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Friday, 14 May 2021 - 11:00

According to the preliminary data of the National Statistical Institute at the end of March 2021 the number of employees under labour contract increased by 1.5% as compared to the end of December 2020 and reached 2.26 million.

In the first quarter of 2021 in comparison with the fourth quarter of 2020 the average monthly wages and salaries increased by 1.7% getting 1 462 BGN.

Friday, 14 May 2021 - 11:00

The producer price index in agriculture in the first quarter of 2021 increased by 18.6% in comparison with the same quarter of 2020. The price index of crop output increased by 28.9% while the animal output decreased by 3.7%. In comparison with the previous year, the prices of agricultural output went up by 16.8%, as in crop output they increased by 24.8%, and in animal output a slight decrease of 0.6% was registered.

The index of prices of goods and services currently consumed in agriculture in the first quarter of 2021 was higher by 1.2% compared to the same quarter of the previous year and by 3.3% compared to 2020.

Friday, 14 May 2021 - 11:00

The number of detached crèches and groups in kindergartens functioning in the country as of 31.12.2020 was 838 with 32 575 places in them.

The number of children accommodated in crèches at the end of the year was 29 238. 15 169 of them were boys, and 14 069 - girls.

The total number of places in crèches per 100 children aged up to 3 years as of 31.12.2020 was 17.7 and the coverage of children brought up in crèches - 15.9 per 100 children aged up to 3 years.

Thursday, 13 May 2021 - 11:00

In the period January-March 2021 the exports of goods from Bulgaria to third countries decreased by 1.0% compared to the same period of 2020 and amounted to 5 025.3 Million BGN while the imports of goods from third countries grew by 7.2% and added up to 6 519.3 Million BGN.

In the period January-March 2021 the total value of all exported goods to third countries and EU amounted to 15 388.5 Million BGN, which is 7.3% more than the same period of the previous year, while the total value of all imported goods from third countries and EU added up to 17 063.8 Million BGN and grew by 9.2%.

Thursday, 13 May 2021 - 11:00

In the period January - February 2021 the exports of goods from Bulgaria to the EU increased by 3.6% compared to the same period of 2020 and amounted to 6 616.5 Million BGN while the imports of goods to Bulgaria from the EU grew by 2.9% and reached 6 512.3 Million BGN.

In February 2021 the exports to the EU increased by 4.2% compared to the corresponding month of the previous year and amounted to 3 309.6 Million BGN while the imports grew by 6.2% and added up to 3 428.4 Million BGN.

Wednesday, 12 May 2021 - 17:30

The number of deaths in the first quarter of 2021 (1st – 13th week) is 36 152 and the crude mortality rate - 21.1‰. Compared to the same period in the previous year, the number of deaths has increased by 7 491 or 26.1%. Mortality among males (22.9‰) is higher than among females (19.3‰).

Tuesday, 11 May 2021 - 11:00

In March 2021, during the continuing epidemic situation, 1 719 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 49.0 thousand and the bed-places were 98.8 thousand. In comparison with March 2020, when the state of emergency was first introduced in the country in connection with the global spread of the COVID-19, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) increased by 3.4%, while the bed-places in them decreased by 5.3%.

The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in March 2021 was 439.5 thousand, or by 15.4% more in comparison with the same month of the previous year.

The total revenues from nights spent in March 2021 reached 24.6 million BGN or by 16.6% more compared to March 2020.

Tuesday, 11 May 2021 - 11:00

Life expectancy at birth of the Bulgarian population calculated for the period 2018 - 2020 is 74.6 years.

Life expectancy at birth for male population is 71.1 years, while for female it is 7.1 years higher - 78.2 years.

Monday, 10 May 2021 - 11:00

According to the preliminary data in March 2021 the Industrial Production Index, seasonally adjusted, increased by 3.8% compared to February 2021.

In March 2021 the working day adjusted Industrial Production Index rose by 6.4% in comparison with the same month of 2020.

Monday, 10 May 2021 - 11:00

According to the preliminary seasonally adjusted data in March 2021 the turnover in ‘Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles’ at constant prices increased by 0.8% compared to the previous month. The working day adjusted turnover rose by 17.3% as compared to the same month of the previous year.

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