Bulgaria's 2013 GDP Rises 0.9%

Bulgaria's 2013 GDP Rises 0.9%

Bulgaria’s gross domestic product (GDP) expanded by 0.9% in 2013, preliminary data released by the country's statistics office, NSI, indicated.

The 2013 GDP totalled 78.1 billion levs ($54.8 billion/39.9 billion euro) at current prices or in euro terms it stood at 5,493 euro per person, NSI said in a statement.

In the fourth quarter alone, GDP at current prices amounted to 21.46 billion levs. According to seasonally adjusted data, in the last quarter of 2013 the GDP rose 0.3% quarter-on-quarter and by 1.2% year-on year.

Gross value added at current prices amounted to 18.7 billion levs in the October-December period.

Agriculture increased its share in the total gross value added in the economy by 0.1 percentage points to 3.7%. The share of the industrial sector rose 0.6 percentage points to 27.3%, while that of services fell 0.7 percentage points to 69%.

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