Export Competitiveness of Bulgaria after its Accession to the European Union Cover Image

Експортната конкурентоспособност на България след присъединяването ѝ към Европейския съюз
Export Competitiveness of Bulgaria after its Accession to the European Union

Author(s): Paskal Zhelev
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, Economy, National Economy, Supranational / Global Economy, International relations/trade, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment
Published by: Университет за национално и световно стопанство (УНСС)
Keywords: Competitiveness; International Trade; Export; Export Diversification; Export Specialization
Summary/Abstract: This report aims to examine Bulgaria's export competitiveness in the context of the country's full membership in the EU. This was achieved through an analysis of the dynamics of the value and volume of Bulgarian exports, its diversification in terms of markets and product structure, as well as the factor intensity and technological complexity of our exports to the EU. The obtained results testify that there is yet low export competitiveness of Bulgaria and significant lag when referred to comparable with us countries such as Hungary and Slovakia, and by some indicators, Romania. This is largely due to the relatively low-tech, unfavourable and strategically unpromising export specialization of our economy. Therefore, the state policy aimed at stimulating the export competitiveness should have the long-term goal of improving Bulgaria's position in the international division of labour.

  • Page Range: 73-93
  • Page Count: 21
  • Publication Year: 2012
  • Language: Bulgarian