BULGARIA

Capital Sofia
Area (km2) 110 993
Total population (thousands, 2019) 6 976
Population density (per km2) 63
National currency Bulgarian lev (BGN)
National statistical office www.nsi.bg
National Statistical Institute (NSI)
Women in the labour force, 2019
   percentage of total for both sexes 46%
Gender pay gap
   monthly earnings, 2019 20%
   hourly wage, 2019 14%
Women in part-time employment, 2019
   percentage of employed women 2%
Female tertiary students, 2017
   percentage of total for both sexes 54%
Female victims of homicide, 2019
   percentage of total for both sexes 40%
Women researchers, 2018
   percentage of total for both sexes 46%
Life expectancy at birth, 2020
   females, years 77.5
   males, years 69.9
Life expectancy at 65, 2020
   females, years 17.2
   males, years 12.9
Total fertility rate, 2019
   average number of children per woman 1.6
Adolescent fertility rate, 2019
   number of live births per 1000 women aged 15-19 39.3
Mean age of women at birth of first child, 2019
   age in years 26.3
 
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
Employment
 (% change over previous year)
0.4
0.5
1.8
-0.1
0.3
-2.3
Unemployment rate
 (%)
9.2
7.6
6.2
5.2
4.1
..
Youth unemployment rate
 (%)
21.6
17.2
12.9
12.7
8.9
..
GDP
   current prices, millions of US dollars, PPP, 2019 172 926
GDP, per capita
   current prices, US dollars, PPP, 2019 24 790
Exports of goods and services
   % of GDP, 2019 64.2
Imports of goods and services
   % of GDP, 2019 61.0
Final consumption expenditure, per capita
   current prices, US dollars, PPP, 2019 18 761
Purchasing Power Parity (PPP)
   BGN per USD, US=1, 2019 0.693
Forest resources
   Area of forest
 (percentage of land area, 2015)
35
   Wood volume
 (m3 per inhabitant, 2015)
97

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Transport infrastructure, road accidents and traffic
   Railways
      total length in kilometres, 2018 4 030
   Motorways
      total length in kilometres, 2018 757
   Persons injured in road accidents
      per million inhabitants, 2018 1 200
   Persons killed in road accidents
      per million inhabitants, 2018 87
   Traffic, railways
      million passenger-kilometres, 2018 1 479
      million tonne-kilometres, 2018 3 824
   Traffic, roads
      million passenger-kilometres, 2018 8 018
      million tonne-kilometres, 2018 27 002