Belgium
 

Contacts in the Ministry of economy

Vessela Bayraktarova
Head of Europe Department
Foreign Economic Policy Directorate
Ministry of Economy
tel.: +359 2 9407886
v.bairaktarova@mi.government.bg

Mariana Chavrakova
Europe Department
Foreign Economic Policy Directorate
Ministry of Economy
tel.: +359 2 940 7697
E-mail: m.chavrakova@mi.government.bg


Trade and economic relations between Bulgaria and Belgium

1. Trade turnover (mln. euro)

Year

Total turnover

Growth, %

Export

Growth, %

Import

Growth, %

Balance

2005

745.4

-

564.2

-

181.2

-

383

2006

1055

41.53

787.3

39.54

267.7

47.73

519.6

2007

1225.9

16.19

835.6

6.13

390.3

45.79

445.3

2008

1351.3

10.22

897.3

7.38

454

16.32

443.3

2009

948.7

29.79

663.7

26.03

285

37.22

378.7

2010

951.6

0.30

587.3

11.51

364.3

27.82

223

2011

1396.8

46.78

999.3

70.15

397.5

12.15

601.8

2012

1210.9

-13.3

765.9

-23.4

445.8

12.0

319.3

2013

1121.7

-26.9

642.7

-16.1

479

-37.7

163.7

2014

1441.5

28.5

903.4

40.6

538.1

12.3

365.3

2015

1460.9

1.3

853.7

-5.5

607.2

12.8

246.5

2016

1 253.9

-13.8

646.3

-23.8

607.6

0.2

38.7

I-VI, 2016

536.7

-

243.5

-

293.2

-

-49.7

I-VI, 2017

792.2

47.6

485.6

99.4

306.5

4.5

179.0

Source: Ministry of Economy

2. Belgian Investments in Bulgaria

In the first quarter of 2017, investments from Belgium to Bulgaria totaled EUR 7 million. Negative investments of EUR -64.1 million were reported in the second quarter of 2017.

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

-95.9

51.7

544.8

71.9

69

226.3

54.1

70.6

20.5

26.0

28.0

61.7

Source: Bulgarian National Bank

3. Tourism – Belgium tourists in Bulgaria

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

I-VI, 2017

32 133

44 235

51 235

65 195

68 492

69 913

66 345

67 777

88 571

75 367

89 542

57 062

Source: Ministry of Tourism

 

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