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INCOME, EXPENDITURE AND CONSUMPTION OF HOUSEHOLDS - Average prices and purchased quantities of main foods and non-foods by households
Contact
Contact organisation

National Statistical Institute

Contact organisation unit

"Statistics on Living Conditions" Department

Contact name

Irina Tosheva

Contact person function

State Expert

Contact mail address

2, P. Volov Str.; 1038 Sofia, Bulgaria

Contact email address

[email protected]

Contact phone number

+359 2 9857 612

Contact fax number
Metadata update
Metadata last certified04 November 2020
Metadata last posted04 November 2020
Metadata last update04 November 2020
Statistical presentation
Data description

The variables Average prices and Purchased quantities of main foods and non-foods are estimated based on the information from HBS. The households purchases irrespectively the place of occurrence are used for calculation of the average prices. The purchased quantities foods are computed average per households and the purchased non-foods - average per 100 households.

Classification system

· Classification of Individual Consumption by Purpose (COICOP);

· Classification on household income;

· International Standart Classification of Education, version 1997 (ISCED 2011);

· National Classification of Occupations and Duties-2011 (NCOD-2011);

· Classification of Economic Activities (CEA-2008, for international use NACE.BG-2008).

Sector coverage

The Household Budget Survey is a sample survey by implementation of two stage cluster. The general population from which the sample for the survey is formed comprises all the households in the country. Institutional households are not studied by the household budget survey. The unit of observation is every randomly chosen ordinary household irrespective of the number of members and their material and personal status. The sample size for the 2002 - 2009 period is 3000 households and since 2010 - 3060 households each quarter.

Statistical concepts and definitions

The average price of every good is the average value between cost and quantity. The households purchase goods from shops, markets, private persons, because of that the average prices, computed according the data from the HBS, differ considerably from the average consumer prices which are derived on the basis of the survey of a sample of retail shops in selected areas with a precisely defined nomenclature of goods.

The purchased quantities of foods are computed average per household and the purchased non-foods - average per 100 households. The indices of prices measure the average relative change of prices with a structure of goods purchased during the base period.

Statistical unit

Households.

Statistical population

The purposive aggregate in the HBS are all ordinary households and their members reside in the territory of the country at the moment of the survey. Persons who live in institutional households are excluded from the aggregate.

Reference area

For the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria.

Time coverage

2004 – 2019 yearly data.

Base period

Not applicable.

Unit of measure

BGN, kg; ton, litre; number; cubic metre; pair, metre, kWh.

Reference period

Year, quarter

Institutional mandate
Legal acts and other agreements

Gentlemen agreement with Eurostat.

Data sharing

Not applicable.

Confidentiality
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

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 policy
Release calendar

In April of the year following the reference year for the annual data.

Release calendar access

The calendar is available on the NSI website: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/480

User access

Data is published on the NSI website, section Households Income, Expenditure and Consumption 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

Yearly

Accessibility and clarity
News release

News release for publication „Average prices and purchased quantities of main foods and non-foods by households“.

Publications

Publication „Average prices and purchased quantities of main foods and non-foods by households“.

The publication contains data on the average prices and purchased quantities foods and non-foods by households by years and by quarters. The information from the survey of household budgets is used and because of that these average prices differ from the consumer prices published by the NSI. The purchased quantities foods are computed average per household and the purchased non-foods - average per 100 households. Published are also data on the purchasing power of households calculated by means of total and monetary income, as well as the changes in the purchasing power.

On-line database

Detailed results on Average prices and purchased quantities of main foods and non-foods by households are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Households Income, Expenditure and Consumption - Average prices and purchased quantities of main food and non-foods by households: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/5718 and in the INFOSTAT Information system https://infostat.nsi.bg/infostat/pages/module.jsf?x_2=143.

Micro-data access

Not applicable.

Other

Information service on request, according to the Rules for the dissemination of statistical products and services in NSI.

Documentation on methodology

Methodological notes about calculation of the average prices and purchased quantities goods by the households

Quality documentation

Not applicable.

Quality management
Quality assurance

Through checking on field work and control of the thoroughness of the records in the diaries.

Quality assessment

Data are accompanied with quality reports analyzing the accuracy, coherence and comparability of the data.

