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Contacts in the Ministry of Economy and Industry

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

Antoaneta Hristova
Chief expert, Europe department
Foreign economic cooperation directorate
Ministry of Economy and Industry
tel.: + 359 2 9407693
a.hristova@mi.government.bg

Economic relations between Bulgaria and France

  1. Trade turnover (mln. euro)

Year

Total turnover

growth,%

Export

growth,%

Import

growth,%

Balance

2011

1615.7

28.4

855.2

36.1

760.4

20.8

94.8

2012

1571.6

-2.7

830.0

-2.9

741.5

-2.5

88.5

2013

1727.9

10.0

960.1

15.7

767.8

3.5

192.3

2014

1741.8

0.8

948.0

-1.3

793.8

3.4

154.2

2015

1809.3

3.9

976.0

2.9

833.3

5.0

142.7

2016

1887.5

4.3

1063.4

9.0

824.1

-1.1

239.3

2017

1964.6

4.1

1092.6

2.8

871.9

5.8

220.8

2018

2007.4

2.2

1126.6

3.1

880.8

1.0

245.7

2019

2138.7

6.5

1127.2

0.1

1011.4

14.8

115.8

2020

1961.3

-8.3

1074.1

-4.7

887.1

-12.3

187.0

2021

2298,1

17,2

1267,1

18,0

1,031

16,2

236,1

1-6,2021

1121,2

611,8

509,4

102,3

1-6,2022

1437,2

28,2

832,7

36,1

604,4

18,6

228,3

Source: Ministry of Economy and Industry

  1. French investments in Bulgaria

According to Bulgarian National Bank, the total foreign direct investments from France in Bulgaria at the end of 2021 amounted to 1,028.5 million euros. The flow of foreign direct investments from France in Bulgaria in the first quarter of 2022 is 50.9 million euros, and in the second quarter 4.6 million euros.

  1. Tourism

Year

French tourists in Bulgaria

%

Bulgarian tourists in France

%

2016

164 732

+17.0

123157

+19.5

2017

196 804

+19.5

141913

+15.2

2018

203 363

+3.3

148953

+5.0

2019

207 825

+2.2

159427

+7.0

2020

34 923

-83.2

n/a

2021

88 266

+152,7

n/a

1-6,2022

32 105

+131,0

14 010

n/a

Source: Ministry of Tourism

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