The biggest companies in the sector continued growing in 2018, with total revenue exceeding 8 billion levs
From industry to operas and luthiers, the region has the best economic growth potential in Bulgaria
Stara Zagora, Kazanlak, Sliven and Yambol regions are working together with the government to create economic zones for investors
Exporters and retailers again hired most employees
Pleven has many advantages: existing ones such as aviation training and medical education, and untapped ones like logistics and manufacturing
Two-thirds of the largest investment projects are in Northern Bulgaria. The top investor is Germany
Even though just three of the companies in the ranking worked at a loss, the average profitability slightly deteriorated
Ideal Standard’s businesses in Sevlievo are focusing on growth after being acquired by Anchorage Capital earlier this year.
Yet another year of economic growth facilitated investment in new production capacities
Expectations for 2018 are for a calm market
In the last decade, the concentration of economic activities in just a few regions has increased
The sector exports mostly to Poland, exports to Russia have dwindled to a trickle and now Bulgarian wineries are looking for markets outside Europe.
The revenues of the largest companies in the sector grew by 7%. Exports from the sector rose at the same rate to 3.86 billion levs with 30% generated by the top 20 firms.
Bulgaria continues to receive refugees despite the EU-Turkey deal