Relevance
User needs

The data of the average prices and purchased quantities goods is of interest to a wide number of users - state authorities, public and international organizations (Eurostat, OUN, ILO, etc), students and others.

User satisfaction

No user' satisfaction surveys are carried out.

Completeness

Not applicable.

Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy

As with any other sample survey, HBS may be burdened with errors due to sampling and other relating to the inability to be interviewed some of the units in the sample, as well as the errors taking place at the stage of data recording, data processing, etc.

Sampling error

The data are burdened with a certain stochastic error due to the sample character of the survey.

Non-sampling error

Like any statistical survey and household budget survey may contain non-sampling errors that arise at different stages of the study and which cannot be completely eliminated.

Such errors are basically:

  • coverage errors
  • measurement errors that occur at the time of data collection 
  • processing errors
  • non-response errors

 

In order to reduce non-sampling errors:
  • update of the household lists for each of the first stage selection census enumeration areas;
  • development of a clear research methodology, ongoing updating of data coding systems;
  • using interviewers with experience in collecting, controlling, encoding and inputting data;
  • conducting regular training seminars for the interviewers;
  • assistance to the interviewers of the survey team at NSI;
  • data control at the collection, input, and processing stage.
Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

Annual data are published in April of the year following the reference year.

Punctuality

The deadlines are observed: for yearly data - four months after the accounting year.

Coherence and comparability
Comparability - geographical

Not applicable.

Comparability - over time

Long time series.

Coherence - cross domain

Household expenditure survey is in accordance with the following surveys: Consumer Price Indices, National Accounts, Purchasing Power Parity.

Coherence - internal
Cost and burden

Every household receive 20 BGN per month of participation. It takes part in the survey 4 months per year, average 2-3 hour per month.

Data revision
Data revision - policy

Not applicable.

Data revision - practice

Not applicable.

Statistical processing
Source data

The general population from which the sample for the survey is formed comprises all the ordinary households in the country.

When forming the sample a two stage cluster’s sampling on a territorial principle is implemented as follows:

  • at the first stage the clusters are selected (enumeration areas from the last Census);
  • at the second stage the households to be surveyed are identified.

Up to 2009 the selection of territorial units is done with a probability proportional to their size. Since 2010 non-proportional selection has applied in order to produce more accurate sample data in the small regions where the minimum quarter size of the sample include no less 72 households at the expense of decrease of the number of households in the large regions - Sofia (stolitsa), Plovdiv and Varna.

In the selected enumeration areas (clusters) lists of the household are prepared and they are arranged into ascending order, depending on the number of persons. This indicator has a close correlation with the surveyed indicators - income, expenditure, and consumption per capita. 6 households from these lists are chosen from each cluster with a selection step.

Since 2010 the sample size has been 3 060 households divided in three sub-samples each containing 1 020 households. Each sub-sample is surveyed one month per quarter by application of the method of rotation sample. Each household participates in the survey four months during the 12-month period.

The household budget survey applies the principle of the voluntary participation of households which had randomly come into the sample. Every randomly selected household which is not willing or is not able to cooperate is replaced with another from the same cluster and with the same number of members.

Main documents of the Household Budget Survey are:

  • Household dairy;
  • Three questionnaires.
Frequency of data collection

Monthly to 2009 and quarterly since 2010.  

Data collection

Derivative indicators are calculated on the bases of primary data from HBS.

Data validation

Logical control of data is happened at the time when the information is introduced.

Data compilation

The data are calculated by means of specialized software on a PC.

Adjustment

Not applicable.

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INCOME, EXPENDITURE AND CONSUMPTION OF HOUSEHOLDS - Income, expenditure and consumption of households
Contact
Contact organisation

National Statistical Institute

Contact organisation unit

Statistics on Living Conditions Department

Contact name

Irina Tosheva

Contact person function

State expert

Contact mail address

2, P. Volov Str.; 1038 Sofia, Bulgaria

Contact email address

[email protected]

Contact phone number

+359 2 9857 612

Contact fax number
Statistical presentation
Data description

The main objective of the household budget survey is to get reliable and scientifically founded data on the income, expenditure, consumption and other elements of the living standard of the population as well as changes which have occurred during the years.

