FDI in Bulgaria in January-September 2015 was 1.1B euro

Foreign direct investment in Bulgaria in the nine months of the year stood at 1.1 billion euro, the equivalent of 2.6 per cent of the gross domestic product, statistics from the Bulgarian National Bank (BNB) showed. In the same period of 2014, FDI was 872 million euro, but the original amount reported by BNB last year was 1.16 billion euro, which was revised downward later.

Investment in equity, including in the real estate sector, stood at 1.03 billion euro (compared to 396.8 million euro in January-September 2014) and re-invested earnings accounted for 120.7 million euro (versus 126.9 million euro in the first nine months of last year).

Receipts from real estate investments by foreign companies totalled 33 million euro, compared to 100.8 million euro during the same period of 2014.

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