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Bulgaria's trade gap widens to 2.47 bln euro in H1

Author Mario Tanev
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SOFIA (Bulgaria), August 10 (SeeNews) - Bulgaria's trade gap widened to 4.83 billion levs ($2.83 billion/2.47 billion euro) in the first half of the year, from 3.34 billion levs in the same period of 2017, the country’s statistical office, NSI, said on Friday, quoting preliminary data.

Exports increased 1.6% on the year, reaching 25.6 billion levs in the January-June period, while imports rose by an annual 6.6% to 30.4 billion levs, NSI said in a statement.

In June alone, Bulgaria's exports remained flat year-on-year at 4.6 billion levs, while imports added 11.9% to 5.5 billion levs.

Details follow (in millions of levs):

  H1'18 H1'17 June'18 June'17
Exports (FOB) 25569.4 25162.6 4631.3 4630.5
Imports (CIF) 30398.8 28506.3 5495.8 4911.0
Balance -4829.4 -3343.7 -864.5 -280.5

source: NSI

(1 euro = 1.95583 levs)