Metals, chemicals, energy, weapons and a bit of gambling business: an unsurprising mix during a year marked by Russia's war on Ukraine
With a staff of more than 230,000 in total, the 100 biggest companies employ one in ten workers in Bulgaria
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
Profitability of the largest companies in Bulgaria continues to improve in 2021, while revenues of the fastest-growing large firms jump to an unprecedented 144%
The revenues of the 50 fastest growing companies increased by an average of 56% in 2019, with the largest companies growing particularly fast.
After a record-breaking 2017, manufacturers and traders reported a downturn. The sector’s profit fell by half in 2018 compared to the previous year
As many as 10% of the companies in the 2008 ranking have disappeared since then but half of the remaining businesses are twice the size they were a decade ago
Europe’s largest automaker, Volkswagen, has yet to decide where to build its new production facility but Turkey seems favorite
The local economy recorded the highest growth rate among all Bulgarian regions in the past decade
Exporters and retailers again hired most employees
The 50 most profitable companies of 2018 post record-high average profit margins of 25%.
Bulgarian exports rose at a nominally disappointing annual rate in 2018 but goods sold abroad have become more specialized
Saudi Arabia consolidates its place as a top small arms export destination for the third year running, despite human rights abuses and uncertainty about where weapons end up
KRIB has become a quasi-state structure under the chairmanship of Kiril Domuschiev
The rapid growth in the turnover of arms manufacturers and traders is probably nearing its end
Ideal Standard’s businesses in Sevlievo are focusing on growth after being acquired by Anchorage Capital earlier this year.
The group of manufacturing companies with double-digit margins is the largest