Financial national accounts

Annual Financial Accounts
Contact organisation

National Statistical Institute

Contact organisation unit

Financial Statistics Department

Contact name

Desislava Malinkova

Petar Kamenov

Contact person function

State expert

Chief expert


Contact mail address

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

Contact email address

Contact phone number

+359 2 9857 192

+359 2 9857 516

Contact fax number
Metadata update
Metadata last certified31 October 2016
Metadata last posted31 October 2016
Metadata last update31 October 2016
Statistical presentation
Data description

Annual national financial accounts reflect the balances of stocks and flows by institutional sectors of the economy: Non-financial corporations (S.11); Central Bank (S.121); Other monetary financial institutions (S.122+s.123); Non-Money-Market Investment Funds (S.124); Other Financial intermediaries, except insurance corporations and pension funds, financial auxiliaries and captive financial institutions and money lenders (s.125+s.126+s.127); Insurance companies and pension funds (S.128+s.129); General government (S.13); Households (S.14); Non-profit institutions serving households (S.15); Rest of the world (S.2). Balancing item is a net lending / net borrowing. Taxes and social security contributions are calculated using the method of time-adjusted cash basis in accordance with Regulation (EC) № 2516/2000 on taxes and social security contributions.

Classification system

• European system of national and regional accounts, 2010 (ESA 2010);
• Manual on government deficit and debt - implementation of ESA 2010.

Sector coverage

All institutional sectors of ESA 2010.

Statistical concepts and definitions

• European system of national and regional accounts, 2010 (ESA 2010);
• Manual on government deficit and debt - implementation of ESA 2010.

Statistical unit


Statistical population

Financial instruments by Institutional sectors.

Reference area

Financial indicators for all domestic sectors of economy (S.1) and Rest of the world (S.2)

Time coverage

Stocks - 2000 - 2015; Transactions - 2001-2015.

Base period

Not applicable.

Unit of measure

Million BGN

Reference period


Institutional mandate
Legal acts and other agreements

• Regulation (EU) No 549/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 May 2013 on the European system of national and regional accounts in the European Union;
• Council Regulation (EC) No 479/2009 of 25 May 2009 on the application of the Protocol on the excessive deficit procedure annexed to the Treaty establishing the European Community;
• Council Regulation (EU) No 679/2010 of 26 July 2010 amending Regulation (EC) No 479/2009 as regards the quality of statistical data in the context of the excessive deficit procedure;
• Commission Regulation (EU) No 220/2014 of 7 March 2014 amending Council Regulation (EC) No 479/2009 as regards references to the European system of national and regional accounts in the European Union (applies since 1 September 2014).

Data sharing

According Eurostat transmission program.

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 distribution of individual data can be performed only in accordance with article 26 of the same law.

Release policy
Release calendar

The date of publishing of the statistical data is shown in the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the National Statistical Institute. The data for stocks and transactions and net lending / net borrowing by institutional sectors are presented to Eurostat and published in the Website of NSI.

Release calendar access

The calendar is available on the NSI website:


User access

Data is published on the NSI website, section Macroeconomic statistics 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


Accessibility and clarity
News release

Not applicable.


Main macroeconomic indicators electronic format.

On-line database

The survey results are available to all users on the NSI website under the heading Macroeconomic statistics  Financial national accounts:

Micro-data access

Not applicable.


Not applicable.

Documentation on methodology

· Annual financial accounts - data sources and methods (Bulgaria);

· European system of national and regional accounts 2010.

Quality documentation

Not applicable.

Quality management
Quality assurance

· European Statistics Code of Practice;

· Common framework for quality management in the National Statistical System.

Quality assessment

The quality assessment procedure includes arithmetical checks on the data and consistency checks with the ESA 2010.

User needs

Main users of date for Annual economic accounts:

· Eurostat;

· European Central Bank (ECB);

· Bulgarian National Bank (BNB);

· International financial institutions, etc.

User satisfaction

Not applicable.


Bulgarian financial accounts meet all requirements, concerning financial indicators and institutional sectors of ESA 2010.

Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy

Overall accuracy is ensured according to the above regulations.

Sampling error

Not applicable.

Non-sampling error

Not applicable.

Timeliness and punctuality

T+9 mounts in the current year with data for previous year, according Eurostat Transmission program requirements.


T+9, without any delay.

Coherence and comparability
Comparability - geographical

Not applicable.

Comparability - over time

The published data for financial accounts for financial indicators and institutional sectors are comparable over time according Eurostat Transmission program requirements.

Coherence - cross domain

The elaboration of financial accounts followed procedures and rules that intended to ensure clarity and methodological reliability of the results:

· Consistency checks are performed using different data sources providing;

· In some cases additional enquiries are made in order to clarify the causes of some differences in primary data. In other cases the most methodologically reliable source are chosen.

Coherence - internal

Internal coherence is fully ensured.

Cost and burden

Not applicable.

Data revision
Data revision - policy

According requirement of Eurostat main revisions and current revisions.

Data revision - practice

Current revision policy  yearly are made mainly, related with revisions of the data of Notification tables, International Investment position, Money and banking statistics, etc.

Statistical processing
Source data

Main data sources for compilation of annual financial accounts are:
• Annual statistical reports of NSI for institutional sectors: Non-financial enterprises; Other financial intermediaries except insurance corporations and pension funds, Insurance companies and pension funds, Non-profit institutions serving households;
• Balance sheets and trial balances of the sub-sectors of general government, Consolidated fiscal program;
• Monetary and banking statistics reports of the BNB for sectors "Central bank" and "Other monetary financial institutions" and balance of payments and International Investment Position  of the sector "Rest of the World";
• Information supplied by the Central Depository of quoted and unquoted shares and stock market for compensatory instruments.

Frequency of data collection


Data collection

Exhaustive surveys for all economic units.

Data validation

Validation of the data from Eurostat.

Data compilation

Analysing, balancing, grouping.


Not applicable.

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Metadata Structure Definition: ESMS_MSD+BNSI+2.0+SDMX.2.0.xml
  • Annual Financial Accounts
    • Balance sheets for financial assets and liabilities (stocks)
    • Financial accounts by sector (transactions)