State Statistical Office
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
The State Statistical Office is specialised and independent organisation within the state administration in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The basic functions of the institution are collecting, processing and disseminating statistical data about the demographic, social and economic situation of the country’s society.
Besides that, the State Statistical Office is the primary bearer and coordinator of the statistical system of the country, the responsible institution for international cooperation in the field of statistics, for defining the statistical methodologies and standards, as well as for providing protection of the individual data collected from individual persons and legal entities.
The State Statistical Office is realising its activity in accordance to the Law on State Statistics (1997, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016) together with the other participants in the statistical system of the country defined in the Programme for Statistical Surveys (2013-2017).
Official statistics is produced in accordance to the principles of impartiality, expert independence, objectivity, rationality and individual data protection.
The strategic objectives and the basic values are defined in the Strategic Plan, 2017-2019 and according to this document the vision of the State Statistical Office is to be recognised as an institution that provides quality, timely and internationally comparable statistical data.
The State Statistical Office is located in Skopje and 307 persons (situation: January 2016) work in the institution. Since January 2015, the State Statistical Office is being managed by Mrs. Lidija Kostovska, who is responsible for her work before the Government of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. In order to fulfill the professional challenges, in 2015, the new organisational scheme of the institution was brought.
Expert and advisory body of the state statistics is the Statistical Council . The Council members are appointed by the Parliament of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.