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

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   BU2024-0007
In 2023, Bulgarian imports from the United States surpassed the $100 million mark for the first time. The growth was due to a substantial increase in Bulgarian imports of U.S. beef, tree and ground nuts, food preparation, whiskies, animal feed, and wood. The U.S. Census Bureau’s exports data tracks U.S. food and agricultural trade shipped directly to Bulgaria. However, it does not measure the substantial level of U.S. agricultural trade to Bulgaria routed through Western European ports of entry. According to U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. suppliers exported $32.5 million of U.S. food, beverages and agricultural products to Bulgaria in 2023, a growth of 28 percent compared to 2022. However, when including indirect shipments, the total number rises above $100 million. A previous version of this report used some incorrect U.S. export data and this has now been corrected.

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