FDI in Bulgaria in January-February was 81M euro

Foreign direct investment in Bulgaria in the first two months of 2016 stood at 81 million euro, the equivalent of 0.2 per cent of the gross domestic product (GDP), statistics from the Bulgarian National Bank (BNB) showed on April 18. In the same period of 2015, FDI was 486.4 million euro, but the original amount reported by BNB last year was 128.2 million euro, which was revised upward later.

Investment in equity, including in the real estate sector, stood at 30.2 million euro (compared to 31 million euro in January-February 2015) and there were no re-invested earnings reported (versus 143 million euro a year earlier).

Receipts from real estate investments by foreign companies totalled 4.8 million euro, compared to 8.7 million euro during the same period of 2015.

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