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Compared to 2014, in 2015 the most rapid household disposable income growth – of 10.6 % – was observed in the poorest households (belonging to the 1st quintile group). The average annual income increase in the country accounted for 7.6 %.


Compared to 2014, in 2015 household disposable income1 increased by 7.6 %, reaching 417 euros per household member monthly. Compared to the increase recorded in previous years – 9.3 % in 2014 and 10.7 % in 2013 – the income growth rate has slowed down slightly.


Tomorrow, on 18 January, the Central Statistical Bureau will start the annual survey on the habits of computer and Internet usage of residents in 2017. The survey will provide information on the e-skills of the population, it will indicate for what purposes people use Internet on a daily basis and what type of devices and technologies are used the most.


New data have been published in sections: Consumer prices; Business Tendency; Employment and unemployment; Foreign trade.


During the year (in December 2016, compared to December 2015) the average level of consumer prices increased by 2.2 %. Prices of goods grew by 1.7 % and prices of services by 3.4 %.

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Resident population

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Inflation (consumer price changes)

In comparison with 2015 (2015=100), average consumer price level in 2016 increased by 0.1 %.


Consumer price changes
(annual average), as % of previous year,

Real GDP growth rate

Real GDP in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (GDP volume percentage change on previous year according to the chain-linked seasonally non-adjusted data) has increased by 0.3 %


Real GDP growth rate by quarter

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