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Located in the extreme east of Europe, Bulgaria joined the European Union in 2007 at the same time as its Romanian neighbor. With its current 7 million inhabitants, Bulgaria has 2 million fewer inhabitants than when the communist regime fell in early 90s. The country is therefore at the heart of a major demographic crisis and is struggling to develop its economy. Its RFT is considered to be a key sector for country's economic growth and is progressing rapidly on the European market. The country is working to meet the criteria for joining the Eurozone for a possible membership around 2022.

Bulgaria is part of the European program of CNR. The first study on its RFT sector was carried out in 2016.
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Transport total (millions of t.km) 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
France 206,304 173,621 182,193 185,685 172,060 171,472 165,225 153,580
Bulgaria 15,322 17,742 19,433 21,214 24,372 27,097 27,854 32,297
Domestic transport (millions of t.km) 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
France 181,879 156,021 164,325 168,242 156,079 155,712 151,112 141,242
Bulgaria 7,122 6,306 6,120 6,518 6,286 7,192 6,826 7,132
International Transport (millions of t.km) 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
France 24,425 17,600 17,868 17,443 15,981 15,760 14,113 12,339
Bulgaria 8,200 11,436 13,313 14,696 18,086 19,905 21,027 25,125
* in EU + Norway + Switzerland + Liechtenstein

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Unit France (statistic) Bulgaria (simulation)
Yearly mileage of vehicle km 114,970 150,600
Number of operating days days/yr 230 262
Semitrailer/tractor ratio 1.38 1.30
Driver cost €/yr 46,744 15,859
Driver/tractor ratio 1.07 1.07
Yearly cost of vehicle financing and possession €/yr 14,694 10,535
Average consumption per 100 km litres 32.1 30
  Fuel cost, 2015 average* €/litre 1.08 1.13
Fuel cost €/yr 33,724 41,286
Tyres €/yr 3,219 4,400
Maintenance-repair €/yr 8,692 3,800
Tolls €/an 9,036 13,000
Insurance (vehicle) €/yr 2,239 3,000
Axle tax and other vehicle taxes €/yr 516 1,254
Synthesis - cost price (except structural costs) 122,136 94,244
 Cost/mileage ratio per annum €/km 1.06 0.626
 Base 100 France 100 59
*after partial recovery of excise duties in France. Same unit cost used for both countries.

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Unit France (statistic) Bulgaria (simulation)
Gross salary (miscellaneous bonuses and overtime included) subject to social contributions and to income tax €/yr 29,136 3,636
Travel allowances and other elements of remuneration not subject to social contributions nor to income tax €/yr 8,780 11,550
Employer contributions (after deduction of state aids)* % 30.3 % 18.5 %
Employer contributions in absolute terms €/yr 8,828 673
Annual cost total €/yr 46,744 15,859
Number of actual working days per year day/yr 215 242
Working time per year h/yr 1,544 1,978
Annual mileage km 107,449 140,800
Cost of one hour's work €/h 30.27 8.02
Base 100 France 100 26
Cost per kilometre €/km 0.44 0.11
Base 100 France 100 26
*after Fillon deductions in France

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Data for week of , diesel price excluding VAT (in euros / liter)