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Ireland

Contact Bulgarian trade representatives worldwide

Contacts in the Ministry of Economy and Industry

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

Ketya Manoilova
State expert, Europe department
Foreign economic cooperation directorate
tel.: + 359 2 940 7823
k.manoilova@mi.government.bg

Economic relations between Bulgaria and Ireland

  1. Trade turnover (mln. euro)

Year

Export

Growth %

Import

Growth %

Balance

Total turnover

Growth %

2013

29.8

-2.0

82.2

-3.1

-52.4

112

-2.8

2014

71.7

140.6

79.2

-5.7

-7.4

150.9

33.2

2015

29.9

-58.3

81.3

4.9

-51.4

111.2

-25.5

2016

33.9

13.7

98.2

20.8

-64.3

132.1

18.9

2017

46.4

36.9

114.3

16.4

-67.9

160.7

21.6

2018

97.8

110.8

137.4

20.2

-39.6

235.3

46.3

2019

83.3

-14.9

182.2

32.5

-98.9

265.5

12.8

2020

66.3

-20.4

185.1

1.6

-118.8

251.4

-5.3

2021

60.3

-9.0

239.5

29.4

-179.2

299.8

19.3

2022

101

67.5

200

-16.5

-99.0

301.0

0.4

2023

132.9

31.6

197.6

-1.2

-28.3

330.5

9.8

Source: Ministry of Economy and Industry

  1. Irish investments in Bulgaria

By the end of the first half of 2023, total investments from Ireland amount to €788.3 million.

Investments are mainly in the field of real estate, hotels and restaurants, financial intermediation, construction, trade, processing industry and mining, transport and communications.

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