|NUTS code||Statistical zone
|Gross Value Added by economic sector||GVA, Million BGN||GDP, Million BGN||GDP per capita, BGN|
|BG||BULGARIA||4 114||24 924||58 597||87 634||101 043||14 280|
|BG3||Severna i Yugoiztochna Bulgaria||2 653||12 341||18 330||33 324||38 423||10 847|
|BG31||Severozapaden||698||2 077||3 139||5 913||6 818||8 938|
|BG313||Vratsa||156||886||652||1 694||1 953||11 684|
|BG315||Lovech||106||332||540||978||1 128||8 804|
|BG312||Montana||158||335||509||1 002||1 155||8 659|
|BG314||Pleven||179||438||1 067||1 683||1 941||7 884|
|BG32||Severen tsentralen||645||2 351||3 818||6 814||7 857||9 818|
|BG321||Veliko Tarnovo||148||552||1 232||1 932||2 227||9 254|
|BG322||Gabrovo||53||590||550||1 193||1 376||12 363|
|BG324||Razgrad||143||281||468||893||1 029||8 985|
|BG323||Ruse||153||800||1 198||2 151||2 480||11 152|
|BG33||Severoiztochen||692||2 667||5 898||9 257||10 674||11 398|
|BG331||Varna||168||1 559||3 930||5 657||6 523||13 809|
|BG332||Dobrich||224||353||795||1 372||1 582||8 925|
|BG334||Targovishte||125||312||460||897||1 034||9 148|
|BG333||Shumen||175||442||713||1 330||1 534||8 829|
|BG34||Yugoiztochen||619||5 246||5 475||11 340||13 075||12 538|
|BG341||Burgas||210||1 367||2 799||4 375||5 045||12 240|
|BG342||Sliven||118||363||674||1 156||1 332||7 046|
|BG344||Stara Zagora||166||3 198||1 511||4 874||5 620||17 550|
|BG343||Yambol||125||319||491||935||1 078||8 881|
|BG4||Yugozapadna i Yuzhna tsentralna Bulgaria||1 460||12 583||40 267||54 310||62 619||17 721|
|BG41||Yugozapaden||615||7 956||33 397||41 968||48 390||22 913|
|BG413||Blagoevgrad||238||677||1 442||2 357||2 718||8 792|
|BG412||Sofia||159||1 904||1 073||3 136||3 616||15 527|
|BG411||Sofia (stolitsa)||66||4 834||29 902||34 802||40 127||30 295|
|BG42||Yuzhen tsentralen||845||4 627||6 870||12 342||14 230||10 009|
|BG425||Kardzhali||150||325||506||980||1 130||7 485|
|BG423||Pazardzhik||165||713||950||1 827||2 107||8 123|
|BG421||Plovdiv||279||2 779||3 988||7 045||8 123||12 112|
|BG424||Smolyan||84||380||452||915||1 056||9 742|
|BG422||Haskovo||168||430||975||1 573||1 814||7 807|
GDP by Regions
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||28 January 2019|
|Metadata last posted||28 January 2019|
|Metadata last update||28 January 2019|
The calculation and the regionalization of the gross value added (GVA) and GDP by region and economic activity groups enjoy common definitions and concepts used in the development of a standard system of national accounts for the country and underpin the European System of Accounts (ESA 2010). The calculations follow the methodological consistency of the production method. The regional equivalent of GDP - gross domestic product by region, measured at market prices, as to the quantity of regional gross value added at basic prices added regionalized net taxes on products (taxes less subsidies). The sum of BVPR at market prices for all regions is equal to GDP at market prices for the national economy.
· Classification of Economic Activities (CEA-2008, for international use NACE.BG-2008);
· National Classification of Economic Activities (NCEA-2003, for international use NACE.BG-2003).
Total of economy by regions
|Statistical concepts and definitions|
The production approach GDP at market prices is calculated as the sum of gross value added at basic prices in the economy and adjustments, which include net taxes on products, non- value-added tax and import duties.
Gross output (at basic prices) is the value of goods and services produced as a result of the production activity of resident units in three months. It can be a market and non-market.
Market is the output that is sold or realized otherwise market or is intended for sale or exchange in future periods at prices significantly affect the market demand and supply and cover the costs of producing goods and services. This output is calculated as the sum of:
· Net proceeds from sales (less the book value of goods sold);
· The cost of acquisition of fixed assets by economic means;
· Change in inventories of finished goods and work in progress.
As a result of the price changes the value of inventories of finished goods and work in progress accumulate so-called holding gains / losses.
To eliminate its influence, the value of gross output is adjusted for holding gains / losses.
Is a non-market production, which is not intended for sale or other market conditions. It includes goods and services produced and used for their own final consumption or capital or provided for individual or collective consumption free of charge or at not economically significant prices.
This production is estimated as the sum of all current expenses ( materials for outside services, labor, social security, etc. ) used to produce it
Intermediate consumption includes the value of all goods and services, transformed or entirely consumed in the production process during the period, excluding consumption of fixed assets recorded as consumption of fixed capital (depreciation).
