National road network by type of pavement



NATIONAL ROAD NETWORK BY TYPE OF PAVEMENT AS OF 31.12.2017
Kilometres
Statistical zones,
statistical regions
and districts
Total Paved roads Unpaved roads
Total Bituminized Cobblestones Crushedstone Coarse aggredate
Total 19 861 19 576 19 375 46 131 24 285
North and South-East Bulgaria 12 381 12 306 12 206 30 70 - 75
North-West region 3 427 3 403 3 357 17 29 - 24
Vidin 615 615 600 - 15 - -
Vratsa 651 644 625 5 14 - 7
Lovech 744 727 727 - - - 17
Montana 623 623 612 11 - - -
Pleven 794 794 793 1 - - -
North Central region 2 965 2 945 2 934 3 8 - 20
Veliko Tarnovo 937 932 931 1 - - 5
Gabrovo 504 504 504 - - - -
Razgrad 506 506 503 - 3 - -
Ruse 512 497 495 2 - - 15
Silistra 506 506 501 - 5 - -
North-East region 2 682 2 682 2 671 - 11 - -
Varna 717 717 717 - - - -
Dobrich 823 823 823 - - - -
Targovishte 523 523 512 - 11 - -
Shumen 619 619 619 - - - -
South-East region 3 307 3 276 3 244 10 22 - 31
Burgas 1 176 1 176 1 173 3 - - -
Sliven 587 587 583 - 4 - -
Stara Zagora 907 884 872 3 9 - 23
Yambol 637 629 616 4 9 - 8
South-West and South Central Bulgaria 7 480 7 270 7 169 16 61 24 210
South-West region 3 391 3 270 3 204 4 38 24 121
Blagoevgrad 680 660 653 - - 7 20
Kyustendil 629 597 567 - 13 17 32
Pernik 574 537 535 2 - - 37
Sofia 1 508 1 476 1 449 2 25 - 32
South Central region 4 089 4 000 3 965 12 23 - 89
Kardzhali 657 657 651 - 6 - -
Pazardzhik 727 721 717 4 - - 6
Plovdiv 1 020 972 949 6 17 - 48
Smolyan 539 524 524 - - - 15
Haskovo 1 146 1 126 1 124 2 - - 20
30.05.2018
National road network - National road network by road category and type of pavement
Contact
Contact organisation

National Statistical Institute

Contact organisation unit

„Short-term business statistics “ Department

Contact name

Julia Georgieva

Contact person function

State expert

Contact mail address

2, P.Volov Str. Sofia 1038, Bulgaria

Contact email address

juliageorgieva@nsi.bg

Contact phone number

+359 2 9857 194

Contact fax number
Metadata update
Metadata last certified19 November 2014
Metadata last posted20 November 2013
Metadata last update01 January 2014
Statistical presentation
Data description

Data on national road network refers to:

  • Road category - motorways, category I, II, III roads;
  • Type of pavement - bituminized, cobblestones, crushed stones, coarse aggregate and unpaved roads.
Classification system

· The classification of National roads is made by conditions and order set by the Council of Ministers;

· Glossary for transport statistics· Classification of Territorial Units for Statistical Purposes in Bulgaria - NUTS ;

· Glossary for transport statistics - - Geneva 2003.

Sector coverage

The National road network (NRN) ensures the connections between the built-up areas in the country and those with other countries for transport of goods and passengers. National roads are classified according to their administrative and economic importance and functions for the transport system in the following classes: motorways and roads of the first, second and third class, which ensure national significance transport connections and give the length of the state road network. Separate national roads are included in the Trans-European road network.

 

Statistical concepts and definitions

According to road category NRN includes:

Motorways - roads designed exclusively for high-speed vehicular traffic.  

They have separate carriageways for traffic in each direction with a dividing strip between them, emergency stopping lane and crossing other roads or railroads at a different level. The maximum speed is 140 km / h.

 I-st category roads –designed for transit traffic on big distances /mainly from border to border/. They service big territories and coincide with the major transport fluxes in the country.

II-nd category roads - designed for transit traffic on medial distances. They have distributing functions and provide optimal routes for transit traffic to different country regions.

III-rd category roads - roads within the boundaries of built-up areas that are part from roads higher category. Ensure the connection between the different municipalities as well those to local roads.

According to type of pavement:

Bituminized road surface - for all types of traffic;

Cobblestones - often used for roads with major traffic;

Crushed stones - used for local roads with light traffic;

Coarse aggregate - used for local roads with very light traffic.

Unpaved roads. Usually these are forest, tractor and cart roads without a special coating.

 

Statistical unit

Source of data is "Road Infrastructure" Agency. Data are transmitted annually.

Statistical population

The survey is exhaustive.

Reference area

For the Republic of Bulgaria.

Time coverage

Since 1995.

Base period

Not applicable.

Unit of measure

Kilometres

Reference period

Annual

Institutional mandate
Legal acts and other agreements

· Law on roads (29.03.200) SG, issue 26/2000 (last amended, SG issue 53 from 13.07.2012);

· Regulation for implementation of Law on roads (Decree No 245 of Council of Ministers from 24.11.200) in force from 01.12.2000.

Data sharing

Not applicable.

Confidentiality
Confidentiality - policy

Data are published aggregated by districts and are not confidential.

Confidentiality - data treatment

Not applicable.

Release policy
Release calendar

Data are published according to the deadlines set in the Release calendar - 6 months after 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

Annual

Accessibility and clarity
News release

Not applicable.

Publications

· Statistical Yearbook;

· Statistical Reference Book;

· "Bulgaria" (brochure);

. International questionnaries.

On-line database

Data on National road network are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Domain statistics - Transport and Communications - Other annual data - Transport: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/7201

Micro-data access

Not applicable.

Other

Not applicable.

Documentation on methodology

· Law on roads (29.03.200) SG, issue 26/2000 (last amended, SG issue 53 from 13.07.2012);

· Regulation for implementation of Law on roads (Decree No 245 of Council of Ministers from 24.11.200) in force from 01.12.2000.

Quality documentation

Not available.

Quality management
Quality assurance

After receiving the information quality checks and data validation are made. By identifying errors, the necessary corrections are made with the cooperation of "Road Infrastructure" Agency.

Quality assessment

Not applicable.

Relevance
User needs

Main users are state and international institutions.

User satisfaction

No information.

Completeness

All roads part from NRN are covered.

Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy

The survey is exhaustive and is conducted by "Road Infrastructure" Agency.

Sampling error

Not applicable.

Non-sampling error

Not applicable.

Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

Data are annual and are published 6 months after the reference period.

Punctuality

Data are published according to the deadlines set in the Release calendar of NSI.

Coherence and comparability
Comparability - geographical

Comparable at European level.

Comparability - over time

Data are from 1995 without any breaks in the time series.Since 2002 IV category roads have been excluded from the National Road Network and have been included in municipality roads network.

Coherence - cross domain

Not applicable.

Coherence - internal

Not applicable.

Cost and burden

Cost and Burden are defined by "Road Infrastructure" Agency.

Data revision
Data revision - policy

According to the rules for data publishing revision of data can be made when it is necessary.

Data revision - practice

See 19.1.

Statistical processing
Source data

Source of data is "Road Infrastructure" Agency.

Frequency of data collection

Annual

Data collection

The survey is exhaustive.

Data validation

Not applicable.

Data compilation

The primary data checks are made by "Road Infrastructure" Agency. Additional treatment of the information is necessary for publication purposes.

Adjustment

Not applicable.

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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.