Foreign direct investment in Bulgaria in 2016 stood at 682.8 million euro, the equivalent of 1.5 per cent of the gross domestic product (GDP), statistics from the Bulgarian National Bank (BNB) showed on February 17. In 2015, FDI was 1.69 billion euro, but the original amount reported by BNB last year was 1.57 billion euro, which was revised upward later.
Investment in equity, including in the real estate sector, stood at 222.3 million euro (compared to 1.1 billion euro in 2015) and re-invested earnings accounted for 638.5 million euro (versus 685.3 million euro a year earlier), according to preliminary data.
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