Industrial production in Bulgaria went down 1.5 percent from a year earlier in December 2019, following a downwardly revised 0.2 percent fall in the previous month. It was the biggest decline in industrial activity in six months, as manufacturing output shrank (-0.1 percent compared to 1.6 percent in November), in particular tobacco products (-32.4 percent), repair and installation of machinery and equipment (-17.1 percent), basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations (-16.1 percent), and machinery & equipment n.e.c. (-14.1 percent). On the other hand, production of electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply declined less (-9.3 percent compared to -9.6 percent); and mining & quarrying output rose further (4.6 percent compared to 1.8 percent). On a monthly basis, industrial production decreased 1.8 percent, after falling an upwardly revised 1.3 percent in November.

Industrial Production in Bulgaria averaged 3.12 percent from 2001 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 19.50 percent in May of 2004 and a record low of -22.60 percent in May of 2009. This page provides - Bulgaria Industrial Production - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news.

Industrial Production in Bulgaria is expected to be 0.80 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Industrial Production in Bulgaria to stand at 2.20 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Bulgaria Industrial Production is projected to trend around 3.10 percent in 2021, according to our econometric models.


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Bulgaria Industrial Production

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-1.50 -0.20 19.50 -22.60 2001 - 2019 percent Monthly
2015=100, WDA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-11-08 09:00 AM Sep -0.1% -1.4% -0.8%
2019-12-09 09:00 AM Oct 1.7% 0.1% -1%
2020-01-10 09:00 AM Nov -0.4% 1.8%
2020-02-10 09:00 AM Dec -1.5% -0.2% -1%
2020-03-10 09:00 AM Jan -1.5%
2020-04-09 08:00 AM Feb
2020-05-08 08:00 AM Mar 0.8%
2020-06-07 08:00 AM Apr


News Stream
Bulgaria Industrial Output Falls the Most in 6 Months
Industrial production in Bulgaria went down 1.5 percent from a year earlier in December 2019, following a downwardly revised 0.2 percent fall in the previous month. It was the biggest decline in industrial activity in six months, as manufacturing output shrank (-0.1 percent compared to 1.6 percent in November), in particular tobacco products (-32.4 percent), repair and installation of machinery and equipment (-17.1 percent), basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations (-16.1 percent), and machinery & equipment n.e.c. (-14.1 percent). On the other hand, production of electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply declined less (-9.3 percent compared to -9.6 percent); and mining & quarrying output rose further (4.6 percent compared to 1.8 percent). On a monthly basis, industrial production decreased 1.8 percent, after falling an upwardly revised 1.3 percent in November.
2020-02-10
Bulgaria Industrial Output Falls 0.4% YoY in November
Industrial production in Bulgaria dropped 0.4 percent from a year earlier in November 2019, following an upwardly revised 1.8 percent rise in the previous month. It was the first decrease in industrial activity since August, as output fell sharply for electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply (-9.6 percent vs -6.8 percent in October). Also, production advanced much slower for mining & quarrying (1.4 percent vs 9.4 percent) and manufacturing (1.4 percent vs 2.6 percent). On a monthly basis, industrial production declined 1 percent, following a downwardly revised 1 percent increase in October.
2020-01-10
Bulgaria Industrial Output Rises the Most in 6 Months
Industrial production in Bulgaria increased 1.7 percent year-on-year in October 2019, after an upwardly revised 0.1 percent gain in the previous month. It was the biggest rise in industrial output since April, as manufacturing production rebounded (2.5 percent compared to -0.1 percent in September) and mining and quarrying output went up further (9.4 percent compared to 7.9 percent). On the other hand, utilities output dropped at a faster pace (-6.8 percent compared to -3.8 percent). On a monthly basis, industrial production advanced 1.1 percent, following an upwardly revised 0.7 percent rise in September.
2019-12-09
Bulgaria Industrial Output Falls for 4th Month
Industrial production in Bulgaria edged down 0.1 percent year-on-year in September of 2019, following an upwardly revised 1.4 percent decline in August. It is the fourth straight yearly decline in industrial output, due to falls in production of manufacturing (-0.1 percent compared to -0.9 percent in the previous month) and utilities (-3.8 percent compared to -4.5 percent) while mining and quarrying rebounded (4.7 percent compared to -1.1 percent). On a monthly basis, industrial production rose 0.3 percent, after being flat in August.
2019-11-08

Bulgaria Industrial Production
In Bulgaria, industrial production measures the output of businesses integrated in industrial sector of the economy such as manufacturing, mining, and utilities.