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Japan

Contacts in the Ministry of Economy and Industry

Contact Bulgarian trade representative in Japan

Adelina Kioseva
Head of Asia, Africa, America and Australia Department
Foreign Economic Cooperation Directorate
Ministry of Economy and Industry
Tel.: +359 2/940 76 88
E-mail: a.kioseva@mi.government.bg

Yulia Filcheva
Referent for Japan
Foreign Economic Cooperation Directorate
Ministry of Economy and Industry
12 Knyaz Aleksandar I Str., Sofia 1000
tel. +359 2 940 7784
fax. +359 2 987 4008
E-mail: u.filcheva@mi.government.bg

Economic relations between Bulgaria and Japan

1. Trade turnover (mln. USD)

Year

Total turnover

Growth %

Export

Growth %

Import

Growth %

Balance

2013

125,9

11,8

37,7

21,6

88,2

8,1

-50,5

2014

150,8

19,8

38,1

1,1

112,7

27,8

-74,5

2015

136,7

-9,3

43,0

12,9

93,7

16,9

-50,7

2016

151,0

10,5

45,4

5,6

105,6

12,7

-60,2

2017

165,5

9,6

47,2

4,0

118,3

12,0

-71,1

2018

216,0

30,5

50,7

7,4

165,3

39,2

-114,6

2019

220,2

1,9

56,5

11,4

163,7

-1,0

-107,2

2020

234,1

6,3

58,6

3,7

175,5

7,2

-116,9

2021

307,3

31,3

64,4

9,9

242,9

38,4

-178,5

2022

326,9

6,4

80,4

24,8

246,5

1,5

-166,1

2023

307,7

-5,9

95,5

18,8

212,2

-13,9

-116,7

Source: Ministry of Economy and Industry

2. Japanese investments in Bulgaria

According to the Bulgarian National Bank, the total foreign direct investments from Japan in Bulgaria at the end of 2023 amounted to 108,6 mln. EUR.

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