Bulgaria's current account surplus in the January-November period was equivalent to a preliminary 0.1% of the gross domestic product (GDP) projected for 2012, down from 1.2% of GDP a year earlier, the central bank said.
At the end of November, the current account showed a surplus of 50.4 million euro ($67.4 million), compared to a surplus of 447.2 million euro a year earlier, the central bank said in a statement.
Bulgaria posted a trade deficit of some 3.25 billion euro through November, equivalent to 8.2% of the projected GDP. In the first eleven months of 2011 the country ran a trade deficit of 1.83 billion euro.
Exports in the first eleven months of 2012 rose by 3.1% to 19.26 billion euro, while imports went up by 9.7% to 22.51 billion euro.
Foreign direct investments (FDI) in Bulgaria totalled 1.4 billion euro through November, equivalent to 3.5% of the projected GDP, up from 1.2 billion euro a year earlier.