Top Bulgaria Imports 2016
In 2016, Bulgaria bought US$28.8 billion worth of imported products down by -11.9% since 2012 and down by -1.5% from 2015 to 2016.
Top 10 Bulgarian Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Bulgaria amounted to
$3.8 billion or 13.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $638.2 million
  2. Vehicles: $589.5 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $462.6 million
  4. Plastics: $250.9 million
  5. Iron or steel products: $191.9 million
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $173.6 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $117.8 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $79.4 million
  9. Paper: $54.1 million
10. Clocks and watches: $53.3 million
Top 10 Bulgarian Imports from Russia

Russia's exports to Bulgaria amounted to
$2.6 billion or 8.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $2.3 billion
  2. Aluminum: $57.1 million
  3. Copper: $41.2 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $32.6 million
  5. Iron and steel: $26.8 million
  6. Fertilizers: $26.8 million
  7. Paper: $12.6 million
  8. Rubber: $11.1 million
  9. Machinery: $10.9 million
10. Railway, tram equipment: $9.4 million
Top 10 Bulgarian Imports from Italy

Italy's exports to Bulgaria amounted to
$2.3 billion or 7.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $407.8 million
  2. Vehicles: $260.5 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $180.7 million
  4. Plastics: $107.4 million
  5. Raw hides excluding furskins:$80 million
  6. Iron or steel products: $78.6 million
  7. Wool: $77 million
  8. Footwear: $55.6 million
  9. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $51.7 million
10. Paper: $50 million
Top 10 Bulgarian Imports from Romania

Romania's exports to Bulgaria amounted to
$2 billion or 6.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $401.8 million
  2. Vehicles: $117.7 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $112.3 million
  4. Machinery: $108.5 million
  5. Plastics: $99.5 million
  6. Iron and steel: $78.4 million
  7. Rubber: $71.8 million
  8. Copper: $67.1 million
  9. Other chemical goods: $63.8 million
10. Oil seed: $62.4 million
Top 10 Bulgarian Imports from Turkey

Turkey's exports to Bulgaria amounted to
$1.8 billion or 6.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Plastics: $167.6 million
  2. Machinery: $145.4 million
  3. Vehicles: $133.9 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $131.2 million
  5. Iron and steel: $99.1 million
  6. Copper: $87 million
  7. Mineral fuels including oil: $75 million
  8. Knitted or crocheted fabric: $62.2 million
  9. Iron or steel products: $57.9 million
10. Ores, slag, ash: $55.8 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 Poland

Poland's exports to Bulgaria amounted to
$1.2 billion or 4.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Other chemical goods: $309.1 million
  2. Machinery: $85.9 million
  3. Meat: $69.6 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $58.9 million
  5. Plastics: $50.1 million
  6. Dairy, eggs, honey: $47.8 million
  7. Vehicles: $45.5 million
  8. Pharmaceuticals: $43.5 million
  9. Furniture, lighting, signs: $42.9 million
10. Paper: $20.1 million
Top 10 Bulgarian Imports from China

China's exports to Bulgaria amounted to
$1.1 billion or 4% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $223.1 million
  2. Electronic equipment: $205.3 million
  3. Furniture, lighting, signs: $89.2 million
  4. Organic chemicals: $76.8 million
  5. Vehicles: $74.2 million
  6. Plastics: $35.5 million
  7. Toys, games: $30.9 million
  8. Iron and steel: $29.6 million
  9. Iron or steel products: $28.6 million
10. Medical, technical equipment: $28.3 million
Top 10 Bulgarian Imports from Spain

Spain's exports to Bulgaria amounted to
$1.1 billion or 3.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Ores, slag, ash: $602.1 million
  2. Meat: $96.9 million
  3. Vehicles: $52.5 million
  4. Machinery: $47.8 million
  5. Plastics: $30.7 million
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $26.3 million
  7. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $21.1 million
  8. Electronic equipment: $19.9 million
  9. Tanning, dyeing extracts: $14.9 million
10. Knit or crochet clothing: $13.1 million
Top 10 Bulgarian Imports from Hungary

Hungary's exports to Bulgaria amounted to
$1.1 billion or 3.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $242.2 million
  2. Pharmaceuticals: $209.9 million
  3. Vehicles: $129.1 million
  4. Machinery: $128.9 million
  5. Plastics: $37 million
  6. Leather, animal gut articles: $22.3 million
  7. Perfumes, cosmetics: $21.2 million
  8. Other food preparations: $21 million
  9. Mineral fuels including oil: $17.1 million
10. Rubber: $16.9 million
Top 10 Bulgarian Imports from Netherlands

Dutch exports to Bulgaria amounted to
$1.1 billion or 3.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $216.2 million
  2. Machinery: $135.1 million
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $129.6 million
  4. Vehicles: $98.2 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $32.9 million
  6. Beverages: $32.8 million
  7. Plastics: $31.8 million
  8. Clocks and watches: $30.5 million
  9. Toys, games: $26 million
10. Dairy, eggs, honey: $22.7 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.
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Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis