Bulgaria’s current account surplus widened to EUR 163 million in April of 2022 from EUR 86.9 million in the corresponding month of the previous year. The secondary income recorded a surplus of EUR 116.3 million, compared with a deficit of EUR 23.3 million a year earlier and the primary income gap narrowed sharply to EUR 8 million from EUR 194.6 million. Meanwhile, the goods deficit rose to EUR 225.7 million from EUR 4.5 million and the services surplus narrowed to EUR 280.3 million from EUR 309.3 a year ago. source: Bulgarian National Bank

Current Account in Bulgaria averaged -92.95 EUR Million from 1998 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 1005.10 EUR Million in July of 2017 and a record low of -1166.80 EUR Million in December of 2007. 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 - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2022.

Current Account in Bulgaria is expected to be -180.00 EUR Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Bulgaria Current Account is projected to trend around -180.00 EUR Million in 2023 and -130.00 EUR Million in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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Bulgaria Current Account



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-05-18 09:00 AM Mar €-374.4M €19.1M €150M
2022-06-17 09:00 AM Apr €163M €-374.4M €-120M
2022-07-19 09:00 AM May €163M


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Current Account 163.00 -312.00 EUR Million Apr 2022
Current Account to GDP -0.70 1.80 percent of GDP Dec 2020
External Debt 41542.10 41909.50 EUR Million Mar 2022
Capital Flows 817.10 17.60 EUR Million Apr 2022
Remittances 16.90 16.20 EUR Million Jun 2021
Foreign Direct Investment -229.80 112.50 EUR Million Apr 2022

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).
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
163.00 -312.00 1005.10 -1166.80 1998 - 2022 EUR Million Monthly

News Stream
Bulgaria Current Account Surplus Widens in April
Bulgaria’s current account surplus widened to EUR 163 million in April of 2022 from EUR 86.9 million in the corresponding month of the previous year. The secondary income recorded a surplus of EUR 116.3 million, compared with a deficit of EUR 23.3 million a year earlier and the primary income gap narrowed sharply to EUR 8 million from EUR 194.6 million. Meanwhile, the goods deficit rose to EUR 225.7 million from EUR 4.5 million and the services surplus narrowed to EUR 280.3 million from EUR 309.3 a year ago.
2022-06-17
Bulgaria Current Account Deficit Widens in March
Bulgaria’s current account deficit widened to EUR 347.4 million in March of 2022 from EUR 234.4 million in the corresponding month of the previous year. The primary income gap increased to EUR 412.2 million from EUR 234.7 million a year earlier, while the secondary income surplus narrowed to EUR 2.8 million from EUR 54.6 million. On the other hand, the goods account deficit narrowed to EUR 244.7 million from EUR 312.3 million, while the services surplus widened to EUR 306.6 million from EUR 258 million.
2022-05-18
Bulgaria Current Account Switches to Deficit in January
Bulgaria current account switched to a deficit of EUR 433 million in January of 2022 compared to a surplus of EUR 39.2 million in the same month of the previous year. The goods deficit widened to EUR 581.8 million from EUR 82.4 million and the services surplus narrowed to EUR 208 million from EUR 231.8 million a year ago. Meanwhile, the primary income gap decreased to EUR 45.8 million from EUR 108 million, whereas the secondary income deficit narrowed to EUR 13.5 million from EUR 80.6 million.
2022-03-18