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INCOME, EXPENDITURE AND CONSUMPTION OF HOUSEHOLDS - Average prices and purchased quantities of main foods and non-foods by households
Contact
Contact organisation

National Statistical Institute

Contact organisation unit

"Statistics on Living Conditions" Department

Contact name

Irina Tosheva

Contact person function

Chief Expert

Contact mail address

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

Contact email address

[email protected]

Contact phone number

+359 2 9857 612

Contact fax number
Metadata update
Metadata last certified13 November 1970
Metadata last posted13 November 2014
Metadata last update13 November 2014
Statistical presentation
Data description

The variables Average prices and Purchased quantities of main foods and non-foods are estimated based on the information from HBS. The households purchases irrespectively the place of occurrence are used for calculation of the average prices. The purchased quantities foods are computed average per households and the purchased non-foods - average per 100 households.

Classification system

· Classification of Individual Consumption by Purpose (COICOP/HBS);

· Classification on household income. Since 2008 updated and harmonized regarding the Eurostat requirements for EU-SILC;

· Classification of Individual Consumption by Purpose, at five-digit level;

· International Standart Classification of Education, 1997 version (ISCED 1997);

· National Classification of Occupations and Duties-2011 (NCOD-2011);

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

Sector coverage

The Household Budget Survey is a sample survey by implementation of two stage cluster. The general population from which the sample for the survey is formed comprises all the households in the country. Institutional households are not studied by the household budget survey. The unit of observation is every randomly chosen ordinary household irrespective of the number of members and their material and personal status. The sample size for the 2002 - 2009 period is 3000 households and since 2010 ?. - 3060 households each quarter.

Statistical concepts and definitions

The average price of every good is the average value between cost and quantity. The households purchase goods from shops, markets, private persons, because of that the average prices, computed according the data from the HBS, differ considerably from the average consumer prices which are derived on the basis of the survey of a sample of retail shops in selected areas with a precisely defined nomenclature of goods.

The purchased quantities of foods are computed average per household and the purchased non-foods - average per 100 households. The indices of prices measure the average relative change of prices with a structure of goods purchased during the base period.

Statistical unit

Households and their members

Statistical population

The purposive aggregate in the HBS are all ordinary households and their members reside in the territory of the country at the moment of the survey. Persons who live in institutional households are excluded from the aggregate.

Reference area

For the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria.

Time coverage

1985 - 1991, 1992 - 2000, 2001 - 2011. The differences in the data during the periods are because of differences in the classifications of the expenditure.

Base period

2001 for the 2002 - 2011 period

Unit of measure

BGN, kg; ton, litre; number; cubic metre; pair, metre, kWh.

Reference period

Year, quarter

Institutional mandate
Legal acts and other agreements

Gentlemen agreement with Eurostat.

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 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

In June of the year following the reference year for the annual data and 45 days after every current period ? for the quarterly data.

Release calendar access

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

User access

Data is published on the NSI website, section Households Income and Expenditure 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, quarterly

Accessibility and clarity
News release
Publications

Publication ?Average prices and purchased quantities of main foods and non-foods by households?

The publication contains data on the average prices and purchased quantities foods and non-foods by households by years and by quarters. The information from the survey of household budgets is used and because of that these average prices differ from the consumer prices published by the NSI. The purchased quantities foods are computed average per household and the purchased non-foods - average per 100 households. Published are also data on the purchasing power of households calculated by means of total and monetary income, as well as the changes in the purchasing power.

On-line database

Detailed results on Average prices and purchased quantities of main foods and non-foods by households are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Households Income and Expenditure - Average prices and purchased quantities of main food and non-foods by households: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/5718

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 anonymized 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

Methodological notes about calculation of the average prices and purchased quantities goods by the households

Quality documentation

National quality reports for 2005 and 2010. Eurostat?s quality report of the Household Budget Surveys in EU countries, 2005.

