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NSI: Bulgarian exports to third countries grow 10.7% YoY in 2017

NSI: Bulgarian exports to third countries grow 10.7% YoY in 2017

9 February 2018 | 13:27 | FOCUS News Agency
Sofia. Bulgaria’s exports to third countries went up by 10.7% year-on-year to BGN 17.74 billion in 2017, the National Statistical Institute said. The main trade partners were Turkey, Russia, China, Serbia, Macedonia and Egypt, together representing 51.6% of the exports to non-EU countries. The largest growth was registered in manufactured items classified chiefly by material (42.1%) and miscellaneous manufactured items (23.2%), while the exports of food and live animals fell 16.7%, followed by beverages and tobacco with a 11.9% drop.
In December, the exports to third countries shrank by 6.2% on the year to BGN 1.6 billion, NSI data shows.
Meanwhile, Bulgarian imports from third countries grew 24.1% to BGN 21.37 billion in 2017, while in December alone they grew 29.6% to BGN 2.05 billion.
As for total trade with third countries and the EU in 2017, Bulgaria’s exports rose 10.7% to BGN 52.23 billion, while imports amounted to BGN 59.09 billion BGN (at CIF prices), registering 15.4% growth against 2016.
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