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Bulgaria:

 
 

1.     Overview:

a.       Total Area: 110,879 sq km

b.      Total Population: 7,037,935 (July 2012 est.)

                                                              i.      Agricultural Population – 7.1%

                                                             ii.      Total labour force – 2.465 million (2011 est.)

c.       GDP: $101 billion (2011 est.)

d.      GDP - real growth rate: 1.7% (2011 est.)

e.      GDP – per capita: $13,800 (2011 est.)

f.        GDP - composition by sector:

                                                             i.      agriculture: 5.6%

                                                             ii.      industry: 31.1%

                                                            iii.      services: 63.2% (2011 est.)

g.       Investment (gross fixed): 20.9% of GDP (2011 est.)

h.      Unemployment rate: 9.6% (2011 est.)

i.        People under poverty line: 21.8% (2008)

j.        Industries: electricity, gas, water; food, beverages, tobacco; machinery and equipment, base metals, chemical products, coke, refined petroleum, nuclear fuel

k.      Industrial production growth rate: 5.9% (2011 est.)

2.    Trade:

a.      Total Exports: $28.12 billion (2011 est.)

b.      Exports commodities: clothing, footwear, iron and steel, machinery and equipment, fuels

c.       Export partners: Germany 12.2%, Romania 9.7%, Italy 8.7%, Turkey 8.1%, Greece 7.2%, Belgium 5.2%, France 4.3% (2011)

d.      Total Import: $30.86 billion (2011 est.)

e.      Imports commodities: machinery and equipment; metals and ores; chemicals and plastics; fuels, minerals, and raw materials

f.        Import partners: Russia 17.8%, Germany 11.1%, Italy 7.2%, Romania 7%, Greece 5.7%, Spain 5.1%, Turkey 4.6% (2011)

g.      CO2 emissions (MT): 6.63

 

3.  Climate, Land & Agriculture:

 

a.      Climate: temperate; cold, damp winters; hot, dry summers

b.      Total Agricultural Land Area: 51160.0 sq. km.

c.       Land Use:

                                                             i.      Arable land: 29.94%

                                                            ii.      Permanent crops: 1.9%

                                                            iii.      Irrigated land: 1,020 sq km

                                                            iv.      Other: 68.16%

d.      Major Agricultural commodities: vegetables, fruits, tobacco, wine, wheat, barley, sunflowers, sugar beets; livestock

 

4.  Major Industrial Activities where jute can be used: food processing; pharmaceuticals, and textile and clothing; leather goods, footwear and apparel manufacturers; automobile industries, packing industries, paper mills.

 

5.     Environmental information & data:

 

Environment Current Issues: air pollution from industrial emissions; rivers polluted from raw sewage, heavy metals, detergents; deforestation; forest damage from air pollution and resulting acid rain; soil contamination from heavy metals from metallurgical plants and industrial wastes

6.     Jute Statistics:

Import of jute and bast fibres by Bulgaria in recent years

Year

Quantity (tones)

2010

3

2009

2

2008

6

2007

36

 

7.     Any special information which is related to jute:

Top export commodities which may need jute packing: Quantity: tonnes

Commodities

2010

2009

Wheat

2293123

1771182

Maize

650566

572003

Cigarette

13338

8189

wine

50560

54224

 

8.  Associate Members: N/A

 

9.  Govt. Department/Ministry dealing with jute:

 

  Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
www.mzgar.government.bg

  Ministry of Foreign Affairs
www.mfa.bg

  Ministry of Environment and Water
www.moew.government.bg

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Bulgaria , Varna - 9000,
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IJO and IJSG Collaboration:

Bulgaria is the present member of IJSG from the European Union

 

Sources:

 

http://www.tradingeconomics.com/bulgaria/co2-emissions-metric-tons-per-capita-wb-data.html

http://www.tradingeconomics.com/bulgaria/agricultural-land-percent-of-land-area-wb-data.html

http://www.investbulgaria.eu/a/about-bulgaria/economy/leading-industries.html

http://www.mapsofworld.com/bulgaria/economy/bulgarian-industries.html

  https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/sf.html

  http://faostat.fao.org/site/666/default.aspx

 
 
     

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