National Statistical Institute
|Contact organisation unit|
"Non-Financial National Accounts"
|Contact person function|
Head of department
|Contact mail address|
2 P. Volov Str., Sofia 1038
|Contact email address|
|Contact phone number|
+359 2 9857 623
|Contact fax number|
|Metadata last certified||07 March 2019|
|Metadata last posted||07 March 2019|
|Metadata last update||07 March 2019|
National accounts for Bulgaria are compiled according to the main methodological recommendations of the documents "System of National Accounts, 2008" (SNA 2008), an issue of EUROSTAT, IMF, OECD, UN and the World Bank, and "European System of Accounts, 2010" (ESA 2010), an issue of EUROSTAT. Main macroeconomic indicator of the system of national accounts is the gross domestic product (GDP).
The method of income is an integral part of the accounts for the primary distribution of income. Approach reflects income as an element of the value added created in the production process. Balance sheet item of income approach is the gross operating surplus / mixed income.
Classification of Economic Activities (CEA-2008, for international use NACE.BG-2008)
|Statistical concepts and definitions|
The Generation of Income account is compiled in parallel with the Production account and shows the activity, economic and institutional sector in which the primary incomes originate. Gross value added is the resource of this account.
Scheme for the calculation of GDP by the value method is as follows:
Gross domestic product (market prices ) :
+ Compensation of employees ( labor costs and social security )
+ Net other taxes on production and imports (taxes - subsidies on production and imports )
+ Gross operating surplus / mixed income
Components of the value method are grouped by economic sector,
sectors and can only be assessed at current prices as follows:
Compensation of employees comprising two main components:
Wages include all charges by the employer in cash and in kind, and all payments under employment legislation by reason of the employees work in the period before the payments made for income tax.
Social security contributions paid by the employer are payments for social security in order to secure funds for the payment of pensions, social benefits. These payments include social security contributions (actual and imputed), the contributions payable by the employer including health insurance contributions. Their size is defined as a percentage of the gross wage.
Other net taxes (taxes less subsidies) on production and imports are included as a component of value added by industry and are related to the production as a whole, not compensated by the employer payments to the state budget, less subsidies on production, provide business units.
Gross operating surplus / mixed income is the balancing item in the value method. It is a measure of the production activities of the business units. In unincorporated enterprises owned by households, this balancing item is called mixed income and contains as an element profits and remuneration for work by the owner himself or members of his family. Position can be represented in gross or net terms regarding the consumption of fixed capital (depreciation).
Institutional unit under ESA 2010 - enterprise, household, public institution
Economic territory of the country
1995 - 2018
|Unit of measure|
|Legal acts and other agreements|
REGULATION (EU) No 549/2013 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL
Eurostat program to provide data on national accounts, the IMF, the UN
|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|
Date of publication of statistical information is available in the Calendar for the results of statistical surveys of NSI. Statistical information is published annually: 9months after the reporting period
|Release calendar access|
The calendar is available on the NSI website: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/480
Data is published on the NSI website, section Macroeconomic statistics - Gross Domestic Product 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|
|Accessibility and clarity|
· Publication "Main Macroeconomic Indicators";
· Statistical Yearbook;
· Statistical Reference book;
· Electronic publication.
Data are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Macroeconomic statistics -Gross Domestic Product - Annual data - GDP by Income approach - Total of economy: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/5487
|Documentation on methodology|
European System of Accounts (2010) (Eurostat).
· European Statistics Code of Practice;
· Common framework for quality management in the National Statistical System.
Monitoring of Eurostat data quality in the field of national accounts - report description of sources and methods for the development of GDP, GNI / validation procedures / Questionnaire on the implementation of the principles of the European Statistics Code of Practice.
|Accuracy and reliability|
|Timeliness and punctuality|
· The annual estimates - the sum of estimates of quarterly data - T +65 days after the reporting period;
· Updated annual data - T +9 months after the reporting period;
· Final data - balance sheets "Resource-Use" - T +3 years.
|Coherence and comparability|
|Comparability - geographical|
|Comparability - over time|
|Coherence - cross domain|
Additional information on other indicators in national accounts is available in other subject areas related to national accounts.
|Coherence - internal|
|Cost and burden|
|Data revision - policy|
In practice, the system of national accounts, there are two main types of revisions beyond the scope and content of the methods of seasonal adjustment. The first type of audits is ongoing, regular characterized by the presence of new or updated statistical information based on statistical surveys or administrative sources. The second type of revisions is related to a change in the methodology and calculation procedures for specific statistical indicators.
|Data revision - practice|
In line with Eurostat to provide data on national accounts and the National Statistical Programme of Bulgaria , GDP data are developed in the following intervals:
- Flash estimates of GDP - T +42-43 days after the reporting period
- Current quarterly estimates of GDP - T +65 days after the reporting period
Sources of data are statistical surveys are annual accounts of economic units and administrative data:
|Frequency of data collection|
Exhaustively for all units
Implementation of validated procedures for assessing data quality.
Implementation of validated procedures for assessing the quality of data and the development of estimation of the completeness of the data.
GDP by Income approach - Total of economy (Annual data)
Download in SDMX 2.1 file format: GDP - Income approach - Total of economy - GDP
Metadata Structure Definition in SDMX 2.1: ESMS_MSD+BNSI+2.0+SDMX.2.1.xml
Download in SDMX 2.0 file format: GDP - Income approach - Total of economy - GDP
Metadata Structure Definition in SDMX 2.0: ESMS_MSD+BNSI+2.0+SDMX.2.0.xml