The number of health establishments for hospital aid as of 31.12.2019 was 341 with 53 997 beds. 319 of them were hospitals with 51 776 beds.
The number of out-patient health establishments was 2 079 with 1 223 beds and other health establishments were 144 with 1 914 beds in them.
At the end of 2019 29 612 physicians were in practice under the basic labour contracts in health establishments. Dentists were 7 376, as 6 493 worked in practices that had signed contract with National Health Insurance Fund. Medical specialists on ‘Health cares’ who worked on a basic labour contract in health establishments were 46 491. 30 546 of them were nurses and 3 269 - midwives.
The consumer price index in May 2020 compared to April 2020 was 99.7%, i.e. the monthly inflation was -0.3%.
In the period January - March 2020 the Bulgarian exports to the EU decreased by 0.1% compared to the same period of 2019 and amounted to 9 268.4 Million BGN while the imports from the EU dropped by 0.9% and reached 9 521.4 Million BGN.
In March 2020 the exports to the EU decreased by 9.2% compared to the corresponding month of the previous year and amounted to 2 877.5 Million BGN while the imports dropped by 8.8% and added up to 3 206.8 Million BGN.
In the period January - April 2020 the exports of goods from Bulgaria to third countries decreased by 4.2% compared to the same period of 2019 and amounted to 6 302.6 Million BGN while the imports of goods from third countries dropped by 7.4% and added up to 7 541.1 Million BGN.
In the period January - April 2020 the total value of all exported goods to third countries and EU amounted to 18 008.2 Million BGN, which is 4.8% less than the same period of the previous year, while the total value of all imported goods from third countries and EU added up to 19 349.6 Million BGN and dropped by 8.5%.
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the first quarter of 2020 decreased by 3.2% in EU compared to the previous quarter by seasonally adjusted data. For the same period, GDP in Bulgaria increased by 0.3%.
In the context of state of emergency in the country in April 2020, the survey shows an increase of the pessimism in consumers’ assessments and expectations in comparison with January. The total consumer confidence indicator decreases by 17.4 percentage points compared to its level 3 months ago, which is due to the decreased confidence of both rural and urban inhabitants by 18.5 and 17.0 percentage points respectively.
In April 2020, in a state of emergency declared on 13.03.2020, 506 accommodation establishments - hotels, motels, camping sites, mountain chalets and other establishments for short-term accommodation with more than 10 bed-places were functioned in the country. The total number of the rooms in them was 15.0 thousand and the bed-places were 28.6 thousand. In comparison with April 2019, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) decreased by 75.3% and the bed-places in them - by 81.9%.
The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in April 2020 was 49.5 thousand, or by 94.9% less in comparison with the same month of the previous year.
The total revenues from nights spent in April 2020 reached 2.3 million BGN or by 95.5% less compared to April 2019.
According to the preliminary data in April 2020 the Industrial Production Index, seasonally adjusted, went down by 11.4% as compared to March 2020. In April 2020 the working day adjusted Industrial Production Index fell by 15.7% in comparison with the same month of 2019.
According to the preliminary seasonally adjusted data in April 2020 the turnover in ‘Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles’ at constant prices decreased by 1.4% compared to the previous month.
According to the preliminary data, in April 2020 the index of production in section ‘Construction’ calculated on the base of seasonally adjusted data was 0.7% below the level of the previous month. In April 2020 the working day adjusted index of production in construction decreased by 15.0% in comparison with the same month of 2019.