Construction output in Bulgaria went up 1.3 percent year-on-year in November 2019, following an upwardly revised 3.2 percent gain in the previous month. It was the weakest rise in construction activity since January, as building activity increased less (5.9 percent vs 8.3 percent in October) and civil engineering works fell further (-4.5 percent vs -3.1 percent). On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, construction output shrank 0.8 percent compared to a 0.6 percent fall in the previous month. Construction Output in Bulgaria averaged 6.49 percent from 2001 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 49.80 percent in January of 2007 and a record low of -26.70 percent in February of 2010.

Construction Output in Bulgaria is expected to be 3.60 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Construction Output in Bulgaria to stand at 2.90 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Bulgaria Construction Output is projected to trend around 3.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Bulgaria Construction Output

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.30 3.20 49.80 -26.70 2001 - 2019 percent Monthly
2015=100, WDA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-10-09 08:00 AM Aug 3.4% 4.5% 3.6%
2019-11-08 09:00 AM Sep 6.9% 3% 2.1%
2019-12-09 09:00 AM Oct 3.1% 6.9% 4.6%
2020-01-10 09:00 AM Nov 1.3% 3.2% 6.4%
2020-02-07 09:00 AM Dec 1.3% 5.3%


News Stream
2019-12-09
Bulgaria Construction Output Growth Weakens
Construction output in Bulgaria went up 3.1 percent year-on-year in October of 2019, easing from a 6.9 percent gain in the previous month, as civil engineering works fell further (-3.0 percent vs -0.1 percent in September) while building activity rose at a softer pace (7.9 percent vs 12.4 percent). On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, construction output increased 0.1 percent, following a 0.7 percent rise in the prior month.

2019-11-08
Bulgaria Construction Output Rises the Most in 6 Months
Construction output in Bulgaria jumped 6.9 percent year-on-year in September of 2019, the most in six months and following a downwardly revised 3 percent rise in August. Building construction went up much faster (12.4 percent compared to 8.7 percent in August) and civil engineering fell less (-0.1 percent compared to -4.2 percent).

2019-10-09
Bulgaria Construction Output Growth Slows in August
Bulgaria's construction output rose 3.4 percent from a year earlier in August of 2019, following an upwardly revised 4.5 percent gain in the previous month. A faster increase in building construction (8.9 percent vs 8.4 percent) was partly outweighed by a steeper decline in civil engineering works (-3.6 percent vs -0.7 percent). On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, construction activity went down 0.2 percent, after an upwardly revised 2.1 percent rise in the previous month.

2019-09-10
Bulgaria Construction Output Growth at 3-Month High
Bulgaria's construction output rose 4.3 percent from a year earlier in July of 2019, following an upwardly revised 1.7 percent increase in the prior month. It was the strongest gain in construction activity since April, as building construction grew faster (8.3 percent vs 6.1 percent in June) and civil engineering works posted a smaller decrease (-0.8 percent vs -4.0 percent). On a seasonally adjusted basis, construction activity went up 1.7 percent, after increasing 0.2 percent in the previous month.

2019-08-08
Bulgaria Construction Output Rises the Least in 5 Months
Bulgaria’s construction output increased 1.5 percent from a year earlier in June of 2019, easing from an upwardly revised 2.9 percent rise in the previous month. It was the lowest gain in construction activity since January, as building construction activity advanced 5.8 percent, slowing from a 6.6 percent jump in May while civil engineering works shrank 4.1 percent, faster than a 2.1 percent contraction. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, construction output dropped 0.5 percent.

2019-07-09
Bulgaria Construction Output Rises at Softer Pace
Bulgaria's construction output increased 2.6 percent from a year earlier in May 2019, easing from a downwardly revised 5.5 percent growth in the previous month, as building construction activity rose at a softer pace (6.4 percent vs 11.0 percent in April) and civil engineering works contracted for the second consecutive month (-2.3 percent vs -1.8 percent). On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, construction output fell 0.4 percent, the third straight period of decline.


Bulgaria Construction Output
The production index in construction measures the evolution of output within the construction sector, including building construction and civil engineering.

Bulgaria Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Construction Output 1.30 3.20 49.80 -26.70 percent [+]
Housing Index 131.69 130.26 153.92 76.01 points [+]
Housing Starts 1203.00 871.00 1281.00 382.00 units [+]
Home Ownership Rate 83.60 82.90 87.60 82.30 percent [+]
Building Permits 1591.00 1247.00 3110.00 764.00 Units [+]