Bulgaria - Services, etc., value added (% of GDP)

Services, etc., value added (% of GDP) in Bulgaria was 66.99 as of 2016. Its highest value over the past 36 years was 67.84 in 2010, while its lowest value was 21.74 in 1986.

Definition: Services correspond to ISIC divisions 50-99 and they include value added in wholesale and retail trade (including hotels and restaurants), transport, and government, financial, professional, and personal services such as education, health care, and real estate services. Also included are imputed bank service charges, import duties, and any statistical discrepancies noted by national compilers as well as discrepancies arising from rescaling. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The industrial origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Note: For VAB countries, gross value added at factor cost is used as the denominator.

Source: World Bank national accounts data, and OECD National Accounts data files.

See also:

Year Value
1980 30.90
1981 29.73
1982 24.97
1983 25.12
1984 24.11
1985 25.25
1986 21.74
1987 29.09
1988 30.96
1989 31.76
1990 33.78
1991 39.30
1992 43.57
1993 51.52
1994 51.88
1995 56.94
1996 65.77
1997 53.74
1998 59.98
1999 60.13
2000 61.57
2001 61.05
2002 62.40
2003 62.07
2004 63.51
2005 63.25
2006 63.03
2007 64.04
2008 63.38
2009 64.72
2010 67.84
2011 65.46
2012 65.84
2013 67.08
2014 67.60
2015 67.34
2016 66.99

Limitations and Exceptions: In the services industry the many self-employed workers and one-person businesses are sometimes difficult to locate, and they have little incentive to respond to surveys, let alone to report their full earnings. Compounding these problems are the many forms of economic activity that go unrecorded, including the work that women and children do for little or no pay.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Gross domestic product (GDP) represents the sum of value added by all its producers. Value added is the value of the gross output of producers less the value of intermediate goods and services consumed in production, before accounting for consumption of fixed capital in production. The United Nations System of National Accounts calls for value added to be valued at either basic prices (excluding net taxes on products) or producer prices (including net taxes on products paid by producers but excluding sales or value added taxes). Both valuations exclude transport charges that are invoiced separately by producers. Total GDP is measured at purchaser prices. Value added by industry is normally measured at basic prices.

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual

General Comments: Note: Data for OECD countries are based on ISIC, revision 4.


Topic: Economic Policy & Debt Indicators

Sub-Topic: National accounts