Between January and August, Bulgaria's exports totalled 30.3 billion leva, 8 per cent up from the like period of 2014. In August 2015, exports added up to 3.8 billion leva, 1 per cent down from August 2014, show preliminary data of National Statistics Institute.
Between January and August, imports at CIF prices totalled 34 billion leva, or 3.1 per cent up from the like period of 2014. In August 2015, imports decreased by 11.6 per cent year-on-year to 3.8 billion leva.
The January-August period saw a deficit (FOB exports-CIF imports) of 3,772.9 million lev, or 1,213.5 million leva down from the like period of 2014. At FOB/FOB prices (after eliminating transportation and insurance costs) the deficit totalled 1,475.8 million leva.
August saw a trade deficit of 46 million leva (FOB exports-CIF imports). At FOB/FOB prices, there was a surplus of 176.8 million leva.
Between January and July Bulgaria's EU exports increased by 10.1 per year-on-year to 16.8 billion leva, according to preliminary data.