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In the period January - May 2022, the exports of goods from Bulgaria to third countries increased by 29.5% compared to the same period of 2021 and amounted to 11 698.0 million BGN, while the imports of goods from third countries grew by 60.8% and added up to 18 400.3 million BGN.
In the period January - May 2022, the total value of all exported goods to third countries and the EU amounted to 37 067.2 million BGN, which is 38.8% more than the same period of the previous year, while the total value of all imported goods from third countries and the EU added up to 41 702.5 million BGN and grew by 42.3%.
In the period January - April 2022, the exports of goods from Bulgaria to the EU increased by 36.7% compared to the same period of 2021 and amounted to 19 561.9 million BGN, while the imports of goods to Bulgaria from the EU grew by 29.2% and reached 18 296.0 million BGN.
In April 2022, the exports to the EU increased by 36.1% compared to the corresponding month of the previous year and amounted to 5 358.1 million BGN, while the imports grew by 23.7% and added up to 4 454.0 million BGN.
In May 2022, 2 373 accommodation establishments - hotels, motels, camping sites, mountain chalets and other establishments for short-term accommodation with more than 10 bed-places, functioned in the country. The total number of rooms in them was 94.2 thousand and the bed-places were 207.2 thousand. In comparison with May 2021, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) increased by 16.2% and the bed-places in them - by 34.9%.
The total number of nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in May 2022 was 1 263.1 thousand, or by 72.6% more in comparison with the same month of the previous year.
The total revenues from nights spent in May 2022 reached 75.6 million BGN, as 38.1 million BGN were from foreigners and 37.5 million BGN - from Bulgarians.
In the first quarter of 2022, the National Statistical Institute for the second time conducted an additional survey to the Household Budget Survey in order to carry out quarterly monitoring of changes in the living conditions of households as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, under ‘Income and Living Conditions (ILC) - Statistical infrastructure under IESS - SILC 2022 module - 2021 and 2022 Infra-annual data collection’ project, the implementation of which is in accordance with Grant Agreement with the European Commission No. 101052273 - 2021-BG-ILC-SILC. For the study, 5 687 persons aged 16 and over from 3 052 households were surveyed. The additional survey is an initiative of Eurostat and is conducted according to a uniform methodology within the framework of the European survey Infra-annual data collection on living conditions (IALC).
The results of the additional survey can be viewed in the press releases under the heading "Income, expenditure and consumption of households".
The National Statistical Institute publishes for the first time its own calculations for the land use distribution of the Republic of Bulgaria based on spatial data from the current cadastral map of the country. The results are presented by territorial units for statistical purposes (NUTS) and administrative-territorial units.
The data are available in the Information System Infostat and will be updated annually, according to the Calendar for the dissemination of the results of statistical surveys.
As of 31 December 2021, the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria is 110 996.84 sq. km. According to the types of durable land use (specific purpose of use) of the land properties, the largest area is occupied by agricultural areas - 54.60% and forest areas - 33.13% of the total area of the country. Urbanized areas cover nearly 5 133.2 sq. km or 4.62% of the country's territory.
According to the preliminary data in May 2022 the Industrial Production Index, seasonally adjusted, increased by 1.4% compared to April 2022. In May 2022, the calendar adjusted Industrial Production Index rose by 20.2% in comparison with the same month of 2021.
According to the preliminary seasonally adjusted data in May 2022, the turnover in ‘Retail trade, except motor vehicles and motorcycles’ at constant prices increased by 0.4% compared to the previous month. The calendar adjusted turnover rose by 5.0% compared to the same month of the previous year.
According to the preliminary data, in May 2022, the index of production in section ‘Construction’ calculated on the basis of seasonally adjusted data was 2.0% above the level of the previous month. In May 2022, the calendar adjusted index of production in construction increased by 5.8% in comparison with the same month of 2021.
The key indicators are elaborated in accordance with the euro area, European Union and individual Member States indicators system. The analytical document is quarterly updated. Source of the data are the NSI statistical surveys and BNB data. From 2016 annual data is published in a separate application, which is updated every first half year.