Top Bulgaria Imports 2018
In 2018, Bulgaria bought US$37.9 billion worth of imported products up by 9.1% since 2014 and up by 10.8% from 2017 to 2018.
Top 10 Bulgarian Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Bulgaria amounted to
$4.7 billion or 12.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $858.4 million
  2. Vehicles: $698.2 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $637.4 million
  4. Plastics: $295.1 million
  5. Pharmaceuticals: $255.5 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $154.4 million
  7. Iron or steel products: $145.8 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $107.3 million
  9. Paper: $77 million
10. Cocoa, cocoa preparations: $69.7 million
Top 10 Bulgarian Imports from Russia

Russia's exports to Bulgaria amounted to
$3.7 billion or 9.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $3.2 billion
  2. Copper: $126.6 million
  3. Aluminum: $99.9 million
  4. Machinery: $63.6 million
  5. Iron and steel: $41.1 million
  6. Fertilizers: $35 million
  7. Rubber: $15.9 million
  8. Paper: $12.8 million
  9. Stone, plaster, cement: $11.4 million
10. Glass: $11.2 million
Top 10 Bulgarian Imports from Italy

Italy's exports to Bulgaria amounted to
$2.9 billion or 7.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $490.4 million
  2. Vehicles: $332.2 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $234.6 million
  4. Plastics: $121.8 million
  5. Iron or steel products: $104.1 million
  6. Wool: $85.3 million
  7. Footwear: $81.1 million
  8. Raw hides excluding furskins: $75.2 million
  9. Paper: $69.6 million
10. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $66.5 million
Top 10 Bulgarian Imports from Romania

Romania's exports to Bulgaria amounted to
$2.6 billion or 6.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $475.3 million
  2. Iron and steel: $181.4 million
  3. Machinery: $164 million
  4. Vehicles: $149.4 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $131.4 million
  6. Plastics: $127.5 million
  7. Oil seed: $101.6 million
  8. Rubber: $83.7 million
  9. Other chemical goods: $80.1 million
10. Pharmaceuticals: $69.5 million
Top 10 Bulgarian Imports from Turkey

Turkey's exports to Bulgaria amounted to
$2.3 billion or 6.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Iron and steel: $226.3 million
  2. Machinery: $191.4 million
  3. Vehicles: $189.3 million
  4. Plastics: $174.1 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $159.5 million
  6. Copper: $118.4 million
  7. Iron or steel products: $92.5 million
  8. Aluminum: $73.4 million
  9. Paper: $71.2 million
10. Ores, slag, ash: $68.9 million
Top 10 Bulgarian Imports from Spain

Spain's exports to Bulgaria amounted to
$1.8 billion or 4.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Ores, slag, ash: $1.1 billion
  2. Meat: $115.5 million
  3. Other chemical goods: $55.9 million
  4. Machinery: $55.8 million
  5. Vehicles: $54 million
  6. Plastics: $41.1 million
  7. Pharmaceuticals: $38.9 million
  8. Electronic equipment: $34.8 million
  9. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $28.3 million
10. Ceramic products: $18 million
Top 10 Bulgarian Imports from Greece

Greece's exports to Bulgaria amounted to
$1.7 billion or 4.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Plastics: $162.9 million
  2. Iron and steel: $115 million
  3. Mineral fuels including oil: $98.7 million
  4. Aluminum: $94.4 million
  5. Machinery: $84 million
  6. Tobacco: $70.1 million
  7. Fruits, nuts: $63.5 million
  8. Toys, games: $63.3 million
  9. Knit or crochet clothing: $59.9 million
10. Electronic equipment: $51 million
Top 10 Bulgarian Imports from China

China's exports to Bulgaria amounted to
$1.6 billion or 4.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $301.5 million
  2. Electronic equipment: $295.5 million
  3. Furniture, lighting, signs: $113.8 million
  4. Vehicles: $86.4 million
  5. Organic chemicals: $81.5 million
  6. Plastics: $59.9 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $44.8 million
  8. Iron or steel products: $43 million
  9. Toys, games: $37.1 million
10. Aluminum: $31.6 million
Top 10 Bulgarian Imports from Netherlands

Dutch exports to Bulgaria amounted to
$1.4 billion or 3.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $289.2 million
  2. Machinery: $173.5 million
  3. Vehicles: $137.4 million
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $133.7 million
  5. Other chemical goods: $113.3 million
  6. Plastics: $63.9 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $39.5 million
  8. Cocoa, cocoa preparations: $34 million
  9. Toys, games: $33.2 million
10. Beverages: $30.4 million
Top 10 Bulgarian Imports from Hungary

Hungary's exports to Bulgaria amounted to
$1.3 billion or 3.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Pharmaceuticals: $290.7 million
  2. Electronic equipment: $284.2 million
  3. Vehicles: $187.9 million
  4. Machinery: $135.9 million
  5. Plastics: $43.3 million
  6. Beverages: $24.1 million
  7. Meat: $23.1 million
  8. Other food preparations: $20.8 million
  9. Paper: $17.5 million
10. Perfumes, cosmetics: $15.8 million
Top 10 Bulgarian Imports from Poland

Poland's exports to Bulgaria amounted to
$1.3 billion or 3.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $122.5 million
  2. Other chemical goods: $86.1 million
  3. Railway, tram equipment: $78.7 million
  4. Meat: $77.8 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $74.8 million
  6. Vehicles: $73.3 million
  7. Plastics: $65.4 million
  8. Pharmaceuticals: $61.2 million
  9. Furniture, lighting, signs: $60.7 million
10. Dairy, eggs, honey: $60.3 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