Bulgaria's Q1 trade gap widens to 869.2 mln euro - stats office

Bulgaria's Q1 trade gap widens to 869.2 mln euro - stats office

Bulgaria's trade deficit increased to some 1.7 billion levs ($1.0 billion/869.2 million euro) in the first three months of 2021, compared to a gap of 1.3 billion levs in the same period of last year, the statistical office said on Thursday, citing preliminary data.

Three-month exports (FOB) rose 7.3% on the year to 15.4 billion levs, while imports (CIF) added 9.2% to 17.1 billion levs, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said in a statement.

In March alone, Bulgaria's trade gap increased to 963.5 million levs, from 547.7 million levs in the same month of 2020, as exports went up 27% to 5.7 billion levs, whereas imports rose by 32.3% to some 6.7 billion levs.


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