Quality management
Quality assurance

Through checking on field work and control of the thoroughness of the records in the diaries.

Quality assessment
Relevance
User needs

The data of the average prices and purchased quantities goods is of interest to a wide number of users - state authorities, public and international organizations (Eurostat, OUN, ILO, etc), students and others.

User satisfaction

No user' satisfaction surveys are carried out.

Completeness
Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy

Maximal errors of main values are between 2-5%.

Sampling error

The data are burdened with a certain stochastic error due to the sample character of the survey.

Non-sampling error

The number of replacements of the households and the reasons that the households do not take part are describing in the methodological notes in the Publication ?Household budgets in the Republic of Bulgaria?.

Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

Data are available 45 days after the current period.

Punctuality

The terms of previous position are observed.

Coherence and comparability
Comparability - geographical
Comparability - over time

1985 - 1991, 1992 - 2000, 2001 - 2011. The differences in the data during the periods are because of differences in the used classifications of the expenditure.

Coherence - cross domain

Household expenditure survey is in accordance with the following surveys: Consumer Price Indices, National Accounts, Purchasing Power Parity.

Coherence - internal
Cost and burden

Every household receive 20 BGN per month of participation. It takes part in the survey 4 months per year, average 2-3 hour per month.

Data revision
Data revision - policy

Not applicable.

Data revision - practice

Not applicable.

Statistical processing
Source data

Household dairy and 5 questionnaires

Frequency of data collection

Monthly

Data collection

The households keep a regular record in the Household Diary on total daily monetary expenditure per month for food products, non-food products, services and irregular expenditure on non-foods during the previous two months. The interviewers visit the household twice a month. During these visits they have a detailed conversation with the members of the household, check the completeness and reliability of the data entered into the diary and questionnaires.

Data validation

Logical control of data is happened at the time when the information is introduced.

Data compilation

The data are calculated by means of specialized software on a PC.

Adjustment

Not applicable.

Comment
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  • Friday, 15 May 2015 - 11:00

    The total income average per household member during the first quarter of 2015 is 1 187 BGN and increases by 0.8% compared to the same quarter of 2014.

    The total expenditure per household member during the first quarter of 2015 is 1 099 BGN and increases by 6.8% in comparison with the same quarter of 2014.

    The consumption of main food products average per household member decreases during the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same quarter of 2014.

  • Thursday, 16 April 2015 - 11:00

    The annual total income average per household member in 2014 is 4 813 BGN or the same compared to 2013.

    Bulgarian households are spent 4 509 BGN per person in 2014, which is 1.0% more compared to 2013.

    The consumption of main food products average per household member decreases in 2014.

  • Monday, 16 February 2015 - 11:00

    The total income average per household member during the fourth quarter of 2014 is 1 227 BGN and remains the same compared to the fourth quarter of 2013.

    The total expenditure per household member during the fourth quarter of 2014 is 1 171 BGN and increases by 3.1% in comparison with the same quarter of 2013.

    The consumption of main food products average per household member decreases during the fourth quarter of 2014 compared to the same quarter of 2013.

  • Friday, 14 November 2014 - 11:00

    The total income average per household member during the third quarter of 2014 is 1 195 BGN and decreases by 3.7% compared to the same period of 2013.

    The total expenditure average per household member during the third quarter of 2014 is 1 147 BGN and remains almost the same in comparison to the same quarter of 2013.

    The consumption of main food products average per household member decreases during the third quarter of 2014 compared to the same quarter of 2013.

  • Thursday, 14 August 2014 - 11:00
    The total income average per household member during the second quarter of 2014 is 1160 BGN. 
    Wages and salaries continue to be the main source of household income - 55.2% from the total income. 
     
    The total expenditure per household member during the second quarter of 2014 is 1012 BGN and it decreases by 4.4% in relation to the same quarter of 2013.
     
    The consumption of main food products average per capita decreases during the second quarter of 2014 compared to the second quarter of 2013.
     
