Bulgaria Trades More with EU, Less with Third Countries – NSI
Tuesday, 13 January 2015
Bulgaria has expanded its trade with the European Union (EU),while it has contracted its trade with third countries, shows National Statistical Institute (NSI) data, which was published on Monday.
In the period January – October 2014 Bulgarian exports to the EU amounted to 22.4 billion levs, recording an increase of 2.4 % compared to the same period in 2013. Bulgaria's main EU trading partners are Germany,
Italy, Romania, Greece, France and Belgium, which account for 71.1 % of Bulgarian exports to third countries.
In the period January – October 2014 Bulgarian imports from the EU amounted to BGN 25.8, marking an increase of 3.2 % compared to the same period in 2013.
The volume of imported goods is greatest from Germany, Italy, Romania, Greece and Spain. In the period January – November 2014 Bulgarian exports to third countries amounted to 14.9 billion levs,
recording a decrease of 7.1 % compared to the same period in 2013. Bulgaria's main trading partners are Turkey, Singapore, Russia, China, Serbia and Macedonia, which account for 53.4 % of Bulgarian exports to third countries.