Economic accounts by statistical regions



FINAL OUTPUT IN AGRICULTURE AT BASIC PRICE BY STATISTICAL ZONES AND REGIONS IN 2016
(Mio BGN)
Description Code References Bulgaria North and south-
east Bulgaria
North-
west
North central North-
east
South-
east
South-
west and south central Bulgaria
South-
west
South central
Cereals 01 1=2+5+6+
7+8+9+10
2 345.8 2 106.7 596.7 543.1 623.2 343.7 239.1 69.9 169.2
Wheat and spelt 01.1 2=3+4 1 450.5 1 289.5 320.6 311.9 390.1 266.9 161.0 46.4 114.6
Soft wheat and spelt 01.1/1 3 1 433.5 1 274.3 316.8 308.2 385.5 263.8 159.2 45.9 113.3
Durum wheat 01.1/2 4 17.0 15.2 3.8 3.7 4.6 3.1 1.8 0.5 1.3
Rye and meslin 01.2 5 4.1 1.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4 2.7 0.7 2.0
Barley 01.3 6 208.4 190.3 37.5 47.1 47.1 58.6 18.1 5.0 13.1
Oats and summer cereal mixtures 01.4 7 9.7 6.6 4.1 1.0 0.9 0.6 3.1 1.6 1.5
Grain maize 01.5 8 631.6 608.3 233.1 182.5 183.2 9.5 23.3 10.7 12.6
Rice 01.6 9 24.5 3.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.9 20.6 3.5 17.1
Other cereals 01.7 10 17.0 6.7 1.4 0.6 1.9 2.8 10.3 2.0 8.3
Industrial crops 02 11=12+17+
18+19+20
1 931.7 1 651.7 435.0 409.7 453.8 353.2 280.0 57.3 222.7
Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits 02.1 12=13+14+
15+16
1 553.7 1 405.8 418.4 364.0 380.4 243.0 147.9 37.4 110.5
Rape and turnip rape seed 02.1/1 13 325.8 298.1 67.4 77.9 69.1 83.7 27.7 7.8 19.9
Sunflower 02.1/2 14 1 214.9 1 098.2 348.7 281.8 308.6 159.1 116.7 29.2 87.5
Soya 02.1/3 15 9.9 9.5 2.3 4.3 2.7 0.2 0.4 0.4 0.0
Other oleaginous products 02.1/4 16 3.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.1 0.0 3.1
Protein crops (including seeds) 02.2 17 70.5 66.2 10.2 20.4 24.6 11.0 4.3 1.9 2.4
Raw tobacco 02.3 18 157.5 56.9 6.4 3.1 39.0 8.4 100.6 2.8 97.8
Sugar beet 02.4 19 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Other industrial crops 02.5 20 150.0 122.8 0.0 22.2 9.8 90.8 27.2 15.2 12.0
Forage plants 03 21=22+23+24 159.6 119.5 20.9 31.2 38.1 29.3 40.1 11.5 28.6
Fodder maize 03.1 22 39.0 28.1 6.7 4.0 13.1 4.3 10.9 2.6 8.3
Fodder root crops (including forage beet) 03.2 23 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
Other forage plants 03.3 24 120.5 91.4 14.2 27.2 25.0 25.0 29.1 8.9 20.2
Vegetables and horticultural products 04 25=26+27 344.9 114.3 18.8 22.6 23.7 49.2 230.6 88.7 141.9
Fresh vegetables 04.1 26 320.0 93.9 18.8 20.8 21.1 33.2 226.1 86.7 139.4
Plants and flowers 04.2 27 24.9 20.4 0.0 1.8 2.6 16.0 4.5 2.0 2.5
Potatoes (including seeds) 05 28 50.0 4.9 0.8 1.0 1.1 2.0 45.1 27.6 17.5
Fruits 06 29=30+31 358.3 219.9 18.7 45.8 37.7 117.7 138.4 42.1 96.3
Fresh fruit 06.1 30 257.9 164.3 11.5 42.2 30.4 80.2 93.6 32.2 61.4
Grapes 06.4 31 100.4 55.6 7.2 3.6 7.3 37.5 44.8 9.9 34.9
Wine 07 32 . . . . . . . . .
Other crop products 09 33 45.0 32.3 10.7 7.7 7.8 6.1 12.7 3.2 9.5
Crop output 10 34=1+11+
21+25+28+
29+32+33
5 235.3 4 249.3 1 101.6 1 061.1 1 185.4 901.2 986.0 300.3 685.7
Animals 11 35=36+37+
38+39+40+41
1 061.8 761.2 98.2 238.1 213.7 211.2 300.6 100.7 199.9
Cattle 11.1 36 273.4 153.9 34.2 30.3 37.0 52.4 119.5 32.2 87.3
Pigs 11.2 37 291.8 269.7 12.5 90.4 85.8 81.0 22.1 5.2 16.9
Equines 11.3 38 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.0
Sheep and goats 11.4 39 208.3 121.7 27.1 20.7 30.2 43.7 86.6 40.5 46.1
Poultry 11.5 40 288.1 215.9 24.4 96.7 60.7 34.1 72.2 22.6 49.6
Other animals 11.6 41 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Animal products 12 42=43+44+45 874.6 605.9 122.3 144.8 167.3 171.5 268.7 67.6 201.1
Milk 12.1 43 654.5 435.5 97.4 92.7 111.3 134.1 219.0 55.9 163.1
Eggs 12.2 44 153.6 112.0 13.5 36.8 37.2 24.5 41.6 8.9 32.7
Other animal products 12.3 45 66.5 58.4 11.4 15.3 18.8 12.9 8.1 2.8 5.3
Animal output 13 46=35+42 1 936.4 1 367.1 220.5 382.9 381.0 382.7 569.3 168.3 401.0
Agricultural goods output 14 47=34+46 7 171.7 5 616.4 1 322.1 1 444.0 1 566.4 1 283.9 1 555.3 468.6 1 086.7
Agricultural services output 15 48 439.8 349.4 47.3 64.8 176.0 61.3 90.4 45.9 44.5
Agricultural output 16 49=47+48 7 611.5 5 965.8 1 369.4 1 508.8 1 742.4 1 345.2 1 645.7 514.5 1 131.2
Non-agricultural secondary activities (inseparable) 17 50=51+52 218.8 168.2 70.2 36.5 32.4 29.1 50.6 18.2 32.4
Processing of agricultural products 17.1 51 218.8 168.2 70.2 36.5 32.4 29.1 50.6 18.2 32.4
Other inseparable secondary activities (goods and services) 17.2 52 . . . . . . . . .
Output of the agricultural ‘industry’ 18 53=49+50 7 830.3 6 134.0 1 439.6 1 545.3 1 774.8 1 374.3 1 696.3 532.7 1 163.6
Total intermediate consumption 19 54=55+56+
57+58+59+
60+64+65+
66+67+68
4 355.7 3 461.1 532.0 902.5 1 082.2 944.4 894.6 321.1 573.5
Seeds and planting stock 19.01 55 194.0 166.0 35.9 50.5 51.7 27.9 28.0 14.5 13.5
Energy; lubricants 19.02 56 1 052.2 853.4 165.3 236.8 249.8 201.5 198.8 81.6 117.2
Fertilisers and soil improvers 19.03 57 386.9 337.7 72.4 95.0 100.1 70.2 49.2 19.4 29.8
Plant protection products and pesticides 19.04 58 316.4 276.0 55.4 84.6 82.2 53.8 40.4 16.0 24.4
Veterinary expenses 19.05 59 239.5 178.4 13.0 48.5 68.5 48.4 61.1 15.3 45.8
Animal feedingstuffs 19.06 60=61+62+63 913.4 669.4 32.6 141.9 190.2 304.7 244.0 55.2 188.8
Feedingstuffs supplied by other agricultural holdings 19.06/1 61 268.0 200.4 7.5 30.7 59.6 102.6 67.6 14.3 53.3
Feedingstuffs purchased from outside the agricultural ‘industry’ 19.06/2 62 442.8 331.2 12.4 50.8 98.5 169.5 111.6 23.5 88.1
Feedingstuffs produced and consumed by the same holding 19.06/3 63 202.6 137.8 12.7 60.4 32.1 32.6 64.8 17.4 47.4
Maintenance of materials 19.07 64 302.1 258.1 47.7 73.6 75.7 61.1 44.0 18.1 25.9
Maintenance of buildings 19.08 65 148.2 115.9 26.7 45.0 24.2 20.0 32.3 15.0 17.3
Agricultural services 19.09 66 439.8 349.4 47.3 64.8 176.0 61.3 90.4 45.9 44.5
Fisim 19.10 67 73.4 51.9 7.2 12.5 12.9 19.3 21.5 8.1 13.4
Other goods and services 19.11 68 289.8 204.9 28.5 49.3 50.9 76.2 84.9 32.0 52.9
Gross value added at basic prices 20 69=53-54 3 474.6 2 672.9 907.6 642.8 692.6 429.9 801.7 211.6 590.1
Fixed capital consumption 21 70 860.1 705.4 179.1 181.0 182.2 163.1 154.7 53.0 101.7
Net value added at basic prices 22 71=69-70 2 614.5 1 967.5 728.5 461.8 510.4 266.8 647.0 158.6 488.4
Compensation of employees 23 72 832.2 674.6 100.8 190.0 224.9 158.9 157.6 67.3 90.3
Other taxes on production 24 73 2.4 2.0 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.1 0.3
Other subsidies on production 25 74 1 583.5 1 338.1 256.7 331.8 452.4 297.2 245.4 98.1 147.3
Net income at factor costs 26 75=71-73+74 4 195.6 3 303.6 984.7 793.1 962.2 563.6 892.0 256.6 635.4
Net operating surplus / Net mixed income 27 76=71-72-73+74 3 363.4 2 629.0 883.9 603.1 737.3 404.7 734.4 189.3 545.1
Rents and other real estate rental charges to be paid 28 77 1 017.2 944.8 158.6 269.4 377.9 138.9 72.4 33.8 38.6
Interest paid 29 78 90.6 71.9 17.6 18.4 19.5 16.4 18.7 6.7 12.0
Interest received 30 79 29.5 24.2 9.2 8.2 3.3 3.5 5.3 2.1 3.2
Net entrepreneurial income 31 80=76-77-78+79 2 285.1 1 636.5 716.9 323.5 343.2 252.9 648.6 150.9 497.7
Gross fixed capital formation (GFCF) in agricultural products 32 81 92.1 63.2 9.7 16.6 12.5 24.4 28.9 7.0 21.9
Gross fixed capital formation (GFCF) in non-agricultural products 33 82 193.7 148.9 46.5 26.9 52.3 23.2 44.8 18.6 26.2
Gross fixed capital formation 34 83=81+82 285.8 212.1 56.2 43.5 64.8 47.6 73.7 25.6 48.1
Net fixed capital formation 35 84=83-70 -574.3 -493.3 -122.9 -137.5 -117.4 -115.5 -81.0 -27.4 -53.6
Changes in stocks 36 85 -9.4 -7.4 -1.7 -1.9 -2.1 -1.7 -2.0 -0.6 -1.4
Investment grants 37 86 . . . . . . . . .
18.10.2018


Euro-SDMX Metadata Structure (ESMS)

ECONOMIC ACCOUNTS FOR AGRICULTURE - Output of Agricultural Industry
Contact
Contact organisation

National Statistical Institute

Contact organisation unit

Accounts and Prices in Agriculture and Forestry Department

Contact name

Mariya Yordanova

Contact person function

State expert

Contact mail address

2, P. Volov Str.; 1038 Sofia, Bulgaria

Contact email address

Miordanova@nsi.bg

Contact phone number

+359 2 9857 546

Contact fax number
Metadata update
Metadata last certified30 June 2017
Metadata last posted30 June 2017
Metadata last update30 June 2017
Statistical presentation
Data description

Economic accounts for agriculture are satellite accounts of the National Accounts, which provide complementary information and use concepts specially adapted to the specific nature of the sector. The architecture of the accounts consists of three accounts for current operations - "Production Account", "Generation of income Account", "Entrepreneurial income Account" and one account for accumulation - "Capital Account" as their consistency and completeness is provided in accordance with ESA '95. The data on satellite economic accounts are developed under the basic methodology of Eurostat, published in the "Manual on the economic Accounts for Agriculture and Forestry EAA / EAF". Their main purpose is to provide baseline information for the development of the Gross Domestic Product, and in particular the contribution of the sector "Agriculture" in the national economy. Secondly, they are intended to measure the level of income of the agricultural holdings and to reflect trends in it over the years.

The "Output of Agricultural Industry" is an essential element of "Production Account" of satellite accounts. The indicator is calculated for a calendar year at basic prices and at producer prices (including national and European subsidies on products) in current and constant value.

Classification system

· Classification of Economic Activities - 2008 (CEA-2008, for international use NACE.BG-2008);

· Nomenclature of agriculture, forestry and fishing products (PRODAGRO).

Sector coverage

The data include the following economic activities:

01.1 Growing of annual crops

01.2 Growing of perennial crops

01.3 Activity of nurseries (excluding forest nurseries)

01.4 Livestock

01.5 Combined agricultural holding

01.6 Support activities for agriculture

01.7 Hunting, trapping and related service activities.

Statistical concepts and definitions

The "Output of Agricultural Industry" represents the sum of the value of output produced by all agricultural activities (crop, livestock and agricultural services). The "Output of Agricultural Industry" includes also the value of goods and services produced in inseparable non-agricultural secondary activities (processing of farm products, agro-tourism, crafts, etc.). These activities are closely related to agricultural production for which information on output, intermediate consumption, compensation of employees, labor input or gross fixed capital formation can not be separated from the main agricultural activity. The "Output of Agricultural Industry" is calculated by developing a of resources-use balance sheets for the crop and animal products and growing of livestock on the farm in quantity and value terms, using the formula "quantity x price". To these the output of agricultural services and of inseparable non-agricultural secondary activities is added. The calculated data refer to the final output, which according to the methodology for the compilation of the Economic Accounts for Agriculture includes the value of:

· sales of agricultural products and livestock (excluding sales of livestock between farms);

· change in inventories;

· production of investment goods for own account (production of propagating material for perennials in crop and livestock productivity);

· final consumption of agricultural products in farm (fresh consumption of agricultural products produced on the farm);

· processed products in agricultural holdings (in separable activities);

· agricultural products consumed on farms, but in different economic activities - for example, plant products (forage) used for feeding of animals.

The Final Output from Agricultural Industry does not include the value of:

· output produced and consumed in the same economic activity (seeds used for sowing, which are self-produced, milk for animal feed);

· additional animal products used in the crop growing (manure).

Statistical unit

Agricultural Holdings - legal and physical persons.

Statistical population

Agricultural Census - an exhaustive structure survey. Enumerated holdings represent the framework for compilation of the Economic Accounts for Agriculture.

Reference area

· Bulgaria (NUTS 0);

· 6 statistical regions (NUTS2).

Time coverage

From 1995 onwards

Base period

The data for the indicator "Output of the Agricultural Industry" are calculated in constant prices at two base:

· previous year;

· years ending in 0 and 5 (Eurostat base).

Unit of measure

Million BGN

Reference period

Calendar year

Institutional mandate
Legal acts and other agreements

· Law on Statistics;

· Regulation EC/138/2004;

· Memorandum of Understanding between the National Institute of Statistics and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food, which distributes the responsibilities for the production of statistical information on agriculture;

· Agreement between the National Institute of Statistics and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food for information exchange and strategic partnership;

· National Statistical Programme.

Data sharing

Agreement between the National Statistical Institute and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food for data exchange and strategic partnership.

Confidentiality
Confidentiality - policy

· Law on Statistics;

· Regulation (EC) 223/2009 on European statistics (recital 24 and Article 20 (4)) of 11 March 2009 (OJ L 87, p 164) foresee that for that purpose it is necessary to establish common principles and guidelines, ensuring data confidentiality of data used for production of European Statistics and access to those confidential data with account for technical developments and requirements of users in democratic society.

Confidentiality - data treatment

The data for the first estimate of the indicator, as agreed between the Member States and Eurostat, embargo is applied and data are publishing after strictly specified date.

Release policy
Release calendar

The schedule for dissemination of statistical information is published in the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the National Statistical Institute.

Release calendar access

The calendar is available on the NSI website: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/480

User access

Data are published on the NSI website according to the Chapter 5 of the Law on Statistics and European Statistics Code of Practice, considering professional independence and with aim of impartiality and transparency, where all users are treated equal.

Frequency of dissemination

Statistical information for this indicator is published three times in the year:

· first estimate for the year - in December of the current year;

· second estimate for the year - in February of the next year;

· preliminary data for the year - in October of the next year.

In October data at statistical region level (NUTS2) are published.

Accessibility and clarity
News release

Press release for the first estimate of agricultural income in Bulgarian and English is published regularly.

Press release published on the website of NSI in December of the current year together with data on the first estimate.

Publications

· Statistical Reference Book;

· Statistical Year Book.

On-line database

Data for the indicator "Output of the Agricultural Industry" are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Domain statistics - Agriculture:

http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4275

http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4277

http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4279

http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4281

Micro-data access

Not applicable.

Other

· Annual Report of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food for the development of Agriculture in Bulgaria;

· Annual Report on the implementation of the Program for Rural Development in Bulgaria.

Documentation on methodology

· Manual on the Economic Accounts for Agriculture and Forestry, 1997, Rev.1.1;

· Regulation EC 138/2004 - Annex I http://www.nsi.bg/sites/default/files/files/metadata/Methodology_AgrEAA_en.pdf

Quality documentation

National Report on the quality of data on Economic Accounts for Agriculture sent to Eurostat in 2012.

Quality management
Quality assurance

Inventory, in which the methods and procedures for data compiling are described and data compliance with the EU methodology is documented is periodically elaborated.

During the meetings of Eurostat WG "Agricultural accounts and prices" methodological issues are discussed and examples for good practices for data calculation are provided from Member States.
The comparative analysis of the data with previous years is done.

Quality assessment

On the whole the data quality is good. No discrepancy with EU methodology is found out.

Relevance
User needs

· NSI - National Accounts;

· Eurostat;

· Public Administration - Ministry of Agriculture and Food and other department;

· Scientific and Research Institutes;

· Business Structures;

· Individuals.

User satisfaction

No surveys have been conducted to the satisfaction of the needs of users of information about the Economic Accounts for Agriculture. Informal contacts with data users shows a needs for data at lower territorial level and more detailed data, especially in relation to the elaboration of operational programmes, plans for the development of territorial units, e.t.c. Needs for this kind of information has been established after data requests sent to the NSI by post or e-mail.

Completeness

The data are fully harmonized with the EU Regulation.

Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy

Accuracy/quality of data on the indicator are closely linked to the quality of information produced within the surveys/administrative sources used for data compilation.

Sampling error

Not calculated for this indicator.

Non-sampling error

Not calculated for this indicator.

Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

The data for the indicator "Output in the Agricultural Industry" are submitted as follows:

  • First estimate - data are sent to Eurostat by 30 November of the current year and are published 20 days after the deadline of submission;
  • Second estimate - data are sent to Eurostat by 31 January of the following year and published within 20 days after the deadline of submission;
  • Preliminary data - data are sent to Eurostat by 30 September of the following year and published 20 days after the deadline of submission;

· Final data - data are sent to Eurostat by September 30 two years after the year to which they relate and shall be published within 20 days after the deadline of submission.

Punctuality

Not delays in the deadlines for submission of data to Eurostat and in the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the National Statistical Institute were admitted.

Coherence and comparability
Comparability - geographical

Data are geographically comparable for the entire period for which they are available (since 1995).

Comparability - over time

Data are comparable over time for the entire period for which they are available (since 1995).

Coherence - cross domain

There is consistency ensured between the data on this indicator and data within the National Accounts, Agricultural Census, crop and livestock statistics and data from the statistics on the agricultural prices.

Coherence - internal

There is consistency ensured between the data on the items of agricultural output - crop output, animal output, agricultural services output and output of secondary non-agricultural activities (inseparable).

Cost and burden

The costs (budget) of the studies are published in the National Statistical Programme on the NSI website.

As basic criteria for response burden at this stage the time required for filling-in the questionnaire is used. Each form includes such section that respondents must complete. The time needed for filling-in the form includes also the time for data preparation. Based on this information, the burden on respondents can be defined as relatively high.

In 2011, by order of the President of NSI special thematic working group of representatives of several RSO, to review and suggest measures for improvement of statistical tools in the field of statistics, agriculture and forestry was established.

One of the main objectives of this review was to reduce the burden on respondents.

As a result of suggestions made by the TWG has taken the following actions:

· further use of modern means for statistical data collection (introduction of on-line and off-line questionnaires);

· reducing the number of parameters in the statistical questionnaires;

· use of information from other sources.

Data revision
Data revision - policy

There is no established policy on revisions.

Data revision - practice

As usual data revisions are made in results of changes in methodology or in classification used.

Changes during the period for which data are available do not require any revision.

