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Iraq

Contacts in the Ministry of economy and industry

Contact Bulgarian trade representative in Erbil, Iraq

Adelina Kyoseva
Head of Department “Asia, Africa, America and Australia”
12 “Knyaz Alexander I” st.
phone: +359 2 940 7688
a.kioseva@mi.government.bg

Mehmed Myuhtar
Referent for Iraq
12 “Knyaz Alexander I” St.,
phone: +359 2 940 76 52
m.myuhtar@mi.government.bg

Economic relations between Bulgaria and Iraq

Until 1989 Iraq was one of the main foreign trade partners of our country, as the exchange of goods in 1988 reached 813 million USD. (exports – 394 million USD).

  1. Trade turnover (mm euro)

Year

Total turnover

growth,%

Export

growth,%

Import

growth,%

Balance

2017

68.8

67.7

39.5

-3.7

29.3

146400.0

10.2

2018

109.4

59.0

40.1

1.5

69.3

136.5

-29.2

2019

85.8

-21.6

53.5

33.4

32.3

-53.4

21.2

2020

41.1

-52.1

41.1

-23.2

0.0

-99.9

41.1

2021

173.3

321.4

51.3

24.8

122.0

580852.4

-70.7

2022

325.3

87.7

213.2

315.5

112.2

-8.1

101.0

2023

211.1

-35.1

209.9

-1.5

1.2

-98.9

208.7

Source: Ministry of Economy and Industry

  1. Iraqi investments in Bulgaria

According to BNB data statistics, there were no realized investments from Iraq in Bulgaria in 2023.

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