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UPDATE 1 - Bulgaria's GDP growth slows down to 3.1% in Q3 - prelim data

UPDATE 1 - Bulgaria's GDP growth slows down to 3.1% in Q3 - prelim data tanatat/Shutterstock.com

SOFIA (Bulgaria), December 7 (SeeNews) - Bulgaria's economy expanded by 3.1% year-on-year in the third quarter of 2018, after growing by 3.4% in the previous quarter, preliminary data from the National Statistical Institute (NSI) showed on Friday.

On a quarterly comparison basis, Bulgaria's GDP growth slowed to 0.7% in the third quarter of 2018, from 0.8% in the second quarter, according to the NSI data.

Calculated in current prices, Bulgaria's GDP totalled 29.8 billion levs ($17.3 billion/15.2 billion euro) in the third quarter of the year.

GDP components (pct change):

  Q3 y/y Q3 q/q
GDP 3.1 0.7
Final consumption 6.9 1.3
Gross fixed capital formation 7.0 -1.5
Exports -3.6 1.7
Imports 4.0 -0.8

source: NSI

(1 euro = 1.95583 levs)

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