National Statistical Institute
|Contact organisation unit|
‘Environmental and Energy Accounts‘ Department
|Contact person function|
|Contact mail address|
2 P.Volov street, 1038 Sofia
|Contact email address|
|Contact phone number|
+359 2 9857 504
|Contact fax number|
|Metadata last certified||21 December 2020|
|Metadata last posted||21 December 2020|
|Metadata last update||21 December 2020|
Environmental goods and services sector covers all economic operators producing goods and services for environmental protection or management of natural resources. Environmental protection activities include prevention, reduction and elimination of pollution in the nature. Natural resource management activities aim to protect natural resources from depletion. The environmental goods and services sector provides data on production, value added, exports and employed according to the Accounting System (SEEA SF 2012).
• Classification of environmental protection activities (CEPA) • Classification of Resource Management Activities (CReMA) • Classification of economic activities (NACE Rev. 2)
In the coverage are included economic operators from all economic sectors producing environmental goods and services according to Regulation (EC) No 2015/2174 that contains an indicative list of environmental protection goods and services.
|Statistical concepts and definitions|
Bulgaria reports data to Eurostat on the environmental goods and services sector for: • production which is measured at basic prices • value added representing the difference between the value of output and intermediate consumption • export of goods and services from residents to non-residents • employment in full time equivalent.
Business entities that produce ecological goods and services (enterprises, municipalities, state institutions, etc.).
All economic entities that produced environmental goods and services during the reporting year.
Total for the country.
2014 – 2018
|Unit of measure|
Millions of BGN for output, value added and export and number for employees.
|Legal acts and other agreements|
Data collection for environmental goods and services is a part of Regulation (EC) No 691/2011 of the European Parliament on European environmental economic accounts (EEEA).
Annual Data Questionnaire on Ecological Goods and Services sector of Eurostat.
|Confidentiality - policy|
Law on Statistics
|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 calendar access|
The calendar is available on the NSI website: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/480
|Frequency of dissemination|
|Accessibility and clarity|
Data for environmental goods and services are available to the NSI website under the heading ‘Environment’.
|Documentation on methodology|
The methodology is in line with the requirements of the European Institutions and Eurostat and is based on the Environmental goods and services sector accounts - Handbook 2016 edition.
According to Regulation (EU) No 691/2011, a quality report is sent annually to Eurostat together with the questionnaire on environmental goods and services.
The users of statistical information from the survey are state and municipal structures, associations, companies and citizens.
No information. Survey about satisfaction of customers has not been conducted.
|Accuracy and reliability|
|Timeliness and punctuality|
According to the Calendar for dissemination of the results of the NSI statistical surveys.
|Coherence and comparability|
|Comparability - geographical|
Geographical comparability is provided by the general conceptual framework and indicative list of environmental protection goods and services defining the perimeter of the study.
|Comparability - over time|
|Coherence - cross domain|
|Coherence - internal|
|Cost and burden|
|Data revision - policy|
Revision of the data is applied if necessary.
|Data revision - practice|
Ecological goods and services are accounted through comprehensive survey, involving companies, organizations, ministries, municipal administrations and others.
|Frequency of data collection|
The data source is a statistical questionnaire on environmental goods and services, which is collect with on-line electronic format or in paper form.
Comparison of the data with the reported in the previous year - for units of measure, incorrectly stated codes of the respective product or service and others.
Dataset containing all resident units.
Environmental goods and services
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