Goods carried and transport performance



GOODS CARRIED AND TRANSPORT PERFORMANCE
  2017
Goods carried - thousand tons 16 029.9
of which: inland carriages 11 374.1
international carriages 4 655.8
Transport performance - million tkm 3 931.0
of which: inland carriages 2 788.8
international carriages 1 142.2
30.05.2018
Railway transport - Goods carried and transport performance
Contact
Contact organisation

National Statistical Institute

Contact organisation unit

"Short-term Business Staistics" Department

Contact name

Galina Vasileva

Contact person function

State expert

Contact mail address

2, P.Volov Str. Sofia 1038, Bulgaria

Contact email address

gvasileva@nsi.bg

Contact phone number

+ 359 9857 190

Contact fax number
Metadata update
Metadata last certified04 August 2014
Metadata last posted04 August 2014
Metadata last update04 August 2014
Statistical presentation
Data description

Goods carried measures the total volume of the transported goods by the railway transport between two places (place of loading and place of unloading).

Transport performance measured in tonne-kilometres corresponds to the transportation of one tone over one kilometre by the railway transport.

Classification system

· Classification of Economic Activities (CEA-2008, for international use NACE.BG-2008) - 49.20 Freight rail transport;

· Unique Classification for transported goods NST 2007;

· Classification of Territorial Units for Statistical Purposes in Bulgaria - NUTS.

Sector coverage

Data refer to the transportation of goods by the railway transport on the main routes, as well on short distances.

Statistical concepts and definitions

According to Glossary for transport statistics - Geneva which provides data comparability at European level.

Statistical unit

Railway undertakings licensed for performing freight carriages at Bulgarian territory.

Statistical population

Railway undertakings that perform freight carriages.

Reference area

National and international carriages

Time coverage

Since Ist quarter of 2000.

Base period

Not applicable.

Unit of measure

Thousand tonnes; million tkm

Reference period

Quarter, year

Institutional mandate
Legal acts and other agreements

· Regulation (EC) No 91/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2002 on rail transport statistics;

· Commission Regulation (EC) No 1192/2003 of 3 July 2003 amending Regulation (EC) No 91/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council on rail transport statistics;

· Commission Regulation (EC) No 332/2007 of 27 March 2007 on the technical arrangements for the transmission of railway transport statistics.

Data sharing

Common questionnaire of Eurostat, UN and ITF.

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

Data are not confidential.

Release policy
Release calendar

Data are published according to the deadlines set in the National statistical program and the Release calendar - 60 days after the end of the reference period.

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 internet site of NSI and can be accessed from all users of statistical information.

Frequency of dissemination

Quarterly and annual

Accessibility and clarity
News release

Press release on transport

Publications

· Statistical Yearbook;

· Statistical Reference Book;

· "Bulgaria" (brochure).

On-line database

Data on goods carried and transport performance are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Domain statistics - Transport and Communications - Other annual data -Transport - Railway transport: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/7185

Micro-data access

Not applicable.

Other

Not applicable.

Documentation on methodology

· Methodology on railway transport statistics;

· Reference Manual on Railway Transport Statistics issued by Eurostat.

Quality documentation

Not applicable.

Quality management
Quality assurance

Logical and arithmetical control of quarterly and annual data.

Quality assessment

Common methods applied by Eurostat for quality assessment, incl. mirror checks for the international carriages.

Relevance
User needs

Main users are state institutions, different organizations and specialized in the sector enterprises.

User satisfaction

Not applicable.

Completeness

Only Bulgarian railway operators are covered.

Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy

High percentage of accuracy and reliability.

Sampling error

Not applicable.

Non-sampling error

Not applicable.

Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

According to the set deadlines.

Punctuality

According to the requirements of Regulation 91/2003/EO.

Coherence and comparability
Comparability - geographical

· For national carriages ? by region of loading and region of unloading;

· For international carriages ? by country of loading and country of unloading.

Comparability - over time

Not applicable.

Coherence - cross domain

Not applicable.

Coherence - internal

Not applicable.

