Bulgarian Exports to Third Countries in Jan – Nov 2015 0.4% up y/y

Bulgarian Exports to Third Countries in Jan – Nov 2015 0.4% up y/y

In the period January - November 2015 Bulgarian exports to third countries increased by 0.4% compared to the corresponding period of 2014 and amounted to 15.0 billion levs. Main trade partners of Bulgaria were Turkey, China, Serbia, Russian Federation, Macedonia, USA and Singapore, which accounted for 54.1% of the exports to non-EU countries, Bulgaria’s National Statistical Institute (NSI) announced on Monday.
In November 2015 Bulgarian exports to third countries decreased by 4.3% compared to the corresponding month of the previous year and amounted to 1.347 billion levs.
Bulgarian imports from third countries in the eleven months of 2015 decreased by 5.8% compared to the corresponding period of 2014 and added up to  17.0 billion levs (at CIF prices). The largest amounts were reported for the goods imported from the Russian Federation, Turkey, China, and Ukraine.
In November 2015 Bulgarian imports from third countries decreased by 1.6% compared to the corresponding month of the previous year and amounted to 1.529 billion levs.
The foreign trade balance of Bulgaria (export FOB - import CIF) with third countries in the period January - November 2015 was negative and added up to  1,989.8 million levs. The trade balance at FOB/FOB prices (after elimination of transport and insurance costs on imports) was also negative and amounted to 792.8 million levs.

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