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Foreign investments dropped by half in first 10 months of 2021

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The flow of foreign direct investments to Bulgaria from January to October remained positive, but decreased sharply on an annual basis. Foreign investments reached 1.144 billion euros. This is 1.178 billion euros less than in the same period of 2020. In this way, the volume of investments shrank by 50.7% on an annual basis, according to preliminary data from the Bulgarian National Bank, which are subject to revision after December.

The central bank estimates that in October the flow of foreign direct investment was positive and totalled 238.5 million euros, while a year ago it was also positive in the amount of 119.4 million euros.


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