Cost and burden

Cost and Burden for the survey are defined according the National Statistical Program for each reference year.

Data revision
Data revision - policy

Data revision is made when it is necessary.

Data revision - practice

According to rules set by Eurostat.

Statistical processing
Source data

The information is from survey of enterprises with main activity according to NACE BG 2008 - Class 49.20 Freight rail transport.

Frequency of data collection

Quarterly, Annual

Data collection

The survey is exhaustive.

Data validation

By necessity validation checks of transmitted data series are made.

Data compilation

Data are aggregated before publishing and dissemination.

Adjustment

Not applicable.

Comment

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Non-financial enterprises - Annual data of non-financial enterprises
Contact
Contact organisation

National Statistical Institute

Contact organisation unit

"Annual business statistics" Department

Contact name

Tatyana Nikolova

Contact person function

State expert

Contact mail address

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

Contact email address

tnikolova@nsi.bg

Contact phone number

+359 2 9857 153

Contact fax number
Metadata update
Metadata last certified20 November 2013
Metadata last posted20 November 2013
Metadata last update16 January 2014
Statistical presentation
Data description

The statistical survey of non-financial enterprises provides information by size of enterprises in terms of employed, by the following economic indicators: number of enterprises, number of persons employed, revenues, expenditure and tangible fixed assets.

The annual data of non-financial enterprises are aggregated by sections (the first sign of NACE.BG-2008)

The annual data, grouping by size class: the indicators are published on section level (the first sign of NACE.BG-2008) and by size class of employment.

Annual regional data: Three indicators are published on a regional level by sections (the first sign of NACE.BG-2008 and NACE.BG-2003) and by statistical regions (NUTS).

Classification system

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

· Classification of territorial units for statistical purposes in Bulgaria (NUTS).

Sector coverage

Non-financial enterprises, classified in sections A to S (excluding K) by NACE.BG-2008 from 2008 onwards.

Statistical concepts and definitions

The main economic indicators, published in this section are:

  • 'Number of enterprises' all non-financial enterprises, which were active during whole or part of the reference year and have submitted their annual reports in the National statistical Institute or National Revenue Agency;
  • 'Number of persons employed' All persons employed working in a given enterprise on full or part-time, including seasonal workers (converted into full-time equivalent), home workers, working owners, employees under contract for management and control, employees in civil contracts that do not work with another employer and unpaid family workers;
  • 'Revenues' the sum of revenues from operating activity and financial revenues;
  • 'Expenditure' - the sum of the expenditure for operating activity and financial expenditure;
  •  'Tangible fixed assets'  the sum of tangible fixed assets of enterprises, compiling balance sheets, and data about tangible fixed assets of enterprises, non compiling balance sheets.
Statistical unit

The basic unit of survey is an enterprise. The overall main economic indicators and the data by size class of employment are calculated from the annual data of the enterprises.

The enterprise is the smallest organisation unit producing goods or services which makes its own business decisions. The enterprise carries out one or more activities at one or more locations. The enterprise may be an independent legal unit.

Statistical population

The survey is exhaustive and the statistical population includes all non-financial enterprises classified in sections A to S (excluding K) by NACE.BG-2008 from 2008 onwards.

Reference area

The data refer to the activities of non-financial enterprises carried out in the country.

Time coverage

Since 2008.

Base period

Not applicable.

Unit of measure
  • Number (enterprises, persons employed);
  •  Thousand BGN (all other indicators).
Reference period

Calendar year

Institutional mandate
Legal acts and other agreements

Bulgarian legislation:

  • Law on Statistics;
  • National Statistical Programme;
  •  Accounting and tax legislation.
Data sharing

Not applicable.

Confidentiality
Confidentiality - policy

Regulation (EC) ? 223/2009 of 11 March 2009 defines common criteria for protection of confidential data and methods for sending the information to and its use by Eurostat. The Law on Statistics ensures the protection of statistical confidentiality and the use of individual data of enterprises for statistical purposes only.

