Bulgaria’s Exports to EU Rise 33.3% in Jan-Nov, Imports Up 20.7%

Bulgaria’s Exports to EU Rise 33.3% in Jan-Nov, Imports Up 20.7%

Bulgaria's exports to the EU rose by a third in the January - November period as compared to the like period a year earlier, while imports increased by 20.7%, official data showed.

Bulgaria's exports to the EU through November totalled a preliminary 22.6 billion levs ($15.32 billion/11.56 billion euro), the National Statistical Institute said on Wednesday.

Greece remained one of Bulgaria's main trading partners, alongside Germany, Romania, Italy and Belgium.

Bulgarian imports from the EU in the January - November period amounted to 24.1 billion levs, as the most significant growth was seen in imports from Cyprus and Spain.

Bulgaria's foreign trade balance (export FOB - import CIF) with EU in the January - November period was negative, at 1,440.1 million leva. At FOB/FOB prices (after elimination of transport and insurance costs on imports) the trade balance was also negative, at 329.2 million leva.

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