Bulgaria’s trade with non-EU countries down in H1

SOFIA (Xinhua) – Bulgaria’s exports to and imports from non-European Union (EU) countries from January to June decreased by 10.5 per cent and 11 per cent year-on-year respectively, official statistics revealed yesterday.

In the first half of this year, the country’s exports to non-EU countries amounted to USD5.3 billion, according to preliminary national statistics. Bulgaria’s main trading partners were Turkey, China, Britain, the United States, Serbia, Russia and North Macedonia, which accounted for 54 per cent of the exports to non-EU countries, it said.

Meanwhile, Bulgarian imports from non-EU countries amounted to BGN10.9 billion, with the largest amounts reported for the goods imported from Russia, Turkey, China and Serbia, the country’s national statistics agency said.