Bulgaria ranks fifth in economic growth among the 28 member countries in the European union for the first quarter of this year, according to Eurostat.

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For the first quarter of this year the country's GDP is up by 1,2%.

Member states that see greater economic growth for the same period are Croatia - 1,8%, followed by Hungary and Poland - 1,5% and Romania - 1,3%.

The GDP growth of the 19 states in the Eurozone has reached in the first quarter 0.4% on a quarterly basis and 1,2% year-on-year, Eurostat reports.

To compare, in the forth quarter of 2018 the GDP of the countries that share the euro grew to 0,2% on monthly basis and 1,2% year-on-year.

The total GDP growth of the EU for the first quarter of the current year is 0,5% on a quarterly basis and 1.5% year-on-year.

During the forth quarter of last year the GDP of the whole region increased by 0,3%, compared to that of the third quarter, and 1,5% year-on-year.