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Bulgaria sees 750 M fiscal surplus at end 2016

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The Bulgarian Finance Ministry has reported that the balance on the consolidated fiscal program for 2016 is positive and to the tune of close to 1.5 billion leva /about 750 billion euro/. The amount corresponds to about 1.6% of the prognosticated GDP of the country. The previous year saw a deficit to the tune of 2.8% of GDP meaning that compared to the same period of 2015 the budget’s position has improved by 4.4 percentage points.The year 2016 has been the first fiscal year since 2008 to see a surplus of the consolidated fiscal program.

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