Economy of Bulgaria
In the period January - June 2019 Bulgarian exports to the EU grew by 5.1% in comparison with the same period of 2018 and amounted to 19 029.6 Million BGN (Annex, Table 1 and 2). Main trade partners of Bulgaria were Germany, Romania, Italy, Greece, France and Belgium which accounted for 67.1% of the exports to the EU Member States.
A significant increase in tourism revenue in the first half of the year helped Greece to reduce its current account deficit, more than the growth in imports. This is indicated by the Bank of Greece data.
The tourism revenues for the first six months of 2019, were € 5.5 billion, up by 15.3% from € 4.77 billion for the same period in 2018.