Statistical processing
Source data

· Questionnaire for the Economic Accounts for Agriculture;

· Annual Report of agricultural enterprises;

· Quarterly Report on Income and Expenditures of agricultural enterprises;

· Annual Report of non-financial enterprises (ISBS)

· Producer prices in agriculture;

· Foreign Trade Statistics (ISVT);

· Statistical surveys in the domain of Crop Statistics and Livestock Statistics, Farm Structure Survey, carried out by the MAF - an Agro-Statistics Department;

· Administrative data - State Fund "Agriculture" - Paying Agency.

Frequency of data collection

Quarterly, yearly

Data collection

Data collection is in accordance with a Calendar for data collection, data processing and data dissemination of the NSI.

In most cases, data are collected by statistical paper form, which is sent to respondents by regular mail. Used also off-line electronic questionnaires. Data from farm households collected through an interview with the head of household or other household member who is familiar with the work.

Administrative data are submitted by the State Fund "Agriculture after request for information in official letter sent to the management of the fund.

Data validation

The validation of data is done by using developed software for this purpose. Software development is in accordance with the Terms of Reference, elaborated by the experts responsible for the conduction of statistical surveys. Data processing is performed at two levels: at the regional level - from experts of the RSOs, and at national level - from the experts in the NSI.

Data compilation

Data compilation is carried out in accordance with a Calendar for data collection, data processing and data dissemination of statistical survey carried out by the NSI. Data processing is performed by using developed software for this. The development of software is in accordance with the Terms of reference, elaborated by the experts responsible for the surveys implementation. Data processing is performed at two levels: at regional level - from the experts of the RSO's and at national level - from the experts of the NSI.

At regional level, the process includes data control, data editing, data validation and establishment of a regional data base. Within several surveys which are supplying data for the compilation of indicator data tabulation at regional level is also included.

At the national level, the process includes, data editing, data validation, establishment of a national data base, estimates for the non-observed units (units under threshold of Farm Structure Surveys) and calculation of the data on the indicator at current and constant prices.

Adjustment

Not applicable.

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ECONOMIC ACCOUNTS FOR AGRICULTURE - Intermediate consumption in Agriculture
Contact
Contact organisation

National Statistical Institute

Contact organisation unit

Accounts and Prices in Agriculture and Forestry Department

Contact name

Mariya Yordanova

Contact person function

State expert

Contact mail address

2, P. Volov Str.; 1038 Sofia, Bulgaria

Contact email address

Miordanova@nsi.bg

Contact phone number

+359 2 9857 546

Contact fax number
Metadata update
Metadata last certified30 June 2017
Metadata last posted30 June 2017
Metadata last update30 June 2017
Statistical presentation
Data description

Economic accounts for agriculture are satellite accounts of the National Accounts, which provide complementary information and use concepts specially adapted to the specific nature of the sector. The architecture of the accounts consists of three accounts for current operations - "Production Account", "Generation of income Account", "Entrepreneurial income Account" and one account for accumulation - "Capital Account" as their consistency and completeness is provided in accordance with ESA '95. The data on satellite economic accounts are developed under the basic methodology of Eurostat, published in the "Manual on the economic Accounts for Agriculture and Forestry EAA / EAF". Their main purpose is to provide baseline information for the development of the Gross Domestic Product, and in particular the contribution of the sector "Agriculture" in the national economy. Secondly, they are intended to measure the level of income of the agricultural holdings and to reflect trends in it over the years.

The "Intermediate consumption Agriculture" is the second key item of "Production Account" in satellite economic accounts.

The indicator is calculated for calendar year at current and constant value.

Classification system

· Classification of Economic Activities - 2008 (CEA-2008, for international use NACE.BG-2008);

· Regulation EC/138/2004 - Annex II.

Sector coverage

The data is calculated for the following economic activities:

01.1 Growing of annual crops

01.2 Growing of perennial crops

01.3 Activity of nurseries (excluding forest nurseries)

01.4 Livestock

01.5 Combined agricultural holding

01.6 Support activities for agriculture

01.7 Hunting, trapping and related service activities.

Statistical concepts and definitions

The "Intermediate consumption in Agriculture" includes the value of all goods and services used as inputs in the production process, excluding fixed assets whose use is recorded as consumption of fixed capital. These goods and services are processed, or entirely consumed during the manufacturing process. The detailed breakdown of the various categories of intermediate consumption shows the connection which the purchased inputs, fertilizers and products establish between the Agriculture and other sectors of the economy. Therefore, intermediate consumption is a good indicator of the intensity of agricultural production.

The main components of intermediate consumption:

· Seeds and planting stocks;

· Energy, Fuels;

· Fertilizers and soil improvements;

· Plant protection products;

· Veterinary expenses;

· Feeding-stuffs;

· Maintenance of equipment and facilities;

. Maintenance of buildings

· Support services;

· Agricultural Services;

. FISIM

· Other goods and services.

Goods and services - intermediate goods are valued at purchase price, operating at the time of their inclusion in the process. The purchase price is the amount actually paid by the purchaser at the time of purchase of the products. This price includes taxes on products less subsidies on products (excluding VAT) and transportation costs separately paid by the purchaser to the acquisition of the desired products in its own time and place. The price also reflects discounts made for purchasing of quantities or at reduced prices.

Statistical unit

Agricultural Holdings - legal and physical persons.

Statistical population

· Agricultural Census - an exhaustive structure survey. Enumerated holdings represent the framework for compilation of the Economic Accounts for Agriculture.

· Register of Statistical Units maintained by NSI - for units with main agricultural activity.

Reference area

· Bulgaria (NUTS 0);

· 6 statistical regions (NUTS2).

Time coverage

From 1995 onwards.

Base period

The data for the indicator "Intermediate consumption in Agriculture" are calculated in constant prices value at two base:

· previous year;

· years ending in 0 and 5 (based on Eurostat).

Unit of measure

Million BGN

Reference period

Calendar year

Institutional mandate
Legal acts and other agreements

· Law on Statistics;

· RegulationEC/138/2004;

· Memorandum of Understanding between the National Institute of Statistics and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food, which distributes the responsibilities for the production of statistical information on agriculture;

· National Statistical Programme.

Data sharing

Agreement between the National Statistical Institute and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food for data exchange and strategic partnership.

Confidentiality
Confidentiality - policy

· Law on Statistics;

· Regulation (EC) 223/2009 on European statistics (recital 24 and Article 20 (4)) of 11 March 2009 (OJ L 87, p 164) foresee that for that purpose it is necessary to establish common principles and guidelines, ensuring data confidentiality of data used for production of European Statistics and access to those confidential data with account for technical developments and requirements of users in democratic society.

Confidentiality - data treatment

The data for the first estimate of the indicator, as agreed between the Member States and Eurostat, embargo is applied and data are publishing after strictly specified date.

Release policy
Release calendar

The schedule for dissemination of statistical information is published in the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the National Statistical Institute.

Release calendar access

The calendar is available on the NSI website: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/480

User access

Data are published on the NSI website according to the Chapter 5 of the Law on Statistics and European Statistics Code of Practice, considering professional independence and with aim of impartiality and transparency, where all users are treated equal.

Frequency of dissemination

Statistical information for this indicator is published three times in the year:

· first estimate for the year - in December of the current year;

· second estimate for the year - in February of the next year;

· preliminary data for the year - in October of the next year.

In October data at statistical region level (NUTS2) are published.

Accessibility and clarity
News release

Press release for the first estimate of agricultural income in Bulgarian and English is published regularly.

Press release is published on the website of NSI in December of the current year together with data on the first estimate.

Publications

· Statistical Reference Book;

· Statistical Year Book.

On-line database

Data for the indicator "Intermediate consumption in the Agriculture" are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Domain statistics - Agriculture:

http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4275

http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4277

http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4279

http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4281

Micro-data access

Not applicable.

Other

· Annual Report of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food for the development of Agriculture in Bulgaria;

· Annual Report on the implementation of the Program for Rural Development in Bulgaria.

Documentation on methodology

· Manual on the Economic Accounts for Agriculture and Forestry, 1997, Rev.1.1;

· Regulation EC 138/2004 - Annex I; http://www.nsi.bg/sites/default/files/files/metadata/Methodology_AgrEAA_en.pdf

Quality documentation

National Report on the quality of data on Economic Accounts for Agriculture sent to Eurostat in 2012.

Quality management
Quality assurance

Inventory, in which the methods and procedures for data compiling are described and data compliance with the EU methodology is documented is periodically elaborated.

During the meetings of Eurostat WG "Agricultural accounts and prices" methodological issues are discussed and examples for good practices for data calculation are provided from Member States.

The comparative analysis of the data with previous years is done.

Quality assessment

As whole the data quality is good. No discrepancy with EU methodology is found out.

Relevance
User needs

· NSI  National Accounts;

· Eurostat;

· Public Administration - Ministry of Agriculture and Food and other department;

· Scientific and Research Institutes;

· Business Structures;

· Individuals.

User satisfaction

No surveys have been conducted to the satisfaction of the needs of users of information about the Economic Accounts for Agriculture. Informal contacts with data users shows a needs for data at lower territorial level and more detailed data, especially in relation to the elaboration of operational programmes, plans for the development of territorial units, e.t.c. Needs for this kind of information has been established after data requests sent to the NSI by post or e-mail.

Completeness

The data are fully harmonized with the EU Regulation.

Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy

Accuracy/quality of data on the indicator are closely linked to the quality of information produced within the surveys / administrative sources used for data compilation

Sampling error

Not calculated for this indicator.

Non-sampling error

Not calculated for this indicator.

Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

The data for the indicator "Intermediate Consumption in Agricultural" are submitted as follows:

  • First estimate - data are sent to Eurostat by 30 November of the current year and are published 20 days after the deadline of submission;
  • Second estimate - data are sent to Eurostat by 31 January of the following year and published within 20 days after the deadline of submission;
  • Preliminary data - data are sent to Eurostat by 30 September of the following year and published 20 days after the deadline of submission;
  • Final data - data are sent to Eurostat by September 30 two years after the year to which they relate and shall be published within 20 days after the deadline of submission.
Punctuality

Not delays in the deadlines for submission of data to Eurostat and in the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the National Statistical Institute were admitted.

Coherence and comparability
Comparability - geographical

Data are geographically comparable for the entire period for which they are available (since 1995).

Comparability - over time

Data are comparable over time for the entire period for which they are available (since 1995).

Coherence - cross domain

There is consistency ensured between the data on this indicator and data within the National Accounts, Agricultural Census, crop and livestock statistics and data from the statistics on the agricultural prices.

Coherence - internal

There is consistency ensured between the data on the items of agricultural output - crop output, animal output, agricultural services output and output of secondary non-agricultural activities (inseparable).

Cost and burden

The costs (budget) of the studies are published in the National Statistical Programme on the NSI website.

As basic criteria for response burden at this stage the time required for filling-in the questionnaire is used. Each form includes such section that respondents must complete. The time needed for filling-in the form includes also the time for data preparation. Based on this information, the burden on respondents can be defined as relatively high.

In 2011, by order of the President of NSI special thematic working group of representatives of several RSO, to review and suggest measures for improvement of statistical tools in the field of statistics, agriculture and forestry was established.

One of the main objectives of this review was to reduce the burden on respondents.

As a result of suggestions made by the TWG has taken the following actions:

· further use of modern means for statistical data collection (introduction of on-line and off-line questionnaires);

· reducing the number of parameters in the statistical questionnaires;

· use of information from other sources.

Data revision
Data revision - policy

There is no established policy on revisions.

Data revision - practice

As usual data revisions are made in results of changes in methodology or in classification used. Changes during the period for which data are available do not require any revision.

Statistical processing
Source data

· Questionnaire for the Economic Accounts for Agriculture ? for agricultural households;

· Annual Report of agricultural enterprises;

· Quarterly Report in Income and Expenditures of agricultural enterprises;

· Annual Report of non-financial enterprises (ISBS);

· Prices of Goods and Services currently used in Agriculture.

Frequency of data collection

Quarterly, yearly

Data collection

Data collection is in accordance with a Calendar for data collection, data processing and data dissemination of the NSI.

In most cases, data are collected by statistical paper form, which is sent to respondents by regular mail. Used also off-line electronic questionnaires. Data from farm households collected through an interview with the head of household or other household member who is familiar with the work.

Data validation

The validation of data is done by using developed software for this purpose. Software development is in accordance with the Terms of Reference, elaborated by the experts responsible for the conduction of statistical surveys. Data processing is performed at two levels: at the regional level - from experts of the RSOs, and at national level - from the experts in the NSI.

Data compilation

Data compilation is carried out in accordance with a Calendar for data collection, data processing and data dissemination of statistical survey carried out by the NSI. Data processing is performed by using developed software for this. The development of software is in accordance with the Terms of reference, elaborated by the experts responsible for the surveys implementation. Data processing is performed at two levels: at regional level - from the experts of the RSO's and at national level - from the experts of the NSI.

At regional level, the process includes data control, data editing, data validation and establishment of a regional data base. Within several surveys which are supplying data for the compilation of indicator data tabulation at regional level is also included.

Adjustment

Not applicable.

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ECONOMIC ACCOUNTS FOR AGRICULTURE - Value added in Agriculture
Contact
Contact organisation

National Statistical Institute

Contact organisation unit

Accounts and Prices in Agriculture and Forestry Department

Contact name

Mariya Yordanova

Contact person function

State expert

Contact mail address

2, P. Volov Str.; 1038 Sofia, Bulgaria

Contact email address

Miordanova@nsi.bg

Contact phone number

+359 2 9857 546

Contact fax number
Metadata update
Metadata last certified30 June 2017
Metadata last posted30 June 2017
Metadata last update30 June 2017
Statistical presentation
Data description

Economic accounts for agriculture are satellite accounts of the National Accounts, which provide complementary information and use concepts specially adapted to the specific nature of the sector. The architecture of the accounts consists of three accounts for current operations - "Production Account", "Generation of income Account", "Entrepreneurial income Account" and one account for accumulation - "Capital Account" as their consistency and completeness is provided in accordance with ESA '95. The data on satellite economic accounts are developed under the basic methodology of Eurostat, published in the "Manual on the economic Accounts for Agriculture and Forestry EAA / EAF". Their main purpose is to provide baseline information for the development of the Gross Domestic Product, and in particular the contribution of the sector "Agriculture" in the national economy. Secondly, they are intended to measure the level of income of the agricultural holdings and to reflect trends in it over the years.

The "Value added in Agriculture" is calculated for the calendar year at current and constant prices. The value at constant prices is calculated as difference between the value of the Output in the Agricultural Industry at prices of the previous year and the value of Intermediate Consumption at prices of the previous year.

Classification system

· Classification of Economic Activities - 2008 (CEA-2008, for international use NACE.BG-2008);

· Regulation 138/2004/EC - Annex II.

Sector coverage

The data include the following economic activities:

01.1 Growing of annual crops

01.2 Growing of perennial crops

01.3 Activity of nurseries (excluding forest nurseries)

01.4 Livestock

01.5 Combined agricultural holding

01.6 Support activities for agriculture

01.7 Hunting, trapping and related service activities

Statistical concepts and definitions

The "Value added in Agriculture" is the balancing item in the "Production Account" of satellite economic accounts. It measures the value created by agricultural holdings within the calendar year and is a key element in measuring the productivity of the sector "Agriculture". Depending on whether it includes or not includes the value of consumption of fixed capital, it is defined as gross or net value added.

Statistical unit

Agricultural Holdings - legal and physical persons.

Statistical population

· Agricultural Census - an exhaustive structural survey. Enumerated holdings represent the framework for compilation of the Economic Accounts for Agriculture;

· Register of Statistical Units maintained by NSI - for units with main agricultural activity.

Reference area

· Bulgaria (NUTS 0);

· 6 statistical regions (NUTS2).

Time coverage

From 1995 onwards.

Base period

The data for the indicator "Value added in Agriculture" are calculated in constant prices at two base:

· previous year;

· years ending in 0 and 5 (based on Eurostat).

Unit of measure

Million BGN

Reference period

Calendar year

Institutional mandate
Legal acts and other agreements

· Law on Statistics;

· RegulationEC/138/2004;

· Memorandum of Understanding between the National Institute of Statistics and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food, which distributes the responsibilities for the production of statistical information on agriculture;

· National Statistical Programme.

Data sharing

Agreement between the National Statistical Institute and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food for data exchange and strategic partnership.

Confidentiality
Confidentiality - policy

· Law on Statistics;

· Regulation (EC)  223/2009 on European statistics (recital 24 and Article 20 (4)) of 11 March 2009 (OJ L 87, p 164) foresee that for that purpose it is necessary to establish common principles and guidelines, ensuring data confidentiality of data used for production of European Statistics and access to those confidential data with account for technical developments and requirements of users in democratic society.

Confidentiality - data treatment

The data for the first estimate of the indicator, as agreed between the Member States and Eurostat, embargo is applied and data are publishing after strictly specified date.

Release policy
Release calendar

The schedule for dissemination of statistical information is published in the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the National Statistical Institute.

Release calendar access

The calendar is available on the NSI website: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/480

User access

Data are published on the NSI website according to the Chapter 5 of the Law on Statistics and European Statistics Code of Practice, considering professional independence and with aim of impartiality and transparency, where all users are treated equal.

Frequency of dissemination

Statistical information for this indicator is published three times in the year.

· first estimate for the year - in December of the current year;

· second estimate for the year - in February of the next year;

· preliminary data for the year - in October of the next year.

In October data at statistical region level (NUTS2) are published.

Accessibility and clarity
News release

Press release for the first estimate of agricultural income in Bulgarian and English is published regularly.

Press release published on the website of NSI in December of the current year together with data on the first estimate.

Publications

· Statistical Reference Book;

· Statistical Year Book.

On-line database

Data for the indicator "Value added in Agriculture" are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Domain statistics - Agriculture:

http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4275

http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4277

http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4279

http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4281

Micro-data access

Not applicable.

Other

Not applicable.

Documentation on methodology

· Manual on the Economic Accounts for Agriculture and Forestry, 1997, Rev.1.1;

· Regulation EC 138/2004 - Annex I

http://www.nsi.bg/sites/default/files/files/metadata/Methodology_AgrEAA_en.pdf

Quality documentation

National Report on the quality of data on economic accounts for agriculture sent to Eurostat in 2012.

Quality management
Quality assurance

Inventory, in which the methods and procedures for data compiling are described and data compliance with the EU methodology is documented is periodically elaborated.

During the meetings of Eurostat WG "Agricultural accounts and prices" methodological issues are discussed and examples for good practices for data calculation are provided from Member States.

The comparative analysis of the data with previous years is done.

Quality assessment

As whole the data quality is good. No discrepancy with EU methodology is found out.

Relevance
User needs

· NSI  National Accounts;

· Eurostat;

· Public Administration - Ministry of Agriculture and Food and other department;

· Scientific and Research Institutes;

· Business Structures;

· Individuals.

User satisfaction

No surveys have been conducted to the satisfaction of the needs of users of information about the Economic Accounts for Agriculture. Informal contacts with data users shows a needs for data at lower territorial level and more detailed data, especially in relation to the elaboration of operational programmes, plans for the development of territorial units, e.t.c. Needs for this kind of information has been established after data requests sent to the NSI by post or e-mail.

Completeness

The data are fully harmonized with the EU Regulation.

Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy

Accuracy/quality of data on the indicator are closely linked to the quality of information produced within the surveys / administrative sources used for data compilation.

Sampling error

Not calculated for this indicator.

Non-sampling error

Not calculated for this indicator.

Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

The data for the indicator "Value Added in Agriculture" are submitted as follows:

  • First estimate - data are sent to Eurostat by 30 November of the current year and are published 20 days after the deadline of submission;
  • Second estimate - data are sent to Eurostat by 31 January of the following year and published within 20 days after the deadline of submission;
  • Preliminary data - data are sent to Eurostat by 30 September of the following year and published 20 days after the deadline of submission;
  • Final data - data are sent to Eurostat by September 30 two years after the year to which they relate and shall be published within 20 days after the deadline of submission.
Punctuality

Not delays in the deadlines for submission of data to Eurostat and in the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the National Statistical Institute were admitted.

Coherence and comparability
Comparability - geographical

Data are geographically comparable for the entire period for which they are available (since 1995).

Comparability - over time

Data are comparable over time for the entire period for which they are available (since 1995).

Coherence - cross domain

There is consistency ensured between data on indicator "Value added in Agriculture" and data on the National Accounts.

Coherence - internal

There is consistency ensured between the data on indicators "Value added in Agriculture" and data on Gross/Final Output and Intermediate Consumption in the Agricultural Industry.

Cost and burden

The costs (budget) of the studies are published in the National Statistical Programme on the NSI website.

As basic criteria for response burden at this stage the time required for filling-in the questionnaire is used. Each form includes such section that respondents must complete. The time needed for filling-in the form includes also the time for data preparation. Based on this information, the burden on respondents can be defined as relatively high.

In 2011, by order of the President of NSI special thematic working group of representatives of several RSO, to review and suggest measures for improvement of statistical tools in the field of statistics, agriculture and forestry was established.

