The number of health establishments for hospital aid as of 31.12.2018 was 346 with 53 173 beds. 322 of them were hospitals with 50 927 beds.
The number of out-patient health establishments was 2 066 with 1 253 beds and other health establishments were 145 with 2 086 beds in them.
At the end of 2018 29 667 physicians were in practice under the basic labour contracts in health establishments. Dentists were 7 240, as 6 347 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 46 332. 30 589 of them were nurses and 3 155 - midwives.
The consumer price index in May 2019 compared to April 2019 was 100.1%, i.e. the monthly inflation was 0.1%.
The average price per one decar agricultural land reached BGN 941 in 2018, which was 7.9% higher than in 2017. The average rent price per one decar hired/leased agricultural land reached BGN 48 and was 4.3% higher than in 2017.
In the period January - April 2019 the exports of goods from Bulgaria to third countries increased by 14.7% compared to the same period of 2018 and amounted to 5 920.1 Million BGN while the imports of goods from third countries increased by 9.1% and added up to 7 316.3 Million BGN.
In the period January - April 2019 the total value of all exported goods to third countries and EU amounted to 18 663.9 Million BGN, which is 9.5% more than the same period of 2018, while the total value of all imported goods from third countries and EU added up to 20 608.9 Million BGN and grew by 4.6%.
In In the period January - March 2019 the Bulgarian exports to the EU grew by 7.0% compared to the same period of 2018 and amounted to 9 607.1 Million BGN while the imports from the EU increased by 0.3% and reached 9 817.8 Million BGN.
In March 2019 the exports to the EU increased by 2.9% compared to the corresponding month of the previous year and amounted to 3 274.3 Million BGN while the imports dropped by 1.7% and added up to 3 586.0 Million BGN.
In April 2019, 2 052 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 74.6 thousand and the bed-places were 157.9 thousand. In comparison with April 2018, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) increased by 0.7%, and the bed-places in them - by 10.0%.
The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in April 2019 was 962.7 thousand, or by 7.6% more in comparison with the same month of the previous year.
The total revenues from nights spent in April 2019 reached 51.7 million BGN or by 9.9% more compared to April 2018.
According to the preliminary data the Industrial Production Index, seasonally adjusted, decreased by 1.9% in April 2019 as compared to March 2019. In April 2019 the working day adjusted Industrial Production Index rose by 2.4% in comparison with the same month of 2018.
In April 2019, the turnover in the retail trade kept the level of the previous month.
According to the preliminary seasonally adjusted data in April 2019 the turnover in ‘Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles’ division at constant prices kept the level of the previous month. The working day adjusted turnover decreased by 0.2% as compared to the same month of the previous year.