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FDI in Bulgaria

FDI in Bulgaria
Bulgaria's FDI in 2004-2010. Source: InvestBulgaria Agency/BNB

Bulgaria attracted a total of EUR 37 B in foreign direct investment in 2001-2011, according to estimates, which made 2001-2011 the most successful decade in Bulgaria's history ever in terms of attracting FDI.

Final data of the Bulgarian National Bank and the InvestBulgaria Agency shows that in 2001-2010, Bulgaria's total FDI reached EUR 35.7 B.

2007 set a record in Bulgarian history with a FDI peak of EUR 9.05 B. 2006 with EUR 6.22 B, and 2008 with EUR 6.73 B were also peak years for foreign direct investment in Bulgaria.

In the first five months of 2012, Bulgaria’s FDI amounted to EUR 473.8 M, or 1.2% of the GDP, an increase up from the EUR 72.2 M (0.2%) in the same period of 2011.