Household income includes all receipts of the household and its members during the surveyed period. The income is estimate in total and monetary form. Monetary income includes regular receipts from: wages and salaries, other earnings, entrepreneurship, property, pensions, social benefits, regular inter-household transfers, as well as sale of property and other irregular receipts. Total income includes monetary and valued income in kind.

Household expenditure includes all resources spend by the household and its members during the surveyed period. The expenditures are estimated in total and monetary form. Monetary expenditure includes consumer expenditure on foods and non-alcoholic beverages; alcoholic beverages and tobacco; clothing and footwear; housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels; furnishing and maintenance of the house; health; transport; communication; recreation, culture and education; miscellaneous goods and services; as well as taxes, social insurance, regular intro-household transfers and other non-consumer expenditure. Total expenditure includes monetary and valued expenditure in kind.

Variables of household incomes and expenditures are estimated average per household and per person and as structure.

Household consumption includes the quantities of main foods and beverages consumed at home. The catering data are not included. The variables are estimated by the household budget survey are calculated by balance method and are presented average per person.

Housing conditions variables are: type of dwelling, number of rooms, availability of water supply system, sewerage, electricity, bath and toilet.

Durables observed are: cars, TV sets, washing machines, refrigerators and freezers, telephones, computers, air-conditioners and others.

Classification system

· Classification on household income;

· Classification of Individual Consumption by Purpose;

· International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED 2011);

· National Classification of Occupations and Duties-2011 (NCOD-2011);

· Classification of Economic Activities (CEA-2008, for international use NACE.BG-2008);

· Classification of territorial units for statistical purposes in Bulgaria (NUTS).

Sector coverage

The Household Budget Survey is a sample survey by implementation of two stage cluster. The general population from which the sample for the survey is formed comprises all the households in the country. Institutional households are not studied by the household budget survey. The unit of observation is every randomly chosen ordinary household irrespective of the number of members and their material and personal status. The sample size since 2010 is 3060 households each quarter.

Statistical concepts and definitions

Gross income

Gross household income is aggregated value of all regular incomes of the household and its members during the surveyed period from wages and salaries, other earnings, entrepreneurship, property, pensions, social benefits and regular inter-household transfers.

Net income

Net household income is calculated from gross income after deduction of tax and contribution to social insurance.

Consumer expenditure

The consumer expenditure of a household includes the expenditure done by the household for satisfaction of the necessities of the household as a whole or some household members.

Household

A private household consists of two or more persons living in a dwelling or part of dwelling and sharing common budget, having their meals together, no matter relatives or not.

One person living in a dwelling, separate room or part of room on his/her own budget also is considered a household.

Statistical unit

Household (ordinary household).

Statistical population

The general population from which the sample is formed comprises all ordinary households in the country.

Institutional households are not studied by the HBS.

Reference area

According to the Classification of territorial units for statistical purposes in Bulgaria (NUTS).

Time coverage

Up to 2009 (monthly and yearly data), since 2010 - quarterly and yearly data.

Base period

Not applicable.

Statistical processing
Source data

The general population from which the sample for the survey is formed comprises all the ordinary households in the country.

When forming the sample a two stage cluster’s sampling on a territorial principle is implemented as follows:

  • at the first stage the clusters are selected (enumeration areas from the last Census);
  • at the second stage the households to be surveyed are identified.

Up to 2009 the selection of territorial units is done with a probability proportional to their size. Since 2010 non-proportional selection has applied in order to produce more accurate sample data in the small regions where the minimum quarter size of the sample include no less 72 households at the expense of decrease of the number of households in the large regions - Sofia (stolitsa), Plovdiv and Varna.

In the selected enumeration areas (clusters) lists of the household are prepared and they are arranged into ascending order, depending on the number of persons. This indicator has a close correlation with the surveyed indicators - income, expenditure, and consumption per capita. 6 households from these lists are chosen from each cluster with a selection step.

Since 2010 the sample size has been 3 060 households divided in three sub-samples each containing 1 020 households. Each sub-sample is surveyed one month per quarter by application of the method of rotation sample. Each household participates in the survey four months during the 12-month period.

