Electricity and natural gas prices


ELECTRICITY AND GAS PRICES FOR HOUSEHOLDS AND FINAL NON-HOUSEHOLD CUSTOMERS
Contact
Contact organisation

National Statistical Institute

Contact organisation unit

Environmental and Energy Accounts Department

Contact name

Ivanka Tzvetkova - electricity prices

Iveta Minkova - natural gas prices

Contact person function

State Expert

Chief expert

Contact mail address

2 P.Volov street, 1038 Sofia, Bulgaria

Contact email address

itzvetkova@nsi.bg

iminkova@nsi.bg

Contact phone number

+359 2 9857 590

+359 2 9857 191

Contact fax number
Metadata update
Metadata last certified29 September 2017
Metadata last posted29 September 2017
Metadata last update29 September 2017
Statistical presentation
Data description

This topic presents average prices of supplied electricity/natural gas to household and final non-household customers. Prices are representative for the country - data are provided by all suppliers of electricity/natural gas to household and final non-household customers for the quantities delivered through transmission/distribution network. The prices are calculated as a weighted average price by the actual supplied quantity of electricity/natural gas and their invoiced value of all end-customers.

Prices include electricity/gas basic price, transmission, distribution, excise, VAT and others.

Prices are collected and published considering three levels of taxation:

  • prices excluding taxes and levies;
  • prices excluding VAT and other recoverable taxes;
  • prices including all taxes, levies and VAT.
Classification system

Questionnaires that cover the following areas, according to Regulation (EU) 2016/1952 of the European Parliament and of the Council on natural gas and electricity prices and repealing Directive 2008/92/EC, are provided to all data providers:

  • Gas prices for household customers;
  • Gas prices for final non-household customers;
  • Electricity prices for household customers;
  • Electricity prices for final non-household customers.
Sector coverage

Gas and electricity prices are collected for the 2 following areas:

  • Household customers;
  • Final non-household customers.
Statistical concepts and definitions

Reference customers of natural gas and electricity are characterised by the following  standard annual consumption bands:

Natural gas household customers:

D1 (Small): annual consumption below 20 GJ

D2 (Medium): annual consumption between 20 and 200 GJ

D3 (Large): annual consumption above 200 GJ

Natural gas  final non-household customers:

I1: annual consumption below 1 000 GJ

I2: annual consumption between 1 000 and 10 000 GJ

I3: annual consumption between 10 000 and 100 000 GJ

I4: annual consumption between 100 000 and 1 000 000 GJ

I5: annual consumption between 1 000 000 and 4 000 000 GJ

I6: annual consumption above 4 000 000 GJ

Electricity household customers:

Da (Very small): annual consumption below 1 000 kWh

Db (Small): annual consumption between 1 000 and 2 500 kWh

Dc (Medium): annual consumption between 2 500 and 5 000 kWh

Dd (Large): annual consumption between 5 000 and 15 000 kWh

De (Very large): annual consumption above 15000 kWh

Electricity  final non-household customers:

Ia: annual consumption below 20 MWh

Ib: annual consumption between 20 and 500 MWh

Ic: annual consumption between 500 and 2 000 MWh

Id: annual consumption between 2 000 and 20 000 MWh

Ie: annual consumption between 20 000 and 70 000 MWh

If: annual consumption between 70 000 and 150 000 MWh

Ig: annual consumption above 150 000 MWh

Statistical unit

Final household and non-household customers.

Statistical population

All final non-household (until the first semester of 2017 only end-users in the industry were observed) and household customers, meeting the criteria in Regulation (EU) 2016/1952. For natural gas: the companies using natural gas for electricity generation and non-energy use are excluded.

Reference area

Prices are presented at national level. They refer to household and non-household customers doing business in Bulgaria.

Time coverage

From the second semester of 2007 onwards.

Base period

Not applicable.

Unit of measure

Electricity prices:

BGN/kWh

Natural gas prices:

BGN/GJ (Giga Joule = one Joule x 109)

Reference period

 

Prices over a period of six months.

Prices for first semester are average prices between January and June of each year, for second semester the prices are average prices between July and December of each year.

Institutional mandate
Legal acts and other agreements
  • Law on Statistics;
  • Regulation (EU) 2016/1952 of the European Parliament and of the Council on natural gas and electricity prices and repealing Directive 2008/92/EC
Data sharing

Not applicable.

Confidentiality
Confidentiality - policy
  • Law on Statistics;
  • Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 on European statistics (recital 24 and Article 20(4)) of 11 March 2009 (OJ L 87, p. 164), stipulates the need to establish common principles and guidelines ensuring the confidentiality of data used for the production of European statistics and the access to those confidential data with due account for technical developments and the requirements of users in a democratic society.
Confidentiality - data treatment

Individual data on prices are not published (they are suppressed), following Art. 25 of the Law on Statistics. Publishing of individual data is made under Art. 26 of the Law on Statistics.

Release policy
Release calendar

The date for publication of statistical information on prices is listed in the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the National Statistical Institute. Data on prices of natural gas and electricity delivered for household and final non-household customers is published twice per year: three months after the reporting period.

