FDI in Bulgaria in January-June was 799.6M euro

Foreign direct investment in Bulgaria in the first half of the year stood at 799.6 million euro, the equivalent of 1.9 per cent of the gross domestic product, statistics from the Bulgarian National Bank (BNB) showed on August 17.

In the same period of 2014, FDI was 749.9 million euro, but the original amount reported by BNB last year was 490.7 million euro, which was revised upward later.

Investment in equity, including in the real estate sector, stood at 169.8 million euro (compared to 105.7 million euro in January-June 2014) and re-invested earnings accounted for 80.5 million euro (versus 81 million euro in the first six months of last year).

Receipts from real estate investments by foreign companies totalled 17.5 million euro, compared to 64.8 million euro during the same period of 2014.

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