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Bureau of Mines / Minerals yearbook area reports: international 1972
Year 1972, Volume 3 (1972)

Michalski, Bernadette
Bulgaria,   pp. 171-177 ff. PDF (639.4 KB)


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TRADE 
 2 Where necessary values have been converted from Bulgarian levas to U.S.
dollars at the rate of 1 leva=U5$1.17. 
 ° Where necessary, values have been converted from U.S.S.R. rubles to
U.S. dollars at the rate of 1 ruble= US$1.11; however, values are probably
derived by negotiated agreement be. tween the U.S.S.R. and Bulgaria resulting
in the above figures being more representative of a general range than of
actual world market price value for the mineral commodities. 
193 
8,115 
102 
5,297 
40,600 
18,061 
56 
1,733 
25.900 
5,922 
169 
704 
°22,188 
353 
13,708 
 7 23 
 972 1,511 
60 
°48,503 
15 
 THE MINERAL INDUSTRY OF BULGARIAOther metal bearing slag, ash and dross
--See footnotes at end of table. Bulgaria enjoyed a favorable balance of
trade with total exports for 1971 reported at $2,182 million and imports
at $2,120 million.2 Mineral and metal commodities constituted about 22% of
all exports by value and 49% of all imports by value in 1971. Mineral and
metal exports from the U.S.S.R., Bulgaria's principal trade partner, were
valued at an estimated $425 million.2 Crude petroleum and refined petroleum
product deliveries accounted for nearly one-third of the Soviet exports to
Bulgaria or $129 million compared with $114 million in 1970. The value of
petroleum deliveries from the U.S.S.R. in 1972 is estimated at $133 million.
Deliveries of solid fuels from the U.S.S.R. were valued at $87 million in
1971 compared with $68 million in the pre 
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vious year. Solid fuel deliveries from the U.S.S.R. in 1972 were estimated
at a value of $90 million. Deliveries of most mineral and metal commodities
from the U.S.S.R. attain new peak levels yearly, deliveries of steel semimanufactures
have been declining. The value of deliveries in 1972 were - estimated at
$78 million, in 1971 at $81 million, and in 1970 at $86 million. 
Table 2.—Bulgaria: Exports of selected mineral commodities 
(Metric tons unless otherwise specified) 
Commodity 1970 1 1971 2 Principal destinations, 1971 2 
METALS 
Aluminum and alloys: 
Scrap 
Unwrought and semimanufactures 
Cadmium metal, all forms  
Copper and alloys: 
Scrap____________________________ 
Unwrought and semimanufactures 
Iron and steel: 
Scrap 
Pig iron3 - 
Ferroalloys 
Steel, primary forms __thousand tons__ 
Semimanufactures: 
Bars, rods, sections        
 Plates and sheets do_~ 
 Hoop and strip do_~_ 
 Wire do____ 
 Pipes and tubes           
Total                   
Lead: 
Oxides                            
Metal and alloys, unwrought and 
semimanufactures                  
Nickel and alloys, unwrought (including 
 matte) and semimanufactures         Silver and alloys, unworked and partly
 worked         thousand troy ounces__ 
Zinc: 
Oxides 
Metal and alloys, unwrought and 
semimanufactures_________________ 
  771 Yugoslavia 586; West 
    Germany 185. 
  2,645 Yugoslavia 1,309; Italy 735; 
    Japan 376. 
  577 Belgium-Luxembourg 287; 
    West Germany 231; France 
    32. 
 120 37 All to West Germany. 
 6,156 4,634 Yugoslavia 4,288; West 
    Germany 1,316; Italy 800. 
173 
185 
355 
522 
2 
2 
6 
3 
62 
69 
598 
731 
Yugoslavia 924; Italy 696; Japan 100. 
NA. 
Italy 4,930; BelgiumLuxembourg 922. 
Italy 105; BelgiumLuxembourg 35; West Germany 26. 
U.S.S.R. 54; Yugoslavia 30. Italy 110; U.S.S.R. 91; Romania 81; West Germany
72. 
France 1; Yugoslavia 1. 
NA. 
Yugoslavia 35; Poland 17. 
Italy 340; West Germany 10. 
U.S.S.R. 8,654; Austria 2,272; Italy 2,054. 
All to Italy. 
France 964; West Germany 
 547. 
 NA 
 32,740 United Kingdom 19,100; Italy 
   5,078; France 3,735. 
 9 West Germany 6; France 2. 


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