Bulgaria - Imports of Goods and Services

Bulgaria: Imports of Goods and Services

Mnemonic IM.IBGR
Unit Mil. BGN, SA
Adjustments Seasonally Adjusted
Quarterly 10.36 %
Data 2022 Q2 28,657
2022 Q1 25,967

Series Information

Source National Statistics Institute (NSI) - Republic of Bulgaria
Release National Accounts
Frequency Quarterly
Start Date 3/31/1995
End Date 6/30/2022

Bulgaria: Trade

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Balance of Goods Jan 2023 499.29 -614.97 Mil. BGN, NSA Monthly
Current Account Balance Jan 2023 637.58 -245.91 Mil. BGN, NSA Monthly
Exports of Goods Jan 2023 7,701 6,377 Mil. BGN, NSA Monthly
Imports of Goods Jan 2023 7,835 7,685 Mil. BGN, NSA Monthly
Net Exports 2022 Q4 -1,391 1,511 Mil. BGN, NSA Quarterly
Real Exports of Goods and Services 2022 Q4 19,089 18,811 Mil. Ch. 2015 BGN, WDASA Quarterly
Real Net Exports 2022 Q4 -1,972 -1,859 Mil. Ch. 2015 BGN, WDASA Quarterly
Exports of Goods and Services 2022 Q2 30,523 26,746 Mil. BGN, SA Quarterly
Imports of Goods and Services 2022 Q2 28,657 25,967 Mil. BGN, SA Quarterly
Real Imports of Goods and Services 2019 Q2 15,177 15,974 Mil. Ch. 2010 BGN, WDASA Quarterly

Release Information

For Bulgaria, quarterly national accounts. Data Buffet contains GDP(E), GDP(I), GDP(O) including GVA, and branch accounts employment.


  • National accounts framework: ESA 2010
  • Industry classification: NACE Rev. 2
  • Measurements:
    • Millions of Bulgarian new lev at chained year-2015 prices (Mil. Ch. 2015 BGN)
    • At current prices (Mil. BGN)
    • Thousands of persons (Ths. #)
  • Adjustments:
    • Working day adjusted and seasonally adjusted (WDASA)
    • Not seasonally adjusted (NSA)
  • Native frequency: Quarterly
  • Start date: As early as 1995Q1


  • GDP(I) - 1995 to 2022 (archive specifier "_22")
  • ESA 2010 at 2010 prices - 1995 to 2019 ("_10")
  • ESA 95 at 2005 prices - 1995 to 2014 ("_E95")
  • ESA 95 at 2001 prices - 2002 to 2010 ("01")
  • ESA 95 at 2000 prices - 1995 to 2011 ("00")

The source writes:

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.

Moody's Analytics supplements

We produce seasonally adjusted versions of the following, using the X-13ARIMA-SEATS program.

  • Employment by industry
  • Expenditure components of GDP
  • Compensation of employees
  • Gross value added by industry

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. 

Further reading

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  • 3 Feb 2023, Phillip Thorne - Properties » Predecessors, Moody's Analytics supplements