Release calendar access

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

User access

Gas and electricity prices for household and non-household customers are published on the NSI website, section Energy in accordance with the Law on Statistics and the European Statistics Code of Practice respecting the professional independence and aimed at objectivity, transparency and equal treatment of all consumers.

Frequency of dissemination

Half-yearly.

Accessibility and clarity
News release

Not applicable.

Publications

Not applicable.

On-line database

The survey results are available to all users on the NSI website under the heading Domain statistics Environment and Energy - Energy - Electricity and natural gas prices.

At national level - average price of natural gas and electricity, supplied through the network to defined groups for household and final non-household customers, according to Regulation (EU) 2016/1952.

At national level - average price of natural gas and electricity, supplied through the network to defined groups industrial end-users and households, according to Directive 2008/92/EC.

Micro-data access

Not applicable.

Other

Not applicable.

Documentation on methodology

Regulation (EU) 2016/1952, Annex 1 and Annex 2.

Quality documentation

Not applicable.

Quality management
Quality assurance

Not applicable.

Quality assessment

Dataset provides prices information, comparable between countries, as prices are calculated on the base of methodology for electricity/natural gas data collection (Regulation (EU) 2016/1952, Annex 1 and 2).

Relevance
User needs

No information available for users of these data, as they have free access to the website of NSI.

User satisfaction

No user satisfaction survey has been carried out for this dataset.

Completeness

Data fully meet the requirements of Regulation (EU) 2016/1952 - in terms of scope, structure of consumers and price levels.

Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy

Data are reliable, the accuracy is good. Data are verified for each supplier. The comparative analysis of the data providers is made with data from previous periods and with the established prices caps for natural gas and electricity.

Sampling error

Not applicable.

Non-sampling error

Not applicable.

Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

Data from respondents are received one month after the reporting semester. Analysis, verification and preparation of country representative aggregate average prices are carried out by the end of the third month following the reporting period.

Punctuality

Data are published accurately at the date according to the Release Calendar (three months after the reporting period: for the first semester - at the end of September of the current year and for the second semester – at the end of March of the next year).

Coherence and comparability
Comparability - geographical

Data are representative at national level, as required by the methodology of calculation of prices for standard groups of household and final non-household customers (Regulation (EU) 2016/1952, Annex 1 and 2).

Comparability - over time

Data in time series are calculated by same methodology and are comparable, since the first semester of 2017 prices cover not only industrial end-users, but all final non-household customers. No break in the series, first period in which is the second semester of 2007.

Coherence - cross domain

Not applicable.

Coherence - internal

Not applicable.

Cost and burden

Not applicable.

Data revision
Data revision - policy

In case of incorrect data - omissions or inaccuracies in data provided by respondents.

Data revision - practice

Data correction.

Statistical processing
Source data

Data are provided by all suppliers of natural gas and electricity to household and final non-household customers through a survey "Electricity and natural gas prices to household and final non-household customers", included in the National Statistical Programme.

Frequency of data collection

Half yearly.

Data collection

Exhaustive survey on average gas and electricity prices from all suppliers to final customers with electronic statistical form. Reports are received by email.

Data validation

A comparative analysis of the reported data is made with the data of previous periods and with the established tariffs for price caps of natural gas and tariffs for the electricity.

Data compilation

Three levels of average prices in the country are estimated by standard group of users. Appropriate quantities of natural gas and electricity, delivered by each supplier are used as weights.

Adjustment

Not applicable.

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  • Thursday, 29 November 2018 - 11:00

    In September 2018 compared to August 2018 an increase is reported for the production of solid fuels by 29.7%. At the same time a decrease is reported for the production of liquefied petroleum gases - by 20.0%, transport diesel - by 3.5% and electricity - by 9.2%. No change for the production of unleaded motor gasoline.

    In September 2018 compared to August 2018 an increase is reported for the deliveries of solid fuels - by 28.6% and natural gas - by 16.4%. At the same time a decrease is reported for the deliveries of unleaded motor gasoline - by 14.3%, transport diesel - by 8.3% and electricity - by 5.6%. No change for the deliveries of liquefied petroleum gases. 

  • Tuesday, 30 October 2018 - 11:00

    In August 2018 compared to July 2018 an increase is reported for the production of solid fuels - by 0.9%, transport diesel - by 2.4% and electricity - by 4.8%. At the same time a decrease is reported for the production of unleaded motor gasoline - by 13.0%. No change for the production of liquefied petroleum gases.

    In August 2018 compared to July 2018 an increase is reported for the deliveries of solid fuels - by 0.3%, liquefied petroleum gases - by 23.7%, unleaded motor gasoline - by 8.9%, transport diesel - by 0.9% and electricity - by 1.9%. At the same time a decrease is reported for the deliveries of and natural gas - by 5.4%.

  • Friday, 28 September 2018 - 11:00

    In July 2018 compared to June 2018 an increase is reported for the production of liquefied petroleum gases - by 25.0%, unleaded motor gasoline - by 7.6%, transport diesel - by 9.6% and electricity - by 6.3%. At the same time a decrease is reported for the production of solid fuels - by 11.8%.

