The location of Ruse on the bank of the Danube River, the proximity to the Romanian capital Bucharest, the participation in the EU Strategy for the Danube Region connecting 14 countries of the Danube Basin, the natural resources and the cultural events are the main factors that guarantee competitive advantages for attracting investment resources in Ruse Municipality.
Ruse District is in ninth place in Bulgaria in terms of foreign direct investment. About 40% of foreign direct investment within the North Central Region is made in Ruse District. Traditionally, a significant part of the investments (over 80%) are concentrated in the enterprises in the regional centre - Ruse Municipality. In 2016, their volume grew by 6.9% compared to the previous year. With 9.1%, investments across the region increased over the same period of time.
Accumulated foreign direct investment in non-financial enterprises as of 31.12 /thousand EUR/
Source: National Statistical Institute – Territorial Bureau of Statistics – Ruse
The share of foreign investments in industrial enterprises in the District is the highest. In 2016, 93.4% of the total volume of foreign direct investment was directed towards industry and services (trade; repair of automobiles and motorcycles; transport, storage and mail services; hotels and restaurants).
The acquired tangible fixed assets from non-financial enterprises in Ruse are relatively constant every year - about BGN 2 million.
Structure of Foreign Direct Investment in non-financial sector enterprises in Ruse District by economic activities in 2016