Bulgaria - Net Exports

Bulgaria: Net Exports

Unit Mil. BGN, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Quarterly 322.62 %
Data 2021 Q3 1,708
2021 Q2 404.19

Series Information

Source National Statistics Institute (NSI) - Republic of Bulgaria
Release National Accounts
Frequency Quarterly
Start Date 3/31/1995
End Date 9/30/2021

Bulgaria: Trade

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Balance of Goods Sep 2021 269.61 738.68 Mil. BGN, NSA Monthly
Current Account Balance Sep 2021 -151.42 422.58 Mil. BGN, NSA Monthly
Exports of Goods Sep 2021 5,987 5,453 Mil. BGN, NSA Monthly
Imports of Goods Sep 2021 6,396 6,028 Mil. BGN, NSA Monthly
Net Exports 2021 Q3 1,708 404.19 Mil. BGN, NSA Quarterly
Exports of Goods and Services 2021 Q2 20,748 19,704 Mil. BGN, SA Quarterly
Imports of Goods and Services 2021 Q2 19,833 18,756 Mil. BGN, SA Quarterly
Real Exports of Goods and Services 2021 Q2 16,565 16,647 Mil. Ch. 2015 BGN, WDASA Quarterly
Real Net Exports 2021 Q2 -1,475 -1,556 Mil. Ch. 2015 BGN, WDASA Quarterly
Real Imports of Goods and Services 2019 Q2 15,177 15,974 Mil. Ch. 2010 BGN, WDASA Quarterly

Release Information

For Bulgaria, 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


  • 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. #)
  • Adjustment:
    • Working day adjusted and seasonally adjusted (WDASA)
    • Not seasonally adjusted (NSA)
  • Native frequency: Quarterly
  • Start date: As early as 1995Q1


  • ESA 2010 at 2010 prices, 1995 to 2019
  • ESA 95 at 2005 prices, 1995 to 2014
  • ESA 95 at 2000 prices, 1995 to 2011

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:

  • Expenditure components of GDP
  • Gross value added by industry
  • Employment 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. 

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