Bulgarian exports to third countries, meaning non-EU countries, decreased by 13.8 per cent on an annual basis in January to August 2016, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said on October 10, citing preliminary figures.
In January-August 2016, Bulgarian exports to third countries amounted to 9516.1 million leva, the NSI said.
Among non-EU countries, Bulgaria’s main trading partners were Turkey, the Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, China, Russian Federation and the United States, which accounted for 49.7 per cent of exports to non-EU countries.
In August 2016 Bulgarian exports to third countries increased by 0.9 per cent compared to the corresponding month of the previous year and added up to 1 228.8 million leva, the NSI said.
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(Photo of the port of Varna: Clive Leviev-Sawyer)