Bulgaria’s exports in January – March up 34% y/y


The total value of all goods exported from Bulgaria in January to March 2022 was more than BGN 20.9 billion, an increase of 34 per cent compared with January to March 2021, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said on 12 May, citing preliminary data.

In January – March 2021, the total value of all goods exported from Bulgaria amounted to BGN  15.3 billion, an increase of 7.3 per cent compared with January – March 2020.

In January – March 2020, the total value of all goods exported from Bulgaria was just more than BGN  14 billion, about 1.1 per cent less than in the first three months of 2019.

In March 2022, the total exports of goods from Bulgaria added up to just more than eight billion BGN, an increase of 38.9 per cent compared with March 2021.

The total value of all the goods imported into Bulgaria in January – March 2022 was more than BGN  24.2 billion (at CIF prices), 41.4 per cent more than in January – March 2021.

In March 2022, the total imports of goods increased by 33.7 per cent compared with March 2021, adding up to BGN  8.9 billion.

Bulgaria’s total foreign trade balance (exports FOB – imports CIF) was negative in January – March 2022, amounting to BGN 3.3 billion.

In March 2022, the total foreign trade balance (exports FOB – imports CIF) was also negative, adding up to BGN 856.1 million, the NSI said.