Invest in Bulgaria - The Preferred Partner of Investors Seeking Opportunities in Bulgaria
GUGUSHEV & PARTNERS is among the leaders on the Bulgarian legal market Comprehensive Organization of MBA and EMBA Study Trips in Bulgaria
FDI in Bulgaria (13)
Health (4)
Macroeconomic Data (49)
Business (361)
Investments (155)
Infrastructure (97)
Financial (126)
Economy (350)
Construction (14)
Politics (62)
Real Estate (27)
Interesting Facts (24)
Sports (10)
Software and Information Technology (28)
Real Estate (56)
Tourism (112)
Waste Management (9)
Automotive (23)
Electronics (3)
General (81)
Renewable Energy (66)
Agriculture (22)
Construction (90)
Food and Beverage (20)
Textile (2)

BIA: Bulgaria's Exports Grow Thanks to Bigger Quantities
Date: 22/03/2011
BIA: Bulgaria's Exports Grow Thanks to Bigger Quantities

Some 60% of the growth of Bulgaria's exports is the result of an increase in the quantity of the exported goods, according to an analysis of the Bulgarian Industrial Association (BIA).

BIA points out that in 2010 Bulgaria's export did manage to surpass the 2008 level – the highest recorded export the country had before it was massively affected by the global financial and economic crisis.

Thus, in 2010, Bulgaria's exports amounted to BGN 30.5 B, which is BGN 7.6 B more than in 2009, or a 33.2% increase compared with 2009.

Compared with 2008, Bulgaria's 2010 exports grew by 2.5%, or BGN 752 M, which shows that the 2009 collapse caused by the global crisis has been overcome, BIA says in its analysis submitted to Finance Minister Simeon Djankov.

While 60% of the export growth results from increase in exported quantities, the other 40% of the increase is due to changes in the average prices of the goods.

There are increases of Bulgaria's exports in 92% of the major product categories, which is taken to mean that the producers have used the more favorable situation for Bulgarian products on the international markets.

Eleven of the major product categories have seen export growth of more than BGN 100 M each; they make up 48% of the growth in Bulgaria's exports in 2010, and include:

Mineral fuels and oils – export growth by BGN 1.160 B (2010 compared with 2009);

Electric machines and equipment – BGN 483 M;

Grain – BGN 387 M;

Copper and copper products – BGN 320 M;

Plastic and plastic products – BGN 287 M;

Iron and steel – BGN 259 M;

Oil crops and fruit – BGN 237 M;

Fertilizers – BGN 153 M;

Car parts and tractors – BGN 116 M;

Aluminuim products – BGN 108 M;

Non-organic chemical products – BGN 106 M;

As far as the imports are concerned, BIA points out that the imports continue to grow by already at a slower pace. Thus, Bulgaria's 2010 total imports amounted to BGN 37.5 B, an increase of BGN 4.5 B, or 13.5%.

There is growth in 70% of the main product categories, and the major factor for import growth is the higher average prices of the imported products. The quantity increase is responsible for only 7% of the import growth worth.

Fourteen of the main product categories saw import growth of more than BGN 100 M; they account for 76% of the import growth in 2010.

Mineral fuels and oils – Import growth by BGN 1.707 B (2010 compared with 2009)

Copper and copper products – BGN 1.017 B

Electric machines and equipment – BGN 475 M

Ores – BGN 474 M

Machinery and equipment – BGN 469 M

Iron and steel – BGN 439 M

Cars and tractors – BGN 267 M

Pharmaceuticals – BGN 165 M

Aluminum products – BGN 151 M

Timber and timber products – BGN 127 M

Plastic and plastic products – BGN 124 M

Sugar and sugar products – BGN 105 M

Cellulose – BGN 102 M

Iron and steel products – BGN 101 M

Topic: Macroeconomic Data

Featured District
Invest Bulgaria Charts
Net Foreign Assets of Bulgaria
Net Foreign Assets of Bulgaria

Consumer Price Index of Bulgaria (annual change)
Consumer Price Index of Bulgaria (annual change)

See all charts
Did You Know?
The Bulgarian capital Sofia is about 4 times cheaper to live in than London ... More

Haskovo municipality is located in the central part of Southern Bulgaria and occupies the most western part of Haskovo county. It is located on a territory of 737 square meters, which is 13% of the territory of Haskovo county.  Its geographic location is extremely favorable and important.

Intelligence Pathways - Outsource your Business, Competitive Intelligence or Back Office to Bulgaria

Bulgaria Translation - Full service Bulgarian Translation company

© Copyright 2004-2018 Invest Bulgaria Group Ltd, Sofia, Bulgaria. All rights reserved.

Please read Conditions of Use, Copyright Statement and Privacy Policy for this web page and web site.

Bulgaria Translation Bulgarian Agriculture Bulgarian Textile Sofia Printing Sofia Web Works Bulgarian Coins Intelligence Pathways Bulgarian Outsourcing

Crafted by Sofia Web Works

Our Featured Members