Thanks to the EU COSME programme, the National Statistics Institute of Bulgaria was able to determine that in 2015, there were 103,365 family businesses employing 399,414 people and making up a total of 25% of total businesses in the country. The value family businesses added to the country’s GDP is 10.5%. Family businesses in Bulgaria have the strongest presence in “wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles” with 40.3%.