The household budget survey applies the principle of the voluntary participation of households which had randomly come into the sample. Every randomly selected household which is not willing or is not able to cooperate is replaced with another from the same cluster and with the same number of members.

Main documents of the Household budget survey are:

  • Household dairy;
  • Three questionnaires.
Frequency of data collection

Monthly (to 2009), quarterly (since 2010)

Data collection

Data collection methods

· method of writing down the data by one of the members of the observed household

· method of the interview between the interviewer and the members of the household.

The surveyed households keep a regular record in the Household Diary on:

· total daily monetary expenditure per month for food products, non-food products, services and others;

· all monetary incomes from working salary, social insurance, home production and others;

· supply in kind and use of food products and non-food goods;

· manufactured raw materials and products obtained from the processing;

· number of people who had meals.

 

Since 2010 the households have kept retrospective records on:

· irregular expenditure on non-foods during the previous two months;

· some irregular income during the previous two months.

 

By interview data are collected on:

· social demographic characteristics of the household and its members

· availability of facilities and durables at the dwelling

· availability of food products at the beginning of the month of observation and residues at the end of the month

· the presence of farm animals in the household.

The interviewers visit the household several times a month. During these visits they have a detailed conversation with the members of the household, check the completeness and reliability of the data entered into the diary.

Data validation
In the process of entering information, logical control of the received information is performed.
Data compilation
Data processing is done with specially developed software for the research.

The information from the household budget survey is processed monthly at the Statistical Survey Departments of NSI regional offices and NSI and is summarized quarterly and annually in the NSI. Monthly control tables, quarterly, and annual estimates are obtained.

 

Monthly processing includes:

• input and control of collected data for each household observed during the month;

• summarizing the data for the individual household from the different input documents and forming an individual household budget;

• data control for the individual household budgets;

• applying methodologies for calculating additional result variables:

  • in kind expenditures of the household by type of expenditure
  • in kind income of the household by sources of income
  • an equivalent household size

• obtaining tables with control monthly assessments of the main indicators for the survey;

 

Quarterly processing includes:

aggregation of monthly data;
applying methodologies for assessing individual household data for the two months during which they were not directly observed;
obtaining tables with quarterly estimates of the main indicators for the survey;
calculation of stochastic errors in quarterly assessments.

 

Annual processing includes:

aggregation of  quarterly data; 

• applying methodologies to add retrospective data for the months when households are not directly observed;

• obtaining tables with final  quarterly estimates of the main indicators for the survey;

• obtaining tables with annual estimates of the main indicators for the survey.

Adjustment

Not applicable.

Quality management
Quality assurance

Through checking on field work and control of the thoroughness of the records in the diaries.

Quality assessment

Data are accompanied with quality reports analyzing the accuracy, coherence and comparability of the data.

Relevance
User needs

The data is of interest to a wide number of users - state authorities, public and international organizations (Eurostat, UN, UNICEF, ILO, etc), students and others.

User satisfaction

Consultations with users:

  • The survey toolkit is updated according to Eurostat's methodological recommendations.
  • The methodology is coordinated with other departments of the NSI using data from the household budget survey.
  • NSI experts participate in working groups of different ministries and departments in order to provide the necessary statistical information.
  • Queries are made regarding household budget survey data, in agreement with the users.
Completeness

Not applicable.

Data completeness - rate

Not applicable.

Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy

As with any other sample survey, HBS may be burdened with errors due to sampling and other relating to the inability to be interviewed some of the units in the sample, as well as the errors taking place at the stage of data recording, data processing, etc.

Sampling error

The sampling errors calculated for main variables are published in annual publication "Household Budgets in the Republic of Bulgaria".

Sampling errors - indicators

Maximal errors of household monetary income and expenditures for quarters of 2020

                                                                                                         (Per cent)

 

 

 

I quarter

II quarter

III  quarter

IV  quarter

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

Monetary income

3.8

3.6

3.2

3.1

 

 

 

  Monetary gross income

3.9

3.5

3.4

3.1

 

 

 

     Wages and salaries

6.9

6.1

6.5

6.4

 

 

 

     Other earnings

23.2

31.2

49.0

43.4

 

 

 

     Entrepreneurship

25.8

28.7

23.4

22.0

 

 

 

     Property income

58.1

141.7

52.7

20.6

 

