Bulgaria c/a gap widens in December

Debt

Bulgaria's current account gap widened to EUR 631.2 million in December 2021, from EUR 153.6 million in the same month of the previous year, the central bank said in a statement.

The goods deficit expanded to EUR 547.5 million from EUR 298.5 million.

At the same time, the primary income gap increased to EUR 210.1 million from EUR 103.2 million while the secondary income switched to deficit of EUR 104.6 million compared to a surplus of EUR 22 million.

On the other hand, the services surplus rose to EUR 231.1 million from EUR 226.2 million a year ago.

Considering the full 2021, the country's current account deficit expanded to EUR 1,380.7 million (2.1% of GDP) from EUR 161.2 million (0.3% of GDP) in 2020. 

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