Imports$30.86 billion (2011 est.)
Exports$28.12 billion (2011 est.)
Inflation rate (consumer prices)4.2% (2011 est.)
Unemployment rate9.6% (2011 est.)
GDP - per capita (PPP)$13,800 (2011 est.)
National product real growth rate0.3% (2010 est.)
Internet users3.395 million (2009)
Telephones - mobile cellular10.585 million (2009)
Population growth rate-0.796% (2012 est.)
Population7,037,935 (July 2012 est.)
The Bulgars, a Central Asian Turkic tribe, merged with the local Slavic inhabitants in the late 7th century to form the first Bulgarian state.
In succeeding centuries, Bulgaria struggled with the Byzantine Empire to assert its place in the Balkans, but by the end of the 14th century the country was overrun by the Ottoman Turks.
Northern Bulgaria attained autonomy in 1878 and all of Bulgaria became independent from the Ottoman Empire in 1908....
Bulgaria, a former Communist country that entered the EU on 1 January 2007, averaged more than 6% annual growth from 2004 to 2008, driven by significant amounts of foreign direct investment and consumption.
Successive governments have demonstrated a commitment to economic reforms and responsible fiscal planning, but the global downturn sharply reduced domestic demand, exports, capital inflows, and industrial production.
GDP contracted by approximately 5% in 2009, and stagnated in 2010, despite a significant recovery in exports....
The Economist Intelligence Unit
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The Bulgarian economy grew by a robust-looking 3.0% year-on-year in Q2 2016. However, the majority of this growth came from an increase in inventories rather than any marked improvement in consumer spending, ...