In January – June 2012 the current account was negative and amounted to EUR 460.1 million or1.2% of projected GDP. The gross external debt amounted to EUR 35,777.5 million or 90.1% of GDP at end-June 2012. Bulgaria’s foreign reserves increased by 7.9% m/m in July 2012
Bulgaria is expected to post 1.8% economic growth in 2013. Bulgaria’s CPI inflation increased to 3.1% in July 2012. In June 2012 Producer Price Index on Domestic Market grew up by 3.3%
y/y and Total Producer Price Index rose by 2.3% y/y. Bulgaria’s industrial production index grew up by 1.4% y/y in June 2012. Retail sales in Bulgaria grew up by 0.4% y/y in June 2012
Bulgaria's unemployment rate recorded 12.4% in June 2012. Bulgaria general budget balance reported a surplus of EUR 31.9 million. in H1 2012 Bulgaria's fiscal reserve up 0.3% m/m in June 2012. Bulgaria’s public debt declined by 0.5% m/m to EUR 6.04bn at end-June
2012. At the end of July 2012 M3 was BGN 59.949 billion or 77.2% of GDP.