  • Thursday, 15 May 2014 - 11:00

    The total income average per household member during the first quarter of 2014 is 1177 BGN or by 6.2% more compared to the same quarter of 2013.

    The total expenditure per household member during the first quarter of 2014 is 1030 BGN and it is the same in relation to the first quarter of 2013.

    The consumption of some main food products average per capita changes during the first quarter of 2014 compared to the first quarter of 2013.

  • Wednesday, 16 April 2014 - 11:00
  • Friday, 14 February 2014 - 11:00

    The average quarterly total income average per household member during the fourth quarter of 2013 is 1228 BGN or by 6.1% more compared to the same quarter of 2012.

    The total expenditure per household member during the fourth quarter of 2013 is 1136 BGN and it increases by 7.4% in relation to the same quarter of 2012.

    The consumption of main food products average per capita doesn’t change vastly during the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to the fourth quarter of 2012.

  • Friday, 15 November 2013 - 11:00

    The average quarterly total income average per household member during the third quarter of 2013 is 1242 Levs or by 10.9% more compared to the same quarter of 2012.

    The total expenditure per household member during the third quarter of 2013 is 1145 Levs and it increases by 10.8% in relation to the same quarter of 2012.

    The consumption of main food products average per capita doesn’t change vastly during the third quarter of 2013 compared to the third quarter of 2012.

  • Thursday, 15 August 2013 - 11:00

    The average quarterly total income average per household member during the second quarter of 2013 is 1 168 Levs or by 9.0% more compared to the same quarter of 2012.

    The total expenditure per household member during the second quarter of 2013 is 1 059 Levs and it increases by 9.5% in comparison with the same quarter of 2012.

    The consumption of main food products average per capita doesn’t change vastly during the second quarter of 2013 compared to the second quarter of 2012.

Pages

  • Household budgets in the Republic of Bulgaria 2011
    Household budgets in the Republic of Bulgaria 2011
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the electronic bilingual (Bulgarian/English) publication Household budgets in the Republic of Bulgaria 2011.
  • Average Prices and Purchased Quantities of Main Foods and Non-Foods by Households for the 2001 - 2011 Рeriod
    Average Prices and Purchased Quantities of Main Foods and Non-Foods by Households for the 2001 - 2011 Рeriod
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the electronic bilingual (Bulgarian/English) publication Average Prices and Purchased Quantities of Main Foods and Non-Foods by Households for the 2001 - 2011 Period.
  • 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.
  • Household budgets in the Republic of Bulgaria 2010
    Household budgets in the Republic of Bulgaria 2010
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the electronic bilingual (Bulgarian/English) publication Household budgets in the Republic of Bulgaria 2010.
  • Average Prices and Purchased Quantities of Main Foods and Non-Foods by Households for the 2001 - 2010 рeriod
    Average Prices and Purchased Quantities of Main Foods and Non-Foods by Households for the 2001 - 2010 рeriod
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the electronic bilingual (Bulgarian/English) publication Average Prices and Purchased Quantities of Main Foods and Non-Foods by Households for the 2001 - 2010 Period.
  • 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.
  • Bulgaria 2009 - Statistical Panorama
    The National Statistical Institute annual publication Bulgaria 2009 - Statistical Panorama (in Bulgarian and summary in English) is available to users of statistical information. In the issue are analyzed the demographic, social and economic development of the Republic of Bulgaria in 2009. Comparisons with the previuous 2008, the basic 2000 and the year 1995 are also made. The publication considers trends and structural changes occurring in the country. Results from pilot Eurostat projects and one-time surveys in the respective fields are being used.
  • Household Budgets in the Republic of Bulgaria 2009
  • Average Prices and Purchased Quantities of Main Foods and Non-Foods by Households for the 1992 - 2009 рeriod
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the electronic bilingual (Bulgarian/English) publication Average Prices and Purchased Quantities of Main Foods and Non-Foods by Households for the 1992 - 2009 Period.

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