Bulgaria: Economy

Economic Trivia

The private sector accounts for more than 80% of GDP.

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Top 3 Trade Partners (2014): Germany, Russia, and Italy
Top 3 Exported Goods (2014): Oil & Mineral Fuels, Copper, and Electrical Machinery

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Electricity; Gas; Water; Food

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Source: The World Bank

GDP, PPP (current international) $124,306,334,261 (2014)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 1.55% (2014)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $17,208 (2014)
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GDP Country Rank 76/193 (2014)

Economic Indicators Source: The World Bank

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) -1.418% (2014)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $52,994,680,000 (2013)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 27% (2015)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 7.601% (2014)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 16.748% (2012)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) $692,920,000 (2014)
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Labor and Employment Source: The World Bank

Labor Force, Total 3,318,342 (2014)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 6.9% (2014)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 30.3% (2014)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 62.8% (2014)
Unemployment Rate 11.6% (2014)
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Imports of goods and services (current US$) $37,423,512,414 (2014)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $36,929,178,538 (2014)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 112.986% (2014)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $1,971,160,000 (2014)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $8,959,250,000 (2014)
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How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, Bulgaria’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment

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