Bulgarian exports to non-EU countries fall 7.1% year-on-year, trade balance negative

Bulgarian exports to “third countries” – meaning those that are not members of the European Union – were 7.1 per cent less in January to October 2014 than in the same months of 2013, the National Statistics Institute (NSI) said on December 10.

In January to October 2014, Bulgarian exports to third countries added up to 13.5 billion leva, according to NSI preliminary figures.

The main non-EU trading partners of Bulgaria were Turkey, Singapore, Russia, China, Macedonia and Serbia which accounted for 53 per cent of the exports to non-EU countries, the NSI said.

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