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Labour costs in the sector and the economy as a whole are extremely competitive

  • The country provides sufficient workforce both for the Agri sector and for the Food & Beverage industry
  • There are skilled engineers, technicians and biotechnologists at very acceptable levels of labour costs
  • Very good overall quality/cost ratio of the workforce
  • The level of wages not only in the industry but also the economy as a whole is among the most competitive in the EU
  • The level of wages in the Agriculture sector is among the lowest in the country. The average monthly wage is estimated at about BGN 439
  • The average monthly wage in the sector "food production" is about BGN 540
  • The average monthly wage in the sector "beverage production" is about BGN 830

 

Concentration of sub-sectors

North-West Region of Bulgaria:

  • Persons employed in the sector: 7 202
  • 3.5% of all persons employed for the region
  • 9.9% of people employed in the sector
  • Number of companies: 483 (11.0%)

South-West region of Bulgaria:

  • Persons employed in the sector: 23 724
  • 2.3 % of all persons employed for the region
  • 29.5% of people employed in the sector
  • Number of companies: 1 091 (24.0%)

North-Central region of Bulgaria:

  • Persons employed in the sector: 11 383
  • 4.4% of all persons employed for the region
  • 14.1% of people employed in the sector
  • Number of companies: 589 (13.0%)

South Central Region of Bulgaria:

  • Persons employed in the sector: 16,649
  • 3.8 % of all persons employed for the region
  • 20.7% of people employed in the sector
  • Number of companies: 969 (22.0%)

North-East region of Bulgaria:

  • Persons employed in the sector: 10 229
  • 3.3% of all persons employed for the region
  • 12.7% of people employed in the sector
  • Number of companies: 549 (12.0%)

South-East region of Bulgaria:

  • Persons employed in the sector: 11 360
  • 3.4% of all persons employed for the region
  • 14.1% of people employed in the sector
  • Number of companies: 695 (15.9%)
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