 

 

     Pensions

4.2

3.4

4.1

4.4

 

 

 

     Unemployment benefits

36.9

46.6

37.6

25.4

 

 

 

     Family allowances for  children

20.5

28.7

30.2

29.4

 

 

 

     Other social benefits

17.7

24.1

17.1

14.1

 

 

 

     Regular transfers from other households

24.0

37.9

45.0

49.5

 

 

 

  Receipt sale

50.9

144.0

65.0

118.0

 

 

 

  Miscellaneous

8.4

4.2

11.9

20.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monetary expenditure

3.2

3.3

3.5

2.1

 

 

 

  Consumer expenditure

2.3

3.0

3.8

2.0

 

 

 

     Food and nonalcoholic beverages

2.4

3.0

1.3

1.5

 

 

 

     Alcohol beverages and tobacco products

5.8

7.5

7.4

6.1

 

 

 

     Clothing and footwear

9.6

12.4

8.2

8.4

 

 

 

     Housing, water, electricity and other fuels

3.8

3.2

10.8

3.6

 

 

 

     Furnishing and maintenance of the house

8.9

16.0

10.3

14.9

 

 

 

     Health

7.4

6.2

5.7

9.6

 

 

 

     Transport

8.3

8.1

6.0

9.1

 

 

 

     Communications

3.4

3.4

5.0

4.6

 

 

 

     Recreation, culture and education

13.9

10.1

10.7

20.4

 

 

 

     Miscellaneous goods and services

7.6

10.6

8.9

15.1

 

 

 

  Taxes

8.7

5.3

6.5

6.0

 

 

 

  Social insurance contributions

6.3

6.2

5.3

5.7

 

 

 

  Regular transfers to other  households

16.5

37.1

21.7

16.1

 

 

 

  Other expenditures

19.1

25.9

18.5

14.9

 

 

 

Non-sampling error

Like any statistical survey and household budget survey may contain non-sampling errors that arise at different stages of the study and which cannot be completely eliminated.

Such errors are basically:

· coverage errors

· measurement errors that occur at the time of data collection

· processing errors

· non-response errors

 

In order to reduce non-sampling errors:
· update of the household lists for each of the first stage selection census enumeration areas;
· development of a clear research methodology, ongoing updating of data coding systems;
· using interviewers with experience in collecting, controlling, encoding and inputting data;
· conducting regular training seminars for the interviewers;
· assistance to the interviewers of the survey team at NSI;
· data control at the collection, input, and processing stage.
Coverage error

Some of the sampled households cannot be found at the address. In order to preserve the sample size, the principle of substitution applies to these households.

 

Replaced households not contacted in 2020

 

Reasons for replacement

2020

Number of replacements

% from the sample

Not contacted

936

30.6

Not found or do not live at the address

111

3.6

Absent or impossible access

825

27.0

 

Over-coverage - rate

Not applicable.

Common units - proportion

Not applicable.

Measurement error

At the data collection stage, errors may also occur:

·       inaccurate or incomplete answers from respondents - to minimize these errors, interviewers check the correctness and completeness of the records by asking additional reminders;

·       improperly recorded data from the interviewers - a large number of arithmetic and logic controls have been introduced in the processing programs to limit this type of error.

Non response error

Some of the households in the sample do not want or cannot participate in the survey for a variety of reasons:

·         skepticism in respect of the survey objectives

·         skepticism in respect of the official institutions

·         suspicion in preserving anonymity

·         insufficient remuneration for participation

·         lack of time

·         other reasons for refusal

·         poor health

·         lack of communication with the household because of misunderstanding and non-communication in Bulgarian

·         other reasons

 

To reduce the negative impact on estimates of non-response, the household budget survey uses the substitution principle.Every randomly selected household which is not willing or is not able to cooperate is replaced with another from the same cluster and with the same number of members. 

