Bulgaria's current account surplus rose to EUR 23.9 million in December of 2019 from EUR 11.3 million in the same month of the previous year, as the primary income account recorded a surplus of EUR 24.8 million compared to EUR -37.1 million deficit a year ago while the secondary income widened to EUR 148.4 million from EUR 120.5 million. Meanwhile, the goods and services account gap increased to EUR 149.2 million from EUR 72.1 million. Considering 2019 as a whole, the country’s current account surplus widened to EUR 5,901 million from EUR 3,002 million in the same period of 2018.

Current Account in Bulgaria averaged -71.12 EUR Million from 1998 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 1128.90 EUR Million in August of 2019 and a record low of -1166.80 EUR Million in December of 2007. This page provides the latest reported value for - Bulgaria Current Account - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news.

Current Account in Bulgaria is expected to be 60.00 EUR Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Current Account in Bulgaria to stand at -210.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Bulgaria Current Account is projected to trend around -130.00 EUR Million in 2021, according to our econometric models.


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Bulgaria Current Account

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
23.90 399.00 1128.90 -1166.80 1998 - 2019 EUR Million Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-11-19 10:00 AM Sep €718M €1165M € 450M
2019-12-20 10:00 AM Oct €399M €743M €100M
2020-01-20 09:40 AM Nov €410.3M €399M
2020-02-19 10:00 AM Dec €23.9M €399M € -190M
2020-03-20 10:00 AM Jan €23.9M
2020-04-16 09:00 AM Feb
2020-05-18 09:00 AM Mar € 60M
2020-06-17 09:00 AM Apr


News Stream
Bulgaria Current Account Surplus Widens
Bulgaria's current account surplus rose to EUR 23.9 million in December of 2019 from EUR 11.3 million in the same month of the previous year, as the primary income account recorded a surplus of EUR 24.8 million compared to EUR -37.1 million deficit a year ago while the secondary income widened to EUR 148.4 million from EUR 120.5 million. Meanwhile, the goods and services account gap increased to EUR 149.2 million from EUR 72.1 million. Considering 2019 as a whole, the country’s current account surplus widened to EUR 5,901 million from EUR 3,002 million in the same period of 2018.
2020-02-19
Bulgaria Current Account Surplus Widest in 6 Months
Bulgaria's current account surplus rose to EUR 399 million in October of 2019 from EUR 53 million in the same month of the previous year. It was the largest current account surplus since April, as the balance on goods shifted to a surplus of EUR 71.7 million compared to a deficit of EUR 2012.8 million and the services surplus increased to EUR 236.8 million from EUR 177.7 million. At the same time, the primary income balance swang to a surplus of EUR 33.6 million compared to a gap of EUR 12.9 million while the secondary income surplus fell to EUR 57 million from EUR 101 million. In the first ten months of the year, the country's current account surplus widened to EUR 5,476 million from EUR 2,851 million in the same period of 2018.
2019-12-20
Bulgaria Current Account Surplus Widens
Bulgaria's current account surplus rose sharply to EUR 718 million in September of 2019 from EUR 384.2 million in the same month of the previous year, as the goods and services account widened to EUR 491.5 million from EUR 369.9 million a year ago. In addition, the primary income account shifted to a EUR 50.4 million surplus compared to a EUR 47.9 million deficit while the secondary income surplus increased to EUR 176.1 million from EUR 62.2 million. In the first nine months of the year, the country's current account surplus went up to EUR 4,862 million from EUR 2,798 million in the same period of 2018.
2019-11-19
Bulgaria Current Account Surplus Reaches All-Time High
Bulgaria´s current account surplus widened to EUR 1,249 million in August of 2019 from EUR 1,157.7 million in the same month a year earlier, reaching the highest surplus on record since at least 1998. The goods and services surplus rose to EUR 1,015.2 million from EUR 811.3 million a year ago and the primary income account swung to a EUR 43.2 million surplus compared with a deficit of EUR 49.5 million in the same. Meanwhile, the secondary income surplus narrowed to EUR 117.2 million from EUR 261.1 million. In the first eight months of 2019, the current account surplus increased to EUR 4.812.7 million from EUR 2.800.7 million in the corresponding period of 2018.
2019-10-18

Bulgaria Current Account
Current Account is the sum of the balance of trade (exports minus imports of goods and services), net factor income (such as interest and dividends) and net transfer payments (such as foreign aid).