Top Bulgaria Imports 2015
In 2015, Bulgaria bought US$29.3 billion worth of imported products down by 9.9% since 2011 and down by 15.7% from 2014 to 2015.
Top 10 Bulgarian Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Bulgaria amounted to
$3.8 billion or 12.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $664.6 million
  2. Vehicles: $643.9 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $452.5 million
  4. Plastics: $247.2 million
  5. Iron or steel products: $189 million
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $161.4 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $119.6 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $82.2 million
  9. Paper: $56.8 million
10. Dairy, eggs, honey: $55.2 million
Top 10 Bulgarian Imports from Russia

Russia's exports to Bulgaria amounted to
$3.5 billion or 12% of its overall imports.

  1. Oil: $3.2 billion
  2. Aluminum: $71.4 million
  3. Iron and steel: $47.5 million
  4. Fertilizers: $26.2 million
  5. Machinery: $23.6 million
  6. Iron or steel products: $22.6 million
  7. Ores, slag, ash: $21.1 million
  8. Copper: $17.7 million
  9. Paper: $14.6 million
10. Rubber: $13.6 million
Top 10 Bulgarian Imports from Italy

Italy's exports to Bulgaria amounted to
$2.2 billion or 7.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $407.3 million
  2. Vehicles: $206.9 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $178.6 million
  4. Plastics: $102.6 million
  5. Raw hides excluding furskins: $93.6 million
  6. Wool: $87.1 million
  7. Iron or steel products: $82.9 million
  8. Footwear: $53.8 million
  9. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $49.4 million
10. Paper: $47 million
Top 10 Bulgarian Imports from Romania

Romania's exports to Bulgaria amounted to
$2 billion or 6.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Oil: $360.7 million
  2. Machinery: $114.1 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $110.7 million
  4. Vehicles: $98 million
  5. Plastics: $93.4 million
  6. Iron and steel: $87 million
  7. Copper: $86.7 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $76.7 million
  9. Rubber: $66 million
10. Oil seed: $56.8 million
Top 10 Bulgarian Imports from Turkey

Turkey's exports to Bulgaria amounted to
$1.7 billion or 5.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Plastics: $183.3 million
  2. Machinery: $131.8 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $119.2 million
  4. Vehicles: $105.3 million
  5. Copper: $92.2 million
  6. Oil: $80.1 million
  7. Aluminum: $72.2 million
  8. Iron and steel: $66.2 million
  9. Iron or steel products: $58.8 million
10. Rubber: $55.1 million
Top 10 Bulgarian Imports from Greece

Greece's exports to Bulgaria amounted to
$1.4 billion or 4.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Oil: $198.1 million
  2. Plastics: $116.4 million
  3. Tobacco: $68.7 million
  4. Aluminum: $68.3 million
  5. Knit or crochet clothing: $63 million
  6. Machinery: $58.6 million
  7. Electronic equipment: $49.5 million
  8. Fruits, nuts: $45.7 million
  9. Copper: $42.5 million
10. Knitted or crocheted fabric: $39.2 million
Top 10 Bulgarian Imports from Spain

Spain's exports to Bulgaria amounted to
$1.4 billion or 4.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Ores, slag, ash: $861.6 million
  2. Meat: $82.2 million
  3. Machinery: $51.3 million
  4. Vehicles: $50.5 million
  5. Pharmaceuticals: $40.6 million
  6. Plastics: $31.7 million
  7. Electronic equipment: $20.6 million
  8. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $17.1 million
  9. Organic chemicals: $16.5 million
10. Tanning, dyeing extracts: $15.3 million
Top 10 Bulgarian Imports from Hungary

Hungary's exports to Bulgaria amounted to
$1.1 billion or 3.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $248.3 million
  2. Pharmaceuticals: $201.3 million
  3. Machinery: $129.2 million
  4. Vehicles: $124.9 million
  5. Plastics: $35.2 million
  6. Oil: $18.8 million
  7. Rubber: $18.4 million
  8. Other food preparations: $18.3 million
  9. Perfumes, cosmetics: $18.1 million
10. Leather, animal gut articles: $17.9 million
Top 10 Bulgarian Imports from China

China's exports to Bulgaria amounted to
$1.1 billion or 3.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $218.7 million
  2. Electronic equipment: $175 million
  3. Organic chemicals: $85 million
  4. Furniture, lighting, signs: $73.5 million
  5. Vehicles: $65.2 million
  6. Plastics: $33.9 million
  7. Toys, games: $27.5 million
  8. Iron or steel products: $26.5 million
  9. Medical, technical equipment: $25.6 million
10. Iron and steel: $24.7 million
Top 10 Bulgarian Imports from Netherlands

Dutch exports to Bulgaria amounted to
$980.6 million or 3.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $181.3 million
  2. Machinery: $130.4 million
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $115.5 million
  4. Vehicles: $96.6 million
  5. Plastics: $34.8 million
  6. Beverages: $34.3 million
  7. Cocoa: $33.6 million
  8. Meat: $30.9 million
  9. Medical, technical equipment: $26 million
10. Dairy, eggs, honey: $19.1 million
Top 10 Bulgarian Imports from France

France's exports to Bulgaria amounted to
$922.1 million or 3.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $151 million
  2. Vehicles: $114.1 million
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $103.1 million
  4. Machinery: $88.6 million
  5. Meat: $39 million
  6. Other chemical goods: $37.8 million
  7. Perfumes, cosmetics: $29.5 million
  8. Plastics: $27 million
  9. Cotton: $23.3 million
10. Oil seed: $17 million
Fastest-Growing Bulgarian Imports
Research Note:
Import numbers rarely match the source exporters’ stats. Reasons for import-export statistical discrepancies include re-exports, time lags, misallocations, distinct trade reporting systems, different quantity measurements and country confidentiality rules. Also, transportation and insurance costs are sometimes added to import totals.
Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis