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 (2015): Germany, Italy, and Romania
Top 3 Exported Goods (2015): Oil & Mineral Fuels, Electrical Machinery, and Copper

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Electricity; Gas; Water; Food

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Source: The World Bank

GDP, PPP (current international) $125,699,285,209 (2015)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 2.967% (2015)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $17,512 (2015)
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GDP Country Rank 77/193 (2015)

Economic Indicators Source: The World Bank

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) -0.105% (2015)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $48,742,394,000 (2014)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 27% (2015)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 7.137% (2015)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 16.748% (2012)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) $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$) $31,827,407,051 (2015)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $32,536,576,173 (2015)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 112.986% (2014)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $1,773,855,483 (2015)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $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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