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Advantages of the sector

Due to its favorable geographic location, Bulgaria exports chemical products to many markets across five continents.


In the period before 1989, the country was a leader in the manufacture of chemical products such as soda ash, phosphorus and nitrogen fertilizers and medicinal products.

Bulgaria hosts Europe’s biggest synthetic soda ash plant.




Many investors in the sector highlight the existence of natural raw materials as one of Bulgaria's biggest advantages. The country has rich reserves and fields of salt, sand, clay, limestone, kaolin, in proximity to existing industrial areas and complexes.

Bulgaria combines highly qualified professionals in the sector with competitive prices of labor and high relative labor productivity.


Readily available facilities and huge unrealized/untapped potential in the sector open up vast opportunities for business development.

The country has well-developed electricity and gas networks.