One of the main objectives of this review was to reduce the burden on respondents.

As a result of suggestions made by the TWG has taken the following actions:

· further use of modern means for statistical data collection (introduction of on-line and off-line questionnaires);

· reducing the number of parameters in the statistical questionnaires;

· use of information from other sources.

Data revision
Data revision - policy

There is no established policy on revisions.

Data revision - practice

As usual data revisions are made in results of changes in methodology or in classification used. Changes during the period for which data are available do not require any revision.

Statistical processing
Source data

· Questionnaire for the Economic Accounts for Agriculture;

· Annual Report of agricultural enterprises;

· Income and expenses of agricultural enterprises;

· Annual Report of non-financial enterprises (ISBS);

· Prices of goods and services currently consumed in Agriculture;

· Administrative data - State Fund "Agriculture" - Paying Agency.

Frequency of data collection

Quarterly, yearly

Data collection

Data collection is in accordance with a Calendar for data collection, data processing and data dissemination of the NSI.

In most cases, data are collected by statistical paper form, which is sent to respondents by regular mail. Used also off-line electronic questionnaires. Data from farm households collected through an interview with the head of household or other household member who is familiar with the work.

Administrative data are submitted by the State Fund "Agriculture" after request for information in official letter sent to the management of the fund.

Data validation

The validation of data is done by using developed software for this purpose. Software development is in accordance with the Terms of Reference, elaborated by the experts responsible for the conduction of statistical surveys. Data processing is performed at two levels: at the regional level - from experts of the RSOs, and at national level - from the experts in the NSI.

Data compilation

Data compilation is carried out in accordance with a Calendar for data collection, data processing and data dissemination of statistical survey carried out by the NSI. Data processing is performed by using developed software for this. The development of software is in accordance with the Terms of reference, elaborated by the experts responsible for the surveys implementation. Data processing is performed at two levels: at regional level - from the experts of the RSO's and at national level - from the experts of the NSI.

At regional level, the process includes data control, data editing, data validation and establishment of a regional data base. Within several surveys which are supplying data for the compilation of indicator data tabulation at regional level is also included.

At the national level, the process includes, data editing, data validation, establishment of a national data base, estimates for the non-observed units (units under threshold of Farm Structure Surveys) and calculation of the data on the indicator at current and constant prices.

Adjustment

Not applicable.

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ECONOMIC ACCOUNTS FOR AGRICULTURE - Consumption of fixed capital in Agriculture
Contact
Contact organisation

National Statistical Institute

Contact organisation unit

Accounts and Prices in Agriculture and Forestry Department

Contact name

Mariya Yordanova

Contact person function

State expert

Contact mail address

2, P. Volov Str.; 1038 Sofia, Bulgaria

Contact email address

Miordanova@nsi.bg

Contact phone number

+359 2 9857 546

Contact fax number
Metadata update
Metadata last certified30 June 2017
Metadata last posted30 June 2017
Metadata last update30 June 2017
Statistical presentation
Data description

Economic accounts for agriculture are satellite accounts of the National Accounts, which provide complementary information and use concepts specially adapted to the specific nature of the sector. The architecture of the accounts consists of three accounts for current operations - "Production Account", "Generation of income Account", "Entrepreneurial income Account" and one account for accumulation - "Capital Account" as their consistency and completeness is provided in accordance with ESA '95. The data on satellite economic accounts are developed under the basic methodology of Eurostat, published in the "Manual on the economic Accounts for Agriculture and Forestry EAA/EAF". Their main purpose is to provide baseline information for the development of the Gross Domestic Product, and in particular the contribution of the sector "Agriculture" in the national economy. Secondly, they are intended to measure the level of income of the agricultural holdings and to reflect trends in it over the years.

The "Consumption of fixed capital in Agriculture" is calculated for the calendar year in current and constant value for the following assets: machinery and equipment, buildings, plantations and others.

Classification system

· Classification of Economic Activities - 2008 (CEA-2008, for international use NACE.BG-2008);

· Regulation 138/2004/EC - Annex II.

Sector coverage

The data include the following economic activities:

01.1 Growing of annual crops

01.2 Growing of perennial crops

01.3 Activity of nurseries (forest)

01.4 Livestock

01.5 Combined agricultural holding

01.6 Support activities for agriculture

01.7 Hunting, trapping and related service activities.

Statistical concepts and definitions

The "Consumption of Fixed Capital in Agriculture" measures the wear and tear of aging fixed capital goods. The foreseeable wear and tear and obsolescence of fixed capital goods during the accounting period is indirect cost until their replacing with new ones. The Consumption of Fixed Capital in Agriculture is calculated for all tangible and intangible fixed assets, improvements to non-produced assets and costs associated with the transfer of ownership. Consumption of fixed capital is not calculated for stocks, work in progress and for non-produced assets such as land, underground deposits and patented assets.

Statistical unit

Agricultural Holdings - legal and physical persons

Statistical population

· Agricultural Census - an exhaustive structural survey. Enumerated holdings represent the framework for compilation of the Economic Accounts for Agriculture;

· Register of Statistical Units maintained by NSI - for units with main agricultural activity.

Reference area

· For all territory of the country (NUTS0);

· 6 statistical regions (NUTS2).

Time coverage

From 2002 onwards.

Base period

The data for the indicator "Consumption of Fixed Capital in Agriculture" are calculated in constant prices at two base:

· previous year;

· years ending in 0 and 5 (based on Eurostat).

Unit of measure

Million BGN

Reference period

Calendar year

Institutional mandate
Legal acts and other agreements

· Law on Statistics;

· Regulation EC/138/2004;

· Memorandum of Understanding between the National Institute of Statistics and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food, which distributes the responsibilities for the production of statistical information on agriculture;

· National Statistical Programme.

Data sharing

Agreement between the National Statistical Institute and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food for data exchange and strategic partnership.

Confidentiality
Confidentiality - policy

· Law on Statistics;

· Regulation (EC) 223/2009 on European statistics (recital 24 and Article 20 (4)) of 11 March 2009 (OJ L 87, p 164) foresee that for that purpose it is necessary to establish common principles and guidelines, ensuring data confidentiality of data used for production of European Statistics and access to those confidential data with account for technical developments and requirements of users in democratic society.

Confidentiality - data treatment

The data for the first estimate of the indicator, as agreed between the Member States and Eurostat, embargo is applied and data are publishing after strictly specified date.

Release policy
Release calendar

The schedule for dissemination of statistical information is published in the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the National Statistical Institute.

Release calendar access

The Calendar is available on the NSI website: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/480

User access

Data are published on the NSI website according to the Chapter 5 of the Law on Statistics and European Statistics Code of Practice, considering professional independence and with aim of impartiality and transparency, where all users are treated equal.

Frequency of dissemination

Statistical information for this indicator is published three times in the year.

· first estimate for the year - in December of the current year;

· second estimate for the year - in February of the next year;

· preliminary data for the year - in October of the next year.

In October data at statistical region level (NUTS2) are published.

Accessibility and clarity
News release

Press release for the first estimate of agricultural income in Bulgarian and English is published regularly.

Press release published on the website of NSI in December of the current year together with data on the first estimate.

Publications

· Statistical Reference Book;

· Statistical Year Book.

On-line database

Detailed data for the indicator "Consumption of fixed capital in Agriculture" are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Domain statistics - Agriculture:

http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4275

http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4277

http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4279

http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4281

Micro-data access

Not applicable.

Other

Annual Report of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food to the development of agriculture in Bulgaria.

Annual report on the implementation of the program for rural development in Bulgaria.

Documentation on methodology

· Manual on the Economic Accounts for Agriculture and Forestry, 1997, Rev.1.1;

· Regulation 138/2004 - Annex I;

http://www.nsi.bg/sites/default/files/files/metadata/Methodology_AgrEAA_en.pdf

Quality documentation

National Report on the quality of data on economic accounts for agriculture sent to Eurostat in 2012.

Quality management
Quality assurance

Inventory, in which the methods and procedures for data compiling are described and data compliance with the EU methodology is documented is periodically elaborated.
During the meetings of Eurostat WG "Agricultural accounts and prices" methodological issues are discussed and examples for good practices for data calculation are provided from Member States.
The comparative analysis of the data with previous years is done.

Quality assessment

 As whole the data quality is good. No discrepancy with EU methodology is found out.

Relevance
User needs

· Eurostat;

· Public Administration - Ministry of Agriculture and Food and other department;

· Scientific and Research Institutes;

· Business Structures;

· Individuals.

User satisfaction

No surveys have been conducted to the satisfaction of the needs of users of information about the Economic Accounts for Agriculture. Informal contacts with data users shows a needs for data at lower territorial level and more detailed data, especially in relation to the elaboration of operational programmes, plans for the development of territorial units, e.t.c. Needs for this kind of information has been established after data requests sent to the NSI by post or e-mail.

Completeness

The data are fully harmonized with the EU Regulation.

Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy

Accuracy / quality of data on the indicator are closely linked to the quality of information produced within the surveys / administrative sources used for data compilation.

Sampling error

Not calculated for this indicator.

Non-sampling error

Not calculated for this indicator.

Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

The data for the indicator "Consumption of fixed capital in Agriculture" published as follows:

  • First estimate - data are sent to Eurostat by 30 November of the current year and are published 20 days after the deadline of submission;
  • Second estimate - data are sent to Eurostat by 31 January of the following year and published within 20 days after the deadline of submission;
  • Preliminary data - data are sent to Eurostat by 30 September of the following year and published 20 days after the deadline of submission;

· Final data - data are sent to Eurostat by September 30 two years after the year to which they relate and shall be published within 20 days after the deadline of submission.

Punctuality

Not delays in the deadlines for submission of data to Eurostat and in the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the National Statistical Institute were admitted.

Coherence and comparability
Comparability - geographical

Data are geographically comparable for the entire period for which they are available (since 1995).

Comparability - over time

Data are comparable over time for the entire period for which they are available (since 1995).

Coherence - cross domain

There is consistency ensured between the data on this indicator and data within the National Accounts.

Coherence - internal

There is consistency ensured between the data on "Consumption of fixed capital" and data on "Gross Value Added in Agriculture".

Cost and burden

The costs (budget) of the studies are published in the National Statistical Programme on the NSI website.

As basic criteria for response burden at this stage the time required for filling-in the questionnaire is used. Each form includes such section that respondents must complete. The time needed for filling-in the form includes also the time for data preparation. Based on this information, the burden on respondents can be defined as relatively high.

In 2011, by order of the President of NSI special thematic working group of representatives of several RSO, to review and suggest measures for improvement of statistical tools in the field of statistics, agriculture and forestry was established.

One of the main objectives of this review was to reduce the burden on respondents.

As a result of suggestions made by the TWG has taken the following actions:

· further use of modern means for statistical data collection (introduction of on-line and off-line questionnaires);

· reducing the number of parameters in the statistical questionnaires;

· use of information from other sources.

Data revision
Data revision - policy

There is no established policy on revisions.

Data revision - practice

As usual data revisions are made in results of changes in methodology or in classification used.

Changes during the period for which data are available do not require any revision.

Statistical processing
Source data

· Annual Report of agricultural enterprises;

· Annual data from National Accounts.

Frequency of data collection

Yearly

Data collection

Data collection is in accordance with a Calendar for data collection, data processing and data dissemination of the NSI.

In most cases, data are collected by statistical paper form, which is sent to respondents by regular mail. Used also off-line electronic questionnaires. Data collection is in accordance with a calendar collection, processing and dissemination of statistical information on NSI. In most cases, data are collected by statistical paper form, which is sent to respondents by post. Used also off-line electronic questionnaires.

Data validation

The validation of data is done by using developed software for this purpose. Software development is in accordance with the Terms of Reference, elaborated by the experts responsible for the conduction of statistical surveys. Data processing is performed at two levels: at the regional level - from experts of the RSOs, and at national level - from the experts in the NSI.

Data compilation

Data compilation is carried out in accordance with a Calendar for data collection, data processing and data dissemination of statistical survey carried out by the NSI. Data processing is performed by using developed software for this. The development of software is in accordance with the Terms of reference, elaborated by the experts responsible for the surveys implementation. Data processing is performed at two levels: at regional level - from the experts of the RSO's and at national level - from the experts of the NSI. At regional level, the process includes data control, data editing, data validation and establishment of a regional data base. Within several surveys which are supplying data for the compilation of indicator data tabulation at regional level is also included.

At the national level, the process includes, data editing, data validation, establishment of a national data base, estimates for the non-observed units (units under threshold of Farm Structure Surveys) and calculation of the data on the indicator at current and constant prices.

Adjustment

Not applicable.

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ECONOMIC ACCOUNTS FOR AGRICULTURE - Income at factor cost in Agriculture
Contact
Contact organisation

National Statistical Institute

Contact organisation unit

Accounts and Prices in Agriculture and Forestry Department

Contact name

Mariya Yordanova

Contact person function

State expert

Contact mail address

2, P. Volov Str.; 1038 Sofia, Bulgaria

Contact email address

Miordanova@nsi.bg

Contact phone number

+359 2 9857 546

Contact fax number
Metadata update
Metadata last certified30 June 2017
Metadata last posted30 June 2017
Metadata last update30 June 2017
Statistical presentation
Data description

Economic accounts for agriculture are satellite accounts of the National Accounts, which provide complementary information and use concepts specially adapted to the specific nature of the sector. The architecture of the accounts consists of three accounts for current operations - "Production Account", "Generation of income Account", "Entrepreneurial income Account" and one account for accumulation - "Capital Account" as their consistency and completeness is provided in accordance with ESA '95. The data on satellite economic accounts are developed under the basic methodology of Eurostat, published in the "Manual on the economic Accounts for Agriculture and Forestry EAA / EAF". Their main purpose is to provide baseline information for the development of the Gross Domestic Product, and in particular the contribution of the sector "Agriculture" in the national economy. Secondly, they are intended to measure the level of income of the agricultural holdings and to reflect trends in it over the years.

The "Income at factor cost" in Agriculture is the first of three closely linked to the agricultural income aggregates togetherwith Net Operating Surplus/Net Mixed Income and Entrepreneurial Income. Data for this indicator is calculated for the calendar year at current prices.

Classification system

· Classification of Economic Activities - 2008 (CEA-2008, for international use NACE.BG-2008);

· Regulation 138/2004/EC - Annex II.

Sector coverage

The data include the following economic activities:

01.1 Growing of annual crops

01.2 Growing of perennial crops

01.3 Activity of nurseries (excluding forest nurseries)

01.4 Livestock

01.5 Combined agricultural holding

01.6 Support activities for agriculture

01.7 Hunting, trapping and related service activities

Statistical concepts and definitions

The "Income at factor cost in Agriculture" or "Net value added at Factor Cost" is the value (calculated at basic prices) generated within the calendar year of all agricultural units involved in production, less other taxes on production plus other subsidies on production. Thus, the index measures the remuneration of all factors of production (land, capital and labor).

Statistical unit

Agricultural Holdings - legal and physical persons.

Statistical population

· Agricultural Census - an exhaustive structural survey. Counted farms form the framework for calculating the economic accounts for agriculture;

· Register of statistical units, maintained by NSI - for units with main agricultural activity.

Reference area

· Bulgaria (NUTS 0);

· 6 statistical regions (NUTS2).

Time coverage

From 1995 onwards.

Base period

Not applicable.

Unit of measure

Million BGN

Reference period

Calendar year

Institutional mandate
Legal acts and other agreements

· Law on Statistics;

· Regulation EC/138/2004;

· Memorandum of Understanding between the National Institute of Statistics and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food, which distributes the responsibilities for the production of statistical information on agriculture;

· Agreement between the National Institute of Statistics and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food for information exchange and strategic partnership;

· National Statistical Programme.

Data sharing

Agreement between the National Statistical Institute and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food for data exchange and strategic partnership.

Confidentiality
Confidentiality - policy

· Law on Statistics

· Regulation (EC) 223/2009 on European statistics (recital 24 and Article 20 (4)) of 11 March 2009 (OJ L 87, p 164) foresee that for that purpose it is necessary to establish common principles and guidelines, ensuring data confidentiality of data used for production of European Statistics and access to those confidential data with account for technical developments and requirements of users in democratic society.

Confidentiality - data treatment

The data for the first estimate of the indicator, as agreed between the Member States and Eurostat, embargo is applied and data are publishing after strictly specified date.

Release policy
Release calendar

The schedule for dissemination of statistical information is published in the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the National Statistical Institute.

Release calendar access

The Calendar is available on the NSI website: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/480

User access

Data are published on the NSI website according to the Chapter 5 of the Law on Statistics and European Statistics Code of Practice, considering professional independence and with aim of impartiality and transparency, where all users are treated equal.

Frequency of dissemination

Statistical information for this indicator is published three times in the year:

· first estimate for the year - in December of the current year;

· second estimate for the year - in February of the next year;

· preliminary data for the year - in October of the next year.

In October data at statistical region level (NUTS2) are published.

Accessibility and clarity
News release

Press release for the first estimate of agricultural income in Bulgarian and English is published regularly.

Press release published on the website of NSI in December of the current year together with data on the first estimate.

Publications

· Statistical Reference Book;

· Statistical Year Book.

On-line database

Data for the indicator "Income at factor costs in Agriculture" are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Domain statistics - Agriculture:

http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4275

http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4277

http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4279

http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4281

Micro-data access

Not applicable.

Other

Annual Report of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food to the development of agriculture in Bulgaria.

Annual report on the implementation of the program for rural development in Bulgaria.

Documentation on methodology

· Manual on the Economic Accounts for Agriculture and Forestry, 1997, Rev.1.1;

· Regulation 138/2004 - Annex I;

http://www.nsi.bg/sites/default/files/files/metadata/Methodology_AgrEAA_en.pdf

Quality documentation

National Report on the quality of data on economic accounts for agriculture sent to Eurostat in 2012.

Quality management
Quality assurance

Inventory, in which the methods and procedures for data compiling are described and data compliance with the EU methodology is documented is periodically elaborated. During the meetings of Eurostat WG "Agricultural accounts and prices" methodological issues are discussed and examples for good practices for data calculation are provided from Member States. The comparative analysis of the data with previous years is done.

Quality assessment

As whole the data quality is good. No discrepancy with EU methodology is found out.

Relevance
User needs

· Eurostat;

· Public Administration - Ministry of Agriculture and Food and other department;

· Scientific and Research Institutes;

· Business Structures;

· Individuals.

User satisfaction

No surveys have been conducted to the satisfaction of the needs of users of information about the Economic Accounts for Agriculture. Informal contacts with data users shows a needs for data at lower territorial level and more detailed data, especially in relation to the elaboration of operational programmes, plans for the development of territorial units, e.t.c. Needs for this kind of information has been established after data requests sent to the NSI by post or e-mail.

Completeness

The data are fully harmonized with the EU Regulation.

Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy

Accuracy / quality of data on the indicator are closely linked to the quality of information produced within the surveys / administrative sources used for data compilation.

Sampling error

Not available.

Non-sampling error

Not available.

Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

The data for the indicator "Income at factor costs" in Agriculture are submitted as follows:

  • First estimate - data are sent to Eurostat by 30 November of the current year and are published 20 days after the deadline of submission;
  • Second estimate - data are sent to Eurostat by 31 January of the following year and published within 20 days after the deadline of submission;
  • Preliminary data - data are sent to Eurostat by 30 September of the following year and published 20 days after the deadline of submission;

· Final data - data are sent to Eurostat by September 30 two years after the year to which they relate and shall be published within 20 days after the deadline of submission.

Punctuality

Not delays in the deadlines for submission of data to Eurostat and dissemination in the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the National Statistical Institute were admitted.

Coherence and comparability
Comparability - geographical

Data are geographically comparable for the entire period for which they are available (since 1995).

Comparability - over time

Data are comparable over time for the entire period for which they are available (since 1995).

Coherence - cross domain

There is consistency ensured between the data on indicators end data within National Accounts.

Coherence - internal

There is consistency ensured between the data on indicator and data on agricultural output.

Cost and burden

The costs (budget) of the studies are published in the National Statistical Programme on the NSI website.

As basic criteria for response burden at this stage the time required for filling-in the questionnaire is used. Each form includes such section that respondents must complete. The time needed for filling-in the form includes also the time for data preparation. Based on this information, the burden on respondents can be defined as relatively high.

In 2011, by order of the President of NSI special thematic working group of representatives of several RSO, to review and suggest measures for improvement of statistical tools in the field of statistics, agriculture and forestry was established.

One of the main objectives of this review was to reduce the burden on respondents.

As a result of suggestions made by the TWG has taken the following actions:

· further use of modern means for statistical data collection (introduction of on-line and off-line questionnaires);

· reducing the number of parameters in the statistical questionnaires;

· use of information from other sources.

Data revision
Data revision - policy

There is no established policy on revisions.

Data revision - practice

As usual data revisions are made in results of changes in methodology or in classification used.

Changes during the period for which data are available do not require any revision.