    In July 2018 compared to June 2018 an increase is reported for the deliveries of unleaded motor gasoline - by 7.1%, transport diesel - by 7.0% and electricity - by 4.7%. At the same time a decrease is reported for the deliveries of solid fuels - by 10.4%, liquefied petroleum gases - by 11.6% and natural gas - by 9.7%.

  • Wednesday, 29 August 2018 - 11:00

    In June 2018 compared to May 2018 an increase is reported for the production of solid fuels - by 28.3% and electricity - by 19.3%. After the planned repairs of production facilities done in March - April 2018, the production of petroleum products was restored to its usual levels.

    In June 2018 compared to May 2018 an increase is reported for the deliveries of solid fuels - by 28.2%, unleaded motor gasoline - by 40.0%, transport diesel - by 12.4% and electricity - by 2.5%. At the same time a decrease is reported for the deliveries of liquefied petroleum gases - by 10.4% and natural gas - by 10.1%.

  • Monday, 30 July 2018 - 11:00

    In May 2018 compared to April 2018 an increase is reported for the production of solid fuels - by 22.8%. After the planned repairs of production facilities done in March - April 2018, the production of petroleum products was restored to levels near to its usual levels. At the same time a decrease is reported for the production of electricity - by 1.7%.

    In May 2018 compared to April 2018 an increase is reported for the deliveries of solid fuels - by 22.0%, liquefied petroleum gases - by 17.1%, natural gas - by 3.0% and electricity - by 3.6%. At the same time a decrease is reported for the deliveries of unleaded motor gasoline by 30.2% and transport diesel by 1.1%.

  • Friday, 29 June 2018 - 11:00

    In April 2018 compared to March 2018 an insignificant increase is observed in the production of petroleum products, which is due to continuing planned repair of production capacities during this period. At the same time a decrease is reported for the production of solid fuels - by 36.1% and electricity - by 25.6%.

    In April 2018 compared to March 2018 an increase is reported for the deliveries of unleaded motor gasoline by 2.4%. At the same time a decrease is reported for the deliveries of solid fuels - by 35.5%, liquefied petroleum gases - by 4.7%, natural gas - by 39.6% and electricity - by 27.6%. No change for the deliveries of transport diesel.

  • Wednesday, 30 May 2018 - 11:00

    In March 2018 compared to February 2018 an increase is reported for the production of solid fuels - by 6.5% and electricity - by 4.9%. Significant drop is observed in the production of petroleum products, which is due to planned repair of production capacities done in March 2018, as a decrease is reported for the production of unleaded motor gasoline - by 99.2% and transport diesel - by 87.0%. No production of liquefied petroleum gases.

    In March 2018 compared to February 2018 an increase is reported for the deliveries of solid fuels - by 4.2%, liquefied petroleum gases - by 22.9%, unleaded motor gasoline - by 16.7%, and transport diesel - by 22.4%. At the same time a decrease is reported for the deliveries of natural gas - by 5.9% and electricity - by 0.9%.

  • Monday, 30 April 2018 - 11:00

    In February 2018 compared to January 2018 a decrease is reported for the production of solid fuels - by 21.8%, unleaded motor gasoline - by 19.4%, transport diesel - by 31.3%, and electricity - by 6.1%. No change for the production of liquefied petroleum gases.

    In February 2018 compared to January 2018 an increase is reported for the deliveries of liquefied petroleum gases - by 6.1%, unleaded motor gasoline - by 9.1%, and transport diesel - by 18.5%. At the same time a decrease is reported for the deliveries of solid fuels - by 20.2%, natural gas - by 9.5%, and electricity - by 11.7%.

  • Friday, 30 March 2018 - 11:00

    In January 2018 compared to December 2017 an increase is reported for the production of electricity by 0.5%. At the same time a decrease is reported for the production of solid fuels - by 4.1%, unleaded motor gasoline - by 1.2%, and transport diesel - by 9.2%. No change for the production of liquefied petroleum gases.

    In January 2018 compared to December 2017 an increase is reported for the deliveries of unleaded motor gasoline - by 3.1%, natural gas - by 7.1% and electricity - by 9.2%. At the same time a decrease is reported for the deliveries of solid fuels - by 4.9%, liquefied petroleum gases - by 21.4%, and transport diesel - by 25.3%.

  • Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 11:00

    In December 2017 compared to November 2017 an increase is reported for the production of solid fuels - by 6.8%, liquefied petroleum gases - by 11.1%, unleaded motor gasoline - by 5.2%, transport diesel - by 6.7% and electricity - by 2.7%.

    In December 2017 compared to November 2017 an increase is reported for the deliveries of solid fuels - by 7.7%, transport diesel - by 1.2%, natural gas - by 10.6% and electricity - by 7.1%. At the same time a decrease is reported for the deliveries of unleaded motor gasoline - by 36.0%. No change for the deliveries of liquefied petroleum gases.

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