Main results from the short business survey amongst the non-financial enterprises, aiming at presenting to the society and policy makers information on the economic effects from the declared state of emergency and the ensuing epidemic situation in the country due to COVID-19.
In November 2020, the National Statistical Institute conducted the monthly inquiry survey of the managers of accommodation establishments to gather accurate and timely information on the state and development of their businesses during the ensuing epidemic situation in the country.
According to the preliminary data for the third quarter of 2020 the total turnover index in section ‘Transportation, storage and post’, calculated on the basis of seasonally adjusted data increased by 9.5% compared to the second quarter of 2020. In section ‘Information and communication’ the turnover index increased by 7.3%.
In the third quarter of 2020, during the continuing epidemic situation in the country, 1 324.4 thousand Bulgarian residents made tourist trips. The majority - 94.1% of them travelled only within the country, 3.2% - only abroad and 2.7% - both in the country and abroad. The total number of the travelled persons aged 15 and over was by 23.6% less compared to the same quarter of 2019, as a reduction in the number of the Bulgarian residents travelled in the country - by 5.0%, as well as in the number of persons travelled abroad by 88.0% was observed. As regards the number of persons travelled both in the country and abroad, the drop was by 47.9%.
The European Health Interview Survey is a part of the European Health Survey System, which aims at measuring on a harmonized basis and with a high degree of comparability among EU Member States, the health status, life style (health determinants) and health care services use of the EU citizens.
The NSI presents preliminary data from the survey conducted at the end of 2019:
NSI presents preliminary results based on the conducted at the end of 2019 EHIS:
- The biggest was the share of persons aged 15 and over who self-assessed their health as ‘good’ (40.7%), followed by ‘very good’ (29.2%) and ‘fair’ (20.9%).
- The most common disease in Bulgaria from those, included in the survey’s questionnaire was hypertension - 29.7% from the persons aged 15 years and above. That disease is more prevalent among women (32.8%) compared to men (26.5%).
- In the past 12 months, with the general practitioners were consulted 62.5% of the persons, with the specialists - 27.2% and with dentists or orthodontists – 41.0%.
- The most widely applied preventive measure from those included in the questionnaire was blood pressure measurement by a health professional (among 54.9% of men and 66.4% of women).
- With overweight, including obesity were 62.8% of men and 45.0% of women aged 18 and older.
- At the end of 2019, 45.9% of men and 27.5% of women were smokers (daily and occasionally).
- In the year preceding the survey, every day or almost every day alcohol used 17.4% of men and 3.6% of women aged 15 and older.
The total income average per household member during the third quarter of 2020 is 1 754 BGN and increases by 2.2% compared to the same quarter of 2019.
The total expenditure average per household member during the third quarter of 2020 is 1 570 BGN and decreases by 0.8% in comparison to the same quarter of 2019.
The consumption of main food products average per household member during the third quarter of 2020 changes compared to the same quarter of 2019.
The consumer price index in October 2020 compared to September 2020 was 100.6%, i.e. the monthly inflation was 0.6%.
In the third quarter of 2020 the unemployment rate was 4.8%, and the employment rate of population aged 20 - 64 was 74.6%.
The producer price index in agriculture in the third quarter of 2020 increased by 6.8% in comparison with the same quarter of 2019. The crop output index increased by 7.6% and the animal output index increased by 1.7%. In comparison with previous year, the prices of agricultural output went up by 4.2% as the increase in crop output price index was by 4.9%, while the animal output price index remained almost unchanged - a minimal increase of 0.1% was registered.
The index of prices of goods and services currently consumed in agriculture in the third quarter of 2020 was by 3.9% lower compared to the same quarter of previous year and by 3.8% compared to 2019.
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the third quarter of 2020 increased by 11.6% in EU-27 compared to the previous quarter by seasonally adjusted data. For the same period, GDP in Bulgaria increased by 4.3%.