In August the nation's current account was negative and stood at 160.7 mln euros, against 86.8 mln euros in August 2006. For the period January – August 2007 the current account deficit amounted to 3202 mln euros (12% of GDP), versus 1892 bln euros (7.5% of GDP) a year ago. The main reason for the increase is the higher trade deficit (by 1.259 bln euros).
In January – August 2007 trade deficit stood at 4.472 mln euros (16.7% of GDP), compared with 3.213 bln euros (12.8% of GDP) for the respective period 2006.
Export (FOB) amounted to 8.529 bln euros, against 7.873 bln euros a year ago. Import (FOB) stood at 13.001 bln euros, compared with 11.087 bln euros last year.
Reserve assets of Bulgarian National Bank (BNB) grew by 1.391 bln euros between January – August 2007.