In September, industrial output fell 1.3% over the same month last year in working-day adjusted terms. The print contrasted the 2.6% increase observed in August and was driven by a contraction in the manufacturing sector. A month-on-month assessment confirms the deterioration suggested by the annual figures, as industrial production contracted a seasonally adjusted 1.8% over the previous month, which contrasted the 0.8% increase recorded in August. As a result, the trend dipped into negative territory, with annual average growth in industrial production swinging from 0.3% in August to minus 0.1% in September, the lowest level since October 2010.
Industrial production drops in September
November 7, 2012
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Bulgaria Industry Chart
Note: Year-on-year changes of working-day adjusted and annual average variation of industrial production index in %.
Source: National Statistical Institute (NSI).
Bulgaria Economic News
October 12, 2016
In September, consumer prices decreased 0.5% from the previous month, which followed the 0.1% decline recorded in August.
October 7, 2016
In August, industrial production grew 2.6% from the same month last year in working-day adjusted terms, accelerating from July’s 2.3% increase.
September 13, 2016
In August, consumer prices decreased 0.1% over the previous month, which contrasted the sharp 1.0% increase recorded in July.
September 5, 2016
Revised data released on 5 September confirmed that the economy expanded 3.0% over the same period last year in Q2.
August 12, 2016
In the second quarter, the economy expanded 3.0% over the same period last year, according to preliminary data released on 12 August.