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Bulgaria posts 46.4% drop in FDI in 11 months 2016

Staff Writer |
Foreign direct investment into Bulgaria from January to November 2016 was nearly half the value of the first 11 months of 2015, the Bulgarian National Bank said.

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Central bank data suggests that FDI according to the directional principle amounted to EUR 953.7 M or 2% of GDP in the eleven months of last year.

To compare, the value was EUR 1.78 B (3.9% of GDP) for the same period of 2015.

In November 2016 foreign direct investment in Bulgaria grew by EUR 12.4 M, compared with an increase of EUR 32.2 M in November 2015.

The largest net direct investment inflow in Bulgaria for January – November 2016 was from the Netherlands (EUR 202.1 M, 21.2% of the total amount for the period), Germany (EUR 155.1 M, 16.3%), and Luxembourg (EUR 128.4 M, 13.5%).

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