Bulgarian exports to third countries up 15%
Main trade partners of Bulgaria were Turkey, the Russian Federation, China, Serbia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and the United States which accounted for 52.0% of the exports to non EU countries).
In September 2017 Bulgarian exports to third countries grew by 1.7% compared to the corresponding month of the previous year and amounted to 1 349.2 Billion BGN.
In the period January - September 2017 in the exports of Bulgaria to third countries distributed according to the Standard International Trade Classification the largest growths compared to the same period of 2016 were recorded in the sections ‘Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material’ (51.4%) and ‘Miscellaneous manufactured articles’ 1 (29.6%).
Fall was reported in sections ‘Food and live animals’ (8.2%) and ‘Mineral fuel, lubricants and related materials’ (7.0%).
Bulgarian imports from third countries in the period January - September 2017 increased by 25.0% in comparison with the corresponding period of the previous year and added up to 15 552.1 Million BGN (at CIF prices).
The largest amounts were reported for the goods imported from the Russian Federation, Turkey, China and Serbia.
In September 2017 Bulgarian imports from third countries grew by 12.6% compared to the corresponding month of the previous year and amounted to 1 619.3 Billion BGN. ■