Bulgaria Defence and Security Report Q4 2014

  • ID: 2931652
  • August 2014
  • Region: Bulgaria
  • 57 pages
  • Business Monitor International
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BMI View: Bulgarian defence spending has fluctuated in recent years while broadly maintaining a downward trend. In 2014 we expect the country to spend around USD620mn on defence, down from USD670mn in 2011 and USD601mn in 2012. However, in 2013 the defence budget rose to USD631mn, and although we see a drop in 2014, over the rest of the forecast period the defence budget will rise, reaching USD721mn in 2018.

BMI's Bulgaria Defence & Security Report for Q414 provides a detailed examination of the country's defence establishment. This includes Bulgaria's armed forces, its defence industry and its major defence procurement programmes.

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BMI Industry View 7


Bulgaria Defence SWOT 8

Bulgaria Security SWOT 9

Political 11

Economic 12

Business Environment 13

Industry Forecast 14

Defence Expenditure 14
Table: Defence Expenditure (Bulgaria 2011-2018) 15

Armed Forces 15
Table: Armed Forces Personnel (Bulgaria 2004-2011) 15
Table: Manpower Available For Military Services (Bulgaria 2011-2018) 16

Defence Trade 16

Macroeconomic Forecasts 17
Table: Bulgaria GDP Table 22

Industry Risk Reward Ratings 23

Europe Security Risk Ratings 23
Table: Europe Regional Security Risk Ratings 23
Table: Europe State Vulnerability To Terrorism Index 24

Bulgaria Security Risk Ratings 25

Market Overview 27

Defence Market Overview 27

Armed Forces 27

Domestic Industries 31
Table: Key Players In Bulgaria's Defence Sector, 2014 31

Weapons Of Mass Destruction 31

Imports 32

Exports 32

Security Overview 32

Domestic Threats 32

Regional Threats 34
Table: Regional Insurgent Groups 35

International Threats 35

Company Profile 37

Arcus 37

Arsenal 38

Regional Overview 39

Europe Security Overview 39

Global Industry Overview 49

Political Risk Analysis 49

Methodology 54

Industry Forecast Methodology 54

Sector-Specific Methodology 55

Sources 56

Security Risk Ratings Methodology 56
Table: Indicators And Weighting 57

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