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Bulgaria Industrial Production Rises In February

Bulgaria industrial production rose for the first time in four months in February, data from the National Statistical Institute showed on Thursday.

Industrial production rose 0.1 percent year-on-year in February, after a 0.5 percent fall in January.

Manufacturing output rose 2.4 percent annually in February, following a 2.5 percent increase in the previous month.

Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply production declined 6.3 percent and output of mining and quarrying fell 8.5 percent.

On a monthly basis, industrial production rose 1.1 percent in February, after a 2.2 percent increase in the preceding month.

Separate data from the statistical office showed that the retail sales increased 5.5 percent year-on-year in February, following a 3.5 percent rise in January.

On a month-on-month basis, retail sales rose 0.9 percent in February, following a 0.1 percent increase in the prior month.

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