Unit non-response - rate
 Non-respondent (replaced) households in 2020 by reasons  

Reasons for replacement

2020

Number of replacements

% from the sample

Non-responded

643

21.0

Refusals

485

15.8

Poor health

118

3.9

  Misunderstanding and non-

communication in Bulgarian

18

0.6

Other reasons

22

0.7

Replaced households due to refusal in 2020 by refusal reasons  

Reasons for refusal

2020

Number of replacements

% from the sample

Refusals - total

485

15.8

   Skepticism and suspicion

158

5.2

      Skepticism in respect of the

    survey objectives

49

1.6

      Skepticism in respect of the

    official institutions

79

2.6

    Suspicion in preserving anonymity

30

1.0

   Insufficient remuneration for

 participation

73

2.4

 Lack of time

232

7.6

 Other reasons

22

0.7

 

Item non-response - rate

Not applicable.

Processing error

In order to minimize possible errors, a large number of arithmetic and logical controls are included in the programs for input and processing of household budget survey data. For example:

- For the items of the monetary expenses for which they are registered quantities and values, upon data entry automatically is calculated price and it is checked whether the price is within minimum and maximum price limits.
- Ownership of the dwelling is tied to the payment or not of rent for a dwelling, and the availability of central heating - respectively the paid bills for heating.
- A logical link is established between the registered economic activity of the person and the corresponding type of income received by him as salary, pension, compensation etc.
- Completed or ongoing education is tied to the age of the person.
- The presence of farm animals of a given species is associated with the products derived therefrom such as milk, eggs, meat, honey, wool.

All arithmetic and logical controls are detailed in the study's terms of reference.

Imputation - rate

Not applicable.

Model assumption error

Not applicable.

Seasonal adjustment

Not applicable.

Data revision - policy

Not applicable.

Data revision - practice

Not applicable.

Data revision - average size

Not applicable.

Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

Quarterly data are published 45 days after the reference period.

Annual data are published in April of the year following the reference year.

Time lag - first results

First annual results are available 4 months after the end of the surveyed year.

Time lag - final results

Final results are available 12 months after the end of the surveyed year.

Punctuality

The deadlines are observed: for quarterly data - 45 days after the reporting period, and for the annual ones - four months after the accounting year.

Punctuality - delivery and publication

Not applicable.

Coherence and comparability
Comparability - geographical

Not applicable.

Asymmetry for mirror flows statistics - coefficient

Not applicable.

Comparability - over time

Long time series.

Length of comparable time series

Not required.

Coherence - cross domain
Household budget survey is consistent with Consumer Price Index, Purchasing Power Parity and National Accounts. Additional analyzes are carried out to ensure consistency with the survey on income and living conditions.
Coherence - sub annual and annual statistics

 

 

Household Budget Survey 2020

Survey on income and living conditions 2020

Households type

One person household

35.0

34.1

Two persons household

35.8

33.7

Three persons household

14.9

15.6

Four and more person household

14.3

16.6

Structure of population by age,  %

0-15

11.6

10.7

16-24

5.4

7.2

25-49

27.2

26.7

50-64

22.5

23.9

65+

33.3

31.5

Activity status, %

Employed

38.0

40.1

Unemployed

7.9

6.2

Economically inactive

54.1

53.8

Status in employment, %

 

 

Employer

1.5

3.6

Self-employed

7.5

6.3

Employee

90.8

89.6

Family worker

0.2

0.5

Structure of population by level of education, %

Primary education

4.5

5.3

Lower secondary

18.7

21.7

Upper secondary

53.1

51.1

Tertiary education

23.7

21.9

Dwelling type

Detached house

41.8

46.5

Semidetached house

7.8

11.3

Apartment or flat

49.2

41.9

Some other kind of accommodation

1.2

0.3

Non monetary household deprivation

Telephone

1.5

2.4

Color TV

0.2

1.3

Computer

4.3

11.6

Washing machine

2.4

7.4

Car

9.1

14.8

 

Coherence - National Accounts

The structure of consumer expenditures from household budget survey for the 12 major COICOP classification groups is compared with a similar structure, calculated from a National Accounts database.

Coherence - internal
Accessibility and clarity
News release

Household income, expenditure and consumption - quarterly and yearly.

