Bulgaria: Exporter Guide

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   BU2022-0034

Bulgaria is a small but growing market for U.S. food and agricultural products. In 2021, total Bulgarian food and agricultural imports were valued at $6.13 billion, up 18 percent from 2020, of which 1.3 percent, or $80.13 million, were sourced from the United States. During the first eight months of 2022, total food and agricultural imports increased by 45.3 percent compared to the same period in 2021. Despite COVID-19 and the resulting economic slowdown in 2020 and 2021, U.S. food and agricultural imports grew by 17 percent during the same period. U.S. products are increasingly popular in Bulgarian hotels, restaurants, retail outlets, and among food processors. Consumer-oriented products with strong market potential include distilled spirits, tree nuts, groundnuts, dried fruit, wine, beef, fish and seafood products, craft beer, bio and organic products, food preparations, and innovative food processing ingredients.

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