Retail sales



RETAIL SALES - 2017
(Thousand Levs)
Group of goods 2017
Total 39 799 367
Foods, beverages and tobacco 14 720 371
of which:
Fruit 551 652
Vegetables 935 725
Milk, milk products and eggs 1 557 077
Meat and meat products 1 669 266
Fish and fish products, crustaceans and molluscs 335 106
Bread and bakery products, grain mill products 1 844 173
Sugar and sugar confectionery 1 100 062
Edible oils and fats of animal and vegetable origin 442 674
Strong alcoholic beverages 553 904
Wines 247 999
Beers 472 685
Soft drinks 638 412
Tobacco products 2 049 551
Coffee, tea and cocoa 479 419
Durable ant other consumer goods 25 078 996
of which:
Textile clothing materials and clothing accessories 165 312
Clothing and fur goods 1 487 152
Footwear 474 587
Materials for repair of dwelling 736 985
Heating fuels 213 200
Furniture and furnishings, lighting equipment 979 032
Carpets and other floor coverings 107 871
Household textiles 114 899
Household appliances 813 601
Household articles 773 531
Tools and equipment for house and garden 451 091
Non-durable household goods 490 622
Pharmaceutical, medical and orthopaedic goods 2 856 221
Automobiles 2 580 850
Motorcycles and bicycles 52 418
Spare parts and accessories for personal transport equipment 1 361 448
Fuels and lubricants for personal transport equipment 5 773 840
Communications 527 706
Radio and television sets 323 579
Optical and photographic articles 109 928
Computer and office equipment 602 002
Records and compact discs for audio-visual, photographic and data processing equipment 37 557
Major durables for indoor and outdoor recreation 126 662
Games and toys; equipment for sport and camping; flowers and pets 597 682
Books, newspapers and magazines; office materials 450 955
Electric appliances for personal care; perfumery and cosmetics 775 804
Personal effects n.e.c. 373 603
Construction materials 976 541
30.11.2018
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL SALES BY GROUP OF GOODS - Wholesale and Retail sales
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

Contact email address

[email protected]

Contact phone number

+359 2 9857 153

Contact fax number
Metadata update
Metadata last certified15 February 2018
Metadata last posted15 February 2018
Metadata last update15 February 2018
Statistical presentation
Data description

The observation is annual and provides information for the Wholesale and Retail sales by commodity groups, content of which is in accordance with the Classification of Individual Consumption by Purpose (COICOP). The sales are at prices of realization (incl. VAT and excises) and are realized by the non-financial enterprises in the country as main or secondary trade activity, independently from their branch classification according to Classification of Economic Activities (NACE.BG 2008, NACE.BG 2003 and NACE.BG 2001).

The annual data of Wholesale and Retail sales are published as total and by groups of goods at country level.

Classification system
  • Classification of Economic Activities (CEA-2008, for international use NACE.BG 2008) - in force since 01.01 2008;
  • National Classification of Economic Activities (NCEA-2003, for international use NACE.BG 2003) - for the period 2002-2007;
  • National Classification of Economic Activities (NCEA-2001, for international use NACE.BG 2001) - for the period 2000-2001;
  • Classification of Individual Consumption by Purpose (COICOP).
Sector coverage

Non-financial enterprises.

Statistical concepts and definitions

The main indicators are:

  • 'Wholesale sales' - the value of the purchased and sold out finished goods and materials at prices of realization (incl. VAT and excises) sold to other merchant wholesalers for coming resale or to enterprises for production needs, excluding the value of the export;
  • 'Retail sales' - the value of the purchased and sold out finished goods, as well as materials and own production at prices of realization (inc. VAT and excises) sold to the population and other institutions and departments to satisfy their individual needs.
Statistical unit

The basic unit of the survey is an enterprise.

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 statistical population includes all non-financial enterprises that are realised Wholesale sales and/or Retail sales independently from their branch classification according to the relevant Classification of Economic Activities (NACE.BG 2008, NACE.BG 2003 and NACE.BG 2001). The value of the Wholesale and Retail sales by commodity groups are obtained as an amount of the exhaustive survey on the non-financial enterprises, compiling balance sheets. For the non-financial enterprises, non-compiling balance the distribution of sales by commodity groups is done with a structure.

Reference area

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

Time coverage

Since 2000 to the last reported year.

Base period

Not applicable.

Unit of measure
  • Thousand BGN .
Reference period

Calendar year

Institutional mandate
Legal acts and other agreements

Bulgarian legislation:

  • Law on Statistics;
  • National Statistical Programme.
Data sharing

The sharing of data is in accordance with signed agreements for the exchange of data, ensuring protection of confidential information.

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 data are published in accordance with the deadline specified 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 - Wholesale and Retail sales.
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;  Domestic Trade:

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

National legislation and developed statistical methodology:                        http://www.nsi.bg/sites/default/files/files/metadata/dTrade_Method_45_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' and 'Prodcom' statistics.

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 for Wholesale and Retail sales are:

  • Interested state institutions under signed agreements;
  • Research institutes, universities, economic analysts and students;
  • Private non-governmental organizations, 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 for calculation of wholesale and retail sales is based on the annual reports of the activity on non-financial enterprises, as full coherence of the input data is provided.

Sampling error

The survey is exhaustive and there are no sampling errors.

Non-sampling error

Not applicable.

Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

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

Punctuality

The deadlines for publication are strictly followed.

Coherence and comparability
Comparability - geographical

For the country the data are comparable.

Comparability - over time

The comparability of the data is not affected by using of different classifications of economic activities (NACE.BG 2008, NACE.BG 2003 and NACE.BG 2001), because the indicators are calculated totally from all non-financial enterprises in the country.

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 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 indicators for Wholesale and Retail sales 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 accomplished Wholesale and Retail sales in the reference year.

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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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, 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.