Bulgarian exports to the EU grew by 3.4% from January to October 2019 period, compared to the same period of 2018, the National Statistical Institute said on Monday (13 January), with Germany, Romania, Italy, Greece, France and Belgium as the country’s main trading partners (66.2% of its total exports).
Bulgarian imports from the EU, however, saw a smaller increase. From January to October 2019, Bulgarian imports from the EU increased by 2.6% compared to the same period in 2018.
In real monetary terms, however, exports generated less, as they amounted to 32,68 million leva, while imports amounted 34,112.7 million leva, meaning that Bulgaria was importing more than it was exporting. (Krassen Nikolov | EURACTIV.bg)