National Statistical Institute

Acute Shortage of Medical Professionals Adds Pressure to Bulgarian Healthcare System

More than 500 medical workers leave Bulgaria every year. With the start of the Covid crisis and the strain on the healthcare system, the shortage of medical workers reached a critical point. At this point statistical data are staggering - at medical establishments there is a shortage of 470 doctors and 26,000 nurses!

Bulgaria's Total Exports Increase by 19%, Imports by 23%

In the period January - May 2021, goods worth a total of BGN 26,355.3m were exported from Bulgaria, which is 19.4% more than in the same period of 2020, according to preliminary data from the National Statistical Institute. In May 2021 the total exports of goods amounted to BGN 5,084.7m and increased by 32.3% compared to the same month of the previous year.

Over 270,000 Bulgarians Traveled Abroad in April

The trips of Bulgarian citizens abroad increased in April for the second consecutive month, after March in which for the first time in a year there was an increase.

In April, in the conditions of the continuing epidemic situation, the trips of Bulgarians abroad are 271 thousand, the data of the National Statistical Institute (NSI) showed.

Bulgarian Economy Shows Upward Development Trend – 2,5 Percent Growth in Q1 2021

Bulgaria's economy grew by 2.5 per cent in the first quarter of 2021, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said in a flash estimate on May 18. In real terms, gross domestic product (GDP) in Bulgaria in January-March was 26.44 billion leva, or 13.52 billion euro.

Bulgaria’s Exports Grow by 7,3 Percent in January – March 2021 – National Statistical Institute

In January - March 2021, the total value of all goods exported from Bulgaria amounted to 15.3 billion leva, an increase of 7.3 per cent compared with January - March 2020, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said on May 13, citing preliminary data.

Bulgarians’ Life Expectancy Is 74,6 Years – National Statistical Institute

In the period 2018 - 2020, life expectancy at birth of the Bulgarian population was 74.6 years, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said on May 11.

This is a decrease of 0.3 years compared with the 2017 - 2019 period, the NSI said.

For men, life expectancy at birth is 71.1 years and for women, 78.2 years.

NSI Poll: Business Climate in Bulgaria Shows Slight Improvement

A regular monthly poll by the National Statistical Institute has found that managers saw the business climate in Bulgaria in April largely unchanged compared with March.

The monthly polls earlier this year had seen slight improvements in the business climate in Bulgaria, after the indicator plunged in the first half of 2020 against the background of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Every Third Bulgarian Lives Below Poverty Line - National Statistical Institute

In 2020, the poverty line for the country in total is BGN 451.00 monthly per household member. At this level, below the poverty line were 1,659,900 people, or 23.8 percent of the Bulgarian population, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) reported, quoted by Nova TV.