In October 2021, 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.
In September 2021, in the conditions of the continuing epidemic situation, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 579.2 thousand or by 4.2% above the registered in September 2020.
In September 2021, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 772.6 thousand or by 37.1% above in comparison with September 2020, as the transit was 45.5% (351.6 thousand) of all visits of foreigners in the country.
Main results from the short business survey amongst the non-financial enterprises, aiming at presenting information on the economic effects from the declared state of emergency and the ensuing epidemic situation in the country due to COVID-19.
In 2020, the government deficit and debt of the EU increased in relative terms compared with 2019. In the EU, the government deficit to GDP ratio rose from 0.5% in 2019 to 6.9% in 2020. In the EU, the government debt to GDP ratio increased from 77.2% at the end of 2019 to 90.1% at the end of 2020.
According to final data of the National Statistical Institute the General Government Institutional Sector reported in 2020 a deficit of 4 780 million BGN or 4.0% of GDP.
The Government Debt of Bulgaria for 2020 is 29 602 million BGN or 24.7% of GDP.
The number of deaths in the third quarter of 2021 (27th - 39th week) is 30 071 and the crude mortality rate - 17.5‰. Compared to the same period in the previous year, the number of deaths has increased by 4 463 or 17.4%. According to second quarter of 2021 mortality decreased by 4 276 or by 12.4%. Mortality among males (18.7‰) is higher than among females (16.5‰).
In August 2021, during the continuing epidemic situation, 3 058 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 the rooms in them was 126.5 thousand and the bed-places were 287.6 thousand. In comparison with August 2020, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) increased by 5.6%, and the bed-places in them - by 11.4%.
The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in August 2021 was 5 361.5 thousand, or by 51.2% more in comparison with the same month of the previous year.
The total revenues from nights spent in August 2021 increased by 79.8% compared to August 2020 and reached 357.2 million BGN.
In the period January - August 2021 the exports of goods from Bulgaria to third countries increased by 20.5% compared to the same period of 2020 and amounted to 14 697.6 million BGN while the imports of goods from third countries grew by 28.8% and added up to 19 255.2 million BGN.
In the period January - August 2021 the total value of all exported goods to third countries and EU amounted to 43 491.4 million BGN, which is 22.4% 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 48 273.5 million BGN and grew by 26.4%.
In the period January - July 2021 the exports of goods from Bulgaria to the EU increased by 23.0% compared to the same period of 2020 and amounted to 25 258.2 million BGN while the imports of goods to Bulgaria from the EU grew by 25.3% and reached 25 551.7 million BGN.
In July 2021 the exports to the EU increased by 16.1% compared to the corresponding month of the previous year and amounted to 3 832.0 million BGN while the imports grew by 26.4% and added up to 3 950.2 million BGN.