Sofia. In January 2015, Bulgaria's exports to the EU increased by 16.7% over the same month of 2014 and amounted to BGN 2.3 billion, according to statistics from the National Statistical Institute (NSI). Major trade partners of Bulgaria were Germany, Italy, Greece, Romania, France and Belgium, which form 70.0% of the exports to EU member countries. Bulgaria's imports from the EU in January 2015 increased slightly compared to the same month of 2014 and amounted at BGN 2.3 billion in CIF prices. The largest exchange volume is reported in goods imported from Germany, Spain, Romania, Italy and Greece. The foreign trade balance (exports FOB - import CIF) with EU for Bulgaria in January 2015 was negative and amounted to BGN 33.1 million in FOB / FOB (after elimination of transport costs and insurance on imports) the trade balance was positive and amounted to BGN 64.9 million.