Pleven is the seventh largest town in Bulgaria and an administrative center of the Municipality of Pleven and the Region of Pleven of the same name, as well as one of the significant cultural, educational, economic and transport centers in the country.
Pleven is an agricultural, industrial and trade center with diversified economy, which includes large manufacturing enterprises in the field of heavy industry and small- and medium-sized enterprises in the light industry. The largest share of enterprises is in the field of trade with and repair and technical servicing of automobiles and motorcycles, of personal belongings and household belongings. The second largest number of economic subjects is for the processing industry, but the enterprises in this field provide a significantly larger quantity of workplaces.
The 2018 Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita in the region was BGN 8 795.