Economy of Bulgaria

BDZ Discussed the 2020 Schedule

The draft train timetable for 2020 is being published for public discussion on the website of the national rail carrier.

Citizens will find on the carrier's website where to send their comments. Those who wish to do so can also take their personal views in the BDZ building in Sofia.

NSI: Bulgaria's Exports to EU grew by 9.3%

In January - February 2019, Bulgaria's exports to the EU increased by 9.3% compared to the same period in 2018 and amounted to BGN 6 334.3 million, according to the National Statistical Institute.
The main trade partners were Germany, Italy, Romania, Greece, France and Belgium, which account for 66.4% of the exports to the EU member states.

BDZ Provides Over 19 000 Additional Seats in the Trains For the Holidays

BDZ-Passenger Transport EOOD will provide over 19 000 additional seats of some trains that travel along the main directions in the country.

Increased seating capacity on trains is made in order to ensure comfortable mobility of customers during weekends on Easter Day, Labor Day (May 1st) and Courage Day (St.George) due to the increased interest in traveling through this period.

Bulgarians Abroad have Sent Home More than BGN 4 Billion in 2018

Last year, Bulgarians, working and living abroad, sent back almost 2.4 billion dollars (2.13 billion euros) back to the country. This is equal to 3.8% of Bulgaria's GDP, and the amount is forecast and calculated on the basis of IMF data, official national statistics and the national bank. Outside of these money transfers there is a cash transfer, but their amount is not part of statistics.

National Statistical Institute: The Bulgarian Economy Grew by 3.1% in 2018

In the fourth quarter of 2018, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) amounted to BGN 29,813 million at current prices. Recalculated in euro, GDP is EUR 15 243 million, with per capita EUR 2 168. Seasonally adjusted data showed growth of 3.2% of GDP in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to the corresponding quarter of the previous year and 0.8% on the third quarter of 2018.

Business Forum in the Framework of an Official Visit of the President of Bulgaria Rumen Radev to the Arab Republic of Egypt, 26-28 March 2019

In the period 26 - 28 March 2019, the President of the Republic of Bulgaria Mr. Rumen Radev will make an official visit to the Arab Republic of Egypt. During the visit he will be accompanied by representatives of the Bulgarian business and economy circles, and a two-sided business forum was agreed between the two countries.