Poll: Close to 43% of non-financial businesses in Bulgaria saw revenue fall in January m/m

Poll: Close to 43% of non-financial businesses in Bulgaria saw revenue fall in January m/m

About 42.8 per cent of non-financial businesses in Bulgaria polled in a special survey to assess the impact of Covid-19 said that their revenue in January 2021 was lower than in December, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said on February 25.

The poll was done among 3770 firms, the NSI said.

Of those polled, 45.3 per cent said that their revenue in January was unchanged compared with December, while 11.2 per cent said that it went up.

Fifty-four per cent in the arts, entertainment and recreation sector saw revenue fall in January on a monthly basis, 48.6 per cent in the wholesale and retail trade, and 46.6 per cent in the construction sector.

Fifteen per cent of those polled said that they responded to the crisis by sending staff on paid leave, 14.9 per cent sent staff on unpaid leave, 13.7 per cent had gone over to teleworking, while 9.9 per cent relied on government subsidies.

About 92.9 per cent expected to continue in business, 3.4 per cent expected to suspend operations temporarily, while two per cent said that they expected to have to shut down, the NSI said.

Cookies Preferences
Choose Type of Cookies You Accept Using


These cookies are required for the website to run and cannot be switched off. Such cookie are only set in response to actions made by you such as language, currency, login session, privacy preferences. You can set your browser to block these cookies but our site may not work then.


These cookies allow us to measure visitors traffic and see traffic sources by collecting information in data sets. They also help us understand which products and actions are more popular than others.


These cookies are usually set by our marketing and advertising partners. They may be used by them to build a profile of your interest and later show you relevant ads. If you do not allow these cookies you will not experience targeted ads for your interests.