FDI in Bulgaria in January-July 2018 was 219.9M euro

Foreign direct investment in Bulgaria in the first seven months of 2018 stood at million euro, the equivalent of 0.4 per cent of the gross domestic product (GDP), statistics from the Bulgarian National Bank (BNB) showed on September 19. In the same period of 2017, FDI was 594.6 million euro, but the original amount reported by BNB last year was 431.8 million euro, which was revised upward later.

Investment in equity, including in the real estate sector, showed an outflow of 26.2 million euro (compared to an inflow of 183.5 million euro in the first seven months of 2017) and re-invested earnings accounted for an outflow of 18 million euro (lower than the outflow of 97.5 million euro a year earlier), according to preliminary data.

Receipts from real estate investments by foreign companies in the first seven months of the year totalled 4.2 million euro, compared to 10.5 million euro during the same period of 2017.

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