Food industry

NSI: Potatoes' Price Went up by Nearly 50% for a Year

The agricultural producer price index increased by 5.3%  for the second quarter of 2019 compared to the same quarter of 2018, the NSI reported. The price index of crop production increased by 5.8% and of livestock production - by 4.6%. Compared to the previous year, prices of agricultural products increased by 4.1%, in crop production by 4.9% and in animal husbandry - by 3.0%.

Supermarket sales up, special offers down

Supermarket revenue during the first half of 2019 rose 3.4 percent compared to the same period last year.
Foodstuffs, especially frozen foods and snacks, accounted for most of that increase.
The quantity, or volume, of sales increased much less, as supermarket chains limited the number of special offers sold in order to boost profitability.

State of Emergency Declared in Silistra Because of African Swine Fever

From July 31 to Monday, August 5, a state of emergency was declared in the Northern Bulgarian region of Silistra because of a confirmed case of African Swine Fever in a pig-breeding farm in the village of Popina. The Regional Food Safety Directorate will organize a 12-hour inspection at slaughterhouses in Dulovo, Tutrakan, and Sitovo in the area.