The furniture and woodworking industry is among the sectors that have developed steadily in recent years in Bulgaria. This was said by Deputy Minister of Economy and Industry Yanko Topalov at the opening of the Annual Conference of the woodworking and furniture industries. According to him, this is also the biggest and most important event for the sector, which is held annually, and in its course the most active companies in the sector are distinguished.
“The sector has significant potential for creating added value and providing employment,” said Yanko Topalov. According to him, the production of wood products and furniture creates 4% of the added value in the industry. The sector employs about 30 thousand people, which is 4% of those employed in the industry. “Bulgaria has strong traditions in this sector and our products are competitive on a global level, for which the companies and employees in the sector should be congratulated,” the deputy economic minister stressed.
During the event, it became clear that in 2021 the industry is reporting growth of nearly 15%. The turnover index of enterprises grows by 27% compared to the previous year 2020. Deputy Minister Topalov defined the dialogue and cooperation between the Ministry of Economy and Industry and the business sector as another tool for the formation of more effective policies to permanently stimulate the Bulgarian economy.
The event was attended by Deputy Minister of Agriculture Valentin Chambov, Chairman of the Branch Chamber of Woodworking and Furniture Industry Professor Dr. Vasil Zhivkov, Executive Director of the Chamber Daniela Petrova, representatives of the Executive Forestry Agency, Bulgarian Industrial Association, Bulgarian Industrial Capital Association, University of Forestry and others.