Universal postal services


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UNIVERSAL POSTAL SERVICES
Thousand numbers
  2015
Letters - outgoing 31 260
of which: paid 29 091
Periodicals – outgoing 19 695
of which: newspapers 18 856
Parcels – outgoing 8 209
of which: paid 7 601
26.02.2016
Universal postal services - Outgoing traffic of universal postal services
Contact
Contact organisation

National Statistical Institute

Contact organisation unit

„Short-term business statistics “ Department

Contact name

Julia Georgieva

Contact person function

State expert

Contact mail address

2, P.Volov Str. Sofia 1038, Bulgaria

Contact email address

[email protected]

Contact phone number

+359 2 9857 194

Contact fax number
Metadata update
Metadata last certified20 November 2013
Metadata last posted20 November 2013
Metadata last update16 January 2014
Statistical presentation
Data description

The universal postal service is performed regularly (during all working days) within fixed working time, with definite quantity and at reasonable prices and is accessible for every user at the territory of the country regardless of his place of residence. The following universal postal services are observed: letters, periodicals and parcels.

Classification system

Classification of Economic Activities (CEA-2008, for international use NACE.BG-2008)  - Class 53.10 ?Postal activities under universal service obligation?.

Sector coverage

The data characterize the activity of postal services providers that handle letters, parcels and periodicals.

Statistical concepts and definitions

Letters - includes outgoing national and international letter correspondence (letters, postal cards, illustrated cards, printed issues up to 5 kg, small parcels ? up to 2 kg and postal advertising up to 2 kg);

Periodicals - includes subscription to periodicals and daily papers, as well as free sale of newspapers and magazines;

Parcels - includes national and international parcels up to 20 kg, comprising goods with or without commercial value.

Statistical unit

Data are collected quarterly from the Bulgarian postal services providers, which perform universal postal services and have an issued individual license for such activity or part of it.

Statistical population

The survey is exhaustive.

Reference area

For the Republic of Bulgaria.

Time coverage

Since 1999

Base period

Not applicable.

Unit of measure

Thousand numbers

Reference period

quarterly

Institutional mandate
Legal acts and other agreements

· Postal service law OG, issue 64 from 04.08.2000 (last amended, OG issue 61 from 25.07.2014);

· Order No 4 on postal services (OG, issue 97 from 1979, last amended, issue 64 from 2000);

· Order on defining the rules for forming and applying the prices of the services included in the universal postal services Decree No 158 of Council of Ministers from 07.07.2004, amended from Decree No 248 of Council of Ministers from 30.08.2011;

· Directive 2008/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 February 2008 amending Directive 97/67/EC with regard to the full accomplishment of the internal market of Community postal services;

· Universal postal convention published in OG, issue 35 from 11.05.2010 (drawn up in Geneva on 12.08.2008 and ratified by law by the 41-National assembly on 11.03.2010, in force from 01.01.2010).

Data sharing

Not applicable.

Confidentiality
Confidentiality - policy

Keeping the statistical secret by following the regulations for confidentiality of individual data according to Law on Statistics (Chapter VI "Protection of secrecy").

Confidentiality - data treatment

According to Art. 2 (5) from the Regulations for publishing statistical products and services of NSI (protecting individual data of one or more enterprises) the published information on the internet site of NSI is aggregated.

Release policy
Release calendar

Data are published according to the deadlines set in the Release calendar  - 60 days after the reference period.

Release calendar access

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

User access

Data are published on the internet site of NSI and can be accessed from all users of statistical information.

Frequency of dissemination

Quarterly, annual

Accessibility and clarity
News release

Not applicable.

Publications

· Statistical Yearbook;

· Statistical Reference Book.

On-line database

Data on Universal postal services are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Domain statistics - Transport and Communications - Other annual data - Communications: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/7209

Micro-data access

Not applicable.

Other

Not applicable.

Documentation on methodology

· Postal service law OG, issue 64 from 04.08.2000 (last amended, OG issue 61 from 25.07.2014);

· Directive 2008/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 February 2008 amending Directive 97/67/EC with regard to the full accomplishment of the internal market of Community postal services.

Quality documentation

Not available.

Quality management
Quality assurance

Quality checks and data validation are performed during the whole process of data collection and aggregation. Checks for data completeness, arithmetic and logical controls of the primary data are made. By identifying errors, the necessary corrections are made with the cooperation of the respondents.

Quality assessment

Not applicable.

Relevance
User needs

Main users are state institutions and enterprises from the observed sector.

User satisfaction

No information.

