Bulgarian exports to third countries increased 26%
Main trade partners of Bulgaria were Turkey, China, the Russian Federation, Egypt, Serbia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, which accounted for 51.5% of the exports to non EU countries.
In May 2017 Bulgarian exports to third countries grew by 42.0% compared to the corresponding month of the previous year and amounted to 1 591.2 Billion BGN.
In the period January - May 2017 compared to the same period of 2016 in the exports of Bulgaria to third countries distributed according to the Standard International Trade Classification the largest growths were recorded in the sections ‘Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material’ (49.8%) and ‘Miscellaneous manufactured articles’ (41.5%).
The most notable fall was reported in section ‘Animals and vegetable oils, fats and waxes’ (10.8%).
Bulgarian imports from third countries in the period January - May 2017 increased by 34.8% in comparison with the corresponding period of the previous year and added up to 8 647.9 Million BGN at CIF prices.
The largest amounts were reported for the goods imported from the Russian Federation, Turkey, China and Serbia.
In May 2017 Bulgarian imports from third countries grew by 22.1% compared to the corresponding month of the previous year and amounted to 1 777.4 Billion BGN. ■