Bulgarian exports to the European Union have dwindled by 0.9% in the first 4 months on the year compared to the same period in 2013, data from the national statistics body shows.
Their total value was 2.1 bln levs (1.05 bln euro), while imports amounted to 9.9 bln levs 4.95 bln euro).
Imports within that stretch of time were up 4.6% compared to the previous year.
A message the National Statistical Institute (NSI) released on its website shows April was the hardest month for the country's trade balance with the EU, with a 3.5-percent decrease of exported goods and 0.6% increase of imported ones.
EU imports rose mostly in the sector of "Mineral Fuels, Lubricants and Related Products" (21.5%), and "Crude Materials, Inedible (Except Fuels) decreased the most (6.7%).
Germany, Italy, Romania, Spain and Greece are the EU members states selling the most to Bulgaria in terms of goods value.