National Stats: Bulgarians Smoke Less, Drink Less Alcohol

Society | April 14, 2011, Thursday // 21:01|  views

Bulgaria has one of the highest smokers' rates in the EU at some 39% of people declaring themselves daily smokers, topped only by Greece at 42%. File photo

In the last year, smoking in Bulgaria is down to 591 cigarettes per person, compared with 778 in 2009, according to data of the National Statistics Institute, NSI.

The consumption of alcoholic beverages is also down – from 25.5 liters in 2009 to 23.6 liters in 2010.

In 2010, Bulgarian households have increased their consumption of bread by 2.1 kg, compared to the previous year, reaching 108 kg per person.

The trend to eat more meat, fish, seafood, and vegetables remains, with 32 kg of meet per person, compared to 30.7 in 2009.

In 2010, the average Bulgarian drank 19.9 liters of milk, 1 liter less than in 2009, but increased the consumption of yoghurt to 28.9 kg, from 26.8 kg in 2009.

The consumption of vegetables is up from 68.4 per person in 2009 to 69.1 in 2010, but the one of fruit is slightly down, by 800 grams to 42.5 kg per person in 2010.

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