Statistical processing
Source data

· Annual Report of agricultural enterprises;

· Annual Report of non-financial enterprises (ISBS);

· Administrative data - State Fund "Agriculture" - Paying Agency.

Frequency of data collection

Yearly

Data collection

Data collection is in accordance with a Calendar for data collection, data processing and data dissemination of the NSI.

In most cases, data are collected by statistical paper form, which is sent to respondents by regular mail. Used also off-line electronic questionnaires. Data from farm households collected through an interview with the head of household or other household member who is familiar with the work.

Administrative data are submitted by the State Fund "Agriculture" after request for information in official letter sent to the management of the fund.

Data validation

The validation of data is done by using developed software for this purpose. Software development is in accordance with the Terms of Reference, elaborated by the experts responsible for the conduction of statistical surveys. Data processing is performed at two levels: at the regional level - from experts of the RSOs, and at national level - from the experts in the NSI.

Data compilation

Data compilation is carried out in accordance with a Calendar for data collection, data processing and data dissemination of statistical survey carried out by the NSI. Data processing is performed by using developed software for this. The development of software is in accordance with the Terms of reference, elaborated by the experts responsible for the surveys implementation. Data processing is performed at two levels: at regional level - from the experts of the RSO's and at national level - from the experts of the NSI.

At regional level, the process includes data control, data editing, data validation and establishment of a regional data base. Within several surveys which are supplying data for the compilation of indicator data tabulation at regional level is also included.

At the national level, the process includes, data editing, data validation, establishment of a national data base, estimates for the non-observed units (units under threshold of Farm Structure Surveys) and calculation of the data on the indicator at current and constant prices.

Adjustment

Not applicable.

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ECONOMIC ACCOUNTS FOR AGRICULTURE - Net Operating Surplus/Net Mixed Income in Agriculture
Contact
Contact organisation

National Statistical Institute

Contact organisation unit

Accounts and Prices in Agriculture and Forestry Department

Contact name

Mariya Yordanova

Contact person function

State expert

Contact mail address

2, P. Volov Str.; 1038 Sofia, Bulgaria

Contact email address

Miordanova@nsi.bg

Contact phone number

+359 2 9857 546

Contact fax number
Metadata update
Metadata last certified30 June 2017
Metadata last posted30 June 2017
Metadata last update30 June 2017
Statistical presentation
Data description

Economic accounts for agriculture are satellite accounts of the National Accounts, which provide complementary information and use concepts specially adapted to the specific nature of the sector. The architecture of the accounts consists of three accounts for current operations - "Production Account", "Generation of income Account", "Entrepreneurial income Account" and one account for accumulation - "Capital Account" as their consistency and completeness is provided in accordance with ESA '95. The data on satellite economic accounts are developed under the basic methodology of Eurostat, published in the "Manual on the economic Accounts for Agriculture and Forestry EAA / EAF". Their main purpose is to provide baseline information for the development of the Gross Domestic Product, and in particular the contribution of the sector "Agriculture" in the national economy. Secondly, they are intended to measure the level of income of the agricultural holdings and to reflect trends in it over the years.

Satellite data for Economic Accounts for Agriculture are developed at national and regional level (NUTS2).

The "Net Operating Surplus/Net Mixed Income in "Agriculture" is the second of three closely linked aggregates with the agricultural income together with the Income/Net Value Added at Factor Costs and the Net Entrepreneurial Income. Data for this indicator is calculated for the calendar year at current prices.

Classification system

· Classification of Economic Activities - 2008 (CEA-2008, for international use NACE.BG-2008);

· Regulation 138/2004/EC - Annex II.

Sector coverage

The data include the following economic activities:

01.1 Growing of annual crops

01.2 Growing of perennial crops

01.3 Activity of nurseries (excluding forests nurseries)

01.4 Livestock

01.5 Combined agricultural holding

01.6 Support activities for agriculture

01.7 Hunting, trapping and related service activities

Statistical concepts and definitions

The "Net Operating Surplus/Net Mixed Income in Agriculture" measures the yield from land, capital and non-salaried labor in agriculture. The indicator is calculated by excluding from the net value added the compensation of employees and other taxes on production and adding other subsidies on production. The "Net operating surplus/net mixed income" is part of the balancing item of the Generation of income Account.

Statistical unit

Agricultural Holdings - legal and physical persons.

Statistical population

· Agricultural Census - an exhaustive structural survey. Counted farms form the framework for calculating the economic accounts for agriculture;

· Register of statistical units maintained by NSI - for units with main agricultural activity.

Reference area

· Bulgaria (NUTS 0);

· 6 statistical area (NUTS2).

Time coverage

From 1995 onwards.

Base period

Not applicable

Unit of measure

Million BGN

Reference period

Calendar year

Institutional mandate
Legal acts and other agreements

· Law on Statistics;

· RegulationEC/138/2004;

· Memorandum of Understanding between the National Institute of Statistics and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food, which distributes the responsibilities for the production of statistical information on agriculture;

· Agreement between the National Institute of Statistics and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food for information exchange and strategic partnership.;

· National Statistical Programme.

Data sharing

Agreement between the National Statistical Institute and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food for data exchange and strategic partnership.

Confidentiality
Confidentiality - policy

· Law on Statistics;

· Regulation (EC) 223/2009 on European statistics (recital 24 and Article 20 (4)) of 11 March 2009 (OJ L 87, p 164) foresee that for that purpose it is necessary to establish common principles and guidelines, ensuring data confidentiality of data used for production of European Statistics and access to those confidential data with account for technical developments and requirements of users in democratic society.

Confidentiality - data treatment

The data for the first estimate of the indicator, as agreed between the Member States and Eurostat, embargo is applied and data are publishing after strictly specified date.

Release policy
Release calendar

The schedule for dissemination of statistical information is published in the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the National Statistical Institute.

Release calendar access

The Calendar is available on the NSI website: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/480

User access

Data are published on the NSI website according to the Chapter 5 of the Law on Statistics and European Statistics Code of Practice, considering professional independence and with aim of impartiality and transparency, where all users are treated equal.

Frequency of dissemination

Statistical information for this indicator is published three times in the year.

· forecast for the first year - in December of the current year;

· forecast for the second year - in February of the following year;

· Preliminary data for the year - in October of next year.

In October and published data at statistical area.

Accessibility and clarity
News release

Press release for the first estimate of agricultural income in Bulgarian and English is published regularly.

Press release is published on the website of NSI in December of the current year together with data on the first estimate.

Publications

· Statistical Reference Book;

· Statistical Year Book.

On-line database

Detailed data for the indicator "Net Operating Surplus/Net Mixed Income in Agriculture" are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Domain statistics - Agriculture:

http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4275

http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4277

http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4279

http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4281

Micro-data access

Not applicable.

Other

Not applicable.

Documentation on methodology

· Manual on the Economic Accounts for Agriculture and Forestry, 1997, Rev.1.1;

· Regulation 138/2004 - Annex I;

http://www.nsi.bg/sites/default/files/files/metadata/Methodology_AgrEAA_en.pdf

Quality documentation

National Report on the quality of data on economic accounts for agriculture sent to Eurostat in 2012.

Quality management
Quality assurance

Inventory, in which the methods and procedures for data compiling are described and data compliance with the EU methodology is documented is periodically elaborated.

During the meetings of Eurostat WG "Agricultural accounts and prices" methodological issues are discussed and examples for good practices for data calculation are provided from Member States.

The comparative analysis of the data with previous years is done.

Quality assessment

As whole the data quality is good. No discrepancy with EU methodology is found out.

Relevance
User needs

· Eurostat;

· Public Administration - Ministry of Agriculture and Food and other department;

· Scientific and Research Institutes;

· Business Structures;

· Individuals.

User satisfaction

No surveys have been conducted to the satisfaction of the needs of users of information about the Economic Accounts for Agriculture. Informal contacts with data users shows a needs for data at lower territorial level and more detailed data, especially in relation to the elaboration of operational programmes, plans for the development of territorial units, e.t.c. Needs for this kind of information has been established after data requests sent to the NSI by post or e-mail.

Completeness

The data are fully harmonized with the EU Regulation

Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy

Accuracy/quality of data on the indicator are closely linked to the quality of information produced within the surveys / administrative sources used for data compilation.

Sampling error

Not applicable for this indicator.

Non-sampling error

Not applicable for this indicator.

Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

The data for the indicator Net Operating Surplus/Net Mixed Income in Agriculture are submitted as follows:

  • First estimate - data are sent to Eurostat by 30 November of the current year and are published 20 days after the deadline of submission;
  • Second estimate - data are sent to Eurostat by 31 January of the following year and published within 20 days after the deadline of submission;
  • Preliminary data - data are sent to Eurostat by 30 September of the following year and published 20 days after the deadline of submission;
  • Final data - data are sent to Eurostat by September 30 two years after the year to which they relate and shall be published within 20 days after the deadline of submission
Punctuality

Not delays in the deadlines for submission of data to Eurostat and in the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the National Statistical Institute were admitted.

Coherence and comparability
Comparability - geographical

Data are geographically comparable for the entire period for which they are available.

Comparability - over time

Data are comparable over time for the entire period for which they are available.

Coherence - cross domain

There is consistency between the data on indicator "Net Operating Surplus/Net Mixed Income in Agriculture" and data within National Accounts.

Coherence - internal

There is data consistency between Net Operating Surplus/Net Mixed Income in Agriculture and items of agricultural production - production of the plant, production of livestock, agricultural services and separable non-agricultural secondary activities

Cost and burden

The costs (budget) of the studies are published in the National Statistical Programme on the NSI website.

As basic criteria for response burden at this stage the time required for filling-in the questionnaire is used. Each form includes such section that respondents must complete. The time needed for filling-in the form includes also the time for data preparation. Based on this information, the burden on respondents can be defined as relatively high.

In 2011, by order of the President of NSI special thematic working group of representatives of several RSO, to review and suggest measures for improvement of statistical tools in the field of statistics, agriculture and forestry was established.

One of the main objectives of this review was to reduce the burden on respondents.

As a result of suggestions made by the TWG has taken the following actions:

· further use of modern means for statistical data collection (introduction of on-line and off-line questionnaires);

· reducing the number of parameters in the statistical questionnaires;

· use of information from other sources.

Data revision
Data revision - policy

There is no established policy on revisions.

Data revision - practice

As usual data revisions are made in results of changes in methodology or in classification used.

Changes during the period for which data are available do not require any revision.

Statistical processing
Source data

· Annual Report of non-financial enterprises - for juridical persons;

· Administrative data - State Fund "Agriculture" - Paying Agency.

Frequency of data collection

Yearly

Data collection

Data collection is in accordance with a Calendar for data collection, data processing and data dissemination of the NSI.

In most cases, data are collected by statistical paper form, which is sent to respondents by regular mail. Used also off-line electronic questionnaires. Data from farm households collected through an interview with the head of household or other household member who is familiar with the work.

Data validation

The validation of data is done by using developed software for this purpose. Software development is in accordance with the Terms of Reference, elaborated by the experts responsible for the conduction of statistical surveys. Data processing is performed at two levels: at the regional level - from experts of the RSOs, and at national level - from the experts in the NSI.

Data compilation

Data compilation is carried out in accordance with a Calendar for data collection, data processing and data dissemination of statistical survey carried out by the NSI. Data processing is performed by using developed software for this. The development of software is in accordance with the Terms of reference, elaborated by the experts responsible for the surveys implementation. Data processing is performed at two levels: at regional level - from the experts of the RSO's and at national level - from the experts of the NSI.

At regional level, the process includes data control, data editing, data validation and establishment of a regional data base. Within several surveys which are supplying data for the compilation of indicator data tabulation at regional level is also included.

Adjustment

Not applicable.

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ECONOMIC ACCOUNTS FOR AGRICULTURE - Net Entrepreneurial Income in Agriculture
Contact
Contact organisation

National Statistical Institute

Contact organisation unit

Accounts and Prices in Agriculture and Forestry Department

Contact name

Mariya Yordanova

Contact person function

State expert

Contact mail address

2, P. Volov Str.; 1038 Sofia, Bulgaria

Contact email address

Miordanova@nsi.bg

Contact phone number

+359 2 9857 546

Contact fax number
Metadata update
Metadata last certified30 June 2017
Metadata last posted30 June 2017
Metadata last update30 June 2017
Statistical presentation
Data description

Economic accounts for agriculture are satellite accounts of the National Accounts, which provide complementary information and use concepts specially adapted to the specific nature of the sector. The architecture of the accounts consists of three accounts for current operations - "Production Account", "Generation of income Account", "Entrepreneurial income Account" and one account for accumulation - "Capital Account" as their consistency and completeness is provided in accordance with ESA '95. The data on satellite economic accounts are developed under the basic methodology of Eurostat, published in the "Manual on the economic Accounts for Agriculture and Forestry EAA / EAF". Their main purpose is to provide baseline information for the development of the Gross Domestic Product, and in particular the contribution of the sector "Agriculture" in the national economy. Secondly, they are intended to measure the level of income of the agricultural holdings and to reflect trends in it over the years.

Satellite data for Economic Accounts for Agriculture are developed at national and regional level (NUTS2).

The "Net Entrepreneurial Income in Agriculture" is the last of three closely linked agricultural income aggregates together with income/net value added at factor costs and net operating surplus/net mixed income. Data for this indicator is calculated for the calendar year in current prices.

Classification system

· Classification of Economic Activities - 2008 (CEA-2008, for international use NACE.BG-2008);

· Regulation 138/2004/EC - Annex II.

Sector coverage

The data include the following economic activities:

01.1 Growing of annual crops

01.2 Growing of perennial crops

01.3 Activity of nurseries (excluding forest nurseries)

01.4 Livestock

01.5 Combined agricultural holding

01.6 Support activities for agriculture

01.7 Hunting, trapping and related service activities

Statistical concepts and definitions

The "Net Entrepreneurial income in Agriculture" measures the compensation of non-salaried labour, remuneration from land belonging to the units and the yeild, araising from the use of capital. The indicator is calculated by adding the value of the received by farms organized as companies interests to the value of the net operating surplus/mixed income and deducting interest and rents paid by farms.

Statistical unit

Agricultural Holdings - legal and physical persons.

Statistical population

· Agricultural Census - an exhaustive structural survey. Counted farms form the framework for calculating the economic accounts for agriculture;

· Register of statistical units maintained by NSI - for units with main agricultural activity.

Reference area

· Bulgaria (NUTS 0);

· 6 statistical regions (NUTS2).

Time coverage

From 1995 onwards.

Base period

Not applicable.

Unit of measure

Million BGN

Reference period

Calendar year

Institutional mandate
Legal acts and other agreements

· Law on Statistics;

· RegulationEC/138/2004;

· Memorandum of Understanding between the National Institute of Statistics and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food, which distributes the responsibilities for the production of statistical information on agriculture;

· Agreement between the National Institute of Statistics and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food for information exchange and strategic partnership;.

· National Statistical Programme.

Data sharing

Agreement between the National Statistical Institute and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food for data exchange and strategic partnership.

Confidentiality
Confidentiality - policy

· Law on Statistics;

· Regulation (EC) 223/2009 on European statistics (recital 24 and Article 20 (4)) of 11 March 2009 (OJ L 87, p 164) foresee that for that purpose it is necessary to establish common principles and guidelines, ensuring data confidentiality of data used for production of European Statistics and access to those confidential data with account for technical developments and requirements of users in democratic society.

Confidentiality - data treatment

The data for the first estimate of the indicator, as agreed between the Member States and Eurostat, embargo is applied and data are publishing after strictly specified date.

Release policy
Release calendar

The schedule for dissemination of statistical information is published in the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the National Statistical Institute.

Release calendar access

The Calendar is available on the NSI website: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/480

User access

Data are published on the NSI website according to the Chapter 5 of the Law on Statistics and European Statistics Code of Practice, considering professional independence and with aim of impartiality and transparency, where all users are treated equal.

Frequency of dissemination

Statistical information for this indicator is published three times in the year.

· forecast for the first year - in December of the current year;

· forecast for the second year - in February of the following year;

· Preliminary data for the year - in October of next year.

In October and published data at statistical area.

Accessibility and clarity
News release

Press release for the first estimate of agricultural income in Bulgarian and English is published regularly.

Press release is published on the website of NSI in December of the current year together with data on the first estimate.

Publications

· Statistical Reference Book;

· Statistical Year Book.

On-line database

Detailed data for the indicator "Net Entrepreneurial income in Agriculture" are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Domain statistics - Agriculture:

http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4275

http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4277

http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4279

http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4281

Micro-data access

Not applicable.

Other

Not applicable.

Documentation on methodology

· Manual on the Economic Accounts for Agriculture and Forestry, 1997, Rev.1.1;

· Regulation 138/2004 - Annex I;

http://www.nsi.bg/sites/default/files/files/metadata/Methodology_AgrEAA_en.pdf

Quality documentation

National Report on the quality of data on economic accounts for agriculture sent to Eurostat in 2012.

Quality management
Quality assurance

Inventory, in which the methods and procedures for data compiling are described and data compliance with the EU methodology is documented is periodically elaborated.

During the meetings of Eurostat WG "Agricultural accounts and prices" methodological issues are discussed and examples for good practices for data calculation are provided from Member States.
The comparative analysis of the data with previous years is done.

Quality assessment

As whole the data quality is good. No discrepancy with EU methodology is found out.

Relevance
User needs

· Eurostat;

· Public Administration - Ministry of Agriculture and Food and other department;

· Scientific and Research Institutes;

· Business Structures;

· Individuals.

User satisfaction

No surveys have been conducted to the satisfaction of the needs of users of information about the Economic Accounts for Agriculture. Informal contacts with data users shows a needs for data at lower territorial level and more detailed data, especially in relation to the elaboration of operational programmes, plans for the development of territorial units, e.t.c. Needs for this kind of information has been established after data requests sent to the NSI by post or e-mail.

Completeness

The data are fully harmonized with the EU Regulation.

Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy

Accuracy / quality of data on the indicator are closely linked to the quality of information produced within the surveys / administrative sources used for data compilation.

Sampling error

Not available.

Non-sampling error

Not available.

Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

The data for the indicator "Net Entrepreneurial income in Agriculture" are submitted as follows:

· First estimate - data are sent to Eurostat by 30 November of the current year and are published 20 days after the deadline of submission;

· Second estimate - data are sent to Eurostat by 31 January of the following year and published within 20 days after the deadline of submission;

· Preliminary data - data are sent to Eurostat by 30 September of the following year and published 20 days after the deadline of submission;

· Final data - data are sent to Eurostat by September 30 two years after the year to which they relate and shall be published within 20 days after the deadline of submission.

Punctuality

Not delays in the deadlines for submission of data to Eurostat and dissemination in the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the National Statistical Institute were admitted.

Coherence and comparability
Comparability - geographical

Data are geographically comparable for the entire period for which they are available (since 1995).

Comparability - over time

Data are comparable over time for the entire period for which they are available (since 1995).

Coherence - cross domain

There is consistency ensured between the data on this indicator and data within the National Accounts.

Coherence - internal

There is consistency ensured between the data on this indicator and data on Output of Agricultural Industry.

Cost and burden

The costs (budget) of the studies are published in the National Statistical Programme on the NSI website.

As basic criteria for response burden at this stage the time required for filling-in the questionnaire is used. Each form includes such section that respondents must complete. The time needed for filling-in the form includes also the time for data preparation. Based on this information, the burden on respondents can be defined as relatively high.

In 2011, by order of the President of NSI special thematic working group of representatives of several RSO, to review and suggest measures for improvement of statistical tools in the field of statistics, agriculture and forestry was established.

One of the main objectives of this review was to reduce the burden on respondents.

As a result of suggestions made by the TWG has taken the following actions:

· further use of modern means for statistical data collection (introduction of on-line and off-line questionnaires);

· reducing the number of parameters in the statistical questionnaires;

· use of information from other sources.

Data revision
Data revision - policy

There is no established policy on revisions.

Data revision - practice

As usual data revisions are made in results of changes in methodology or in classification used.

Changes during the period for which data are available do not require any revision.

Statistical processing
Source data

· Annual Report of agricultural enterprises - for juridical persons;

· Quarterly Report on Income and expenses of agricultural enterprises - for juridical persons;

· Administrative data - State Fund "Agriculture" - Paying Agency.

Frequency of data collection

Year

Data collection

Data collection is in accordance with a Calendar for data collection, data processing and data dissemination of the NSI.

In most cases, data are collected by statistical paper form, which is sent to respondents by regular mail. Used also off-line electronic questionnaires. Data from farm households collected through an interview with the head of household or other household member who is familiar with the work.

Data validation

The validation of data is done by using developed software for this purpose. Software development is in accordance with the Terms of Reference, elaborated by the experts responsible for the conduction of statistical surveys. Data processing is performed at two levels: at the regional level - from experts of the RSOs, and at national level - from the experts in the NSI.

Data compilation

Data compilation is carried out in accordance with a Calendar for data collection, data processing and data dissemination of statistical survey carried out by the NSI. Data processing is performed by using developed software for this. The development of software is in accordance with the Terms of reference, elaborated by the experts responsible for the surveys implementation. Data processing is performed at two levels: at regional level - from the experts of the RSO's and at national level - from the experts of the NSI.

