In January – August 2021, the total value of all goods exported from Bulgaria amounted to 43 941.4 million leva, an increase of 22.4 per cent compared with January – August 2020, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said on October 12, citing preliminary data.
These figures come against the background of the downturn in trade in 2020, a result of the Covid-19 crisis.
In August 2021, the total exports of goods added up to 5 524.9 million leva, an increase of 32.8 per cent compared with August 2020, according to the NSI.
The total value of all the goods imported into Bulgaria in January – August 2021 was 48 273.5 million leva (at CIF prices), 26.4 per cent more than in January – August 2020.
In August 2021, the total imports of goods into Bulgaria increased by 35.6 per cent compared with August 2020, adding up to 6 240.1 million leva.
Bulgaria’s total foreign trade balance (exports FOB – import CIF) was negative in the period January – August 2021, amoutning to 4 782.1 million leva.
In August 2021, the total foreign trade balance (exports FOB – import CIF) was also negative, adding up to 715.2 million leva, the NSI said