EU training about the use of administrative data to produce economic statistics for the ENP-S countries (MEDSTAT IV)
October 30, 2018
Representatives from ENP-S countries (Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia) visited the NSI of Bulgaria on 23-25 October 2018 to learn more about the use of administrative files to update the business register and as a source for economic statistics. This approach may be an efficient option to substitute for some of the regular business surveys, thus allowing substantial budget saving.
Over the course of three days visit, nine presentations were delivered by the staff of the NSIO-Bulgaria on various related issues such as the Bulgarian and European regulations for business statistics, the business register and its regular updating, the use of the accounting documents database of the Ministry of Finance and the estimates made for the national accounts.
The discussions were very lively on all the presentations made and the most frequent topics for questions related to the completeness of the data for some industries, the treatment of the informal sector and the one of the non-profit institutions.