bcci


General information

The Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (established in 1895) is an independent, non-governmental organization for assistance, promotion, representation and protection of the business interests of its members, which contributes to the development of international economic cooperation and provides assistance for the European and international integration of the Republic of Bulgaria. The activity of the Chamber is based on the principles of voluntary membership, autonomy and self-financing. BCCI seeks to establish straightforward and ethical relations among the business circles.

The Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the 28 Regional Chambers of Commerce and Industry are united in the Unified System of Bulgarian Chambers of Commerce and Industry which has about 53 000 members – traders, corporations, associations, etc.

town members
Sofia city and Sofia region 21854
Blagoevgrad 1 656
Burgas 1 896
Varna 2 217
Veliko Tarnovo 1 736
Vidin 283
Vratsa 640
Gabrovo 1 243
Gotse Delchev 194
Dobrich 1 118
Kazanlak 350
Kardzhali 1 414
Kyustendil 61
Lovech 311
Montana 278
town members
Pazardzhik 1 211
Pernik 376
Pleven 476
Plovdiv 5 408
Razgrad 115
Ruse 1 158
Silistra 545
Sliven 735
Smolyan 416
Stara Zagora 1653
Targovishte 508
Haskovo 2746
Shumen 898
Yambol 652

A Council of Sectorial Organisations has been established and operates with BCCI. The Council was established on 14 January 1999. Its main objectives are to facilitate the dialogue between public institutions and businesses , and to balance the interests of sectorial organisations in connection with the main issues related to creating a favourable environment for the development of Bulgarian business. 104 sectorial organizations are members of the Council.

Contribution of BCCI members to thе GDP (%) (%)
   
Persons employed with labor contract (pay roll employees) in the country 100 
Persons employed with labor contract at BCCI members   34.2 
Gross domestic product of the country 100 
Gross domestic product of members  45.1 
Source: NSI, BCCI

GDP 2012

Contribution of BCCI members to thе National export (%) %
Persons employed with labor contract (pay roll employees) in the country 100
Persons employed with labor contract at BCCI members 34.20
National export of good and services 100
Export by BCCI's members 67.7
Source: NSI, BCCI

EXPORT 2012

Data for 2012 (updated to August 2013)