Expats Remain Biggest 'Foreign' Investor in Bulgaria

Finance | May 21, 2013, Tuesday // 09:59|  views

In March 2013, migrants’ remittances to Bulgaria came in at EUR 73.7 M, according to BNB data. File photo

Emigrants' remittances to Bulgaria continue to grow and amounted to EUR 73.7 M in March 2013, according to data of the Bulgarian National Bank (BNB).

The amount is larger than the direct foreign investments in the country, which totaled EUR 49.2 M in March.

The expats remittances show a 15% increase for that month, making the highest amount since the beginning of the year.

From January to March 2013, the emigrants have wired a total of EUR 196.5 M to Bulgaria.

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