ADVERTISEMENT

Bulgaria's consumer confidence improves in January

Analysis

Photo by AlexLMX / Shutterstock.com

Bulgaria's consumer confidence index increased by 4.1 percentage points in January compared to the reading recorded three months earlier, mainly due to increased confidence among the rural population, the Sofia-based National Statistical Institute (NSI) said on Friday.

Consumer confidence among urban and rural inhabitants went up by 3.1 pp and 7.6 pp, respectively. According to consumers, the general economic situation in the country over the last 12 months has deteriorated.

However, their expectations for the next 12 months are less negative compared to the October survey, according to the survey. As regards the unemployment in the country over the next 12 months, the forecasts are shifting towards stabilization or a slight decrease, as a result of which the balance indicator decreased by 0.9 pp, the report showed. 

ADVERTISEMENT

1st Quarter Performance Stands out, but Slowdown is Likely Analysis

1st Quarter Performance Stands out, but Slowdown is Likely

Ministers in new Orbán gov't sworn in Parliament

Ministers in new Orbán gov't sworn in

Spring’s allergy season - the heat is on Interview

Spring’s allergy season - the heat is on

Airport bus fare could rise to HUF 1,500 City

Airport bus fare could rise to HUF 1,500

SUPPORT THE BUDAPEST BUSINESS JOURNAL

Producing journalism that is worthy of the name is a costly business. For 27 years, the publishers, editors and reporters of the Budapest Business Journal have striven to bring you business news that works, information that you can trust, that is factual, accurate and presented without fear or favor.
Newspaper organizations across the globe have struggled to find a business model that allows them to continue to excel, without compromising their ability to perform. Most recently, some have experimented with the idea of involving their most important stakeholders, their readers.
We would like to offer that same opportunity to our readers. We would like to invite you to help us deliver the quality business journalism you require. Hit our Support the BBJ button and you can choose the how much and how often you send us your contributions.