Bulgaria's Exports Up 7.2% Y/Y in 2013
Monday, 15 September 2014
In 2013 Bulgaria's exports totaled 43.6 billion levs, up by 7.2% on the year, according to data of the National Statistical Institute (NSI).
In 2013, Bulgaria imported goods worth a total of 50.5 billion levs (at CIF prices), up by 1.4% on the year.
Bulgaria's foreign trade balance (exports FOB - import CIF) was negative in 2013, amounting to 7.0 billion levs, down by 2.2 billion levs compared to 2012.
At FOB/FOB prices (after the elimination of transport and insurance costs on imports) the negative balance for 2013 added up to 4.8 billion levs.
There were annual increases in most of the categories of exported goods (following the Standard International Trade Classification).
Bulgaria's main trade partners were Germany, Italy, Romania, Greece, France, Belgium and Spain, which accounted for 75.3% of the exports to EU.
Bulgaria's imports from EU countries in 2013 increased by 3.1% y/y to 30.2 billion levs.The largest amounts of imports were supplied from Germany, Italy, Romania, Greece and Spain