Bulgaria’s exports to other EU countries increased close to 8% in 2015 – statistics institute

Exports from Bulgaria to other European Union countries were 7.9 per cent higher in 2015 than in 2014, adding up to 29.1 billion leva (about 14.8 billion euro), the country’s National Statistical Institute said on March 11 2016, citing preliminary figures.

The year 2015, however, saw Bulgaria record a negative trade balance with the rest of the EU.

Bulgaria’s main trading partners among other EU countries were Germany, Italy, Romania, Greece, France and Belgium which accounted for 69.1 per cent of the exports to the EU, the NSI said.

The institute said that in December 2015, Bulgaria’s exports to the rest of the EU increased by 5.8 per cent compared to the corresponding month of the previous year and amounted to 2.174 billion leva.

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