Between January and September 2017, Bulgarian exports to other EU countries increased by 10.9% compared with January-September 2016, reaching 25,542.8 million leva, according to early estimates unveiled by the National Statistical Institute (NSI) on Monday. In September 2017, Bulgarian exports to other EU countries rose by 11.0% compared with September 2016 to stand at 3,156.9 million leva.
EU imports to Bulgaria between January and September 2017 amounted to 27,278.1 million leva (in CIF prices), going up by 11.1% compared with January-September 2016. In September 2017, EU imports to Bulgaria were 3,087.9 million leva, rising by 12.6% compared with September 2016.
In its trade with other EU countries from January to September 2017, Bulgaria ran a deficit of 1,735.3 million leva (exports: FOB; imports: CIF). Calculated in FOB/FOB prices, the deficit was 72.8 million leva.