The Manufacture of basic metals industry in Bulgaria was represented by 199 companies at the end of 2016, compared to 199 in the previous year and 198 in 2014.
The industry's net profit amounted to BGN 273,168,000 in 2016.
The industry's total revenue was BGN 7,360,660,000 in 2016, down by 9.38% compared to the previous year.
The combined costs of the companies in the Manufacture of basic metals industry reached BGN 7,061,182,000 in 2016, down by 11.70% year-on-year.
The industry's total revenue makes up 8.77% to the country's Gross domestic product (GDP) in 2016, compared to 10.06% for 2015 and 10.64% in 2014.
A total of 12,466 people were employed in the Manufacture of basic metals industry in 2016, compared to 11,878 in 2015 and 11,260 in 2014.
Most of the companies in the industry are based in Sofia, followed by Plovdiv and Ruse.