Bulgaria - Imports of Goods and Services

Bulgaria: Imports of Goods and Services

Mnemonic IM.IBGR
Unit Mil. BGN, SA
Adjustments Seasonally Adjusted
Quarterly 3.16 %
Data 2019 Q3 16,925
2019 Q2 16,407

Series Information

Source National Statistics Institute (NSI) - Republic of Bulgaria
Release National Accounts
Frequency Quarterly
Start Date 3/31/1995
End Date 9/30/2019

Bulgaria: Trade

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Balance of Goods Nov 2019 562.2 594.18 Mil. BGN, NSA Monthly
Current Account Balance Nov 2019 802.4 772.07 Mil. BGN, NSA Monthly
Exports of Goods Nov 2019 5,065 5,259 Mil. BGN, NSA Monthly
Imports of Goods Nov 2019 4,944 5,105 Mil. BGN, NSA Monthly
Exports of Goods and Services 2019 Q3 21,220 17,818 Mil. BGN, NSA Quarterly
Imports of Goods and Services 2019 Q3 16,925 16,407 Mil. BGN, SA Quarterly
Net Exports 2019 Q3 4,187 1,291 Mil. BGN, NSA Quarterly
Real Exports of Goods and Services 2019 Q2 14,843 15,282 Mil. Ch. 2010 BGN, WDASA Quarterly
Real Imports of Goods and Services 2019 Q2 15,177 15,974 Mil. Ch. 2010 BGN, WDASA Quarterly
Real Net Exports 2019 Q2 -630.25 -1,734 Mil. Ch. 2010 BGN, NSA Quarterly

Release Information

The main macroeconomic indicators for national accounts are the gross domestic product (GDP). This includes: 

  • GDP by Production approach
  • GDP by Income approach
  • GDP by Final Expenditure

GDP by Production approach is calculated as a sum of two components. The first is the gross value added measured at basic prices for the economy as a whole. The second is adjustments, which includes net taxes on products, non deductible VAT, and import duties. 

GDP by Income approach is the sum of the compensation of employees (i.e. labor costs and social security), net other taxes on production and imports (i.e. taxes minus subsidies on production and imports), gross operating surplus divided by mixed income, and adjustments. 

GDP by Final Expenditure includes Individual consumption of households which is measured by the final consumption expenditure of households. Here are some items that are covered: 

  • purchases of goods retailed incl. purchases between population purchases from catering and chairs, as well as pay for the repair of the goods;
  • purchase of services - electricity, water and heat ;
  • transport and communication services, residential rents, educational services paid health services, services related to leisure, culture and sport;
  • insurance and other services;
  • goods produced by households for their own consumption, represented by unincorporated activities and natural products consumed by the population;
  • income in kind;
  • imputation of housing occupied by owners.

One reason data for the system of national accounts is revised is because of new or updated statistical information based on statistical surveys or administrative sources. Another reason for revisions is updated methdology and calculation procedures for certain indicators. 

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