FDI into Bulgaria Goes Up in 2015

FDI into Bulgaria Goes Up in 2015

The volume of foreign direct investment (FDI) into Bulgaria in 2015 was 7.2% higher compared to the figure for the previous year, national statistics show.
Throughout 2015, FDI stood at 23.127 billion euros, of which some 66.8% was in the sectors of industry and services, according to preliminary data published by the National Statistical Institute (NSI).
Investment in industry and services was 9.852 billion euros and 5.607 billion euros, respectively. The relative share of the two sectors increased by 2.3% year-on-year.
In services, the segments attracting the biggest foreign inflows were wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles, transport, communication and services, the NSI says.
The 2015 value of FDI in construction was 751 million euros, constituting a 18.1% decrease compared to the previous year.
Expenditure on acquisition of tangible fixed assets also rose in 2015, the 21.183 billion levs (11.158 billion euros) making up a 5.3% increase compared to the previous year.
Industry and services were the sectors where the largest volume of investments in tangible fixed assets, with a total value of 5.9678 billion levs (3.05 billion euros).

Sofia News Agency

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