Economy of Bulgaria

Imports
Imports commoditiesmachinery and equipment; metals and ores; chemicals and plastics; fuels, minerals, and raw materials
Import partnersRussia 20.9%, Germany 11.3%, Italy 6.7%, Romania 6.6%, Greece 6.1%, Turkey 4.6%, Spain 4.5% (2012)
Exports
Exports commoditiesclothing, footwear, iron and steel, machinery and equipment, fuels
Export partnersGermany 10.4%, Turkey 9.1%, Italy 8.7%, Romania 8.2%, Greece 7.3%, France 4% (2012)
Economy sectors
Agriculture productsvegetables, fruits, tobacco, wine, wheat, barley, sunflowers, sugar beets; livestock
Industrial productselectricity, gas, water; food, beverages, tobacco; machinery and equipment, base metals, chemical products, coke, refined petroleum, nuclear fuel
Economy
Unemployment Rate (not seasonally adjusted)13.1 % (2013-11)12.8 % (2013-10)12.1 % (2013-09)11.9 % (2013-08)12.1 % (2013-07)12.4 % (2013-06)
Unemployment Rate (not seasonally adjusted) of Bulgaria
Unemployment Rate (seasonally adjusted)11.9 % (2014-05)11.9 % (2014-04)12.1 % (2014-03)12.2 % (2014-02)12.5 % (2014-01)12.8 % (2013-12)12.9 % (2013-11)13.0 % (2013-10)12.8 % (2013-09)12.7 % (2013-08)12.8 % (2013-07)12.9 % (2013-06)
Unemployment Rate (seasonally adjusted) of Bulgaria
Reserves of foreign exchange and gold20.7 Billion $ (2013)20.5 Billion $ (2012)17.3 Billion $ (2011)
Reserves of foreign exchange and gold of Bulgaria
Harmonized Indices of Consumer Prices-1.80 Percentage change m/m-12 (2014-05)-1.30 Percentage change m/m-12 (2014-04)-2.00 Percentage change m/m-12 (2014-03)-2.10 Percentage change m/m-12 (2014-02)-1.40 Percentage change m/m-12 (2014-01)-0.90 Percentage change m/m-12 (2013-12)-1.00 Percentage change m/m-12 (2013-11)-1.10 Percentage change m/m-12 (2013-10)-1.30 Percentage change m/m-12 (2013-09)-0.70 Percentage change m/m-12 (2013-08)
Harmonized Indices of Consumer Prices of Bulgaria
Inflation1.50 % (2013)3.00 % (2012)4.20 % (2011)
Inflation of Bulgaria
Unemployment11.6 % (2013)11.1 % (2012)9.60 % (2011)
Unemployment of Bulgaria
GDP - Official Exchange Rate53.7 Billion $ (2013)50.3 Billion $ (2012)53.5 Billion $ (2011)
GDP - Official Exchange Rate of Bulgaria
GDP growth rate0.50 % (2013)0.80 % (2012)1.70 % (2011)
GDP growth rate of Bulgaria
GDP per Capita (PPP)14,400 $ (2013)14,100 $ (2012)14,000 $ (2011)
GDP per Capita (PPP) of Bulgaria
GDP - Purchasing Power Parity105 Billion $ (2013)103 Billion $ (2012)103 Billion $ (2011)
GDP - Purchasing Power Parity of Bulgaria
GDP PPP per land area943 Thousand $ per square kilometer (2013)926 Thousand $ per square kilometer (2012)926 Thousand $ per square kilometer (2011)
GDP PPP per land area of Bulgaria
ElectricityBanking
Central bank discount rate0.03 % (2012)0.22 % (2011)20.0 % (2010)
Central bank discount rate of Bulgaria
Commercial bank prime lending rate9.10 % (2013)9.72 % (2012)10.6 % (2011)
Commercial bank prime lending rate of Bulgaria
GDP decomposition by sector
Agriculture % of GDP6.70 % (2013)6.70 % (2012)
Industry % of GDP30.3 % (2013)30.3 % (2012)
Services % of GDP63.0 % (2013)63.0 % (2012)
Tourism
International tourism, number of arrivals6.54 Million (2012)6.33 Million (2011)6.05 Million (2010)
International tourism, number of arrivals of Bulgaria
International tourism, number of departures3.76 Million (2012)3.80 Million (2011)3.68 Million (2010)
International tourism, number of departures of Bulgaria
Yearly Tourist arrivals to residents ratio92.9 % (2012)89.2 % (2011)81.8 % (2010)
Yearly Tourist arrivals to residents ratio of Bulgaria
Debt, Current Account Balance and Budget Deficit
Public debt (Percentage of GDP)18.4 % of GDP (2013)16.3 % of GDP (2012)16.3 % of GDP (2011)
Public debt (Percentage of GDP) of Bulgaria
Current Account Balance (Percentage of GDP)-1.43 % of GDP (2012)0.25 % of GDP (2011)-1.67 % of GDP (2010)
Current Account Balance (Percentage of GDP) of Bulgaria
External Debt Stocks (Percentage of GNI)103 % of GNI (2012)92.6 % of GNI (2011)106 % of GNI (2010)
External Debt Stocks (Percentage of GNI) of Bulgaria
Short-term debt (percentage of total external debt)27.1 % of total external debt (2012)27.3 % of total external debt (2011)31.4 % of total external debt (2010)
Short-term debt (percentage of total external debt) of Bulgaria
Current Account Balance (Total)-182.30 Million $ (2013)-669.50 Million $ (2012)502 Million $ (2011)
Current Account Balance (Total) of Bulgaria
External Debt (Total)37.9 Billion $ (2013)36.5 Billion $ (2012)47.6 Billion $ (2011)
External Debt (Total) of Bulgaria
External Debt (Percentage of GDP)70.5 % of GDP (2013)72.6 % of GDP (2012)88.9 % of GDP (2011)
External Debt (Percentage of GDP) of Bulgaria
External Debt per Capita5,421 $ (2013)5,189 $ (2012)6,712 $ (2011)
External Debt per Capita of Bulgaria