Publications

· Publication "Household Budgets in the Republic of Bulgaria" - detailed annual data for different household groups (by place of residence, by number of household members, by number of employed persons, by number of children under 18, by total annual income per person in the household, by presence of pensioners, by professional and economic status of the household head, by decile groups);

· Publication "Average prices and purchased quantities of main foods and non-foods by households" - contains data on the average prices and purchased quantities foods and non-foods by households by years and by quarters. The information from the survey of household budgets is used and because of that these average prices differ from the consumer prices published by the NSI. The purchased quantities foods are computed average per household and the purchased non-foods - average per 100 households. Published are also data on the purchasing power of households calculated by means of total and monetary income, as well as the changes in the purchasing power.

· Booklet "Household Budget Survey";

· General Publications of the NSI.

On-line database

Detailed results on Household Budgets are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Households Income, Expenditure and Consumption: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/5640

and in the INFOSTAT Information system: https://infostat.nsi.bg/infostat/pages/module.jsf?x_2=27.

Data tables - consultations
Micro-data access

Anonymised individual data can be provide for scientific and research purposes, and for individual request according to the Rules for the provision of anonymised individual data for scientific and research purposes.

Other

Information service on request, according to the Rules for the dissemination of statistical products and services in NSI.

Metadata - consultations
Documentation on methodology

· Methodology and organisation of the household budgets survey:

http://www.nsi.bg/sites/default/files/files/metadata/HH_HBS_Metodology_en.pdf

· Instruction for interviewers of Household budget survey.

Metadata completeness – rate
Quality documentation

Eurostat's quality reports of the Household Budget Survey in EU countries, 2005, 2010 and 2015.  

Cost and burden

Every household receive 20 BGN per month of participation. It take part in the survey 4 months per year, average 2-3 hour per month.

Confidentiality
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

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.

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  • Friday, 15 May 2015 - 11:00

    The total income average per household member during the first quarter of 2015 is 1 187 BGN and increases by 0.8% compared to the same quarter of 2014.

    The total expenditure per household member during the first quarter of 2015 is 1 099 BGN and increases by 6.8% in comparison with the same quarter of 2014.

    The consumption of main food products average per household member decreases during the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same quarter of 2014.

  • Thursday, 16 April 2015 - 11:00

    The annual total income average per household member in 2014 is 4 813 BGN or the same compared to 2013.

    Bulgarian households are spent 4 509 BGN per person in 2014, which is 1.0% more compared to 2013.

    The consumption of main food products average per household member decreases in 2014.

  • Monday, 16 February 2015 - 11:00

    The total income average per household member during the fourth quarter of 2014 is 1 227 BGN and remains the same compared to the fourth quarter of 2013.

    The total expenditure per household member during the fourth quarter of 2014 is 1 171 BGN and increases by 3.1% in comparison with the same quarter of 2013.

    The consumption of main food products average per household member decreases during the fourth quarter of 2014 compared to the same quarter of 2013.

  • Friday, 14 November 2014 - 11:00

    The total income average per household member during the third quarter of 2014 is 1 195 BGN and decreases by 3.7% compared to the same period of 2013.

    The total expenditure average per household member during the third quarter of 2014 is 1 147 BGN and remains almost the same in comparison to the same quarter of 2013.

    The consumption of main food products average per household member decreases during the third quarter of 2014 compared to the same quarter of 2013.

  • Thursday, 14 August 2014 - 11:00
    The total income average per household member during the second quarter of 2014 is 1160 BGN. 
    Wages and salaries continue to be the main source of household income - 55.2% from the total income. 
     
    The total expenditure per household member during the second quarter of 2014 is 1012 BGN and it decreases by 4.4% in relation to the same quarter of 2013.
     
    The consumption of main food products average per capita decreases during the second quarter of 2014 compared to the second quarter of 2013.
     
  • Thursday, 15 May 2014 - 11:00

    The total income average per household member during the first quarter of 2014 is 1177 BGN or by 6.2% more compared to the same quarter of 2013.

    The total expenditure per household member during the first quarter of 2014 is 1030 BGN and it is the same in relation to the first quarter of 2013.

    The consumption of some main food products average per capita changes during the first quarter of 2014 compared to the first quarter of 2013.

  • Wednesday, 16 April 2014 - 11:00
  • Friday, 14 February 2014 - 11:00

    The average quarterly total income average per household member during the fourth quarter of 2013 is 1228 BGN or by 6.1% more compared to the same quarter of 2012.

    The total expenditure per household member during the fourth quarter of 2013 is 1136 BGN and it increases by 7.4% in relation to the same quarter of 2012.

