Bulgarian consumer confidence gained slightly in past three months – statistics institute

A regular three-month survey by Bulgaria’s National Statistical Institute (NSI) has found that consumer confidence in January 2018 was 1.1 percentage points higher than in October.

The rise was due entirely to increased confidence among the urban population, the NSI said on February 7.

Consumers’ opinions about changes that had occurred in the financial situation of households and the general economic situation in the country over the past 12 months remain substantially unchanged compared to the previous survey, the NSI said.

While expectations among Bulgarians living in cities about the next 12 months regarding the financial and economic situation had improved, there was some pessimism among the rural population about this outlook, the survey found.

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