Completeness

All providers, which perform universal postal services (NACE.BG-2008 - Class 53.10 "Postal activities under universal service obligation"), are included in the survey.

Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy

The survey is exhaustive and data reflect accurately the conditions in the sector.

Sampling error

Not applicable.

Non-sampling error

Not applicable.

Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

Data are quarterly and are published  - 60 days after the reference period.

Punctuality

Data are published according to the deadlines set in the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the National Statistical Institute.

Coherence and comparability
Comparability - geographical

Data comparability is ensured at European level.

Comparability - over time

Data are from 1999 without any breaks in the time series.

Coherence - cross domain

Not applicable.

Coherence - internal

Not applicable.

Cost and burden

Cost and Burden are defined according to the National Statistical Programme for the reference year. Due to the little number of the variables included in the survey, the response burden is not big.

Data revision
Data revision - policy

According to the rules for data publishing revision of data can be made for past periods. Data revisions are based on changes of the primary data of the respondents.

Data revision - practice

Data revisions are based on changes of the primary data of the respondents.

Statistical processing
Source data

Data are collected from the Bulgarian postal services providers, which have an issued individual license for such activity (NACE.BG-2008 - Class 53.10 "Postal activities under universal service obligation").

Frequency of data collection

Quarterly

Data collection

The survey is exhaustive.

Data validation

Every quarter arithmetic and logical checks of the received data are made.

Data compilation

The data are handled in Excel.

Adjustment

Not applicable.

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Non-financial enterprises - Annual data of non-financial enterprises
Contact
Contact organisation

National Statistical Institute

Contact organisation unit

"Annual business statistics" Department

Contact name

Tatyana Nikolova

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 153

Contact fax number
Metadata update
Metadata last certified20 November 2013
Metadata last posted20 November 2013
Metadata last update16 January 2014
Statistical presentation
Data description

The statistical survey of non-financial enterprises provides information by size of enterprises in terms of employed, by the following economic indicators: number of enterprises, number of persons employed, revenues, expenditure and tangible fixed assets.

The annual data of non-financial enterprises are aggregated by sections (the first sign of NACE.BG-2008)

The annual data, grouping by size class: the indicators are published on section level (the first sign of NACE.BG-2008) and by size class of employment.

Annual regional data: Three indicators are published on a regional level by sections (the first sign of NACE.BG-2008 and NACE.BG-2003) and by statistical regions (NUTS).

Classification system

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

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

Sector coverage

Non-financial enterprises, classified in sections A to S (excluding K) by NACE.BG-2008 from 2008 onwards.

Statistical concepts and definitions

The main economic indicators, published in this section are:

  • 'Number of enterprises' all non-financial enterprises, which were active during whole or part of the reference year and have submitted their annual reports in the National statistical Institute or National Revenue Agency;
  • 'Number of persons employed' All persons employed working in a given enterprise on full or part-time, including seasonal workers (converted into full-time equivalent), home workers, working owners, employees under contract for management and control, employees in civil contracts that do not work with another employer and unpaid family workers;
  • 'Revenues' the sum of revenues from operating activity and financial revenues;
  • 'Expenditure' - the sum of the expenditure for operating activity and financial expenditure;
  •  'Tangible fixed assets'  the sum of tangible fixed assets of enterprises, compiling balance sheets, and data about tangible fixed assets of enterprises, non compiling balance sheets.
Statistical unit

The basic unit of survey is an enterprise. The overall main economic indicators and the data by size class of employment are calculated from the annual data of the enterprises.

The enterprise is the smallest organisation unit producing goods or services which makes its own business decisions. The enterprise carries out one or more activities at one or more locations. The enterprise may be an independent legal unit.

Statistical population

The survey is exhaustive and the statistical population includes all non-financial enterprises classified in sections A to S (excluding K) by NACE.BG-2008 from 2008 onwards.

Reference area

The data refer to the activities of non-financial enterprises carried out in the country.

Time coverage

Since 2008.

Base period

Not applicable.

Unit of measure
  • Number (enterprises, persons employed);
  •  Thousand BGN (all other indicators).
Reference period

Calendar year

Institutional mandate
Legal acts and other agreements

Bulgarian legislation:

  • Law on Statistics;
  • National Statistical Programme;
  •  Accounting and tax legislation.
Data sharing

Not applicable.

Confidentiality
Confidentiality - policy

Regulation (EC) ? 223/2009 of 11 March 2009 defines common criteria for protection of confidential data and methods for sending the information to and its use by Eurostat. The Law on Statistics ensures the protection of statistical confidentiality and the use of individual data of enterprises for statistical purposes only.

