Purchasing power of household


INCOME, EXPENDITURE AND CONSUMPTION OF HOUSEHOLDS - Purchasing power
Contact
Contact organisation

National Statistical Institute

Contact organisation unit

Statistics on Living Conditions Department

Contact name

Irina Tosheva

Contact person function

Chief 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 certified29 July 2014
Metadata last posted29 July 2014
Metadata last update29 July 2014
Statistical presentation
Data description

The variable Purchasing power of the households is estimated based on the information from HBS. The purchasing power is the quantity of a given kind of good, which can be bought with the annual monetary or total income of the household if it is used to buy only this kind of good. Data are represented as absolute values.

Classification system

· Classification of Individual Consumption by Purpose (COICOP/HBS);

· Classification on household income. Since 2008 updated and harmonized regarding the Eurostat requirements for EU-SILC;

· Classification of Individual Consumption by Purpose, at five-digit level;

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

· 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 variables Average prices and Purchased quantities of main foods and non-foods are estimated based on the information from HBS. The Purchased power represents the volume of a given kind of goods, that could be bought with the annual monetary or total income of the household, in case only used to buy this kind of good. The data are presented as absolute values.

The variable Index of Purchasing Power represents the changes of the purchasing power in relation to a base year.

Statistical unit

Households and their members

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

2002 - 2013

Base period

2002

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 June of the year following the reference year

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 and Expenditure 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, quarterly

Accessibility and clarity
News release
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.

Statistical Reference Book - contains data on purchasing power of households

Statistical Yearbook - contains data on purchasing power of households

On-line database

Detailed results on Purchasing power are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Households Income and Expenditure - Purchasing power of household: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/5724

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 anonymized 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.

Documentation on methodology

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

Quality documentation

National quality reports for 2005 and 2010. Eurostat?s quality report of the Household Budget Surveys in EU countries, 2005.

Quality management
Quality assurance

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

Quality assessment
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
Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy

Maximal errors of main values are between 2-5%.

Sampling error

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

Non-sampling error
Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

Data are available 45 days after the current period.

Punctuality

The terms of the previous position are observed.

Coherence and comparability
Comparability - geographical
Comparability - over time

1985 - 1991, 1992 - 2000, 2001 - 2011. The differences in the data during the periods are because of differences in the used classifications of the expenditure.

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

Household dairy and 5 questionnaires.

Frequency of data collection

Monthly

Data collection

The households keep a regular record in the Household Diary on total daily monetary expenditure per month for food products, non-food products, services and irregular expenditure on non-foods during the previous two months. The interviewers visit the household twice 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 and questionnaires.

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.

Comment
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  • Purchasing power of household
  • 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.

  • Thursday, 16 May 2013 - 11:00

    The total income average per household member during the first quarter of 2013 is 1 108 Levs or by 15.5% more compared to the same period of 2012.

    The total expenditure per household member during the first quarter of 2013 is 1 023 Levs and it increases by 15.2% in relation to the same quarter of 2012.

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

  • Tuesday, 16 April 2013 - 11:00

    The average annual income per household member in 2012 is 4 541 BGN or 15.3% more compared to 2011.
    Bulgarian households have spent 4 058 BGN per person, which is 16.1% more than in 2011.
    Statistical data proves the changes in structure of consumption of the Bulgarian households.

  • Friday, 15 February 2013 - 11:00

    The total income average per household member during the fourth quarter of 2012 is 1 157 Levs or by 16.1% more compared to the same period of 2011.

    The total expenditure per household member during the fourth quarter of 2012 is 1 058 Levs and it increases by 13.4% in relation to the same quarter of 2011.

    The consumption of main food products average per capita doesn’t change significant during the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to the same quarter of 2011.

  • Thursday, 15 November 2012 - 11:00

    The average quarterly total income average per household member during the third quarter of 2012 is 1 120 Levs or by 14.5% more compared to the same period of 2011.

    The total expenditure per household member during the third quarter of 2012 is 1 033 Levs and it increases by 12.6% in relation to the same quarter of 2011.

    The consumption of main food products average per capita doesn’t change significant during the third quarter of 2012 compared to the third quarter of 2011.

  • Thursday, 16 August 2012 - 11:00

    The average total income per household member in the second quarter of 2012 was 1071 Levs or increased by 13.8% compared to the same period of 2011.

    The total expenditure per household member in the second quarter of 2012 was 967 Levs and increased by 11.2% compared to the same quarter of 2011.

    The consumption of main food products average per capita did not change significantly in the second quarter of 2012 compared to the second quarter of 2011.

  • Wednesday, 16 May 2012 - 11:00

    The average quarterly total income average per household member during the first quarter of 2012 is 960 Levs or by 10.6% more compared to the same period of 2011.

    The total expenditure per household member during the first quarter of 2012 is 888 Levs and it increases by 14.7% in relation to the same quarter of 2011.

    The consumption of main food products average per capita doesn’t change significant during the first quarter of 2012 compared to the first quarter of 2011.

  • Tuesday, 17 April 2012 - 11:00

    The average annual income per household member in 2011 is 3 937 BGN or 3.3% more compared to 2010.

    Bulgarian households have spent 3 494 BGN per person, which is 6.6% more than in 2010.

    The long-term dynamics of the statistical data proves the changes in structure of consumption of the Bulgarian households.

  • Thursday, 16 February 2012 - 11:00

    The average quarterly total income average per household member during the fourth quarter of 2011 is 997 Levs or by 7.8% more compared to the same quarter of 2010.

    The total expenditure per household member during the fourth quarter of 2011 is 933 Levs and it increases by 7.3% in relation to the same quarter of 2010.

    The consumption of main food products average per capita doesn’t change during the fourth quarter of 2011 compared to the same quarter of 2010.

  • Wednesday, 30 November 2011 - 11:00

    The average quarterly total income average per household member during the third quarter of 2011 is 978 Levs or by 5.0% less compared to the same quarter of 2010.

    The total expenditure per household member during the third quarter of 2011 is 917 Levs and it increases by 8.6% in relation to the same quarter of 2010.

    The consumption of main food products average per capita doesn’t change during the third quarter of 2011 compared to the third quarter of 2010.

Pages

  • 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.
  • Statistical Yearbook 2008
    Statistical Yearbook 2008
    The National Statistical Institute has the pleasure to submit to the attention of national and foreign users of statistical information the 76th edition of the Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Bulgaria 2008. It provides topical statistical information on the demographic, economic and social development of the country for the 2002 - 2007 period in different territorial and classification aggregations and breakdowns.
  • Average Prices and Purchased Quantities of Main Foods and Non-Foods by Households for the 1992 - 2007 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 - 2007 Period.
  • Statistical Reference Book of the Republic of Bulgaria 2008
    Statistical Reference Book of the Republic of Bulgaria 2008
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information one of its main publications - Statistical Reference Book of the Republic of Bulgaria 2008 in English. It is a concise form of the same issue in Bulgarian.
    The Statistical Reference Book presents topical information on the demographic processes as well as the economic, social and cultural development of the Republic of Bulgaria for the 2004 - 2007 period.
  • Bulgaria: The Challenges of Poverty
    Bulgaria: The Challenges of Poverty
    The National Statistical Institute presents to the attention of users of statistical information "Bulgaria:The Challenges of Poverty" - a new publication in English which is a result of the Multipurpose Household Survey in Bulgaria carried out during 2003 by the NSI and the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy with the assistance of the World Bank. The main objective of the survey was to collect versatile, relevant and multilateral information on living conditions and poverty in the country.
    Poverty surveys pursue several objectives.

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