Bulgaria's Printing Industry Produces 1,5% of GDP

Industry | June 2, 2009, Tuesday // 20:29|  views

The 11th annual Printkom exhibit was opened in Plovdiv on Tuesday. Photo by BGNES

Bulgaria's printing industry has been growing twice faster than the other industries in the country over the last five years, and produces about 1,5% of the Bulgarian GDP.

This was announced Tuesday by Petar Kanev, Chair of the Bulgarian Printing Industry Union, at the opening of the 11th edition of the international exhibition Printkom 2009 in the southern city of Plovdiv.

According to Kanev, the printing industry employs about 12 000 people, and provides one of the highest average salaries in Bulgaria, and the country imports over BGN 500 M worth of printing and packaging paper.

Kanev also noted that in the last ten years Plovdiv has become the largest hub of the Bulgarian printing industry surpassing the capital Sofia.

193 firms from 24 countries are taking part in the Printkom 2009 fair; 140 of the firms are from abroad which is a 10% increase compared to 2008.

For the first time, Printkom also includes another exhibit, WebExpo, where web designers, online stores, computer firms, Internet groups, and Web 2.0 sites are presented.


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