At regional level, the process includes data control, data editing, data validation and establishment of a regional data base. Within several surveys which are supplying data for the compilation of indicator data tabulation at regional level is also included.

Adjustment

Not applicable.

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ECONOMIC ACCOUNTS FOR AGRICULTURE - Output of Agricultural Industry
Contact
Contact organisation

National Statistical Institute

Contact organisation unit

Accounts and Prices in Agriculture and Forestry Department

Contact name

Mariya Yordanova

Contact person function

State expert

Contact mail address

2, P. Volov Str.; 1038 Sofia, Bulgaria

Contact email address

Miordanova@nsi.bg

Contact phone number

+359 2 9857 546

Contact fax number
Statistical presentation
Data description

Economic accounts for agriculture are satellite accounts of the National Accounts, which provide complementary information and use concepts specially adapted to the specific nature of the sector. The architecture of the accounts consists of three accounts for current operations - "Production Account", "Generation of income Account", "Entrepreneurial income Account" and one account for accumulation - "Capital Account" as their consistency and completeness is provided in accordance with ESA '95. The data on satellite economic accounts are developed under the basic methodology of Eurostat, published in the "Manual on the economic Accounts for Agriculture and Forestry EAA / EAF". Their main purpose is to provide baseline information for the development of the Gross Domestic Product, and in particular the contribution of the sector "Agriculture" in the national economy. Secondly, they are intended to measure the level of income of the agricultural holdings and to reflect trends in it over the years.

The "Output of Agricultural Industry" is an essential element of "Production Account" of satellite accounts. The indicator is calculated for a calendar year at basic prices and at producer prices (including national and European subsidies on products) in current and constant value.

Classification system

· Classification of Economic Activities - 2008 (CEA-2008, for international use NACE.BG-2008);

· Nomenclature of agriculture, forestry and fishing products (PRODAGRO).

Sector coverage

The data include the following economic activities:

01.1 Growing of annual crops

01.2 Growing of perennial crops

01.3 Activity of nurseries (excluding forest nurseries)

01.4 Livestock

01.5 Combined agricultural holding

01.6 Support activities for agriculture

01.7 Hunting, trapping and related service activities.

Statistical concepts and definitions

The "Output of Agricultural Industry" represents the sum of the value of output produced by all agricultural activities (crop, livestock and agricultural services). The "Output of Agricultural Industry" includes also the value of goods and services produced in inseparable non-agricultural secondary activities (processing of farm products, agro-tourism, crafts, etc.). These activities are closely related to agricultural production for which information on output, intermediate consumption, compensation of employees, labor input or gross fixed capital formation can not be separated from the main agricultural activity. The "Output of Agricultural Industry" is calculated by developing a of resources-use balance sheets for the crop and animal products and growing of livestock on the farm in quantity and value terms, using the formula "quantity x price". To these the output of agricultural services and of inseparable non-agricultural secondary activities is added. The calculated data refer to the final output, which according to the methodology for the compilation of the Economic Accounts for Agriculture includes the value of:

· sales of agricultural products and livestock (excluding sales of livestock between farms);

· change in inventories;

· production of investment goods for own account (production of propagating material for perennials in crop and livestock productivity);

· final consumption of agricultural products in farm (fresh consumption of agricultural products produced on the farm);

· processed products in agricultural holdings (in separable activities);

· agricultural products consumed on farms, but in different economic activities - for example, plant products (forage) used for feeding of animals.

The Final Output from Agricultural Industry does not include the value of:

· output produced and consumed in the same economic activity (seeds used for sowing, which are self-produced, milk for animal feed);

· additional animal products used in the crop growing (manure).

Statistical unit

Agricultural Holdings - legal and physical persons.

Statistical population

Agricultural Census - an exhaustive structure survey. Enumerated holdings represent the framework for compilation of the Economic Accounts for Agriculture.

Reference area

· Bulgaria (NUTS 0);

· 6 statistical regions (NUTS2).

Time coverage

From 1995 onwards

Base period

The data for the indicator "Output of the Agricultural Industry" are calculated in constant prices at two base:

· previous year;

· years ending in 0 and 5 (Eurostat base).

Statistical processing
Source data

· Questionnaire for the Economic Accounts for Agriculture;

· Annual Report of agricultural enterprises;

· Quarterly Report on Income and Expenditures of agricultural enterprises;

· Annual Report of non-financial enterprises (ISBS)

· Producer prices in agriculture;

· Foreign Trade Statistics (ISVT);

· Statistical surveys in the domain of Crop Statistics and Livestock Statistics, Farm Structure Survey, carried out by the MAF - an Agro-Statistics Department;

· Administrative data - State Fund "Agriculture" - Paying Agency.

Frequency of data collection

Quarterly, yearly

Data collection

Data collection is in accordance with a Calendar for data collection, data processing and data dissemination of the NSI.

In most cases, data are collected by statistical paper form, which is sent to respondents by regular mail. Used also off-line electronic questionnaires. Data from farm households collected through an interview with the head of household or other household member who is familiar with the work.

Administrative data are submitted by the State Fund "Agriculture after request for information in official letter sent to the management of the fund.

Data validation

The validation of data is done by using developed software for this purpose. Software development is in accordance with the Terms of Reference, elaborated by the experts responsible for the conduction of statistical surveys. Data processing is performed at two levels: at the regional level - from experts of the RSOs, and at national level - from the experts in the NSI.

Data compilation

Data compilation is carried out in accordance with a Calendar for data collection, data processing and data dissemination of statistical survey carried out by the NSI. Data processing is performed by using developed software for this. The development of software is in accordance with the Terms of reference, elaborated by the experts responsible for the surveys implementation. Data processing is performed at two levels: at regional level - from the experts of the RSO's and at national level - from the experts of the NSI.

At regional level, the process includes data control, data editing, data validation and establishment of a regional data base. Within several surveys which are supplying data for the compilation of indicator data tabulation at regional level is also included.

At the national level, the process includes, data editing, data validation, establishment of a national data base, estimates for the non-observed units (units under threshold of Farm Structure Surveys) and calculation of the data on the indicator at current and constant prices.

Adjustment

Not applicable.

Quality management
Quality assurance

Inventory, in which the methods and procedures for data compiling are described and data compliance with the EU methodology is documented is periodically elaborated.

During the meetings of Eurostat WG "Agricultural accounts and prices" methodological issues are discussed and examples for good practices for data calculation are provided from Member States.
The comparative analysis of the data with previous years is done.

Quality assessment

On the whole the data quality is good. No discrepancy with EU methodology is found out.

Relevance
User needs

· NSI - National Accounts;

· Eurostat;

· Public Administration - Ministry of Agriculture and Food and other department;

· Scientific and Research Institutes;

· Business Structures;

· Individuals.

User satisfaction

No surveys have been conducted to the satisfaction of the needs of users of information about the Economic Accounts for Agriculture. Informal contacts with data users shows a needs for data at lower territorial level and more detailed data, especially in relation to the elaboration of operational programmes, plans for the development of territorial units, e.t.c. Needs for this kind of information has been established after data requests sent to the NSI by post or e-mail.

Completeness

The data are fully harmonized with the EU Regulation.

Data completeness - rate

Not calculated for this indicator.

Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy

Accuracy/quality of data on the indicator are closely linked to the quality of information produced within the surveys/administrative sources used for data compilation.

Sampling error

Not calculated for this indicator.

Sampling errors - indicators

Not calculated for this indicator.

Non-sampling error

Not calculated for this indicator.

Coverage error
Over-coverage - rate

Not calculated for this indicator.

Common units - proportion

Not calculated for this indicator.

Measurement error

Not calculated for this indicator.

Non response error

Not calculated for this indicator.

Unit non-response - rate

Not calculated for this indicator.

Item non-response - rate

Not calculated for this indicator.

Processing error

Not calculated for this indicator.

Imputation - rate

Not applicable.

Model assumption error

Not calculated for this indicator.

Seasonal adjustment

Not applicable.

Data revision - policy

There is no established policy on revisions.

Data revision - practice

As usual data revisions are made in results of changes in methodology or in classification used.

Changes during the period for which data are available do not require any revision.

Data revision - average size

Not applicable.

Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

The data for the indicator "Output in the Agricultural Industry" are submitted as follows:

  • First estimate - data are sent to Eurostat by 30 November of the current year and are published 20 days after the deadline of submission;
  • Second estimate - data are sent to Eurostat by 31 January of the following year and published within 20 days after the deadline of submission;
  • Preliminary data - data are sent to Eurostat by 30 September of the following year and published 20 days after the deadline of submission;

· Final data - data are sent to Eurostat by September 30 two years after the year to which they relate and shall be published within 20 days after the deadline of submission.

Time lag - first results

Data are sent to Eurostat one month before the end of the reporting period and are published 20 days after the deadline of submission.

Time lag - final results

Data are sent to Eurostat one year and 9 months after the end of the reporting period and are published 20 days after the deadline of submission.

Punctuality

Not delays in the deadlines for submission of data to Eurostat and in the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the National Statistical Institute were admitted.

Punctuality - delivery and publication

Final data are calculated and sent to Eurostat 120 days after receiving the information by respondents and are published 20 days after submission.

Coherence and comparability
Comparability - geographical

Data are geographically comparable for the entire period for which they are available (since 1995).

Asymmetry for mirror flows statistics - coefficient

Not applicable.

Comparability - over time

Data are comparable over time for the entire period for which they are available (since 1995).

Length of comparable time series

No breaking of data series.

Coherence - cross domain

There is consistency ensured between the data on this indicator and data within the National Accounts, Agricultural Census, crop and livestock statistics and data from the statistics on the agricultural prices.

Coherence - sub annual and annual statistics

There is full coherence with information from surveys with less frequency.

Coherence - National Accounts

Data are fully consistent with National Accounts Department

Coherence - internal

There is consistency ensured between the data on the items of agricultural output - crop output, animal output, agricultural services output and output of secondary non-agricultural activities (inseparable).

Accessibility and clarity
News release

Press release for the first estimate of agricultural income in Bulgarian and English is published regularly.

Press release published on the website of NSI in December of the current year together with data on the first estimate.

Publications

· Statistical Reference Book;

· Statistical Year Book.

On-line database

Data for the indicator "Output of the Agricultural Industry" are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Domain statistics - Agriculture:

http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4275

http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4277

http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4279

http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4281

Data tables - consultations

Not applicable.

Micro-data access

Not applicable.

Other

· Annual Report of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food for the development of Agriculture in Bulgaria;

· Annual Report on the implementation of the Program for Rural Development in Bulgaria.

Metadata - consultations

Not applicable.

Documentation on methodology

· Manual on the Economic Accounts for Agriculture and Forestry, 1997, Rev.1.1;

· Regulation EC 138/2004 - Annex I http://www.nsi.bg/sites/default/files/files/metadata/Methodology_AgrEAA_en.pdf

Metadata completeness – rate

Not applicable.

Quality documentation

National Report on the quality of data on Economic Accounts for Agriculture sent to Eurostat in 2012.

Cost and burden

The costs (budget) of the studies are published in the National Statistical Programme on the NSI website.

As basic criteria for response burden at this stage the time required for filling-in the questionnaire is used. Each form includes such section that respondents must complete. The time needed for filling-in the form includes also the time for data preparation. Based on this information, the burden on respondents can be defined as relatively high.

In 2011, by order of the President of NSI special thematic working group of representatives of several RSO, to review and suggest measures for improvement of statistical tools in the field of statistics, agriculture and forestry was established.

One of the main objectives of this review was to reduce the burden on respondents.

As a result of suggestions made by the TWG has taken the following actions:

· further use of modern means for statistical data collection (introduction of on-line and off-line questionnaires);

· reducing the number of parameters in the statistical questionnaires;

· use of information from other sources.

Confidentiality
Confidentiality - policy

· Law on Statistics;

· Regulation (EC) 223/2009 on European statistics (recital 24 and Article 20 (4)) of 11 March 2009 (OJ L 87, p 164) foresee that for that purpose it is necessary to establish common principles and guidelines, ensuring data confidentiality of data used for production of European Statistics and access to those confidential data with account for technical developments and requirements of users in democratic society.

Confidentiality – data treatment

The data for the first estimate of the indicator, as agreed between the Member States and Eurostat, embargo is applied and data are publishing after strictly specified date.

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ECONOMIC ACCOUNTS FOR AGRICULTURE - Intermediate consumption in Agriculture
Contact
Contact organisation

National Statistical Institute

Contact organisation unit

Accounts and Prices in Agriculture and Forestry Department

Contact name

Mariya Yordanova

Contact person function

State expert

Contact mail address

2, P. Volov Str.; 1038 Sofia, Bulgaria

Contact email address

Miordanova@nsi.bg

Contact phone number

+359 2 9857 546

Contact fax number
Statistical presentation
Data description

Economic accounts for agriculture are satellite accounts of the National Accounts, which provide complementary information and use concepts specially adapted to the specific nature of the sector. The architecture of the accounts consists of three accounts for current operations - "Production Account", "Generation of income Account", "Entrepreneurial income Account" and one account for accumulation - "Capital Account" as their consistency and completeness is provided in accordance with ESA '95. The data on satellite economic accounts are developed under the basic methodology of Eurostat, published in the "Manual on the economic Accounts for Agriculture and Forestry EAA / EAF". Their main purpose is to provide baseline information for the development of the Gross Domestic Product, and in particular the contribution of the sector "Agriculture" in the national economy. Secondly, they are intended to measure the level of income of the agricultural holdings and to reflect trends in it over the years.

The "Intermediate consumption Agriculture" is the second key item of "Production Account" in satellite economic accounts.

The indicator is calculated for calendar year at current and constant value.

Classification system

· Classification of Economic Activities - 2008 (CEA-2008, for international use NACE.BG-2008);

· Regulation EC/138/2004 - Annex II.

Sector coverage

The data is calculated for the following economic activities:

01.1 Growing of annual crops

01.2 Growing of perennial crops

01.3 Activity of nurseries (excluding forest nurseries)

01.4 Livestock

01.5 Combined agricultural holding

01.6 Support activities for agriculture

01.7 Hunting, trapping and related service activities.

Statistical concepts and definitions

The "Intermediate consumption in Agriculture" includes the value of all goods and services used as inputs in the production process, excluding fixed assets whose use is recorded as consumption of fixed capital. These goods and services are processed, or entirely consumed during the manufacturing process. The detailed breakdown of the various categories of intermediate consumption shows the connection which the purchased inputs, fertilizers and products establish between the Agriculture and other sectors of the economy. Therefore, intermediate consumption is a good indicator of the intensity of agricultural production.

The main components of intermediate consumption:

· Seeds and planting stocks;

· Energy, Fuels;

· Fertilizers and soil improvements;

· Plant protection products;

· Veterinary expenses;

· Feeding-stuffs;

· Maintenance of equipment and facilities;

. Maintenance of buildings

· Support services;

· Agricultural Services;

. FISIM

· Other goods and services.

Goods and services - intermediate goods are valued at purchase price, operating at the time of their inclusion in the process. The purchase price is the amount actually paid by the purchaser at the time of purchase of the products. This price includes taxes on products less subsidies on products (excluding VAT) and transportation costs separately paid by the purchaser to the acquisition of the desired products in its own time and place. The price also reflects discounts made for purchasing of quantities or at reduced prices.

Statistical unit

Agricultural Holdings - legal and physical persons.

Statistical population

· Agricultural Census - an exhaustive structure survey. Enumerated holdings represent the framework for compilation of the Economic Accounts for Agriculture.

· Register of Statistical Units maintained by NSI - for units with main agricultural activity.

Reference area

· Bulgaria (NUTS 0);

· 6 statistical regions (NUTS2).

Time coverage

From 1995 onwards.

Base period

The data for the indicator "Intermediate consumption in Agriculture" are calculated in constant prices value at two base:

· previous year;

· years ending in 0 and 5 (based on Eurostat).

Statistical processing
Source data

· Questionnaire for the Economic Accounts for Agriculture ? for agricultural households;

· Annual Report of agricultural enterprises;

· Quarterly Report in Income and Expenditures of agricultural enterprises;

· Annual Report of non-financial enterprises (ISBS);

· Prices of Goods and Services currently used in Agriculture.

Frequency of data collection

Quarterly, yearly

Data collection

Data collection is in accordance with a Calendar for data collection, data processing and data dissemination of the NSI.

In most cases, data are collected by statistical paper form, which is sent to respondents by regular mail. Used also off-line electronic questionnaires. Data from farm households collected through an interview with the head of household or other household member who is familiar with the work.

Data validation

The validation of data is done by using developed software for this purpose. Software development is in accordance with the Terms of Reference, elaborated by the experts responsible for the conduction of statistical surveys. Data processing is performed at two levels: at the regional level - from experts of the RSOs, and at national level - from the experts in the NSI.

Data compilation

Data compilation is carried out in accordance with a Calendar for data collection, data processing and data dissemination of statistical survey carried out by the NSI. Data processing is performed by using developed software for this. The development of software is in accordance with the Terms of reference, elaborated by the experts responsible for the surveys implementation. Data processing is performed at two levels: at regional level - from the experts of the RSO's and at national level - from the experts of the NSI.

At regional level, the process includes data control, data editing, data validation and establishment of a regional data base. Within several surveys which are supplying data for the compilation of indicator data tabulation at regional level is also included.

Adjustment

Not applicable.

Quality management
Quality assurance

Inventory, in which the methods and procedures for data compiling are described and data compliance with the EU methodology is documented is periodically elaborated.

During the meetings of Eurostat WG "Agricultural accounts and prices" methodological issues are discussed and examples for good practices for data calculation are provided from Member States.

The comparative analysis of the data with previous years is done.

Quality assessment

As whole the data quality is good. No discrepancy with EU methodology is found out.

Relevance
User needs

· NSI  National Accounts;

· Eurostat;

· Public Administration - Ministry of Agriculture and Food and other department;

· Scientific and Research Institutes;

· Business Structures;

· Individuals.

User satisfaction

No surveys have been conducted to the satisfaction of the needs of users of information about the Economic Accounts for Agriculture. Informal contacts with data users shows a needs for data at lower territorial level and more detailed data, especially in relation to the elaboration of operational programmes, plans for the development of territorial units, e.t.c. Needs for this kind of information has been established after data requests sent to the NSI by post or e-mail.

Completeness

The data are fully harmonized with the EU Regulation.

Data completeness - rate

Not calculated for this indicator.

Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy

Accuracy/quality of data on the indicator are closely linked to the quality of information produced within the surveys / administrative sources used for data compilation

Sampling error

Not calculated for this indicator.

Sampling errors - indicators

Not calculated for this indicator.

Non-sampling error

Not calculated for this indicator.

Coverage error

Not calculated for this indicator.

Over-coverage - rate

Not calculated for this indicator.

Common units - proportion

Not calculated for this indicator.

Measurement error

Not calculated for this indicator.

Non response error

Not calculated for this indicator.

Unit non-response - rate

Not calculated for this indicator.

Item non-response - rate

Not calculated for this indicator.

Processing error

Not calculated for this indicator.

Imputation - rate

Not applicable.

Model assumption error

Not calculated for this indicator.

Seasonal adjustment

Not applicable.

Data revision - policy

There is no established policy on revisions.

Data revision - practice

As usual data revisions are made in results of changes in methodology or in classification used. Changes during the period for which data are available do not require any revision.

Data revision - average size

Not applicable.

Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

The data for the indicator "Intermediate Consumption in Agricultural" are submitted as follows:

  • First estimate - data are sent to Eurostat by 30 November of the current year and are published 20 days after the deadline of submission;
  • Second estimate - data are sent to Eurostat by 31 January of the following year and published within 20 days after the deadline of submission;
  • Preliminary data - data are sent to Eurostat by 30 September of the following year and published 20 days after the deadline of submission;
  • Final data - data are sent to Eurostat by September 30 two years after the year to which they relate and shall be published within 20 days after the deadline of submission.
Time lag - first results

Data are sent to Eurostat one month before the end of the reporting period and are published 20 days after the deadline of submission.

Time lag - final results

Data are sent to Eurostat one year and 9 months after the end of the reporting period and are published 20 days after the deadline of submission.

Punctuality

Not delays in the deadlines for submission of data to Eurostat and in the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the National Statistical Institute were admitted.

Punctuality - delivery and publication

Final data are calculated and sent to Eurostat 120 days after receiving the information and are published 20 days after the deadline of submission.

Coherence and comparability
Comparability - geographical

Data are geographically comparable for the entire period for which they are available (since 1995).

Asymmetry for mirror flows statistics - coefficient

Not applicable

Comparability - over time

Data are comparable over time for the entire period for which they are available (since 1995).

Length of comparable time series

No breaking of data series.

Coherence - cross domain

There is consistency ensured between the data on this indicator and data within the National Accounts, Agricultural Census, crop and livestock statistics and data from the statistics on the agricultural prices.

