Statistics from BORICA about the transactions in the days around the Christmas and New Year's holidays
In the first days of the new year, the media is interested in the information "how much the Bulgarians spent during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays".
For that reason BORICA provides statistics on the Bulgarian POS terminal (physical and virtual) transactions registered in the BORICA card system. In the period between 21 December and 1 January 2019 the number of transactions exceeds 4 mln. and the value of purchases is over BGN 250 mln. For the same period at the end of 2017, less than 3 mln. transactions were reported, amounting to BGN 190 mln.
There is also a small increase in the amounts withdrawn at an ATM during the holidays in 2018 compared to 2017, which are respectively BGN 394 mln. and BGN 308 mln.