Purchasing power of household


Time series: HH_7.1_en.xls
INCOME, EXPENDITURE AND CONSUMPTION OF HOUSEHOLDS - Purchasing power
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 certified29 July 2014
Metadata last posted29 July 2014
Metadata last update29 July 2014
Statistical presentation
Data description

The variable Purchasing power of the households is estimated based on the information from HBS. The purchasing power is the quantity of a given kind of good, which can be bought with the annual monetary or total income of the household if it is used to buy only this kind of good. Data are represented as absolute values.

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 variables Average prices and Purchased quantities of main foods and non-foods are estimated based on the information from HBS. The Purchased power represents the volume of a given kind of goods, that could be bought with the annual monetary or total income of the household, in case only used to buy this kind of good. The data are presented as absolute values.

The variable Index of Purchasing Power represents the changes of the purchasing power in relation to a base year.

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

2002 - 2013

Base period

2002

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

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.

Statistical Reference Book - contains data on purchasing power of households

Statistical Yearbook - contains data on purchasing power of households

On-line database

Detailed results on Purchasing power are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Households Income and Expenditure - Purchasing power of household: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/5724

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
Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

Data are available 45 days after the current period.

Punctuality

The terms of the 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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  • Wednesday, 31 August 2011 - 11:00

    The average quarterly total income average per household member during the second quarter of 2011 is 940 Levs or by 3.8% more compared to the same quarter of 2010. The main part of this income (82.5%) is received from wages and salaries and pensions.

    The total expenditure per household member during the second quarter of 2011 is 870 Levs and it increases by 8.2% in relation to the same quarter of 2010. Expenditure on food and housing (energy, fuel and water) has the greatest share in forming the total expenditure and constitute 49.5% of total expenditure.

    The consumption of main food products average per household member capita doesn’t change during the second quarter of 2011 compared to the second quarter of 2010.

  • Tuesday, 31 May 2011 - 11:00

    The average quarterly total income average per household member during the first quarter of 2011 is 868 Levs or by 2.1% less compared to the same quarter of 2010.

    The total expenditure per household member during the first quarter of 2011 is 775 Levs and it increases by 1.4% in relation to the same quarter of 2010.

    The consumption of main food products average per capita doesn’t change during the first quarter of 2011 compared to the first quarter of 2010.

  • Thursday, 14 April 2011 - 11:00

    The average annual income per household member in 2010 is 3 812 BGN or 1.4% less compared to 2009. Greater part of the income - 95.7% is received as current revenue from wages, pensions, social assistance benefits, child allowances as well as from entrepreneurship and sales of property. The rest of the total income reported - 4.3% is due to loans, credits and savings.

  • Monday, 28 February 2011 - 11:00

    The average quarterly total income average per household member during the fourth quarter of 2010 is 924 Levs or by 3.7% less compared to the same quarter of 2009. The main part of this income (82.6%) is received from wages and salaries and pensions. The tendency of increase in pensions persists in similar terms as noted in comparative analyses from past periods. A nominal decrease in wages is registered. Wages and salaries continue to be the main source of household income.

  • Tuesday, 14 December 2010 - 11:00

    Bulgaria falls among the countries with the highest percentage of persons at risk of poverty in the EU together with Latvia, Romania, Greece, Lithuania, Spain and Estonia.

  • Wednesday, 24 November 2010 - 11:00

    The average quarterly total income average per household member during the third quarter of 2010 is 932 Levs or by 2.2% less compared to the same quarter of 2009. The main part of this income (80.7%) is received from wages and salaries and pensions. The tendency of increase in pensions persists in similar terms as noted in comparative analyses from past periods. A nominal decrease in wages is registered.

  • Tuesday, 5 October 2010 - 11:00

    The average quarterly total income average per household member during the second quarter of 2010 is 906 Levs or 0.9% less compared to the same quarter of 2009. The main part of this income (95.2%) is received from wages and salaries, pensions, social benefits, family allowances and entrepreneurship. The rest income (4.8%) is received from sale of property and miscellaneous.

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