Bulgaria’s current account surplus decreased to EUR 312.7 million in September 2018 from EUR 568.9 million in the corresponding period of the previous year. The goods and services surplus contracted to EUR 285.6 million from EUR 503.6 million in September of 2017 and the secondary income surplus narrowed to EUR 62.7 million from EUR 90.2 million. In addition, the primary income deficit widened to EUR 35.6 million from EUR 24.9 million deficit a year earlier. Current Account in Bulgaria averaged -97.98 EUR Million from 1998 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 1200.20 EUR Million in July of 2017 and a record low of -1166.80 EUR Million in December of 2007.

Current Account in Bulgaria is expected to be -350.00 EUR Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Current Account in Bulgaria to stand at 450.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Bulgaria Current Account is projected to trend around -100.00 EUR Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-17 09:00 AM Current Account €231.6M €47.3M € 350M
2018-09-19 09:00 AM Current Account €947.8M €238M € 800M
2018-10-19 09:00 AM Current Account €1062M €924.4M € 650M
2018-11-19 10:00 AM Current Account €312.7M €980.1M € 380M
2018-12-18 10:00 AM Current Account €312.7M € -80M
2019-01-18 10:00 AM Current Account
2019-02-19 10:00 AM Current Account € -350M


Bulgaria Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -414.00 -68.30 411.70 -1862.90 BGN Million [+]
Current Account 312.70 980.10 1200.20 -1166.80 EUR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 4.50 2.30 4.50 -24.10 percent [+]
Imports 5790.10 4790.70 5790.10 824.50 BGN Million [+]
Exports 5376.10 4722.40 5376.10 607.60 BGN Million [+]
External Debt 33718.40 33805.10 39411.10 9401.10 EUR Million [+]
Capital Flows 288.00 621.60 985.20 -2825.50 EUR Million [+]
Remittances 99.70 87.90 116.90 50.80 EUR Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 739308.00 1324202.00 3531567.00 237256.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 40.40 40.40 40.40 39.56 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 1.18 1.63 3.09 0.00 [+]
Weapons Sales 61.00 70.00 167.00 1.00 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 119.90 219.70 1018.40 -414.00 EUR Million [+]
Crude Oil Production 1.00 1.00 1.10 0.60 BBL/D/1K [+]

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Bulgaria Current Account

Current Account is the sum of the balance of trade (exports minus imports of goods and services), net factor income (such as interest and dividends) and net transfer payments (such as foreign aid). This page provides the latest reported value for - Bulgaria Current Account - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Bulgaria Current Account - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
312.70 980.10 1200.20 -1166.80 1998 - 2018 EUR Million Monthly




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