Confidentiality - data treatment

The individual (primary) data are confidential according to the Law on Statistics and European legislation. To ensure their protection and inability to be identified, the aggregated indicators are also defined as confidential when:

· Criterion A - the indicator is calculated from one or two enterprises;

· Criterion B - one enterprise forms 85% or more of the total value of this indicator.

Release policy
Release calendar

The date for publication of statistical information is given in the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the National Statistical Institute.

Release calendar access

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

User access

Data are published on the NSI website and are available to all users of statistical information.

Frequency of dissemination

Yearly

Accessibility and clarity
News release

Not applicable.

Publications
  •  Statistical Yearbook;
  •  Statistical Reference Book;
  • Regions, districts and municipalities in the Republic of Bulgaria.
On-line database

The data are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Business Statistic;Annual Business Statistics; Other Annual Data; Non-financial Enterprises: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/8228

Micro-data access

Not available.

Other

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

Documentation on methodology

Law for SMEs, national accounting legislation and developed statistical methodology: http://www.nsi.bg/sites/default/files/files/metadata/Methodology_NF_Ent_en.pdf

Quality documentation

Not available

Quality management
Quality assurance

This includes the improvement of the on-line based information system 'Business statistics', which ensures strict arithmetical and logical input control. The additional output control is made when are registered the big differences in the value of given indicator between two consecutive years or in comparison with the results of other statistical surveys in NSI - Short-term statistics, statistics Prodcom, Foreing trade, Labor force.

Quality assessment

This is made in accordance with the standard criteria for assessing the quality - relevance, accuracy and reliability, timeliness, comparability and coherence.

Relevance
User needs

The main users of data are:

· International organisations;

· Interested state institutions under signed agreements;

· Research institutes, universities, economic analysts and students;

· Private non-governmental organisations, agencies, associations, media, etc.;

· Directorates and departments in the NSI.

User satisfaction

There has been no study of user satisfaction, but no cases of outstanding requests for information are registered.

Completeness

Full compliance with the Bulgarian legislation.

Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy

The Information of the calculation of economic indicators is based on the annual accounts of non-financial enterprises, as full coherence of the input data is provided.

Sampling error

The survey of non-financial enterprises is exhaustive and there are no sampling errors.

Non-sampling error

Not applicable.

Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

The deadline for the publication of data on national level is t+11 months for the final data, where t is the reference year.

Punctuality

The deadline under item 15.1 is strictly followed.

Coherence and comparability
Comparability - geographical

For the country data are comparable.

Comparability - over time

The data series are fully comparable for the period 2008 - the last reference year.

Coherence - cross domain

Not applicable.

Coherence - internal

Not applicable.

Cost and burden

NSI of Bulgaria is making extraordinary efforts to reduce the respondents' burden. An example is the signed agreement called "Single Entry Point" between NSI and the National Revenue Agency for a single providing of the annual reports and using the data from both institutions. Developed by NSI on-line based information system "Business Statistics" and ensured methodological and technical assistance to respondents during the reporting campaign are highly appreciated by respondents and help to reduce their workload.

Data revision
Data revision - policy

The National policy, as well as Eurostat's, allows the revision of already published data if there are serious reasons.

Data revision - practice

The revised data replace the already published data as soon as possible after the revision is made.

Statistical processing
Source data

The main data sources for calculating the economic indicators are:

· Annual Reports of the non-financial enterprises, compiling balance sheets;

· Annual Reports of the non-financial enterprises, non-compiling balance sheets.

Frequency of data collection

Yearly.

Data collection

Exhaustively for all non-financial enterprises.

Data validation

Data validation is made by additional logical input control and comparison between the output data and the results of the previous year and other surveys, carried out by NSI.

Data compilation

The survey is exhaustive and further data evaluation is not made.

Adjustment

Not applicable.

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  • Friday, 30 August 2019 - 11:00

    According to preliminary data annual reports on their activity for 2018 were submitted at the National Statistical Institute by 413 162 non-financial enterprises and the number of persons, employed in them, was 2 207 549. These enterprises generated 180 626 million BGN of production value and reported a positive financial result of 17 035 million BGN.

  • Friday, 31 August 2018 - 11:00

    According to preliminary data annual reports on their activity for 2017 were submitted at the National Statistical Institute by 405 933 non-financial enterprises and the number of persons, employed in them, was 2 235 217. These enterprises generated 168 050 million BGN of production value and reported a positive financial result of 16 729 million BGN.