The Manufacture of basic metals industry in Bulgaria was represented by 185 companies at the end of 2018, compared to 195 in the previous year and 199 in 2016.
The industry's net profit amounted to BGN 329,667,000 in 2018.
The industry's total revenue was BGN 10,927,984,000 in 2018, up by 3.73% compared to the previous year.
The combined costs of the companies in the Manufacture of basic metals industry reached BGN 10,564,867,000 in 2018, up by 6.66% year-on-year.
The industry's total revenue makes up 11.04% to the country's Gross domestic product (GDP) in 2018, compared to 10.98% for 2017 and 7.94% in 2016.
A total of 12,590 people were employed in the Manufacture of basic metals industry in 2018, compared to 13,091 in 2017 and 12,466 in 2016.
Most of the companies in the industry are based in Sofia, followed by Plovdiv and Ruse.