Expenditure on protection and restoration of the environment


Expenditure on protection and restoration of the environment
Contact
Contact organisation

National statistical institute

Contact organisation unit

"Environmental and Energy Account" Department

Contact name

Rumyana Zdravkova Ivanova

Contact person function

State expert

Contact mail address

2 Panayot Volov St., 1038 Sofia

Contact email address

rivanova@NSI.bg

Contact phone number

+359 2 9857 761

Contact fax number
Metadata update
Metadata last certified20 December 2016
Metadata last posted20 December 2016
Metadata last update20 December 2016
Statistical presentation
Data description

Provision of information from firms, firm establishments, municipal administrations, scientific institutes, foundations, ministries and other organizations and departments which during the year under review have spent expenditure on protection and restoration of the environment. Included here is the expenditure on acquisition as well as the expenditure on maintenance of the tangible fixed assets with ecological use allocated by direction of ecological use (water, air, waste, etc.).

Classification system

· Classification of environmental protection activities (CEPA)- a common classification of environmental protection activities which has been adopted by UN and European statisticians and accountants in 1994 and replaced in 2000 by an improved version (CEPA 2000);

· Nomenclature of environmental protection equipment.

Sector coverage

Included are the economic subjects from all economic sectors, which have spent environmental protection expenditure.

Statistical concepts and definitions

Specialized equipment for the environment (end-of-pipe) - includes facilities which are not involved in the production process and serve only to reduce pollution resulting from production.

Integrated technologies - elements of the production process/technologies, which resulted in achieving less environmental pollution compared to other similar technologies.

Statistical unit

Economic units that have spent funds for new construction, reconstruction, maintenance and operation of tangible and intangible fixed assets and activities on the environment.

Statistical population

All economic units that have expended funds for the acquisition and maintenance of tangible and intangible fixed assets with ecological use.

Reference area

Total for the country and by districts - 2000-2013. Begining 2014 only total for the country.

Time coverage

2000 - 2015

Base period

Not applicable.

Unit of measure

Thousand BGN

Reference period

Year

Institutional mandate
Legal acts and other agreements

Regulation 295/2008 EC on Structural Business Statistics (SBS)

Data sharing

Regular Questionnaire Eurostat - Environmental Protection Expenditure Accounts.

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 are not published in accordance with article 25 of the Law on Statistics. The publishing of individual data can be performed only in accordance with article 26 of the same law.

Release policy
Release calendar

The date of release of statistical information is indicated 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 on Expenditure on protection and restoration of the environment is published on the NSI website, section Environment 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

Yearly

Accessibility and clarity
News release

Annual press release

Publications

· Electronic Publication "Environment";

· Statistical Yearbook;

· Statistical Reference Book;

· "Bulgaria" (brochure).

On-line database

Data on Expenditure on protection and restoration of the environment are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Environment: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/5112

Micro-data access

Anonymised individual data can be provide for scientific and research purposes, and for individual request according to the Rules for the provision of anonymised individual data for scientific and research purposes.

Other

Information service on request, according to the Rules for the dissemination of statistical products and services in NSI.

Documentation on methodology

Based on statistical methodology of NSI, in accordance with the requirements of Accountancy Law and the National Accounting Standards in Bulgaria.

The methodology is updated and consistent with the latest requirements of the European institutions - Eurostat (Statistical Office of the EU) and the OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development).

Quality documentation

Not available.

Quality management
Quality assurance

· European Statistics Code of Practice;

· A common framework for quality management in the National Statistical System.

Quality assessment
Relevance
User needs

Main users of survey's statistical information are the state and municipal entities, associations, companies and citizens.

User satisfaction

No information. Survey about satisfaction of customers has not been conducted.

Completeness
Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy
Sampling error

The survey is comprehensive and there are no sampling errors.

Non-sampling error

Not applicable.

Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

The data is published according to the terms laid down in the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the National Statistical Institute.

Punctuality

All publications are prepared timely, according to the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the National Statistical Institute.

Coherence and comparability
Comparability - geographical

Due to the unity of principles, variables, definitions and classifications used there is a high degree of comparability between EU Member States with regard to the survey?s results.

Comparability - over time

Time series are available beginning 2000.

Coherence - cross domain

Not applicable.

Coherence - internal

Not applicable.

Cost and burden

In connection with the reduction of respondents burden an electronic version of the questionnaire was introduced.

 

Data revision
Data revision - policy

Revision of the data is applied if necessary.

Data revision - practice

Revision of the data is applied if necessary.

Statistical processing
Source data

Expenditure on protection and restoration of the environment are reported through a comprehensive survey in the scope of which are included economic subjects (companies, organizations, ministries, municipal administrations and others) who have spent funds on protection and restoration of the environment.

Frequency of data collection

Yearly

Data collection

The main source of data is a statistical questionnaire on the expenditure for protection and restoration of the environment. The questionnaire is collected by correspondence on electronic and paper format. 

Data validation

Comparing the data with those reported in the previous year for incorrect measure units and incorrect data by use for environment.

Data compilation

Dataset containing all the units in the terrritory of the country.

Adjustment

Not applicable.

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