Confidentiality - data treatment

The individual (primary) data are confidential according to the Law on Statistics and European legislation. To ensure their protection and inability to be identified, the aggregated indicators are also defined as confidential when:

· Criterion A - the indicator is calculated from one or two enterprises;

· Criterion B - one enterprise forms 85% or more of the total value of this indicator.

Release policy
Release calendar

The date for publication of statistical information is given 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 and are available to all users of statistical information.

Frequency of dissemination

Yearly

Accessibility and clarity
News release

Not applicable.

Publications
  •  Statistical Yearbook;
  •  Statistical Reference Book;
  • Regions, districts and municipalities in the Republic of Bulgaria.
On-line database

The data are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Business Statistic;Annual Business Statistics; Other Annual Data; Non-financial Enterprises: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/8228

Micro-data access

Not available.

Other

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

Documentation on methodology

Law for SMEs, national accounting legislation and developed statistical methodology: http://www.nsi.bg/sites/default/files/files/metadata/Methodology_NF_Ent_en.pdf

Quality documentation

Not available

Quality management
Quality assurance

This includes the improvement of the on-line based information system 'Business statistics', which ensures strict arithmetical and logical input control. The additional output control is made when are registered the big differences in the value of given indicator between two consecutive years or in comparison with the results of other statistical surveys in NSI - Short-term statistics, statistics Prodcom, Foreing trade, Labor force.

Quality assessment

This is made in accordance with the standard criteria for assessing the quality - relevance, accuracy and reliability, timeliness, comparability and coherence.

Relevance
User needs

The main users of data are:

· International organisations;

· Interested state institutions under signed agreements;

· Research institutes, universities, economic analysts and students;

· Private non-governmental organisations, agencies, associations, media, etc.;

· Directorates and departments in the NSI.

User satisfaction

There has been no study of user satisfaction, but no cases of outstanding requests for information are registered.

Completeness

Full compliance with the Bulgarian legislation.

Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy

The Information of the calculation of economic indicators is based on the annual accounts of non-financial enterprises, as full coherence of the input data is provided.

Sampling error

The survey of non-financial enterprises is exhaustive and there are no sampling errors.

Non-sampling error

Not applicable.

Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

The deadline for the publication of data on national level is t+11 months for the final data, where t is the reference year.

Punctuality

The deadline under item 15.1 is strictly followed.

Coherence and comparability
Comparability - geographical

For the country data are comparable.

Comparability - over time

The data series are fully comparable for the period 2008 - the last reference year.

Coherence - cross domain

Not applicable.

Coherence - internal

Not applicable.

Cost and burden

NSI of Bulgaria is making extraordinary efforts to reduce the respondents' burden. An example is the signed agreement called "Single Entry Point" between NSI and the National Revenue Agency for a single providing of the annual reports and using the data from both institutions. Developed by NSI on-line based information system "Business Statistics" and ensured methodological and technical assistance to respondents during the reporting campaign are highly appreciated by respondents and help to reduce their workload.

Data revision
Data revision - policy

The National policy, as well as Eurostat's, allows the revision of already published data if there are serious reasons.

Data revision - practice

The revised data replace the already published data as soon as possible after the revision is made.

Statistical processing
Source data

The main data sources for calculating the economic indicators are:

· Annual Reports of the non-financial enterprises, compiling balance sheets;

· Annual Reports of the non-financial enterprises, non-compiling balance sheets.

Frequency of data collection

Yearly.

Data collection

Exhaustively for all non-financial enterprises.

Data validation

Data validation is made by additional logical input control and comparison between the output data and the results of the previous year and other surveys, carried out by NSI.

Data compilation

The survey is exhaustive and further data evaluation is not made.

Adjustment

Not applicable.

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  • Friday, 31 August 2018 - 11:00

    According to preliminary data annual reports on their activity for 2017 were submitted at the National Statistical Institute by 405 933 non-financial enterprises and the number of persons, employed in them, was 2 235 217. These enterprises generated 168 050 million BGN of production value and reported a positive financial result of 16 729 million BGN.