Coherence - sub annual and annual statistics

There is full coherence with information from surveys with less frequency.

Coherence - National Accounts

Data are fully consistent with National Accounts Department.

Coherence - internal

There is consistency ensured between the data on the items of agricultural output - crop output, animal output, agricultural services output and output of secondary non-agricultural activities (inseparable).

Accessibility and clarity
News release

Press release for the first estimate of agricultural income in Bulgarian and English is published regularly.

Press release is published on the website of NSI in December of the current year together with data on the first estimate.

Publications

· Statistical Reference Book;

· Statistical Year Book.

On-line database

Data for the indicator "Intermediate consumption in the Agriculture" are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Domain statistics - Agriculture:

http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4275

http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4277

http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4279

http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4281

Data tables - consultations

Not applicable

Micro-data access

Not applicable.

Other

· Annual Report of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food for the development of Agriculture in Bulgaria;

· Annual Report on the implementation of the Program for Rural Development in Bulgaria.

Metadata - consultations

Not applicable

Documentation on methodology

· Manual on the Economic Accounts for Agriculture and Forestry, 1997, Rev.1.1;

· Regulation EC 138/2004 - Annex I; http://www.nsi.bg/sites/default/files/files/metadata/Methodology_AgrEAA_en.pdf

Metadata completeness – rate

Not applicable.

Quality documentation

National Report on the quality of data on Economic Accounts for Agriculture sent to Eurostat in 2012.

Cost and burden

The costs (budget) of the studies are published in the National Statistical Programme on the NSI website.

As basic criteria for response burden at this stage the time required for filling-in the questionnaire is used. Each form includes such section that respondents must complete. The time needed for filling-in the form includes also the time for data preparation. Based on this information, the burden on respondents can be defined as relatively high.

In 2011, by order of the President of NSI special thematic working group of representatives of several RSO, to review and suggest measures for improvement of statistical tools in the field of statistics, agriculture and forestry was established.

One of the main objectives of this review was to reduce the burden on respondents.

As a result of suggestions made by the TWG has taken the following actions:

· further use of modern means for statistical data collection (introduction of on-line and off-line questionnaires);

· reducing the number of parameters in the statistical questionnaires;

· use of information from other sources.

Confidentiality
Confidentiality - policy

· Law on Statistics;

· Regulation (EC) 223/2009 on European statistics (recital 24 and Article 20 (4)) of 11 March 2009 (OJ L 87, p 164) foresee that for that purpose it is necessary to establish common principles and guidelines, ensuring data confidentiality of data used for production of European Statistics and access to those confidential data with account for technical developments and requirements of users in democratic society.

Confidentiality – data treatment

The data for the first estimate of the indicator, as agreed between the Member States and Eurostat, embargo is applied and data are publishing after strictly specified date.

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ECONOMIC ACCOUNTS FOR AGRICULTURE - Value added in Agriculture
Contact
Contact organisation

National Statistical Institute

Contact organisation unit

Accounts and Prices in Agriculture and Forestry Department

Contact name

Mariya Yordanova

Contact person function

State expert

Contact mail address

2, P. Volov Str.; 1038 Sofia, Bulgaria

Contact email address

Miordanova@nsi.bg

Contact phone number

+359 2 9857 546

Contact fax number
Statistical presentation
Data description

Economic accounts for agriculture are satellite accounts of the National Accounts, which provide complementary information and use concepts specially adapted to the specific nature of the sector. The architecture of the accounts consists of three accounts for current operations - "Production Account", "Generation of income Account", "Entrepreneurial income Account" and one account for accumulation - "Capital Account" as their consistency and completeness is provided in accordance with ESA '95. The data on satellite economic accounts are developed under the basic methodology of Eurostat, published in the "Manual on the economic Accounts for Agriculture and Forestry EAA / EAF". Their main purpose is to provide baseline information for the development of the Gross Domestic Product, and in particular the contribution of the sector "Agriculture" in the national economy. Secondly, they are intended to measure the level of income of the agricultural holdings and to reflect trends in it over the years.

The "Value added in Agriculture" is calculated for the calendar year at current and constant prices. The value at constant prices is calculated as difference between the value of the Output in the Agricultural Industry at prices of the previous year and the value of Intermediate Consumption at prices of the previous year.

Classification system

· Classification of Economic Activities - 2008 (CEA-2008, for international use NACE.BG-2008);

· Regulation 138/2004/EC - Annex II.

Sector coverage

The data include the following economic activities:

01.1 Growing of annual crops

01.2 Growing of perennial crops

01.3 Activity of nurseries (excluding forest nurseries)

01.4 Livestock

01.5 Combined agricultural holding

01.6 Support activities for agriculture

01.7 Hunting, trapping and related service activities

Statistical concepts and definitions

The "Value added in Agriculture" is the balancing item in the "Production Account" of satellite economic accounts. It measures the value created by agricultural holdings within the calendar year and is a key element in measuring the productivity of the sector "Agriculture". Depending on whether it includes or not includes the value of consumption of fixed capital, it is defined as gross or net value added.

Statistical unit

Agricultural Holdings - legal and physical persons.

Statistical population

· Agricultural Census - an exhaustive structural survey. Enumerated holdings represent the framework for compilation of the Economic Accounts for Agriculture;

· Register of Statistical Units maintained by NSI - for units with main agricultural activity.

Reference area

· Bulgaria (NUTS 0);

· 6 statistical regions (NUTS2).

Time coverage

From 1995 onwards.

Base period

The data for the indicator "Value added in Agriculture" are calculated in constant prices at two base:

· previous year;

· years ending in 0 and 5 (based on Eurostat).

Statistical processing
Source data

· Questionnaire for the Economic Accounts for Agriculture;

· Annual Report of agricultural enterprises;

· Income and expenses of agricultural enterprises;

· Annual Report of non-financial enterprises (ISBS);

· Prices of goods and services currently consumed in Agriculture;

· Administrative data - State Fund "Agriculture" - Paying Agency.

Frequency of data collection

Quarterly, yearly

Data collection

Data collection is in accordance with a Calendar for data collection, data processing and data dissemination of the NSI.

In most cases, data are collected by statistical paper form, which is sent to respondents by regular mail. Used also off-line electronic questionnaires. Data from farm households collected through an interview with the head of household or other household member who is familiar with the work.

Administrative data are submitted by the State Fund "Agriculture" after request for information in official letter sent to the management of the fund.

Data validation

The validation of data is done by using developed software for this purpose. Software development is in accordance with the Terms of Reference, elaborated by the experts responsible for the conduction of statistical surveys. Data processing is performed at two levels: at the regional level - from experts of the RSOs, and at national level - from the experts in the NSI.

Data compilation

Data compilation is carried out in accordance with a Calendar for data collection, data processing and data dissemination of statistical survey carried out by the NSI. Data processing is performed by using developed software for this. The development of software is in accordance with the Terms of reference, elaborated by the experts responsible for the surveys implementation. Data processing is performed at two levels: at regional level - from the experts of the RSO's and at national level - from the experts of the NSI.

At regional level, the process includes data control, data editing, data validation and establishment of a regional data base. Within several surveys which are supplying data for the compilation of indicator data tabulation at regional level is also included.

At the national level, the process includes, data editing, data validation, establishment of a national data base, estimates for the non-observed units (units under threshold of Farm Structure Surveys) and calculation of the data on the indicator at current and constant prices.

Adjustment

Not applicable.

Quality management
Quality assurance

Inventory, in which the methods and procedures for data compiling are described and data compliance with the EU methodology is documented is periodically elaborated.

During the meetings of Eurostat WG "Agricultural accounts and prices" methodological issues are discussed and examples for good practices for data calculation are provided from Member States.

The comparative analysis of the data with previous years is done.

Quality assessment

As whole the data quality is good. No discrepancy with EU methodology is found out.

Relevance
User needs

· NSI  National Accounts;

· Eurostat;

· Public Administration - Ministry of Agriculture and Food and other department;

· Scientific and Research Institutes;

· Business Structures;

· Individuals.

User satisfaction

No surveys have been conducted to the satisfaction of the needs of users of information about the Economic Accounts for Agriculture. Informal contacts with data users shows a needs for data at lower territorial level and more detailed data, especially in relation to the elaboration of operational programmes, plans for the development of territorial units, e.t.c. Needs for this kind of information has been established after data requests sent to the NSI by post or e-mail.

Completeness

The data are fully harmonized with the EU Regulation.

Data completeness - rate

Not calculated for this indicator.

Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy

Accuracy/quality of data on the indicator are closely linked to the quality of information produced within the surveys / administrative sources used for data compilation.

Sampling error

Not calculated for this indicator.

Sampling errors - indicators

Not calculated for this indicator.

Non-sampling error

Not calculated for this indicator.

Coverage error

Not calculated for this indicator.

Over-coverage - rate

Not calculated for this indicator.

Common units - proportion

Not calculated for this indicator.

Measurement error

Not calculated for this indicator.

Non response error

Not calculated for this indicator.

Unit non-response - rate

Not calculated for this indicator.

Item non-response - rate

Not calculated for this indicator.

Processing error

Not calculated for this indicator.

Imputation - rate

Not applicable.

Model assumption error

Not calculated for this indicator.

Seasonal adjustment

Not applicable

Data revision - policy

There is no established policy on revisions.

Data revision - practice

As usual data revisions are made in results of changes in methodology or in classification used. Changes during the period for which data are available do not require any revision.

Data revision - average size

Not applicable.

Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

The data for the indicator "Value Added in Agriculture" are submitted as follows:

  • First estimate - data are sent to Eurostat by 30 November of the current year and are published 20 days after the deadline of submission;
  • Second estimate - data are sent to Eurostat by 31 January of the following year and published within 20 days after the deadline of submission;
  • Preliminary data - data are sent to Eurostat by 30 September of the following year and published 20 days after the deadline of submission;
  • Final data - data are sent to Eurostat by September 30 two years after the year to which they relate and shall be published within 20 days after the deadline of submission.
Time lag - first results

Data are sent to Eurostat one month before the end of the reporting period and are published 20 days after the deadline of submisiion.

Time lag - final results

Data are sent to Eurostat one year and 9 months after the end of the reporting period and are published 20 days after the deadline of submisiion.

Punctuality

Not delays in the deadlines for submission of data to Eurostat and in the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the National Statistical Institute were admitted.

Punctuality - delivery and publication

Final data are calculated and sent to Eurostat 120 days after receiving the information by respondents and are published 20 days after the submission.

Coherence and comparability
Comparability - geographical

Data are geographically comparable for the entire period for which they are available (since 1995).

Asymmetry for mirror flows statistics - coefficient

Not applicable

Comparability - over time

Data are comparable over time for the entire period for which they are available (since 1995).

Length of comparable time series

No breaking of data series.

Coherence - cross domain

There is consistency ensured between data on indicator "Value added in Agriculture" and data on the National Accounts.

Coherence - sub annual and annual statistics

There is full coherence with information from surveys with less frequency.

Coherence - National Accounts

Data are fully consistent with National Accounts Department

Coherence - internal

There is consistency ensured between the data on indicators "Value added in Agriculture" and data on Gross/Final Output and Intermediate Consumption in the Agricultural Industry.

Accessibility and clarity
News release

Press release for the first estimate of agricultural income in Bulgarian and English is published regularly.

Press release published on the website of NSI in December of the current year together with data on the first estimate.

Publications

· Statistical Reference Book;

· Statistical Year Book.

On-line database

Data for the indicator "Value added in Agriculture" are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Domain statistics - Agriculture:

http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4275

http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4277

http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4279

http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4281

Data tables - consultations

Not applicable

Micro-data access

Not applicable.

Other

Not applicable.

Metadata - consultations

Not applicable.

Documentation on methodology

· Manual on the Economic Accounts for Agriculture and Forestry, 1997, Rev.1.1;

· Regulation EC 138/2004 - Annex I

http://www.nsi.bg/sites/default/files/files/metadata/Methodology_AgrEAA_en.pdf

Metadata completeness – rate

Not applicable.

Quality documentation

National Report on the quality of data on economic accounts for agriculture sent to Eurostat in 2012.

Cost and burden

The costs (budget) of the studies are published in the National Statistical Programme on the NSI website.

As basic criteria for response burden at this stage the time required for filling-in the questionnaire is used. Each form includes such section that respondents must complete. The time needed for filling-in the form includes also the time for data preparation. Based on this information, the burden on respondents can be defined as relatively high.

In 2011, by order of the President of NSI special thematic working group of representatives of several RSO, to review and suggest measures for improvement of statistical tools in the field of statistics, agriculture and forestry was established.

One of the main objectives of this review was to reduce the burden on respondents.

As a result of suggestions made by the TWG has taken the following actions:

· further use of modern means for statistical data collection (introduction of on-line and off-line questionnaires);

· reducing the number of parameters in the statistical questionnaires;

· use of information from other sources.

Confidentiality
Confidentiality - policy

· Law on Statistics;

· Regulation (EC)  223/2009 on European statistics (recital 24 and Article 20 (4)) of 11 March 2009 (OJ L 87, p 164) foresee that for that purpose it is necessary to establish common principles and guidelines, ensuring data confidentiality of data used for production of European Statistics and access to those confidential data with account for technical developments and requirements of users in democratic society.

Confidentiality – data treatment

The data for the first estimate of the indicator, as agreed between the Member States and Eurostat, embargo is applied and data are publishing after strictly specified date.

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ECONOMIC ACCOUNTS FOR AGRICULTURE - Consumption of fixed capital in Agriculture
Contact
Contact organisation

National Statistical Institute

Contact organisation unit

Accounts and Prices in Agriculture and Forestry Department

Contact name

Mariya Yordanova

Contact person function

State expert

Contact mail address

2, P. Volov Str.; 1038 Sofia, Bulgaria

Contact email address

Miordanova@nsi.bg

Contact phone number

+359 2 9857 546

Contact fax number
Statistical presentation
Data description

Economic accounts for agriculture are satellite accounts of the National Accounts, which provide complementary information and use concepts specially adapted to the specific nature of the sector. The architecture of the accounts consists of three accounts for current operations - "Production Account", "Generation of income Account", "Entrepreneurial income Account" and one account for accumulation - "Capital Account" as their consistency and completeness is provided in accordance with ESA '95. The data on satellite economic accounts are developed under the basic methodology of Eurostat, published in the "Manual on the economic Accounts for Agriculture and Forestry EAA/EAF". Their main purpose is to provide baseline information for the development of the Gross Domestic Product, and in particular the contribution of the sector "Agriculture" in the national economy. Secondly, they are intended to measure the level of income of the agricultural holdings and to reflect trends in it over the years.

The "Consumption of fixed capital in Agriculture" is calculated for the calendar year in current and constant value for the following assets: machinery and equipment, buildings, plantations and others.

Classification system

· Classification of Economic Activities - 2008 (CEA-2008, for international use NACE.BG-2008);

· Regulation 138/2004/EC - Annex II.

Sector coverage

The data include the following economic activities:

01.1 Growing of annual crops

01.2 Growing of perennial crops

01.3 Activity of nurseries (forest)

01.4 Livestock

01.5 Combined agricultural holding

01.6 Support activities for agriculture

01.7 Hunting, trapping and related service activities.

Statistical concepts and definitions

The "Consumption of Fixed Capital in Agriculture" measures the wear and tear of aging fixed capital goods. The foreseeable wear and tear and obsolescence of fixed capital goods during the accounting period is indirect cost until their replacing with new ones. The Consumption of Fixed Capital in Agriculture is calculated for all tangible and intangible fixed assets, improvements to non-produced assets and costs associated with the transfer of ownership. Consumption of fixed capital is not calculated for stocks, work in progress and for non-produced assets such as land, underground deposits and patented assets.

Statistical unit

Agricultural Holdings - legal and physical persons

Statistical population

· Agricultural Census - an exhaustive structural survey. Enumerated holdings represent the framework for compilation of the Economic Accounts for Agriculture;

· Register of Statistical Units maintained by NSI - for units with main agricultural activity.

Reference area

· For all territory of the country (NUTS0);

· 6 statistical regions (NUTS2).

Time coverage

From 2002 onwards.

Base period

The data for the indicator "Consumption of Fixed Capital in Agriculture" are calculated in constant prices at two base:

· previous year;

· years ending in 0 and 5 (based on Eurostat).

Statistical processing
Source data

· Annual Report of agricultural enterprises;

· Annual data from National Accounts.

Frequency of data collection

Yearly

Data collection

Data collection is in accordance with a Calendar for data collection, data processing and data dissemination of the NSI.

In most cases, data are collected by statistical paper form, which is sent to respondents by regular mail. Used also off-line electronic questionnaires. Data collection is in accordance with a calendar collection, processing and dissemination of statistical information on NSI. In most cases, data are collected by statistical paper form, which is sent to respondents by post. Used also off-line electronic questionnaires.

Data validation

The validation of data is done by using developed software for this purpose. Software development is in accordance with the Terms of Reference, elaborated by the experts responsible for the conduction of statistical surveys. Data processing is performed at two levels: at the regional level - from experts of the RSOs, and at national level - from the experts in the NSI.

Data compilation

Data compilation is carried out in accordance with a Calendar for data collection, data processing and data dissemination of statistical survey carried out by the NSI. Data processing is performed by using developed software for this. The development of software is in accordance with the Terms of reference, elaborated by the experts responsible for the surveys implementation. Data processing is performed at two levels: at regional level - from the experts of the RSO's and at national level - from the experts of the NSI. At regional level, the process includes data control, data editing, data validation and establishment of a regional data base. Within several surveys which are supplying data for the compilation of indicator data tabulation at regional level is also included.

At the national level, the process includes, data editing, data validation, establishment of a national data base, estimates for the non-observed units (units under threshold of Farm Structure Surveys) and calculation of the data on the indicator at current and constant prices.

Adjustment

Not applicable.

Quality management
Quality assurance

Inventory, in which the methods and procedures for data compiling are described and data compliance with the EU methodology is documented is periodically elaborated.
During the meetings of Eurostat WG "Agricultural accounts and prices" methodological issues are discussed and examples for good practices for data calculation are provided from Member States.
The comparative analysis of the data with previous years is done.

Quality assessment

 As whole the data quality is good. No discrepancy with EU methodology is found out.

Relevance
User needs

· Eurostat;

· Public Administration - Ministry of Agriculture and Food and other department;

· Scientific and Research Institutes;

· Business Structures;

· Individuals.

User satisfaction

No surveys have been conducted to the satisfaction of the needs of users of information about the Economic Accounts for Agriculture. Informal contacts with data users shows a needs for data at lower territorial level and more detailed data, especially in relation to the elaboration of operational programmes, plans for the development of territorial units, e.t.c. Needs for this kind of information has been established after data requests sent to the NSI by post or e-mail.

Completeness

The data are fully harmonized with the EU Regulation.

Data completeness - rate

Not calculated for this indicator.

Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy

Accuracy / quality of data on the indicator are closely linked to the quality of information produced within the surveys / administrative sources used for data compilation.

Sampling error

Not calculated for this indicator.

Sampling errors - indicators

Not calculated for this indicator.

Non-sampling error

Not calculated for this indicator.

Coverage error

Not calculated for this indicator.

Over-coverage - rate

Not calculated for this indicator.

Common units - proportion

Not calculated for this indicator.

Measurement error

Not calculated for this indicator.

Non response error

Not calculated for this indicator.

Unit non-response - rate

Not calculated for this indicator.

Item non-response - rate

Not calculated for this indicator.

Processing error

Not calculated for this indicator.

Imputation - rate

Not applicable

Model assumption error

Not calculated for this indicator.

Seasonal adjustment

Not applicable.

Data revision - policy

There is no established policy on revisions.

Data revision - practice

As usual data revisions are made in results of changes in methodology or in classification used.

Changes during the period for which data are available do not require any revision.

Data revision - average size

Not applicable.

Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

The data for the indicator "Consumption of fixed capital in Agriculture" published as follows:

  • First estimate - data are sent to Eurostat by 30 November of the current year and are published 20 days after the deadline of submission;
  • Second estimate - data are sent to Eurostat by 31 January of the following year and published within 20 days after the deadline of submission;
  • Preliminary data - data are sent to Eurostat by 30 September of the following year and published 20 days after the deadline of submission;

· Final data - data are sent to Eurostat by September 30 two years after the year to which they relate and shall be published within 20 days after the deadline of submission.

Time lag - first results

Data are sent to Eurostat one month before the end of the reporting period and are published 20 days after the deadline of submission.

Time lag - final results

Data are sent to Eurostat one year and 9 months after the end of the reporting period and are published 20 days after the deadline of submission.

Punctuality

Not delays in the deadlines for submission of data to Eurostat and in the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the National Statistical Institute were admitted.

Punctuality - delivery and publication

Final data are calculated and sent to Eurostat 120 days after receiving the information by respondents and are published 20 days after the submission.

 

Coherence and comparability
Comparability - geographical

Data are geographically comparable for the entire period for which they are available (since 1995).

Asymmetry for mirror flows statistics - coefficient

Not applicable

Comparability - over time

Data are comparable over time for the entire period for which they are available (since 1995).

