In the 1st quarter GDP at current prices was EUR 8.1 billion. Compared to the previous quarter, GDP went up by 3.6 % (according to seasonally and calendar adjusted data at constant prices).
The most startling sectoral recoveries were prompted by the removal of travelling, movement and epidemiological restrictions related to Covid-19. That resulted in positive developments in the accommodation and food service activities sectors (a rise of 83.8 %), consisting of a 97.4% rise in the accommodation sector and an 80.8% rise in the provision of food services.
In the 1st quarter of 2022, compared to the corresponding period of the previous year, total household expenditure rose by 15.3 %. Expenditure of households on accommodation and food service activities, as well as on recreation and culture was significantly affected by the mitigated COVID-19 restrictions and expenditure in the respective groups rose by 92.0 % and 50.5 %. Expenditure of households on transport (public transport, purchase and exploitation of transport vehicle) has grown by 12.6 %. Consumption of food products purchased both in retail sale and in e-environment increased by 3.3 %.