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Foreign Trade (As % of GDP) rose 6.01% to 131% in Bulgaria in 2017

Foreign Trade (As % of GDP) (%), 2017
Economy | Bulgaria | June 1, 2020
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Foreign trade as a share of GDP rose 6.01% to 131% in Bulgaria in 2017, according to the National Statistical Office.

Historically, foreign trade as a share of GDP in Bulgaria reached an all time high of 131% in 2017 and an all time low of 66.4% in 1980. When compared to Bulgaria's main peers, foreign trade as a share of GDP in Greece amounted to 67.0%, 85.0% in Romania, 114% in Serbia and 54.1% in Turkey in 2017.

Bulgaria has been ranked 24th within the group of 163 countries we follow in terms of foreign trade as a share of GDP, 14 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Foreign Trade (As % of GDP) Unit 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Albania % 75.9% 75.4% 71.8% 74.8% 78.2%
Bosnia and Herzegovina % 87.9% 90.6% 89.3% 89.3% 97.9%
Bulgaria % 130% 131% 127% 123% 130%
Croatia % 82.7% 87.0% 92.5% 94.1% 99.1%
Greece % 63.5% 67.1% 63.1% 60.8% 67.0%
Hungary % 164% 168% 167% 164% 165%
Iran % 50.3% 44.6% 39.0% 43.2% 48.8%
Iraq % 75.7% 78.3% 76.8% 72.0% 73.6%
Macedonia % 105% 113% 114% 116% 124%
Moldova % 95.7% 93.2% 89.3% 87.6% 85.6%
Romania % 81.0% 83.3% 83.6% 84.6% 86.5%
Serbia % 87.9% 92.2% 97.4% 102% 108%
Turkey % 52.5% 53.8% 51.1% 48.3% 55.8%
Ukraine % 95.1% 101% 108% 106% 104%