Bulgarians ‘spent a billion euro’ over Christmas-New Year – report

Bulgarian consumers spent more than two billion leva (about a billion euro) between December 20 and 31, going by National Revenue Agency data from cash registers connected to its system, a report said.

Over the past five years, each of these days saw spending of about 200 million leva a day within Bulgaria, according to a report by local television station bTV.

The sum does not include pre-paid holiday reservations or money spent outside Bulgaria.

More than half the turnover was in food shops, and on liquor and fuel, and a significant amount in restaurants.

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