Bulgaria: Comprehensive Trade Data Shows Bulgaria as Growing Market for US Agriculture

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   BU2024-0006
In 2023, U.S. agricultural exports to Bulgaria surpassed the $100 million mark for the first time. The growth was due to a substantial increase in U.S. exports of beef, tree and ground nuts, food preparations, whiskies, animal feed, and wood. The U.S. Census Bureau’s bulk, intermediate, and consumer oriented (BICO) export data tracks U.S. food and agriculture trade shipped directly to Bulgaria. However, it does not measure the substantial levels of U.S. agricultural trade to Bulgaria routed through Western European ports of entry. According to BICO, U.S. suppliers exported $41.5 million of U.S. food, beverages, and agriculture to Bulgaria in 2023, a growth of 20 percent compared to 2022. However, when including indirect shipments, the total number rises above $100 million.

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