The Food and beverage service activities industry in Bulgaria was represented by 22,301 companies at the end of 2018, compared to 22,346 in the previous year and 22,521 in 2016.
The industry's net profit amounted to BGN 121,786,000 in 2018.
The industry's total revenue was BGN 3,185,121,000 in 2018, up by 8.80% compared to the previous year.
The combined costs of the companies in the Food and beverage service activities industry reached BGN 3,043,619,000 in 2018, up by 9.72% year-on-year.
The industry's total revenue makes up 3.22% to the country's Gross domestic product (GDP) in 2018, compared to 3.05% for 2017 and 2.87% in 2016.
A total of 89,353 people were employed in the Food and beverage service activities industry in 2018, compared to 77,133 in 2017 and 75,706 in 2016.
Most of the companies in the industry are based in Sofia, followed by Varna and Plovdiv.