Key national statistics such as demographic and economic indicators (GDP, unemployment, population, etc). To satisfy this category, the following minimum criteria must be met:

  • GDP for the whole country updated at least quarterly
  • Unemployment statistics updated at least monthly
  • Population updated at least once a year

Data Location


The data is available at the National Statistics Institute. It keeps data on quite a lot of aspects of economics and demographics. The data is however only in XLS format (when it is not as PDF) and in Bulgarian language. Bulk download is not possible. Historic data is limited. Despite a detailed data release schedule (see for ex., the data is not always up-to-date.

No change from 2013 was observed on this dataset.

Reviewer comments

Submission accepted, see comments for details.

Data Availability

  • N Openly licensed
  • Y Is the data available for free
  • Y Is the data machine readable
  • Y Available in bulk
  • N Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis
  • Y Is data in digital form
  • Y Publicly available
  • Y Does the data exist
  • Y Is the data available online
  • Yes
  • No
  • Unsure
  • No data


Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   Excel (also available as PDF and HTML though)
Reviewer   Rayna St
Submitters   Mor Rubinstein
Last modified   Fri Oct 31 2014 17:38:51 GMT+0000 (UTC)