On average, retail sales grew 10% for a second year in a row in 2017, while profits rose by 24%
The business of the 100 largest Bulgarian companies has expanded by a third in 10 years, the 2018 edition of Capital Top 100 ranking shows, with production facilities being the motors of growth.
The 30 biggest retailers in the sector of the fast moving goods boost sales by 11% in 2016, way ahead of overall market growth of 1.6%
The biggest retail chain in Bulgaria contributed 18% of the total turnover of the top 100 traders.
Increased consumption is reflected in the sales of the retailers which grow over 10% in the top-30 group
The one hundred companies with the highest number of employees created over 8,500 new jobs last year. Export industries led the rise again but domestically oriented companies also reported growth.
The K100 ranking features more manufacturing and high-tech companies compared to 2006