Length of comparable time series

No breaking of data series.

Coherence - cross domain

There is consistency ensured between the data on this indicator and data within the National Accounts.

Coherence - sub annual and annual statistics

There is full coherence with information from surveys with less frequency.

Coherence - National Accounts

Data are fully consistent with National Accounts Department

Coherence - internal

There is consistency ensured between the data on "Consumption of fixed capital" and data on "Gross Value Added in Agriculture".

Accessibility and clarity
News release

Press release for the first estimate of agricultural income in Bulgarian and English is published regularly.

Press release published on the website of NSI in December of the current year together with data on the first estimate.

Publications

· Statistical Reference Book;

· Statistical Year Book.

On-line database

Detailed data for the indicator "Consumption of fixed capital in Agriculture" are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Domain statistics - Agriculture:

http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4275

http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4277

http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4279

http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4281

Data tables - consultations

Not applicable.

Micro-data access

Not applicable.

Other

Annual Report of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food to the development of agriculture in Bulgaria.

Annual report on the implementation of the program for rural development in Bulgaria.

Metadata - consultations

Not applicable.

Documentation on methodology

· Manual on the Economic Accounts for Agriculture and Forestry, 1997, Rev.1.1;

· Regulation 138/2004 - Annex I;

http://www.nsi.bg/sites/default/files/files/metadata/Methodology_AgrEAA_en.pdf

Metadata completeness – rate

Not applicable.

Quality documentation

National Report on the quality of data on economic accounts for agriculture sent to Eurostat in 2012.

Cost and burden

The costs (budget) of the studies are published in the National Statistical Programme on the NSI website.

As basic criteria for response burden at this stage the time required for filling-in the questionnaire is used. Each form includes such section that respondents must complete. The time needed for filling-in the form includes also the time for data preparation. Based on this information, the burden on respondents can be defined as relatively high.

In 2011, by order of the President of NSI special thematic working group of representatives of several RSO, to review and suggest measures for improvement of statistical tools in the field of statistics, agriculture and forestry was established.

One of the main objectives of this review was to reduce the burden on respondents.

As a result of suggestions made by the TWG has taken the following actions:

· further use of modern means for statistical data collection (introduction of on-line and off-line questionnaires);

· reducing the number of parameters in the statistical questionnaires;

· use of information from other sources.

Confidentiality
Confidentiality - policy

· Law on Statistics;

· Regulation (EC) 223/2009 on European statistics (recital 24 and Article 20 (4)) of 11 March 2009 (OJ L 87, p 164) foresee that for that purpose it is necessary to establish common principles and guidelines, ensuring data confidentiality of data used for production of European Statistics and access to those confidential data with account for technical developments and requirements of users in democratic society.

Confidentiality – data treatment

The data for the first estimate of the indicator, as agreed between the Member States and Eurostat, embargo is applied and data are publishing after strictly specified date.

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ECONOMIC ACCOUNTS FOR AGRICULTURE - Income at factor cost in Agriculture
Contact
Contact organisation

National Statistical Institute

Contact organisation unit

Accounts and Prices in Agriculture and Forestry Department

Contact name

Mariya Yordanova

Contact person function

State expert

Contact mail address

2, P. Volov Str.; 1038 Sofia, Bulgaria

Contact email address

Miordanova@nsi.bg

Contact phone number

+359 2 9857 546

Contact fax number
Statistical presentation
Data description

Economic accounts for agriculture are satellite accounts of the National Accounts, which provide complementary information and use concepts specially adapted to the specific nature of the sector. The architecture of the accounts consists of three accounts for current operations - "Production Account", "Generation of income Account", "Entrepreneurial income Account" and one account for accumulation - "Capital Account" as their consistency and completeness is provided in accordance with ESA '95. The data on satellite economic accounts are developed under the basic methodology of Eurostat, published in the "Manual on the economic Accounts for Agriculture and Forestry EAA / EAF". Their main purpose is to provide baseline information for the development of the Gross Domestic Product, and in particular the contribution of the sector "Agriculture" in the national economy. Secondly, they are intended to measure the level of income of the agricultural holdings and to reflect trends in it over the years.

The "Income at factor cost" in Agriculture is the first of three closely linked to the agricultural income aggregates togetherwith Net Operating Surplus/Net Mixed Income and Entrepreneurial Income. Data for this indicator is calculated for the calendar year at current prices.

Classification system

· Classification of Economic Activities - 2008 (CEA-2008, for international use NACE.BG-2008);

· Regulation 138/2004/EC - Annex II.

Sector coverage

The data include the following economic activities:

01.1 Growing of annual crops

01.2 Growing of perennial crops

01.3 Activity of nurseries (excluding forest nurseries)

01.4 Livestock

01.5 Combined agricultural holding

01.6 Support activities for agriculture

01.7 Hunting, trapping and related service activities

Statistical concepts and definitions

The "Income at factor cost in Agriculture" or "Net value added at Factor Cost" is the value (calculated at basic prices) generated within the calendar year of all agricultural units involved in production, less other taxes on production plus other subsidies on production. Thus, the index measures the remuneration of all factors of production (land, capital and labor).

Statistical unit

Agricultural Holdings - legal and physical persons.

Statistical population

· Agricultural Census - an exhaustive structural survey. Counted farms form the framework for calculating the economic accounts for agriculture;

· Register of statistical units, maintained by NSI - for units with main agricultural activity.

Reference area

· Bulgaria (NUTS 0);

· 6 statistical regions (NUTS2).

Time coverage

From 1995 onwards.

Base period

Not applicable.

Statistical processing
Source data

· Annual Report of agricultural enterprises;

· Annual Report of non-financial enterprises (ISBS);

· Administrative data - State Fund "Agriculture" - Paying Agency.

Frequency of data collection

Yearly

Data collection

Data collection is in accordance with a Calendar for data collection, data processing and data dissemination of the NSI.

In most cases, data are collected by statistical paper form, which is sent to respondents by regular mail. Used also off-line electronic questionnaires. Data from farm households collected through an interview with the head of household or other household member who is familiar with the work.

Administrative data are submitted by the State Fund "Agriculture" after request for information in official letter sent to the management of the fund.

Data validation

The validation of data is done by using developed software for this purpose. Software development is in accordance with the Terms of Reference, elaborated by the experts responsible for the conduction of statistical surveys. Data processing is performed at two levels: at the regional level - from experts of the RSOs, and at national level - from the experts in the NSI.

Data compilation

Data compilation is carried out in accordance with a Calendar for data collection, data processing and data dissemination of statistical survey carried out by the NSI. Data processing is performed by using developed software for this. The development of software is in accordance with the Terms of reference, elaborated by the experts responsible for the surveys implementation. Data processing is performed at two levels: at regional level - from the experts of the RSO's and at national level - from the experts of the NSI.

At regional level, the process includes data control, data editing, data validation and establishment of a regional data base. Within several surveys which are supplying data for the compilation of indicator data tabulation at regional level is also included.

At the national level, the process includes, data editing, data validation, establishment of a national data base, estimates for the non-observed units (units under threshold of Farm Structure Surveys) and calculation of the data on the indicator at current and constant prices.

Adjustment

Not applicable.

Quality management
Quality assurance

Inventory, in which the methods and procedures for data compiling are described and data compliance with the EU methodology is documented is periodically elaborated. During the meetings of Eurostat WG "Agricultural accounts and prices" methodological issues are discussed and examples for good practices for data calculation are provided from Member States. The comparative analysis of the data with previous years is done.

Quality assessment

As whole the data quality is good. No discrepancy with EU methodology is found out.

Relevance
User needs

· Eurostat;

· Public Administration - Ministry of Agriculture and Food and other department;

· Scientific and Research Institutes;

· Business Structures;

· Individuals.

User satisfaction

No surveys have been conducted to the satisfaction of the needs of users of information about the Economic Accounts for Agriculture. Informal contacts with data users shows a needs for data at lower territorial level and more detailed data, especially in relation to the elaboration of operational programmes, plans for the development of territorial units, e.t.c. Needs for this kind of information has been established after data requests sent to the NSI by post or e-mail.

Completeness

The data are fully harmonized with the EU Regulation.

Data completeness - rate

Not calculated for this indicator.

Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy

Accuracy / quality of data on the indicator are closely linked to the quality of information produced within the surveys / administrative sources used for data compilation.

Sampling error

Not available.

Sampling errors - indicators

Not calculated for this indicator.

Non-sampling error

Not available.

Coverage error

Not calculated for this indicator.

Over-coverage - rate

Not calculated for this indicator.

Common units - proportion

Not calculated for this indicator.

Measurement error

Not calculated for this indicator.

Non response error

Not calculated for this indicator.

Unit non-response - rate

Not calculated for this indicator.

Item non-response - rate

Not calculated for this indicator.

Processing error

Not calculated for this indicator.

Imputation - rate

Not applicable

Model assumption error

Not calculated for this indicator.

Seasonal adjustment

Not applicable.

Data revision - policy

There is no established policy on revisions.

Data revision - practice

As usual data revisions are made in results of changes in methodology or in classification used.

Changes during the period for which data are available do not require any revision.

Data revision - average size

Not applicable.

Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

The data for the indicator "Income at factor costs" in Agriculture are submitted as follows:

  • First estimate - data are sent to Eurostat by 30 November of the current year and are published 20 days after the deadline of submission;
  • Second estimate - data are sent to Eurostat by 31 January of the following year and published within 20 days after the deadline of submission;
  • Preliminary data - data are sent to Eurostat by 30 September of the following year and published 20 days after the deadline of submission;

· Final data - data are sent to Eurostat by September 30 two years after the year to which they relate and shall be published within 20 days after the deadline of submission.

Time lag - first results

Data are sent to Eurostat one month before the end of the reporting period and are published 20 days after the deadline of submission.

Time lag - final results

Data are sent to Eurostat one year and 9 months after the end of the reporting period and are published 20 days after the deadline of submission.

Punctuality

Not delays in the deadlines for submission of data to Eurostat and dissemination in the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the National Statistical Institute were admitted.

Punctuality - delivery and publication

Final data are calculated and sent to Eurostat 120 days after receiving the information by respondents and are published 20 days after the submission.

Coherence and comparability
Comparability - geographical

Data are geographically comparable for the entire period for which they are available (since 1995).

Asymmetry for mirror flows statistics - coefficient

Not applicable.

Comparability - over time

Data are comparable over time for the entire period for which they are available (since 1995).

Length of comparable time series

No breaking of data series.

Coherence - cross domain

There is consistency ensured between the data on indicators end data within National Accounts.

Coherence - sub annual and annual statistics

There is full coherence with information from surveys with less frequency.

Coherence - National Accounts

Data are fully consistent with National Accounts Department

Coherence - internal

There is consistency ensured between the data on indicator and data on agricultural output.

Accessibility and clarity
News release

Press release for the first estimate of agricultural income in Bulgarian and English is published regularly.

Press release published on the website of NSI in December of the current year together with data on the first estimate.

Publications

· Statistical Reference Book;

· Statistical Year Book.

On-line database

Data for the indicator "Income at factor costs in Agriculture" are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Domain statistics - Agriculture:

http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4275

http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4277

http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4279

http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4281

Data tables - consultations

Not applicable.

Micro-data access

Not applicable.

Other

Annual Report of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food to the development of agriculture in Bulgaria.

Annual report on the implementation of the program for rural development in Bulgaria.

Metadata - consultations

Not applicable

Documentation on methodology

· Manual on the Economic Accounts for Agriculture and Forestry, 1997, Rev.1.1;

· Regulation 138/2004 - Annex I;

http://www.nsi.bg/sites/default/files/files/metadata/Methodology_AgrEAA_en.pdf

Metadata completeness – rate

Not applicable.

Quality documentation

National Report on the quality of data on economic accounts for agriculture sent to Eurostat in 2012.

Cost and burden

The costs (budget) of the studies are published in the National Statistical Programme on the NSI website.

As basic criteria for response burden at this stage the time required for filling-in the questionnaire is used. Each form includes such section that respondents must complete. The time needed for filling-in the form includes also the time for data preparation. Based on this information, the burden on respondents can be defined as relatively high.

In 2011, by order of the President of NSI special thematic working group of representatives of several RSO, to review and suggest measures for improvement of statistical tools in the field of statistics, agriculture and forestry was established.

One of the main objectives of this review was to reduce the burden on respondents.

As a result of suggestions made by the TWG has taken the following actions:

· further use of modern means for statistical data collection (introduction of on-line and off-line questionnaires);

· reducing the number of parameters in the statistical questionnaires;

· use of information from other sources.

Confidentiality
Confidentiality - policy

· Law on Statistics

· Regulation (EC) 223/2009 on European statistics (recital 24 and Article 20 (4)) of 11 March 2009 (OJ L 87, p 164) foresee that for that purpose it is necessary to establish common principles and guidelines, ensuring data confidentiality of data used for production of European Statistics and access to those confidential data with account for technical developments and requirements of users in democratic society.

Confidentiality – data treatment

The data for the first estimate of the indicator, as agreed between the Member States and Eurostat, embargo is applied and data are publishing after strictly specified date.

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ECONOMIC ACCOUNTS FOR AGRICULTURE - Net Operating Surplus/Net Mixed Income in Agriculture
Contact
Contact organisation

National Statistical Institute

Contact organisation unit

Accounts and Prices in Agriculture and Forestry Department

Contact name

Mariya Yordanova

Contact person function

State expert

Contact mail address

2, P. Volov Str.; 1038 Sofia, Bulgaria

Contact email address

Miordanova@nsi.bg

Contact phone number

+359 2 9857 546

Contact fax number
Statistical presentation
Data description

Economic accounts for agriculture are satellite accounts of the National Accounts, which provide complementary information and use concepts specially adapted to the specific nature of the sector. The architecture of the accounts consists of three accounts for current operations - "Production Account", "Generation of income Account", "Entrepreneurial income Account" and one account for accumulation - "Capital Account" as their consistency and completeness is provided in accordance with ESA '95. The data on satellite economic accounts are developed under the basic methodology of Eurostat, published in the "Manual on the economic Accounts for Agriculture and Forestry EAA / EAF". Their main purpose is to provide baseline information for the development of the Gross Domestic Product, and in particular the contribution of the sector "Agriculture" in the national economy. Secondly, they are intended to measure the level of income of the agricultural holdings and to reflect trends in it over the years.

Satellite data for Economic Accounts for Agriculture are developed at national and regional level (NUTS2).

The "Net Operating Surplus/Net Mixed Income in "Agriculture" is the second of three closely linked aggregates with the agricultural income together with the Income/Net Value Added at Factor Costs and the Net Entrepreneurial Income. Data for this indicator is calculated for the calendar year at current prices.

Classification system

· Classification of Economic Activities - 2008 (CEA-2008, for international use NACE.BG-2008);

· Regulation 138/2004/EC - Annex II.

Sector coverage

The data include the following economic activities:

01.1 Growing of annual crops

01.2 Growing of perennial crops

01.3 Activity of nurseries (excluding forests nurseries)

01.4 Livestock

01.5 Combined agricultural holding

01.6 Support activities for agriculture

01.7 Hunting, trapping and related service activities

Statistical concepts and definitions

The "Net Operating Surplus/Net Mixed Income in Agriculture" measures the yield from land, capital and non-salaried labor in agriculture. The indicator is calculated by excluding from the net value added the compensation of employees and other taxes on production and adding other subsidies on production. The "Net operating surplus/net mixed income" is part of the balancing item of the Generation of income Account.

Statistical unit

Agricultural Holdings - legal and physical persons.

Statistical population

· Agricultural Census - an exhaustive structural survey. Counted farms form the framework for calculating the economic accounts for agriculture;

· Register of statistical units maintained by NSI - for units with main agricultural activity.

Reference area

· Bulgaria (NUTS 0);

· 6 statistical area (NUTS2).

Time coverage

From 1995 onwards.

Base period

Not applicable

Statistical processing
Source data

· Annual Report of non-financial enterprises - for juridical persons;

· Administrative data - State Fund "Agriculture" - Paying Agency.

Frequency of data collection

Yearly

Data collection

Data collection is in accordance with a Calendar for data collection, data processing and data dissemination of the NSI.

In most cases, data are collected by statistical paper form, which is sent to respondents by regular mail. Used also off-line electronic questionnaires. Data from farm households collected through an interview with the head of household or other household member who is familiar with the work.

Data validation

The validation of data is done by using developed software for this purpose. Software development is in accordance with the Terms of Reference, elaborated by the experts responsible for the conduction of statistical surveys. Data processing is performed at two levels: at the regional level - from experts of the RSOs, and at national level - from the experts in the NSI.

Data compilation

Data compilation is carried out in accordance with a Calendar for data collection, data processing and data dissemination of statistical survey carried out by the NSI. Data processing is performed by using developed software for this. The development of software is in accordance with the Terms of reference, elaborated by the experts responsible for the surveys implementation. Data processing is performed at two levels: at regional level - from the experts of the RSO's and at national level - from the experts of the NSI.

At regional level, the process includes data control, data editing, data validation and establishment of a regional data base. Within several surveys which are supplying data for the compilation of indicator data tabulation at regional level is also included.

Adjustment

Not applicable.

Quality management
Quality assurance

Inventory, in which the methods and procedures for data compiling are described and data compliance with the EU methodology is documented is periodically elaborated.

During the meetings of Eurostat WG "Agricultural accounts and prices" methodological issues are discussed and examples for good practices for data calculation are provided from Member States.

The comparative analysis of the data with previous years is done.

Quality assessment

As whole the data quality is good. No discrepancy with EU methodology is found out.

Relevance
User needs

· Eurostat;

· Public Administration - Ministry of Agriculture and Food and other department;

· Scientific and Research Institutes;

· Business Structures;

· Individuals.

User satisfaction

No surveys have been conducted to the satisfaction of the needs of users of information about the Economic Accounts for Agriculture. Informal contacts with data users shows a needs for data at lower territorial level and more detailed data, especially in relation to the elaboration of operational programmes, plans for the development of territorial units, e.t.c. Needs for this kind of information has been established after data requests sent to the NSI by post or e-mail.

Completeness

The data are fully harmonized with the EU Regulation

Data completeness - rate

Not calculated for this indicator.

Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy

Accuracy/quality of data on the indicator are closely linked to the quality of information produced within the surveys / administrative sources used for data compilation.

Sampling error

Not applicable for this indicator.

Sampling errors - indicators

Not calculated for this indicator.

Non-sampling error

Not applicable for this indicator.

Coverage error

Not calculated for this indicator.

Over-coverage - rate

Not calculated for this indicator.

Common units - proportion

Not calculated for this indicator.

Measurement error

Not calculated for this indicator.

Non response error

Not calculated for this indicator.

Unit non-response - rate

Not calculated for this indicator.

Item non-response - rate

Not calculated for this indicator.

Processing error

Not calculated for this indicator.

 

Imputation - rate

Not applicable.

Model assumption error

Not calculated for this indicator.

Seasonal adjustment

Not applicable.

Data revision - policy

There is no established policy on revisions.

Data revision - practice

As usual data revisions are made in results of changes in methodology or in classification used.

Changes during the period for which data are available do not require any revision.

Data revision - average size

Not applicable.

Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

The data for the indicator Net Operating Surplus/Net Mixed Income in Agriculture are submitted as follows:

  • First estimate - data are sent to Eurostat by 30 November of the current year and are published 20 days after the deadline of submission;
  • Second estimate - data are sent to Eurostat by 31 January of the following year and published within 20 days after the deadline of submission;
  • Preliminary data - data are sent to Eurostat by 30 September of the following year and published 20 days after the deadline of submission;
  • Final data - data are sent to Eurostat by September 30 two years after the year to which they relate and shall be published within 20 days after the deadline of submission
Time lag - first results

Data are sent to Eurostat one month before the end of the reporting period and are published 20 days after the deadline of submission.

Time lag - final results

Data are sent to Eurostat one year and 9 months after the end of the reporting period and are published 20 days after the deadline of submission.

Punctuality

Not delays in the deadlines for submission of data to Eurostat and in the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the National Statistical Institute were admitted.

Punctuality - delivery and publication

Final data are calculated and sent to Eurostat 120 days after receiving the information by respondents and are published 20 days after the submission.

Coherence and comparability
Comparability - geographical

Data are geographically comparable for the entire period for which they are available.

Asymmetry for mirror flows statistics - coefficient

Not applicable

Comparability - over time

Data are comparable over time for the entire period for which they are available.

Length of comparable time series

No breaking of data series.

 

Coherence - cross domain

There is consistency between the data on indicator "Net Operating Surplus/Net Mixed Income in Agriculture" and data within National Accounts.

Coherence - sub annual and annual statistics

There is full coherence with information from surveys with less frequency.

Coherence - National Accounts

Data are fully consistent with National Accounts Department

Coherence - internal

There is data consistency between Net Operating Surplus/Net Mixed Income in Agriculture and items of agricultural production - production of the plant, production of livestock, agricultural services and separable non-agricultural secondary activities

Accessibility and clarity
News release

Press release for the first estimate of agricultural income in Bulgarian and English is published regularly.

