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Report on Implementation of the National Statistical Programme and the Activity of the NSI in 2015

Adopted by Council of Ministers Decision № 35/22.01.2016, promulgated in State Gazette Issue 9 /02.02.2016

The 135th anniversary of the establishment of the statistical institution in Bulgaria was celebrated in 2015. The Bulgarian statistics has gone through many challenges and changes during this long period and today it occupies a worthy place in the world and the European Statistical System (ESS).

The Report on implementation of the National statistical programme (NSP) and the activity of the National statistical institute (NSI) in 2015 is developed in compliance with Art. 9 (6) of the Law on statistics.

The report is structured into five sections and presents implementation of the tasks of the NSP 2015 and the NSI activities in the past year.

Section one contains surveys and activities performed for the first time in 2015.

The second section includes the results achieved on implementation of horizontal priorities within the current Strategy for development of the National statistical system of the Republic of Bulgaria 2013 – 2017.

The third section presents the implementation of activities on the production of statistical information in the different thematic areas - demographic and social statistics, macroeconomic statistics, business statistics, statistics on agriculture, forestry and fisheries, multi-domain statistics, information technologies, statistical infrastructure and other activities.

The fourth section presents the resources needed to implement the activities of the NSI in 2015.

The fifth section introduces the audit assignments performed by the Internal Audit Unit and the activities implemented by the Inspectorate and the Finance Controller in 2015.