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Bulgarian household income in Q2 2017 up by 9.4% year-on-year - statistics institute

Bulgarian household income in Q2 2017 up by 9.4% year-on-year - statistics institute
The total income average per household member in Bulgaria in the second quarter of 2017 was 1355 leva (about 693 euro), about 9.4 per cent higher than in the second quarter of 2016, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said on August 15.

The highest relative share of income within the total income was from wages and salaries (56.7 per cent), the NSI said.

The relative share of income from pensions was 26.3 per cent, from self-employment 6.8 per cent and from social benefits 3.4 per cent.

The relative share of income from wages and salaries was1.9 percentage points (pp) higher compared with the second quarter of 2016 while the income from pensions decreased by three pp.

Average total spending per household member in the second quarter of 2017 was 1195 leva, about 11.1 per cent higher in comparison to the same quarter of 2016.

The largest share of spending was on food, 32.5 per cent, followed by spending on housing, 16.4 per cent, taxes and social insurance contributions, 13.6 per cent, and transport and communication, 11.3 per cent.

In Q2 2017, spending on food and non-alcoholic beverages, by group average per capita, was 388 leva, housing 196 leva, transport and communications 135 leva, health 69 leva, alcoholic beverages and tobacco 53 leva, and miscellaneous goods and services, 54 leva, the NSI said./ΙΒΝΑ

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