Ihr Partner für den Erfolg

Handelskammer - Land Infoblatt Letztes Update: 19.06.2018

Ihre Berater bei der Handelskammer

  • Edith Stein
  • Anne-Catherine Fohl
Kontaktieren Sie uns: europe@cc.lu


110,879 km2
7,101,510 (July 2017 est.)
parliamentary democracy
Bulgarian (official) 76.8%, Turkish 8.2%, Romani 3.8%, other 0.7%, unspecified 10.5% (2011 est.)
$152.4 billion (2017 est.)
3.6% (2017 est.)



The Bulgars, a Central Asian Turkic tribe, merged with the local Slavic inhabitants in the late 7th century to form the first Bulgarian state. In succeeding centuries, Bulgaria struggled with the Byzantine Empire to assert its place in the Balkans, but by the end of the 14th century the country was overrun by the Ottoman Turks. Northern Bulgaria attained autonomy in 1878 and all of Bulgaria became independent from the Ottoman Empire in 1908. Having fought on the losing side in both World Wars, Bulgaria fell within the Soviet sphere of influence and became a People's Republic in 1946. Communist domination ended in 1990, when Bulgaria held its first multiparty election since World War II and began the contentious process of moving toward political democracy and a market economy while combating inflation, unemployment, corruption, and crime. The country joined NATO in 2004 and the EU in 2007.

Source: The CIA World Factbook - Bulgaria  


Makroökonomische Indikatoren

IMF Statistics:


Subject descriptor20142015201620172018
Gross domestic product, constant prices
Percent change
Gross domestic product, current prices
U.S. dollars (Billions)
Gross domestic product per capita, current prices
U.S. dollars (Units)
Inflation, average consumer prices
Percent change
Volume of imports of goods and services
Percent change
Volume of exports of goods and services
Percent change
Unemployment rate
Percent of total labor force
Current account balance
U.S. dollars (Billions)
Current account balance
Percent of GDP
Colored cells are estimates

Source: IMF Statistics - Bulgaria


Luxemburg und das Land

Existing conventions and agreements

Non double taxation agreement 

In order to promote international economic and financial relations in the interest of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the Luxembourg government negotiates bilateral agreements for the avoidance of double taxation and prevent fiscal evasion with respect to Taxes on Income and on fortune with third countries.

  • Convention from 27.01.1992 (Memorial 1992, A no.96, p. 2664)
  • Effective as of 01.01.1994 (Memorial 1992, A no.96, p. 2664)

Air Services agreement

  • Agreement from 08.05.1965 (Memorial 1969, p. 778 et seq.)
  • Effective as of 12.3.1970 (Memorial 1970, A, p. 485)

Source: Administration des Contributions Directes


Weitere Informationen

Foreign Trade

The Statec Foreign Trade statistics provide information on the trade of goods - by product and by country. This information is collected respectively through the INTRASTAT declaration and on the basis of customs documents.

You can see the statistics on the website of the Statec.

Contact points in Bulgaria

Ambassador with residence in Luxembourg: Mr Ronald DOFING

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development
9, rue du Palais de la Justice
L-1841 Luxembourg

Source: bulgaria.mae.lu 

Attaché Economic and Commercial (AWEX): Mrs Anne DEFOURNY

Belgian Foreign Trade & Investment Representation
19, Frederik Zholio Kyuri
Bat. 1 et 12, app. 22
Sofia 1113

Tel: +35 92 97 97 435/436/460/461                                   

E-mail: sofia(at)awex-wallonia.com

Source: AWEX

Honorary Consuls

Honorary Consul of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg with jurisdiction over Bulgaria: 

100, rue Rodopski Izvor
1618 Sofia, Bulgaria
Tel: +359 88 8576157
Email: sasha.bezuhanova(at)gmail.com

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Luxembourg   

Country risk as defined by Office du Ducroire for Bulgaria

Ducroire is the only credit insurer covering open account deals in over 200 countries. A rating on a scale from 1 to 7 shows the intensity of the political risk. Category 1 comprises countries with the lowest political risk and category 7 countries with the highest. Macroeconomics experts also assess the repayment climate for all buyers in a country.

Link: Ducroire Office - Country Risk for Bulgaria

Other useful links