Bulgaria: Trade balance, percent of GDP

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 Bulgaria

Trade balance as percent of GDP

 Latest value 0.21
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1980 - 2022
 Average -2.02
 Min - Max -19.73 - 12.69
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Bulgaria from 1980 to 2022. The average value for Bulgaria during that period was -2.02 percent with a minimum of -19.73 percent in 2008 and a maximum of 12.69 percent in 1997. The latest value from 2022 is 0.21 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 149 countries is -4.42 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Bulgaria - Trade balance, percent of GDP - Recent values chart

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Bulgaria - Trade balance, percent of GDP - historical chart - 1980-2022




The trade balance for Bulgaria and other countries is calculated as the difference between the exports and imports of goods and services, as percent of GDP. A positive number means trade surplus and a negative number means trade deficit.
Definition: External balance on goods and services (formerly resource balance) equals exports of goods and services minus imports of goods and services (previously nonfactor services).

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 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Terms of trade 102.18 2021 percent
 Trade openness 138.18 2022 percent
 Financial openness 0.464 2021 index points
 Exports, percent of GDP 69.19 2022 percent
 Exports, billion dollars 62.51 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Growth of exports 11.63 2022 percent
 Imports, percent of GDP 68.99 2022 percent
 Imports, billion dollars 62.33 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Foreign Direct Investment, percent of GDP 3.56 2022 percent
 Foreign Direct Investment, billion dollars 3.22 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Portfolio investment inflows, equities 24.37 2022 million dollars (current)
 Current account, percent of GDP -0.30 2023 percent
 Current account, in dollars -0.59 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Trade balance, percent of GDP 0.21 2022 percent
 Trade balance, in dollars 0.46 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Reserves 40.99 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Remittances, percent of GDP 2.25 2022 percent
 Remittances 2,033.32 2022 million U.S. dollars
 Net errors and omissions 4,599.28 2022 million USD
 External debt 54.02 2022 percent
 Short-term external debt 21.16 2022 percent
 Short-term debt to reserves 24.37 2022 percent
 Foreign exchange reserves 72.84 9/2023 billion
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