    The consumption of main food products average per capita doesn’t change vastly during the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to the fourth quarter of 2012.

  • Friday, 15 November 2013 - 11:00

    The average quarterly total income average per household member during the third quarter of 2013 is 1242 Levs or by 10.9% more compared to the same quarter of 2012.

    The total expenditure per household member during the third quarter of 2013 is 1145 Levs and it increases by 10.8% in relation to the same quarter of 2012.

    The consumption of main food products average per capita doesn’t change vastly during the third quarter of 2013 compared to the third quarter of 2012.

  • Thursday, 15 August 2013 - 11:00

    The average quarterly total income average per household member during the second quarter of 2013 is 1 168 Levs or by 9.0% more compared to the same quarter of 2012.

    The total expenditure per household member during the second quarter of 2013 is 1 059 Levs and it increases by 9.5% in comparison with the same quarter of 2012.

    The consumption of main food products average per capita doesn’t change vastly during the second quarter of 2013 compared to the second quarter of 2012.

Pages

  • Household budgets in the Republic of Bulgaria 2010
    Household budgets in the Republic of Bulgaria 2010
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the electronic bilingual (Bulgarian/English) publication Household budgets in the Republic of Bulgaria 2010.
  • Average Prices and Purchased Quantities of Main Foods and Non-Foods by Households for the 2001 - 2010 рeriod
    Average Prices and Purchased Quantities of Main Foods and Non-Foods by Households for the 2001 - 2010 рeriod
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the electronic bilingual (Bulgarian/English) publication Average Prices and Purchased Quantities of Main Foods and Non-Foods by Households for the 2001 - 2010 Period.
  • Statistical Yearbook 2010
    Statistical Yearbook 2010
    The National Statistical Institute (NSI) has the pleasure to submit to the attention of national and foreign users of statistical information the 78th 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 the 2004 - 2009 period in different territorial and classification aggregations and breakdowns.
  • Statistical Yearbook 2009
    Statistical Yearbook 2009
    The National Statistical Institute (NSI) has the pleasure to submit to the attention of national and foreign users of statistical information the 77th edition of the ‘Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Bulgaria’ in printed and electronic format. The issue is published in 2010, which marks 130 years since the establishment of a statistical institution in Bulgaria and 100 years since publishing of the first ‘Statistical Yearbook of the Bulgarian Kingdom’ in 1910.
  • Bulgaria 2009 - Statistical Panorama
    The National Statistical Institute annual publication Bulgaria 2009 - Statistical Panorama (in Bulgarian and summary in English) is available to users of statistical information. In the issue are analyzed the demographic, social and economic development of the Republic of Bulgaria in 2009. Comparisons with the previuous 2008, the basic 2000 and the year 1995 are also made. The publication considers trends and structural changes occurring in the country. Results from pilot Eurostat projects and one-time surveys in the respective fields are being used.
  • Household Budgets in the Republic of Bulgaria 2009
  • Average Prices and Purchased Quantities of Main Foods and Non-Foods by Households for the 1992 - 2009 рeriod
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the electronic bilingual (Bulgarian/English) publication Average Prices and Purchased Quantities of Main Foods and Non-Foods by Households for the 1992 - 2009 Period.
  • Bulgaria 2008 - Statistical Panorama
    Bulgaria 2008 - Statistical Panorama
    The National Statistical Institute annual publication Bulgaria 2008 - Statistical Panorama (in Bulgarian and summary in English) is available to users of statistical information. In the issue are analyzed the demographic, social and economic development of the Republic of Bulgaria in 2008. Comparisons with the preceding years are made and the tendencies of the development and the current structural changes are considered.
  • Household Budgets in the Republic of Bulgaria 2008
    Household Budgets in the Republic of Bulgaria 2008
  • Average Prices and Purchased Quantities of Main Foods and Non-Foods by Households for the 1992 - 2008 Period
    Average Prices and Purchased Quantities of Main Foods and Non-Foods by Households for the 1992 - 2008 Period
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the electronic bilingual (Bulgarian/English) publication Average Prices and Purchased Quantities of Main Foods and Non-Foods by Households for the 1992 - 2008 Period.

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