National Statistical Institute

Bulgarian Statistical Institute Riven by Scandal over 2011Census Data

Ivan Balev, head of the Demographic and Social Statistics unit of Bulgaria's National Statistical Institute (NSI), has insisted that the 2011 census was deeply flawed.

Balev, as cited by Darik radio, claimed that the shortcomings of the 2011 census were due to mistakes of census workers and statisticians.

Record Low Inflation Rates Measured in February - NSI

The annual inflation by end-February hit record low rates of -2.6%, according to Bulgaria's National Statistical Institute.

The consumer price index (CPI) in February 2014 compared to January 2014 was 99.6%, i.e. the monthly inflation was -0.4%. The inflation rate since the beginning of the year (February 2014 compared to December 2013) was -0.6%, the NSI reports.