Enterprise, local unit of
Economic territory of the country
2000 - 2017
|Unit of measure|
BGN, thousand, million
|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 and regional accounts.
|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|
The date of publication of statistical information is available in the Calendar for the results of statistical surveys of NSI. Statistical information is published annually: 24 months 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.
Data are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Macroeconomic statistics - Gross Domestic Product - Annual data - GDP - regional level: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/5493
|Documentation on methodology|
European System of National Accounts (2010) (Eurostat).
· European Statistics Code of Practice;
· Common framework for quality management in the National Statistical System.
|Accuracy and reliability|
|Timeliness and punctuality|
Updated annual data - T +24 months after the reporting period.
|Coherence and comparability|
|Comparability - geographical|
|Comparability - over time|
|Coherence - cross domain|
|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):
|Data revision - practice|
• Statement of revenue and expenditure of enterprises, including the statistical annexes;
• Labour Force Survey.
|Frequency of data collection|
Comprehensive sample (labour force)
Thursday, 5 September 2019 - 11:00
According to the seasonally adjusted data, the GDP growth rate in the second quarter of 2019 is 3.5% compared with the same quarter of 2018 according to the preliminary estimates.
Thursday, 5 September 2019 - 11:00
According to the preliminary data, GDP per person employed increased by 3.5% in the second quarter of 2019 compared to the same quarter of the previous year.
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 - 16:00
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the second quarter of 2019 increased by 0.2% in the EU-28 compared to the previous quarter by seasonally adjusted data. For the same period, GDP in Bulgaria increased by 0.6%.
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 - 11:00
According to the seasonally adjusted data, the GDP growth rate in the second quarter of 2019 is 3.3% compared to the same quarter of the previous year.
Thursday, 6 June 2019 - 16:50
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the first quarter of 2019 increased by 0.5% in the EU-28 compared to the previous quarter by seasonally adjusted data. For the same period, GDP in Bulgaria increased by 1.2%.
Thursday, 6 June 2019 - 11:00
According to the preliminary data, GDP per person employed increased by 4.6% in the first quarter of 2019 compared to the same quarter of the previous year.
Thursday, 6 June 2019 - 11:00
According to the seasonally adjusted data, the GDP growth rate in the first quarter of 2019 is 3.5% compared with the same quarter of 2018 according to the preliminary estimates.
Wednesday, 15 May 2019 - 16:40
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the first quarter of 2019 increased by 0.5% in the EU-28 compared to the previous quarter by seasonally adjusted data. For the same period, GDP in Bulgaria increased by 1.1%.
Wednesday, 15 May 2019 - 11:00
According to the seasonally adjusted data, the GDP growth rate in the first quarter of 2019 is 3.4% compared to the same quarter of the previous year.
Thursday, 7 March 2019 - 15:10
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the fourth quarter of 2018 increased by 0.3% in the EU-28 compared to the previous quarter by seasonally adjusted data. For the same period, GDP in Bulgaria increased by 0.8%.
Key Indicators for Bulgaria (as of 04.10.2019)
Key Indicators for Bulgaria (as of 05.07.2019)
Statistical Yearbook 2018 in infographics
The National Statistical Institute presents to your attention the 86th edition of the Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Bulgaria in infographics.
In 2018, for the first time, we presented the results of the statistical surveys through graphics, images and other visualization tools, which resulted in a positive response among a wide range of users. We believe that this modern way of presenting statistical information will trigger the interest in those who for the first time encounter the meaning of numbers revealing important aspects of socio-economic life.
Statistical Yearbook 2018
The National Statistical Institute (NSI) has the pleasure to present to the attention of national and foreign users of statistical information the 86th edition of the ‘Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Bulgaria’ in printed and electronic format.
It provides current statistical information about the demographic, economic and social development of the country for 2012 - 2017 in different territorial and classification aggregations and breakdowns.
Key Indicators for Bulgaria (as of 05.04.2019)
Main Macroeconomic Indicators 2017
The National Statistical Institute informs users of statistical information that the annual bilingual (Bulgarian/English) publication Main Macroeconomic Indicators 2017 is already available. The issue contains the results from official statistics' work on calculation of main macroeconomic indicators for Bulgaria in accordance with the System of National Accounts (SNA 2008) and the European System of Accounts (ESA 2010).
Key Indicators for Bulgaria (as of 28.12.2018)
Key Indicators for Bulgaria (as of 05.10.2018)
Key Indicators for Bulgaria (as of 06.07.2018)
Statistical Yearbook 2017 in infographics
The National Statistical Institute of Bulgaria offers a different view of the statistical information included in the 85th edition of the Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The publication is intended for a wider audience as statistical data are presented in a plain and easy understandable way.
The current state and changes in the socio-economic and cultural life in the country are presented not in the traditional way in tables and text, but through infographics - images, graphics and other visualization tools.