Top Bulgaria Imports 2017
In 2017, Bulgaria bought US$34.1 billion worth of imported products down by -0.5% since 2013 but up by 18.3% from 2016 to 2017.
Top 10 Bulgarian Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Bulgaria amounted to
$4.2 billion or 12.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $740.7 million
  2. Vehicles: $668.3 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $515.7 million
  4. Plastics: $269 million
  5. Pharmaceuticals: $200.5 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $136.1 million
  7. Iron or steel products: $124 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $98.6 million
  9. Dairy, eggs, honey: $64.1 million
10. Cocoa, cocoa preparations: $62 million
Top 10 Bulgarian Imports from Russia

Russia's exports to Bulgaria amounted to
$3.5 billion or 10.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $2.8 billion
  2. Machinery: $160.3 million
  3. Aluminum: $122.4 million
  4. Iron or steel products: $90.2 million
  5. Copper: $88 million
  6. Iron and steel: $36.6 million
  7. Fertilizers: $32.2 million
  8. Aircraft, spacecraft: $15.6 million
  9. Rubber: $15.1 million
10. Paper: $11.3 million
Top 10 Bulgarian Imports from Italy

Italy's exports to Bulgaria amounted to
$2.5 billion or 7.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $454.4 million
  2. Vehicles: $273.5 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $190.4 million
  4. Plastics: $112.3 million
  5. Iron or steel products: $97.4 million
  6. Wool: $84.6 million
  7. Raw hides excluding furskins: $74.2 million
  8. Footwear: $62.2 million
  9. Paper: $54.6 million
10. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $52.9 million
Top 10 Bulgarian Imports from Romania

Romania's exports to Bulgaria amounted to
$2.4 billion or 7.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $520.4 million
  2. Iron and steel: $133.8 million
  3. Machinery: $133.5 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $130.3 million
  5. Vehicles: $120.9 million
  6. Plastics: $114.7 million
  7. Rubber: $80.4 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $71.8 million
  9. Oil seed: $70.8 million
10. Copper: $67.9 million
Top 10 Bulgarian Imports from Turkey

Turkey's exports to Bulgaria amounted to
$2.2 billion or 6.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Plastics: $185.2 million
  2. Vehicles: $174.3 million
  3. Iron and steel: $173.9 million
  4. Machinery: $153.5 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $145.6 million
  6. Ores, slag, ash: $139.2 million
  7. Mineral fuels including oil: $122.4 million
  8. Copper: $107 million
  9. Iron or steel products: $67.7 million
10. Knitted or crocheted fabric: $62.6 million
Top 10 Bulgarian Imports from Spain

Spain's exports to Bulgaria amounted to
$1.8 billion or 5.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Ores, slag, ash: $1.1 billion
  2. Meat: $106 million
  3. Machinery: $75.8 million
  4. Vehicles: $67 million
  5. Plastics: $31.6 million
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $30.9 million
  7. Electronic equipment: $26.8 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $26.6 million
  9. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $24.3 million
10. Zinc: $17 million
Top 10 Bulgarian Imports from Greece

Greece's exports to Bulgaria amounted to
$1.5 billion or 4.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Plastics: $138.7 million
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $89 million
  3. Iron and steel: $83.4 million
  4. Aluminum: $81.2 million
  5. Tobacco: $74.5 million
  6. Machinery: $68.5 million
  7. Electronic equipment: $59.2 million
  8. Knit or crochet clothing: $58.9 million
  9. Fruits, nuts: $57.7 million
10. Toys, games: $53.2 million
Top 10 Bulgarian Imports from Netherlands

Netherlands's exports to Bulgaria amounted to
$1.3 billion or 3.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $277.8 million
  2. Machinery: $159.1 million
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $133.3 million
  4. Vehicles: $103 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $48 million
  6. Plastics: $45 million
  7. Toys, games: $36.1 million
  8. Cocoa, cocoa preparations: $33.6 million
  9. Beverages: $29.9 million
10. Dairy, eggs, honey: $28.4 million
Top 10 Bulgarian Imports from China

China's exports to Bulgaria amounted to
$1.3 billion or 3.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $242.3 million
  2. Electronic equipment: $233.9 million
  3. Furniture, lighting, signs: $100.8 million
  4. Vehicles: $64.2 million
  5. Organic chemicals: $61.6 million
  6. Plastics: $42.3 million
  7. Iron or steel products: $40.5 million
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $35.8 million
  9. Toys, games: $33.2 million
10. Rubber: $25.9 million
Top 10 Bulgarian Imports from Poland

Poland's exports to Bulgaria amounted to
$1.2 billion or 3.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Other chemical goods: $280.3 million
  2. Machinery: $92.4 million
  3. Meat: $77 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $73.7 million
  5. Plastics: $62.5 million
  6. Dairy, eggs, honey: $62 million
  7. Pharmaceuticals: $55.8 million
  8. Furniture, lighting, signs: $48.4 million
  9. Vehicles: $46.5 million
10. Tobacco: $28.1 million
Top 10 Bulgarian Imports from Hungary

Hungary's exports to Bulgaria amounted to
$1.2 billion or 3.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Pharmaceuticals: $245.2 million
  2. Electronic equipment: $235.5 million
  3. Vehicles: $157.9 million
  4. Machinery: $133.4 million
  5. Plastics: $41.8 million
  6. Other food preparations: $21.5 million
  7. Mineral fuels including oil: $19.3 million
  8. Perfumes, cosmetics: $18.1 million
  9. Meat: $17.6 million
10. Leather, animal gut articles: $16.8 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