of the previous year.
The total revenues from nights spent in August 2018 reached 348.0 million BGN or by 7.5% more compared to August 2017.
In the period January - August 2018 the exports of goods from Bulgaria to third countries decreased by 22.9% compared to the same period of 2017 and amounted to 10 167.6 Million BGN while the imports of goods from third countries increased by 4.6% and added up to 14 622.5 Million BGN.
In the period January - August 2018 the total value of all exported goods (both for third countries and EU) amounted to 35 078.4 Million BGN, which is 1.5% less than the same period of the previous year, while the total value of all imported goods added up to 40 993.4 Million BGN and grew by 7.2%.
In the period January - July 2018 exports of goods from Bulgaria to the EU increased by 10.8% compared to the same period of 2017 and amounted to 21 610.4 Million BGN while the imports of goods grew by 11.0% and added up to 23 398.5 Million BGN.
In July 2018 the exports of goods to the EU increased by 11.8% compared to the corresponding month of the previous year and amounted to 3 505.9 Million BGN while the imports of goods grew by 18.7% and added up to 3 572.2 Million BGN.
According to the preliminary data the Industrial Production Index, seasonally adjusted, increased by 0.8% in August 2018 as compared to July 2018. In August 2018 the working day adjusted Industrial Production Index rose by 2.3% in comparison with the same month of 2017.
According to the preliminary seasonally adjusted data in August 2018 the turnover in ‘Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles’ at constant prices increased by 0.5% compared to the previous month.
According to the preliminary data, in August 2018 the index of production in section ‘Construction’ calculated on the base of seasonally adjusted data was 0.6% below the level of the previous month. In August 2018 the working day adjusted index of production in construction decreased by 1.1% in comparison with the same month of 2017.
The key indicators are elaborated in accordance with the euro area, European Union and individual Member States indicators system. The analytical document is quarterly updated. Source of the data are the NSI statistical surveys and BNB data.