Bulgaria - Consumer Confidence

Bulgaria: Consumer Confidence

Mnemonic CIC.IBGR
Unit Balance of opinion, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Quarterly 10.26 %
Data 2023 Q1 -35
2022 Q4 -39

Series Information

Source National Statistics Institute (NSI) - Republic of Bulgaria
Release Consumer Survey
Frequency Quarterly
Start Date 3/31/2001
End Date 3/31/2023

Bulgaria: Consumer

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Consumer Confidence 2023 Q1 -35 -39 Balance of opinion, NSA Quarterly
Real Retail Sales Jan 2023 135.46 161.86 Vol. Index 2015=100, NSA Monthly
Retail Sales Jan 2023 182.97 219.2 Index 2015=100, NSA Monthly
Personal Income 2022 Q4 2,426 2,346 BGN, NSA Quarterly

Release Information

The consumer survey contains questions about different topics including:

  • The financial situation of a household
  • General economic situation
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment
  • Saving
  • Intentions of making major purchases on durable goods or purchasing/building a home or buying a car
The provided answers provide an opportunity to respond as optimistic through neutral, to pessimistic.In total, the answers are presented in a five-option ordinal scale.

The main source of data are questionaires. All persons 16 years and over that are members of Households that are included in the sample complete the questionaire in a personal interview setting. The results are in the form of balances. The most positive and most negative answers are given a coefficient of 1, while the more moderate answers are given a coefficient of 0.5.

Data revisions are not applicable.