Press release is published on the website of NSI in December of the current year together with data on the first estimate.

Publications

· Statistical Reference Book;

· Statistical Year Book.

On-line database

Detailed data for the indicator "Net Operating Surplus/Net Mixed Income in Agriculture" are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Domain statistics - Agriculture:

http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4275

http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4277

http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4279

http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4281

Data tables - consultations

Not applicable

Micro-data access

Not applicable.

Other

Not applicable.

Metadata - consultations

Not applicable.

Documentation on methodology

· Manual on the Economic Accounts for Agriculture and Forestry, 1997, Rev.1.1;

· Regulation 138/2004 - Annex I;

http://www.nsi.bg/sites/default/files/files/metadata/Methodology_AgrEAA_en.pdf

Metadata completeness – rate

Not applicable.

Quality documentation

National Report on the quality of data on economic accounts for agriculture sent to Eurostat in 2012.

Cost and burden

The costs (budget) of the studies are published in the National Statistical Programme on the NSI website.

As basic criteria for response burden at this stage the time required for filling-in the questionnaire is used. Each form includes such section that respondents must complete. The time needed for filling-in the form includes also the time for data preparation. Based on this information, the burden on respondents can be defined as relatively high.

In 2011, by order of the President of NSI special thematic working group of representatives of several RSO, to review and suggest measures for improvement of statistical tools in the field of statistics, agriculture and forestry was established.

One of the main objectives of this review was to reduce the burden on respondents.

As a result of suggestions made by the TWG has taken the following actions:

· further use of modern means for statistical data collection (introduction of on-line and off-line questionnaires);

· reducing the number of parameters in the statistical questionnaires;

· use of information from other sources.

Confidentiality
Confidentiality - policy

· Law on Statistics;

· Regulation (EC) 223/2009 on European statistics (recital 24 and Article 20 (4)) of 11 March 2009 (OJ L 87, p 164) foresee that for that purpose it is necessary to establish common principles and guidelines, ensuring data confidentiality of data used for production of European Statistics and access to those confidential data with account for technical developments and requirements of users in democratic society.

Confidentiality – data treatment

The data for the first estimate of the indicator, as agreed between the Member States and Eurostat, embargo is applied and data are publishing after strictly specified date.

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ECONOMIC ACCOUNTS FOR AGRICULTURE - Net Entrepreneurial Income in Agriculture
Contact
Contact organisation

National Statistical Institute

Contact organisation unit

Accounts and Prices in Agriculture and Forestry Department

Contact name

Mariya Yordanova

Contact person function

State expert

Contact mail address

2, P. Volov Str.; 1038 Sofia, Bulgaria

Contact email address

Miordanova@nsi.bg

Contact phone number

+359 2 9857 546

Contact fax number
Statistical presentation
Data description

Economic accounts for agriculture are satellite accounts of the National Accounts, which provide complementary information and use concepts specially adapted to the specific nature of the sector. The architecture of the accounts consists of three accounts for current operations - "Production Account", "Generation of income Account", "Entrepreneurial income Account" and one account for accumulation - "Capital Account" as their consistency and completeness is provided in accordance with ESA '95. The data on satellite economic accounts are developed under the basic methodology of Eurostat, published in the "Manual on the economic Accounts for Agriculture and Forestry EAA / EAF". Their main purpose is to provide baseline information for the development of the Gross Domestic Product, and in particular the contribution of the sector "Agriculture" in the national economy. Secondly, they are intended to measure the level of income of the agricultural holdings and to reflect trends in it over the years.

Satellite data for Economic Accounts for Agriculture are developed at national and regional level (NUTS2).

The "Net Entrepreneurial Income in Agriculture" is the last of three closely linked agricultural income aggregates together with income/net value added at factor costs and net operating surplus/net mixed income. Data for this indicator is calculated for the calendar year in current prices.

Classification system

· Classification of Economic Activities - 2008 (CEA-2008, for international use NACE.BG-2008);

· Regulation 138/2004/EC - Annex II.

Sector coverage

The data include the following economic activities:

01.1 Growing of annual crops

01.2 Growing of perennial crops

01.3 Activity of nurseries (excluding forest nurseries)

01.4 Livestock

01.5 Combined agricultural holding

01.6 Support activities for agriculture

01.7 Hunting, trapping and related service activities

Statistical concepts and definitions

The "Net Entrepreneurial income in Agriculture" measures the compensation of non-salaried labour, remuneration from land belonging to the units and the yeild, araising from the use of capital. The indicator is calculated by adding the value of the received by farms organized as companies interests to the value of the net operating surplus/mixed income and deducting interest and rents paid by farms.

Statistical unit

Agricultural Holdings - legal and physical persons.

Statistical population

· Agricultural Census - an exhaustive structural survey. Counted farms form the framework for calculating the economic accounts for agriculture;

· Register of statistical units maintained by NSI - for units with main agricultural activity.

Reference area

· Bulgaria (NUTS 0);

· 6 statistical regions (NUTS2).

Time coverage

From 1995 onwards.

Base period

Not applicable.

Statistical processing
Source data

· Annual Report of agricultural enterprises - for juridical persons;

· Quarterly Report on Income and expenses of agricultural enterprises - for juridical persons;

· Administrative data - State Fund "Agriculture" - Paying Agency.

Frequency of data collection

Year

Data collection

Data collection is in accordance with a Calendar for data collection, data processing and data dissemination of the NSI.

In most cases, data are collected by statistical paper form, which is sent to respondents by regular mail. Used also off-line electronic questionnaires. Data from farm households collected through an interview with the head of household or other household member who is familiar with the work.

Data validation

The validation of data is done by using developed software for this purpose. Software development is in accordance with the Terms of Reference, elaborated by the experts responsible for the conduction of statistical surveys. Data processing is performed at two levels: at the regional level - from experts of the RSOs, and at national level - from the experts in the NSI.

Data compilation

Data compilation is carried out in accordance with a Calendar for data collection, data processing and data dissemination of statistical survey carried out by the NSI. Data processing is performed by using developed software for this. The development of software is in accordance with the Terms of reference, elaborated by the experts responsible for the surveys implementation. Data processing is performed at two levels: at regional level - from the experts of the RSO's and at national level - from the experts of the NSI.

At regional level, the process includes data control, data editing, data validation and establishment of a regional data base. Within several surveys which are supplying data for the compilation of indicator data tabulation at regional level is also included.

Adjustment

Not applicable.

Quality management
Quality assurance

Inventory, in which the methods and procedures for data compiling are described and data compliance with the EU methodology is documented is periodically elaborated.

During the meetings of Eurostat WG "Agricultural accounts and prices" methodological issues are discussed and examples for good practices for data calculation are provided from Member States.
The comparative analysis of the data with previous years is done.

Quality assessment

As whole the data quality is good. No discrepancy with EU methodology is found out.

Relevance
User needs

· Eurostat;

· Public Administration - Ministry of Agriculture and Food and other department;

· Scientific and Research Institutes;

· Business Structures;

· Individuals.

User satisfaction

No surveys have been conducted to the satisfaction of the needs of users of information about the Economic Accounts for Agriculture. Informal contacts with data users shows a needs for data at lower territorial level and more detailed data, especially in relation to the elaboration of operational programmes, plans for the development of territorial units, e.t.c. Needs for this kind of information has been established after data requests sent to the NSI by post or e-mail.

Completeness

The data are fully harmonized with the EU Regulation.

Data completeness - rate

Not calculated for this indicator.

Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy

Accuracy / quality of data on the indicator are closely linked to the quality of information produced within the surveys / administrative sources used for data compilation.

Sampling error

Not available.

Sampling errors - indicators

Not calculated for this indicator.

Non-sampling error

Not available.

Coverage error

Not calculated for this indicator.

Over-coverage - rate

Not calculated for this indicator.

Common units - proportion

Not calculated for this indicator.

Measurement error

Not calculated for this indicator.

Non response error

Not calculated for this indicator.

Unit non-response - rate

Not calculated for this indicator.

Item non-response - rate

Not calculated for this indicator.

Processing error

Not calculated for this indicator.

Imputation - rate

Not applicable.

Model assumption error

Not calculated for this indicator.

Seasonal adjustment

Not applicable.

Data revision - policy

There is no established policy on revisions.

Data revision - practice

As usual data revisions are made in results of changes in methodology or in classification used.

Changes during the period for which data are available do not require any revision.

Data revision - average size

Not applicable.

Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

The data for the indicator "Net Entrepreneurial income in Agriculture" are submitted as follows:

· First estimate - data are sent to Eurostat by 30 November of the current year and are published 20 days after the deadline of submission;

· Second estimate - data are sent to Eurostat by 31 January of the following year and published within 20 days after the deadline of submission;

· Preliminary data - data are sent to Eurostat by 30 September of the following year and published 20 days after the deadline of submission;

· Final data - data are sent to Eurostat by September 30 two years after the year to which they relate and shall be published within 20 days after the deadline of submission.

Time lag - first results

Data are sent to Eurostat one month before the end of the reporting period and are published 20 days after the deadline of submission.

Time lag - final results

Data are sent to Eurostat one year and 9 months after the end of the reporting period and are published 20 days after the deadline of submission.

Punctuality

Not delays in the deadlines for submission of data to Eurostat and dissemination in the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the National Statistical Institute were admitted.

Punctuality - delivery and publication

Final data are calculated and sent to Eurostat 120 days after receiving the information by respondents and are published 20 days after the submission.

Coherence and comparability
Comparability - geographical

Data are geographically comparable for the entire period for which they are available (since 1995).

Asymmetry for mirror flows statistics - coefficient

Not applicable.

Comparability - over time

Data are comparable over time for the entire period for which they are available (since 1995).

Length of comparable time series

No breaking of data series.

Coherence - cross domain

There is consistency ensured between the data on this indicator and data within the National Accounts.

Coherence - sub annual and annual statistics

There is full coherence with information from surveys with less frequency.

Coherence - National Accounts

Data are fully consistent with National Accounts Department

Coherence - internal

There is consistency ensured between the data on this indicator and data on Output of Agricultural Industry.

Accessibility and clarity
News release

Press release for the first estimate of agricultural income in Bulgarian and English is published regularly.

Press release is published on the website of NSI in December of the current year together with data on the first estimate.

Publications

· Statistical Reference Book;

· Statistical Year Book.

On-line database

Detailed data for the indicator "Net Entrepreneurial income in Agriculture" are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Domain statistics - Agriculture:

http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4275

http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4277

http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4279

http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4281

Data tables - consultations

Not applicable.

Micro-data access

Not applicable.

Other

Not applicable.

Metadata - consultations

Not applicable.

Documentation on methodology

· Manual on the Economic Accounts for Agriculture and Forestry, 1997, Rev.1.1;

· Regulation 138/2004 - Annex I;

http://www.nsi.bg/sites/default/files/files/metadata/Methodology_AgrEAA_en.pdf

Metadata completeness – rate

Not applicable.

Quality documentation

National Report on the quality of data on economic accounts for agriculture sent to Eurostat in 2012.

Cost and burden

The costs (budget) of the studies are published in the National Statistical Programme on the NSI website.

As basic criteria for response burden at this stage the time required for filling-in the questionnaire is used. Each form includes such section that respondents must complete. The time needed for filling-in the form includes also the time for data preparation. Based on this information, the burden on respondents can be defined as relatively high.

In 2011, by order of the President of NSI special thematic working group of representatives of several RSO, to review and suggest measures for improvement of statistical tools in the field of statistics, agriculture and forestry was established.

One of the main objectives of this review was to reduce the burden on respondents.

As a result of suggestions made by the TWG has taken the following actions:

· further use of modern means for statistical data collection (introduction of on-line and off-line questionnaires);

· reducing the number of parameters in the statistical questionnaires;

· use of information from other sources.

Confidentiality
Confidentiality - policy

· Law on Statistics;

· Regulation (EC) 223/2009 on European statistics (recital 24 and Article 20 (4)) of 11 March 2009 (OJ L 87, p 164) foresee that for that purpose it is necessary to establish common principles and guidelines, ensuring data confidentiality of data used for production of European Statistics and access to those confidential data with account for technical developments and requirements of users in democratic society.

Confidentiality – data treatment

The data for the first estimate of the indicator, as agreed between the Member States and Eurostat, embargo is applied and data are publishing after strictly specified date.

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  • Friday, 15 February 2019 - 11:00

    The producer price index in agriculture in the fourth quarter of 2018 increased by 2.9% in comparison with the same quarter of 2017. The crop output index increased by 4.5%, while the prices of animal output went down - by 4.0%. In comparison with previous year the prices of agricultural output went down by 1.8% as result of the drop down of the prices in crop output - by 1.4% and in animal output - by 3.3%

    The index of prices of goods and services currently consumed in agriculture in the fourth quarter of 2018 increased by 3.6% compared to the same quarter of previous year and by 3.8% compared to 2017.

  • Wednesday, 19 December 2018 - 11:00

    According to the first estimate of Economic Accounts for Agriculture the final output at basic prices in 2018 amounted to 8 077.2 million BGN, which was by 2% lower than in previous year. The decrease was mainly due to drop in the volumes - by 3.1%.

    Gross value added at basic prices produced in agriculture in 2018 was estimated at 3 404.7 million BGN and was by 9.5% lower than in 2017. The decrease was due to fall in the prices - by 1.2%, and in the volumes - by 8.4%.

  • Tuesday, 27 November 2018 - 11:00

    The producer price index in agriculture in the third quarter of 2018 increased by 6.6% in comparison with the same quarter of 2017. The crop output index increased by 7.7%, as well as the animal output index - by 0.1%. In comparison with previous year the prices of agricultural output went up by 1.7% due to the increase in crop output price index - by 2.7% and decrease in animal output price index - by 3.7%.

    The index of prices of goods and services currently consumed in agriculture in the third quarter of 2018 was by 4.0% higher compared to the same quarter of previous year and by 4.7% compared to 2017.

  • Friday, 24 August 2018 - 11:00

    The producer price index in agriculture in the second quarter of 2018 decreased by 5.8% in comparison with the same quarter of 2017. The crop output index decreased by 8.5%, as well as the animal output index - by 2.3%. In comparison with previous year the prices of agricultural output went down by 2.9% due to the decrease in crop output price index - by 1.9% and in animal output price index - by 4.2%.

    The index of prices of goods and services currently consumed in agriculture in the second quarter of 2018 was by 1.9% higher compared to the same quarter of previous year and by 2.3% compared to 2017.

  • Tuesday, 29 May 2018 - 11:00

    The producer price index in agriculture in the first quarter of 2018 decreased by 7.4% in comparison with the same quarter of 2017. The crop output index decreased by 11.2%, as well the animal output index - by 1.2%. In comparison with previous year the prices of agricultural output went down by 1.5% due to the decrease in crop output price index - by 3.1% and increase in animal output price index - by 1.2%.

    The index of prices of goods and services currently consumed in agriculture in the first quarter of 2018 was by 0.6% higher compared to the same quarter of previous year and by 0.8% compared to 2017.

  • Tuesday, 24 April 2018 - 11:00

    The average price per one decar agricultural land reached BGN 872 in 2017, which was 14.6% higher than in 2016. The average rent price per one decar hired/leased agricultural land reached BGN 46 and was 4.5% higher than in 2016.

  • Tuesday, 27 February 2018 - 11:00

    The producer price index in agriculture in the fourth quarter of 2017 decreased by 4.7% in comparison with the same quarter of 2016. The crop output index decreased by 7.5%, while the prices of animal output went up - by 8.9%. In comparison with previous year the prices of agricultural output went down by 5.1% as result of the drop down of the prices in crop output - by 8.4% and rise up in animal output - by 7.5%

    The index of prices of goods and services currently consumed in agriculture in the fourth quarter of 2017 increased by 2.0% compared to the same quarter of previous year and by 1.7% compared to 2016.

  • Tuesday, 19 December 2017 - 11:00

    According to the first estimate of Economic Accounts for Agriculture the final output at basic prices in 2017 amounted to 7 700.1 million BGN, which was by 1.7% lower than in previous year. Gross value added at basic prices produced in agriculture in 2017 was estimated at  3 371.3 million BGN and was by 3% lower than in 2016, and the value of net entrepreneurial income - 2 270.3 million BGN, and decreased by 0.9% compared to last year.

  • Monday, 27 November 2017 - 11:00

    The producer price index in agriculture in the third quarter of 2017 increased by 3.6% in comparison with the same quarter of 2016. The crop output index increased by 2.3%, as well as the animal output index - by 10.9%. In comparison with previous year the prices of agricultural output went down by 1.9%. The crop output decreased by 1.9%, while in animal output an increase was observed by 6.8%.

    The index of prices of goods and services currently consumed in agriculture in the third quarter of 2017 remained almost unchanged - 0.1% above the level in the same quarter of previous year and 0.1% lower compared to 2016.

  • Friday, 25 August 2017 - 15:30

    The producer price index in agriculture in the second quarter of 2017 increased by 2.0% in comparison with the same quarter of 2016. The crop output index decreased by 0.8%, while the animal output index increased by 6.3%. In comparison with previous year the prices of agricultural output went up by 4.5% due to the increase in crop output price index - by 3.9% and in animal output price index - by 5.3%.

    The index of prices of goods and services currently consumed in agriculture in the second quarter of 2017 was 2.0% above the level in the same quarter of previous year and by 1.6% compared to 2016.

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  • Statistical Yearbook 2017 in infographics
    The National Statistical Institute of Bulgaria offers a different view of the statistical information included in the 85th edition of the Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Bulgaria.

    The publication is intended for a wider audience as statistical data are presented in a plain and easy understandable way.

    The current state and changes in the socio-economic and cultural life in the country are presented not in the traditional way in tables and text, but through infographics - images, graphics and other visualization tools.

  • Statistical Yearbook 2017
    The National Statistical Institute (NSI) has the pleasure to present to the attention of national and foreign users of statistical information the 84th edition of the ‘Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Bulgaria’ in printed and electronic format.

    It provides current statistical information about the demographic, economic and social development of the country for 2012 - 2016 in different territorial and classification aggregations and breakdowns.

  • Statistical Yearbook 2016
    The National Statistical Institute (NSI) has the pleasure to present to the attention of national and foreign users of statistical information the 84th edition of the ‘Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Bulgaria’ in printed and electronic format.

    It provides current statistical information about the demographic, economic and social development of the country for 2011 - 2015 in different territorial and classification aggregations and breakdowns.

  • Statistical Yearbook 2015
    The National Statistical Institute (NSI) has the pleasure to present to the attention of national and foreign users of statistical information the 83rd edition of the ‘Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Bulgaria’ in printed and electronic format.

    It provides current statistical information about the demographic, economic and social development of the country for 2010 - 2014 in different territorial and classification aggregations and breakdowns.

  • Statistical Yearbook 2014

    The National Statistical Institute (NSI) has the pleasure to present to the attention of national and foreign users of statistical information the 82nd edition of the ‘Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Bulgaria’ in printed and electronic format.

    It provides current statistical information about the demographic, economic and social development of the country for 2009 - 2013 in different territorial and classification aggregations and breakdowns.

  • Statistical Yearbook 2013

    The National Statistical Institute (NSI) has the pleasure to present to the attention of national and foreign users of statistical information the 81st edition of the ‘Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Bulgaria’ in printed and electronic format.

    It provides current statistical information about the demographic, economic and social development of the country for 2008 - 2012 in different territorial and classification aggregations and breakdowns.

  • Statistical Yearbook 2012
    Statistical Yearbook 2012
    The National Statistical Institute (NSI) has the pleasure to submit to the attention of national and foreign users of statistical information the 80th edition of the ‘Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Bulgaria’ in printed and electronic format.
    It provides current statistical information about the demographic, economic and social development of the country for the 2007 - 2011 period in different territorial and classification aggregations and breakdowns.
  • Statistical Yearbook 2011
    Statistical Yearbook 2011
    The National Statistical Institute (NSI) has the pleasure to submit to the attention of national and foreign users of statistical information the 79th edition of the ‘Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Bulgaria’ in printed and electronic format.
    It provides current statistical information about the demographic, economic and social development of the country for the 2005 - 2010 period in different territorial and classification aggregations and breakdowns.
  • Statistical Yearbook 2010
    Statistical Yearbook 2010
    The National Statistical Institute (NSI) has the pleasure to submit to the attention of national and foreign users of statistical information the 78th edition of the ‘Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Bulgaria’ in printed and electronic format.
    It provides current statistical information about the demographic, economic and social development of the country for the 2004 - 2009 period in different territorial and classification aggregations and breakdowns.
  • Statistical Yearbook 2009
    Statistical Yearbook 2009
    The National Statistical Institute (NSI) has the pleasure to submit to the attention of national and foreign users of statistical information the 77th edition of the ‘Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Bulgaria’ in printed and electronic format. The issue is published in 2010, which marks 130 years since the establishment of a statistical institution in Bulgaria and 100 years since publishing of the first ‘Statistical Yearbook of the Bulgarian Kingdom’ in 1910.

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