Thursday, 25 June 2020 - 08:00
Dear colleagues and friends,

On 25th June 1880 by virtue of the Decree № 296, issued by Prince Alexander I, the Statistical Department at the Ministry of Finance was established and in the next year the department grew into an independent Statistical Bureau. Hereby, the foundations of the state statistical institution in Bulgaria were laid down.

Tuesday, 19 May 2020 - 10:35
Between May 19 and August 31 2020, the National Statistical Institute will conduct a household survey.

The survey is being conducted in the framework of project BGLD-3.001-0001 "Novel Approaches to Generating Data on hard-to-reach populations at risk of violation of their rights", funded by the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism 2014-2021 (EEA FM) under the program Local Development, Poverty Reduction and Improved Inclusion of Vulnerable Groups. It is implemented in partnership with the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA).

Wednesday, 1 April 2020 - 15:50
In order to ensure the health and safety of its employees, respondents and users and in relation to the measures taken to contain the spread of the coronavirus, the National Statistical Institute is changing its organization of work.

Surveys and respondents

The National Statistical Institute suspended surveys, which are conducted via direct personal contact with the population and face-to-face interviews.

Tuesday, 24 March 2020 - 14:15
Considering the adopted by the National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria Law on measures and actions during state of emergency Act, the deadline for submission of annual activity reports for legal units and natural persons (sole proprietors) and for enterprises without activity for 2019 is extended until 30th June 2020.

The deadline for submission of consolidated annual activity report for enterprises is extended until 30th September 2020.

Monday, 16 March 2020 - 14:46
The National Statistical Institute is suspending surveys conducted via direct personal contact with the population until the end of March. The visitations and observations on commercial retail establishments, related to surveys on consumer prices is also suspended for the same period. The reason is the epidemiological situation in Bulgaria and the health safety measures taken to contain the spread of the Coronavirus taken by the government and the National Assembly.
Thursday, 12 March 2020 - 13:00
During its meeting today, the Central Census Commission has declared that the Pilot Census will start on 20th of April. The Census is being pushed back a month due to the epidemiological situation in the country and the health safety measures recommended by the national coronavirus task force.
Wednesday, 11 March 2020 - 09:00
From the beginning of April 2020 the National Statistical Institute starts a Household Budget Survey in newly selected households.

Household Budget Survey is the oldest sample survey in Bulgaria. Its beginning was set 95 years ago - in March 1925, when the first survey of family income and expenditure was conducted.

Friday, 14 February 2020 - 17:37
EU Commissioner for Economy, Paolo Gentiloni, was a special guest to the 42nd meeting of the European Statistical System Committee (ESSC), which was held on 12-13 February in Luxembourg and was the first one for 2020. Traditionally it is chaired by Eurostat and comprises the heads of the national statistical offices of the EU Member states, as well as representatives of the EEA/EFTA, Switzerland, ECB, OECD and IMF. Bulgaria was represented by the President of the National Statistical Institute Sergey Tsvetarski.
Wednesday, 29 January 2020 - 12:40
Implementation of the European and international statistical standards was the topic of a conference held on 22 January 2020 in Baku. It marked the successful completion of the project ‘EU support to the State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan to reach European standards’, in which Bulgaria participated as a partner. Mr Tahir Budagov, Chairman of the State Statistical Committee, opened the event.
Wednesday, 8 January 2020 - 16:40
The National Statistical Institute has started a project ‘Statistics on the usage of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) 2020’ in accordance with the Grant agreement with the European Commission No. 2019.0252. In the framework of the project, two separate statistical surveys will be conducted:
  • Data collection on ICT usage and e-commerce in enterprises 2020;
  • Data collection on ICT usage in households and by individuals 2020.