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Economic Trends That Will Impact Bulgaria in 2024

Economic Trends That Will Impact Bulgaria in 2024

Four leading Bulgarian economists highlight the most significant trends of 2023.


Largest metal producers: First signs of cool-down

Largest metal producers: First signs of cool-down

The revenue growth of the top 30 companies in the sector slowed to 22% in 2022


The week: 3 focal points to watch out for post-Schengen

The week: 3 focal points to watch out for post-Schengen

Bulgaria gets a half-Schengen, Peevski gets a half party, and something awful is going on in the police


Bulgaria’s Largest Textile Companies: Slight Recovery after Weak Years

Bulgaria’s Largest Textile Companies: Slight Recovery after Weak Years

In 2022, the combined revenue of the top 25 companies in the sector increased by 19%.


The week: Varna’s promise, Sofia’s divide, WCC's suspicious Brussels move, BG Football's dictator moment

The week: Varna’s promise, Sofia’s divide, WCC's suspicious Brussels move, BG Football's dictator moment

K insights newsletter: 10.11



Top earners of 2022

Top earners of 2022

Metals, chemicals, energy, weapons and a bit of gambling business: an unsurprising mix during a year marked by Russia's war on Ukraine


Business meets government for the 17th time: what’s next for Bulgaria in 2024

Business meets government for the 17th time: what’s next for Bulgaria in 2024

Joining the Eurozone by the end of 2025 is "quite realistic," while the rotation cabinet might last more than 18 months, PM Nikolay Denkov told the conference organized by Capital


Bulgaria’s coal transition triggers massive protests and political tension: Miners say no, market says yes

Bulgaria’s coal transition triggers massive protests and political tension: Miners say no, market says yes

The biggest coal transition in Bulgaria is set to begin but political tension is rising rapidly


The 50 most dynamic companies: Another burst of energy

The 50 most dynamic companies: Another burst of energy

Revenues of the fastest-growing large companies jumped by an average of 139% in 2022


The week: The case of the missing investments, (G)rain of protests, renewables boom

The week: The case of the missing investments, (G)rain of protests, renewables boom

How not to lose another decade


Bulgaria’s 100 largest companies: record revenue and profits for 2022

Bulgaria’s 100 largest companies: record revenue and profits for 2022

The Ukraine war has pushed the turnover of the companies in the K100 ranking to BGN 132 billion, or 60% up on the year before



The week: More than one storm brewing in the Black Sea, Brussels’ pressure and TurkStream revelations

The week: More than one storm brewing in the Black Sea, Brussels’ pressure and TurkStream revelations

Bulgaria, where natural catastrophes meet ungovernability


Balkan Industrial Park to operate the first closed electricity distribution grid in Bulgaria

Balkan Industrial Park to operate the first closed electricity distribution grid in Bulgaria

A huge solar park in Lovech is intended to supply power to future investors


Heatwave triggers higher export of electricity in Bulgaria for July

Heatwave triggers higher export of electricity in Bulgaria for July

The coal industry increased their production due to the higher demand in the region


What’s next for Bulgaria’s coal power plans?

What’s next for Bulgaria’s coal power plans?

The government is preparing a final recovery plan proposal and is now planning to close 800 MW of coal-fired capacity and limit the capacity of Maritsa East TPPS by 30%


Who needs energy? Small Bulgarian municipality again thwarts BGN 1 billion wind park

Who needs energy? Small Bulgarian municipality again thwarts BGN 1 billion wind park

The local authority attempts to bypass a final ruling of the Supreme Administrative Court that would block the major investment in renewable energy


Bulgaria to sell Belene NPP equipment to Ukraine

Bulgaria to sell Belene NPP equipment to Ukraine

Ukraine can use it in the Khmelnitskyi NPP or as a backup for various other plants