The Food Market in Bulgaria

A. SIMOVA and M. KOUBRATOVA
Institute for Agricultural Economics, BG-1605 Sofia, Bulgaria

Abstract

SIMOVA, A. and M. KOUBRATOVA, 2001. The food market in Bulgaria. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 7: 225-228

Agriculture and food industry plays an important role in Bulgarian economy. In the transition period from a centrally planned to a market economy occurred many changes in these two sectors that had an impact on the domestic food market. The aim of this article is to analyze the major trends in the development of the market and to make some conclusions about its perspectives. Official statistical data are used to analyze household consumption, expenditures, and structure of gross income and retail trade.

Key words: food market, Bulgarian economy, transition period, statistical data, household consumption