Bulgarian Novinite reported Bulgaria ranks first among all member states of the European Union in the percentage growth of food prices, the latest research, conducted by EUROSTAT revealed.
The data shows food prices in the poorest EU member state went up 25% between April 2007 and April 2008. Portugal is on the other pole with a price increase of only 3%.
In this ranking, Bulgaria is followed by two other Eastern European states - Latvia and Estonia.
According to EUROSTAT, Bulgaria's population dropped 8% in the last ten years, which places the country in the last position on population growth. Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Romania, Hungary, and Croatia also have negative values population growth, whereas Ireland, Cyprus, and Luxembourg rank first. The EU population as a whole rose 3,4%.
The EUROSTAT data from 2006 also shows Bulgaria ranks last in average hourly payment rates with only EUR 1,65 per hour in contrast to EUR 20 per hour for the whole EU in 2006.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 04 Haziran 2008, 09:05