The National Statistical Institute has the pleasure to submit to the attention of national and foreign users of statistical information the 76th edition of the Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Bulgaria 2008. It provides topical statistical information on the demographic, economic and social development of the country for the 2002 - 2007 period in different territorial and classification aggregations and breakdowns.
According to the Law on Statistics, official source of information in the Republic of Bulgaria is the National Statistical System, which comprises of the National Statistical Institute, the Bodies of Statistics and the Bulgarian National Bank.
The source of information is mandatory mentioned in the Statistical Yearbook. When the source of information is not specified, data published are based on NSI surveys' result.
The statistical information, found in the yearbook, presents the country as a whole and is also given at a regional level. Data on the demographic, social and economic development at regional level are included in the Regional Review Section. The administrative - territorial units 'districts' are presented according to the Law of the Administrative Territorial Structure of the Republic of Bulgaria, while the territorial units for statistical purposes, i.e. 'Statistical zones' and 'Statistical regions', are presented according to the Classification of Territorial Units for Statistics in Bulgaria that corresponds to Eurostat NUTS classification.
The yearbook is designed thematically by chapters and each chapter contains methodological notes.
Value indicators for 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 are given in Levs (BGN) after the denomination in 1999.
Data, included in the International Review Section, allow for making comparisons between Bulgaria and other countries. Most recent data available at NSI at the time of preparation of the edition are published. Aggregated results of the European Comparisons Programme (ECP) on the Purchasing Power Parities (PPPs), price level indices and real GDP per capita, estimated by Eurostat as of December 5, 2008 are also presented.
Price (including mailing costs):
- printed edition - EUR 50
- electronic edition (CD-ROM) - EUR 25
- printed edition + CD-ROM - EUR 60
Prices include VAT.
The issue could be ordered at the following address:
National Statistical Institute
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phone: +359 2 9857 142
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