October 2 2023

Foreign direct investments in Bulgaria increase by 33% in August

Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) in Bulgaria for the first eight months of the year have reached 2.2 billion euros, an increase of 33% compared to the same period of the previous year. These are the new data published by the Bulgarian National Bank (BNB). BNB estimated that in August alone, the investment flow was positive by 171 million euros, an increase from the 113 million recorded in August 2022.

The share capital has increased by 355.8 million euros, while the 'reinvestment of profits' category saw a positive figure of 1.7 billion euros.

The largest net positive flows of direct investments into the country from January to August 2023 came from the Netherlands (576.6 million euros), Belgium (273.7 million euros), and Germany (219.4 million euros), while the largest net negative flows were towards Switzerland (42.4 million euros) and Romania (30.1 million euros).


Source: Confindustria Bulgaria