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 (2017): Germany, Italy, and Romania
Top 3 Exported Goods (2017): Electrical Machinery, Copper, and Oil & Mineral Fuels

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Electricity; Gas; Water; Food

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $154,254,381,916 (2018)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 3.081% (2018)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $21,960 (2018)
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GDP Country Rank 76/196 (2018)

GDP Composition %

Note: GDP composition percentage may exceed 100. Manufacturing is included in the Industry figures and is also reported separately because it plays a critical role in many economies.

Economic Indicators [1]

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 2.812% (2018)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $39,873,913,893 (2018)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 27.7% (2018)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 1.282% (2018)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 14.366% (2018)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) $2,958,850,000 (2018)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 3,320,506 (2018)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 6.944% (2018)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 29.787% (2018)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 63.27% (2018)
Unemployment Rate 5.261% (2018)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $41,455,220,278 (2018)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $42,007,181,654 (2018)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 109.088% (2018)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $2,579,940,000 (2018)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $10,002,120,000 (2018)
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Economic Snapshot [1]

Note: Percentile ranks are calculated using the latest available data for all countries within the last 5 years.

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


  1. The World Bank