Bulgaria Sees Rise in Exports in 2012

Bulgaria’s exports to non-EU countries increased by more than 10 percent in the first half of the year, totaling nearly 7 billion euros.The country’s exports to non-EU countries in the period January-October 2012 were up over last year’s figures by 11.1 percent, according to Bulgaria’s National Statistics Institute. The exports totaled BGN 13.9 billion.

Bulgaria’s neighbours Turkey, Macedonia and Serbia were high on the list of non-EU export partners, along with China, Russia and the US.

October 2012 saw a particularly high jump in exports to non-EU countries- 22.7 percent compared to last year’s figures- and exceeded BGN 1.5 billion.

Bulgarian imports from third countries in the first ten months of 2012 increased by 12.8 percent over 2011 figures, reaching BGN 17.3 billion at CIF prices. Russia, Turkey, China and Ukraine were Bulgaria’s top import partners.

Bulgarian imports from non-EU countries increased by 18.3 percent in October 2012 compared to last year, totaling BGN 1.9 billion.

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