Annual International Trade Statistics
Publication date: 2019-05-19
Reporting period: 2002 - 2018
Timeseries: 164 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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Bulgaria | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) | 2007 - 2018

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Commodities Reporter Partner Trade flow Indicator 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES Bulgaria World Exports Value (US$) 18 575 129 425.00 22 485 509 057.00 16 502 519 893.00 20 608 005 156.00 28 165 219 747.00 26 698 780 088.00 29 510 574 320.00 29 386 540 311.00 25 778 745 945.00 26 688 182 909.00 31 588 418 276.00 33 314 360 355.00
Imports Value (US$) 30 085 387 539.00 37 015 366 386.00 23 340 811 547.00 25 359 886 220.00 32 493 611 423.00 32 743 133 695.00 34 316 572 909.00 34 740 042 449.00 29 265 116 176.00 28 958 139 912.00 34 263 590 069.00 37 952 641 361.00

The value of total exports from Bulgaria totalled $ 33 billion in 2018. Merchandise exports from Bulgaria increased by 5.46% compared to 2017. goods exports grew up by $ 1.72 billion in 2018 (merchandise exports from Bulgaria amounted to $31 billion in 2017)

Bulgaria's exports 2018 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Bulgaria in 2018:

  • Germany with a share of 14.7% (4.92 billion US$)
  • Italy with a share of 8.61% (2.87 billion US$)
  • Romania with a share of 8.5% (2.83 billion US$)
  • Turkey with a share of 7.65% (2.55 billion US$)
  • Greece with a share of 6.68% (2.22 billion US$)
  • France with a share of 3.98% (1.32 billion US$)
  • Belgium with a share of 3.47% (1.15 billion US$)
  • Areas, nes with a share of 2.8% (935 million US$)
  • Netherlands with a share of 2.74% (913 million US$)
  • China with a share of 2.64% (882 million US$)

Exports structure from Bulgaria in 2018 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 10.7% (3.58 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 8.98% (2.99 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 8.79% (2.93 billion US$): 74 - Copper and articles thereof
  • 7.89% (2.63 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 3.65% (1.21 billion US$): 10 - Cereals
  • 3.07% (1.02 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 3.07% (1.02 billion US$): 99 - Commodities not specified according to kind
  • 3.04% (1.01 billion US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 3.03% (1 billion US$): 73 - Articles of iron or steel
  • 2.98% (995 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof

What did Bulgaria export in 2018?

TOP-10 Exports commodities from Bulgaria in 2018:

  • 6.54% ($2.17 billion): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.
  • 3.77% ($1.25 billion): 7403 - Refined copper and copper alloys, unwrought.
  • 3.19% ($1.06 billion): 7402 - Unrefined copper; copper anodes for electrolytic refining.
  • 2.8% ($934 million): 3004 - Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses (including those in the form of transdermal administration systems) or in forms or packings for retail sale.
  • 2.55% ($849 million): 1001 - Wheat and meslin.
  • 1.83% ($610 million): 8544 - Insulated (including enamelled or anodised) wire, cable (including co-axial cable) and other insulated electric conductors, whether or not fitted with connectors; optical fibre cables, made up of individually sheathed fibres, whether or not assembled with electric conductors or fitted with connectors.
  • 1.56% ($520 million): 2716 - Electrical energy. (optional heading)
  • 1.36% ($454 million): 1206 - Sunflower seeds, whether or not broken.
  • 1.35% ($453 million): 8538 - Parts suitable for use solely or principally with the apparatus of heading 85.35, 85.36 or 85.37.

The value of total imports to Bulgaria totalled $ 37 billion in 2018. Merchandise imports to Bulgaria increased by 10.7% compared to 2017. goods imports grew up by $ 3.68 billion in 2018 (value of merchandise imports to Bulgaria was equal to $34 billion in 2017)

Bulgaria's imports 2018 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Bulgaria in 2018:

  • Germany with a share of 12.3% (4.69 billion US$)
  • Russia with a share of 9.73% (3.69 billion US$)
  • Italy with a share of 7.52% (2.85 billion US$)
  • Romania with a share of 6.85% (2.6 billion US$)
  • Turkey with a share of 6.25% (2.37 billion US$)
  • Spain with a share of 4.65% (1.76 billion US$)
  • Greece with a share of 4.35% (1.65 billion US$)
  • China with a share of 4.09% (1.55 billion US$)
  • Netherlands with a share of 3.79% (1.43 billion US$)
  • Hungary with a share of 3.45% (1.31 billion US$)

Imports structure to Bulgaria in 2018 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 13.5% (5.14 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 9.45% (3.58 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 9.21% (3.49 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 7.15% (2.71 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 5.77% (2.19 billion US$): 26 - Ores, slag and ash
  • 4.51% (1.71 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 4.11% (1.55 billion US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 3.75% (1.42 billion US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 2.71% (1.03 billion US$): 99 - Commodities not specified according to kind
  • 2.08% (792 million US$): 38 - Miscellaneous chemical products

What did Bulgaria import in 2018?

TOP-10 Imports commodities to Bulgaria in 2018:

  • 7.83% ($2.97 billion): 2709 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude.
  • 4.93% ($1.87 billion): 2603 - Copper ores and concentrates.
  • 3.29% ($1.25 billion): 3004 - Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses (including those in the form of transdermal administration systems) or in forms or packings for retail sale.
  • 3% ($1.13 billion): 8703 - Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.
  • 2.46% ($935 million): 2711 - Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons.
  • 2.13% ($808 million): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.
  • 1.48% ($563 million): 8525 - Transmission apparatus for radio-telephony, radio-telegraphy, radio-broadcasting or television, whether or not incorporating reception apparatus or sound recording or reproducing apparatus; television cameras; still image video cameras and other video camera recorders; digital cameras.
  • 1.15% ($436 million): 3824 - Prepared binders for foundry moulds or cores; chemical products and preparations of the chemical or allied industries (including those consisting of mixtures of natural products), not elsewhere specified or included.
  • 1.13% ($429 million): 8701 - Tractors (other than tractors of heading 87.09).

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Bulgaria | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) | 2007 - 2018