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INDICATORS - Bulgaria - Updated Nov 12

(Updates with Oct CPI data, Q3 GDP data) New items are marked by asterisk (*) -------------------------------------------------------------- *GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT (seasonally adjusted data) Q3/10 Q2/10 Q1/10 Q4/09 Q3/09 y/y pct chng +0.2 -0.3 -0.8 -5.0 -6.0 q/q pct chng +0.3 +0.5 -0.5 -0.2 -0.1 bln levs (current prices) 19.56 16.88 14.37 18.40 18.61 -------------------------------------------------------------- *BULGARIAN CONSUMER PRICES OCT/10 SEPT/10 OCT/09 m/m pct change +0.6 +0.8 0.1 y/y pct change +3.9 +3.5 -0.3 ------------------------------------------------------------- *EU HARMONISED PRICE INFLATION OCT/10 SEPT/10 OCT/09 m/m pct change +0.2 +0.2 +0.2 y/y pct change +3.6 +3.6 +0.3 ------------------------------------------------------------- UNEMPLOYMENT RATE OCT/10 SEPT/10 OCT/09 monthly total 330,371 334,671 304,915 pct of workforce 8.92 9.03 8.23 ------------------------------------------------------------- PRODUCER PRICE INFLATION SEPT/10 AUG/10 SEPT/09 m/m pct change +0.8 +0.7 +1.2 y/y pct change +9.6 +10.0 -7.8 ------------------------------------------------------------- INDUSTRIAL OUTPUT SEPT/10 AUG/10 (revised) SEPT/09 (revised) m/m pct change +1.6 +2.0 -2.5 y/y pct change +9.3 +4.0 -21.4 -------------------------------------------------------------- INDUSTRIAL SALES SEPT/10 AUG/10 (revised) SEPT/09 m/m pct change +1.3 +2.0 +0.5 y/y pct change +22.5 +25.8 -21.1 -------------------------------------------------------------- GROSS FOREIGN DEBT (in million euros) END-AUG/10 END-JULY/10 END-AUG/09 (revised) GROSS FOREIGN DEBT 36,674.4 36,817.7 36,882.9 LONG-TERM DEBT 25,103.7 25,157.1 24,372.9 SHORT-TERM DEBT 11,370.7 11,660.6 12,510.0 PUBLIC DEBT&STATE GUARANTEED LOANS 4,245.6 4,224.7 4,085.2 PRIVATE FOREIGN DEBT 32,228.8 32,593.0 32,797.6 PUBLIC FOREIGN DEBT 2,820.7 2,802.4 2,713.6 COMMERCIAL BANKS DEBT 6,667.1 7,042.6 7,955.5 PUBLIC AND PRIVATE CORPORATE DEBT 12,079.9 12,112.9 12,138.9 FDI: INTER-FIRM DEBT 14,906.7 14,859.8 14,074.8 FOREIGN DEBT/PCT OF GDP 100.9 101.9 105.3 DEBT SERVICE/PCT OF GDP 14.8 13.1 13.4 SHORT-TERM/TOTAL DEBT (PCT) 31.2 31.7 33.9 -------------------------------------------------------------- BALANCE OF PAYMENTS (in million euros) AUG/10 JAN-AUG/10 JAN-AUG/09 CURRENT ACCOUNT 612.8 323.0 -2,476.0 TRADE BALANCE 26.2 -1,350.1 -2,990.9 exports, FOB 1,449.0 9,795.7 7,407.3 imports, FOB -1,422.8 -11,145.9 -10,398.2 SERVICES, net 577.7 1,563.3 1,074.3 INCOME, net -68.9 -945.4 -1,184.9 TRANSFERS, net change 77.7 1,055.2 625.4 FINANCIAL ACCOUNT* -346.5 -823.0 650.1 FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT 104.9 835.9 2,118.8 BNB FOREX RESERVES, net** -11.5 790.4 1,167.5 OVERALL BALANCE 11.5 -790.4 -1,167.5 C/A DEFICIT AS PCT/GDP n.a 0.9 7.1 NOTES:(*) The financial account includes direct and portfolio investment flows plus foreign loans to government structures and the private sector less balance of payments support, which is part of foreign exchange reserves. (**) A minus sign in the entry denotes an increase, while a plus sign denotes a decrease. --------------------------------------------------------------- CURRENCY BOARD FIXED EXCHANGE RATE 1.95583 levs per euro from July 5, 1999 CENTRAL BANK DAILY LEV/DOLLAR REFERENCE EXCHANGE RATES USED FOR STATISTICAL AND ACCOUNTING PURPOSES --------------------------------------------------------------- * The Finance ministry has made the following forecasts for major economic indicators for 2011. The projections are subject to revision. 2010 and 2009 indicators had been announced by the statistics office, the central bank and the finance ministry: 2011 2010 2009 Budget balance, (pct/GDP) -2.5 -4.6 -3.9 GDP real growth, pct +3.6 +0.7 -5.0 GDP bln levs 77.113 71.644 68.537 EU HARMONISED CPI (end-year) +2.6 +4.5 +1.6 EU HARMONISED CPI (average) +3.7 +3.2 +2.5 Current account deficit (pct/GDP) 2.9 3.4 9.9 FDI (bln euro) 1.98 1.8 3.2 --------------------------------------------------------------- To access the following types of news and information on the Reuter Terminal, use the mouse to click on the codes in brackets. Country codes............... Bulgaria country code.......... Economic indicator news....... Reuters News At a Glance... Bulgarian markets - Reuters speed guide..... -------------------------------------------------------------- Keywords: ***INDICATORS BULGARIA*** (sofia newsroom +359-2-939-97-31; fax+359-2-939-9s.com@reuters.net)) COPYRIGHT Copyright Thomson Reuters 2010. All rights reserved.

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