ESS Standard for Quality Reports Structure (ESQRS)
National Statistical Institute
|Contact organisation unit|
‘Environmental and Energy Accounts‘ Department
|Contact person function|
|Contact mail address|
2 P.Volov street, 1038 Sofia
|Contact email address|
|Contact phone number|
+359 2 9857 642
|Contact fax number|
Environmental goods and services sector covers all economic operators producing goods and services for environmental protection or management of natural resources. Environmental protection activities include prevention, reduction and elimination of pollution in the nature. Natural resource management activities aim to protect natural resources from depletion. The environmental goods and services sector provides data on production, value added, exports and employed according to the Accounting System (SEEA SF 2012).
• Classification of environmental protection activities (CEPA) • Classification of Resource Management Activities (CReMA) • Classification of economic activities (NACE Rev. 2)
In the coverage are included economic operators from all economic sectors producing environmental goods and services according to Regulation (EC) No 2015/2174 that contains an indicative list of environmental protection goods and services.
|Statistical concepts and definitions|
Bulgaria reports data to Eurostat on the environmental goods and services sector for: • production which is measured at basic prices • value added representing the difference between the value of output and intermediate consumption • export of goods and services from residents to non-residents • employment in full time equivalent.
Business entities that produce ecological goods and services (enterprises, municipalities, state institutions, etc.).
All economic entities that produced environmental goods and services during the reporting year.
Total for the country.
2011 – 2018
Ecological goods and services are accounted through comprehensive survey, involving companies, organizations, ministries, municipal administrations and others.
|Frequency of data collection|
The data source is a statistical questionnaire on environmental goods and services, which is collect with on-line electronic format or in paper form.
Comparison of the data with the reported in the previous year - for units of measure, incorrectly stated codes of the respective product or service and others.
Dataset containing all resident units.
According to Regulation 691/2011 the member states of EU present quality report annually.
After reporting the data, Eurostat conducts a data validation procedure and if necessary corrections and adjustments are made.
The users of statistical information from the survey are state and municipal structures, associations, companies and citizens.
No information. Survey about satisfaction of customers has not been conducted.
|Data completeness - rate|
|Accuracy and reliability|
The accuracy of the data is achieved through logical controls set out in the questionnaire.
|Sampling errors - indicators|
|Over-coverage - rate|
|Common units - proportion|
|Non response error|
|Unit non-response - rate|
|Item non-response - rate|
|Imputation - rate|
|Model assumption error|
|Data revision - policy|
Revision of the data is applied if necessary.
|Data revision - practice|
Revision of the data is applied if necessary.
|Data revision - average size|
|Timeliness and punctuality|
According to the Calendar for dissemination of the results of the NSI statistical surveys.
|Time lag - first results|
|Time lag - final results|
The data are published according the Calendar for dessimination of statistical information.
|Punctuality - delivery and publication|
According with the Calendar for dissemination of statistical information in NSI.
|Coherence and comparability|
The data for environmental goods and services sector are compared with previous periods, information system 'Business statistics' and others.
|Comparability - geographical|
Geographical comparability is provided by the general conceptual framework and indicative list of environmental protection goods and services defining the perimeter of the study.
|Asymmetry for mirror flows statistics - coefficient|
|Comparability - over time|
Time series from 2011 are available.
|Length of comparable time series|
|Coherence - cross domain|
The data are compared with sector Energy statistics, Agriculture and forestry statistics and others.
|Coherence - sub annual and annual statistics|
|Coherence - National Accounts|
The data are compared with national accounts.
|Coherence - internal|
|Accessibility and clarity|
Data for environmental goods and services are available to the NSI website under the heading ‘Environment’.
|Data tables - consultations|
Information service, according to the regulations for distribution of statistical products in NSI.
|Metadata - consultations|
|Documentation on methodology|
The methodology is in line with the requirements of the European Institutions and Eurostat and is based on the Environmental goods and services sector accounts - Handbook 2016 edition.
|Metadata completeness – rate|
According to Regulation (EU) No 691/2011, a quality report is sent annually to Eurostat together with the questionnaire on environmental goods and services.
|Cost and burden|
Cost related to the collection and production of statistics for environmental goods and services are announced in the National statistical programme.
|Confidentiality - policy|
Law of Statistics.
|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.