In its winter economic forecast, the European Commission gives a better economic outlook for Bulgaria than it did in its autumn report.
Overall, real GDP is estimated to have increased by 3.9% in 2022, instead of the expected 3.1%. In 2023, real GDP is expected to increase by 1.4% and in 2024 - by 2.5%. Previous estimates were for a 1.1% increase in 2023, and 2.4% in 2024.
In the context of a tight labour market, wages are expected to continue to grow strongly and to sustain household consumption, the report reads. Export growth is forecast to slow down considerably in 2023 given that the factors for further gains in export market share were largely exhausted in 2022 (…) Overall, HICP inflation is set to decline from 13% in 2022 to 7.8% in 2023 on account of lower energy prices, the report reads further.
Natural gas prices should drop by 15% as of June 1. This proposal was submitted to the Commission for Energy and Water Regulation by the executive director of Bulgargaz, Denitsa Zlateva. Initially, on May 11, it was discussed that the reduction..
One of the largest Jordanian companies in the mining industry is interested in a partnership with the mining sector in Bulgaria. The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the company and former Deputy Prime Minister of the country, Mohammad Thneibat..
In the first quarter of 2023, the average monthly salary in Bulgaria decreased by 2.5% as compared to the third trimester of 2022. Bulgaria’s capital Sofia tops the ranking with an average monthly salary of EUR 1,330.89, indicate data of the National..