Production of commodities


  1. Contact
  2. Metadata update
  3. Statistical presentation
  4. Measurement unit(s)

  5. Reference period
  6. Institutional mandate
  7. Confidentiality
  8. Release policy
  9. Frequency of dissemination
  10. Accessibility and clarity
  11. Methodological documentation

  12. Quality management
  13. Relevance
  14. Accuracy and reliability
  15. Timeliness and punctuality
  16. Coherence and comparability
  17. Coherence
  18. Response burden

  19. Data revision

  20. Statistical processing
  21. Comments and other information

1 Contact
1.1 Contact organisation

Statistics Lithuania

1.2 Contact organisation unit

Short-Term Business Statistics Division

1.3 Contact name

Žaneta Gold

1.4 Contact person function

Chief Specialist

1.5 Contact mail address

29 Gedimino Ave., LT-01500 Vilnius, Lithuania

1.6 Contact email address

1.7 Contact phone number

+370 5 236 4709

1.8 Contact fax number

+370 5 236 4877

2 Metadata update
2.1 Metadata last certified


2.2 Metadata last posted 2020-08-07
2.3 Metadata last update 2020-08-06
3 Statistical presentation

Description of statistical information (main characteristics, purpose)

Objective – to produce and provide for users statistical information on industrial production and sales in volume and value terms.


Classifications(s), classification system

Classification of Products and Services (PGPK);

National version (EVRK Rev. 2) of the Statistical Classification of Economic Activities in the European Community (NACE);

Classification of Administrative Units and Populated Localities of the Republic of Lithuania (LR AVGVK 2018) (only in Lithuanian);

Classification of territorial units for statistics NUTS).


3.3 Sector coverage

Non-financial enterprises

3.4 Statistical concepts and definitions

Production produced refers to the physical volume of production produced within the territory of Lithuania during the reference period, including that produced for own needs.

Production sold refers to the physical volume and value of the sales of production produced and/or production produced on order during the reference period. Goods meant for resale are not included.

Value of industrial work done refers to the income received or receivable for the work done or services provided.

3.5 Statistical unit


3.6 Statistical population

Industrial enterprises (EVRK Rev. 2 sections B and C) and non-industrial enterprises engaged in industrial activities.

3.7 Reference area

The whole territory of the country, Capital Region and Region of Central and Western Lithuania, counties

3.8 Time coverage

From 1995

3.9 Base period


Measurement unit(s)

Industrial production – EUR and respective unit of quantity.

5 Reference period

Month, year

6 Institutional mandate
6.1 Legal acts and other agreements

Council Regulation (EEC) No 3924/91 of 19 December 1991 on the establishment of a Community survey of industrial production, as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1893/2006 of 20 December 2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council;

Council Regulation (EC) No 1165/98 of 19 May 1998 concerning short-term statistics, as last amended by Commission Regulation (EU) No 461/2012 of 31 May 2012;

Commission Regulation (EU) 1872/2016 of 6 October 2016 establishing for 2016 the ‘Prodcom list’ of industrial products provided for by Council Regulation (EEC) No 3924/91;

Director of Statistics Lithuania, November 25, 2016. Order No. 252, approved by the PGPK 2016 national (only in Lithuanian).


Data sharing and exchange

Meat and dairy product production data are received from the state enterprise Agricultural Information and Rural Business Centre.

7 Confidentiality

Confidentiality policy

In the process of statistical data collection, processing and analysis and dissemination of statistical information, Statistics Lithuania fully guarantees the confidentiality of the data submitted by respondents (households, enterprises, institutions, organisations and other statistical units), as defined in the Confidentiality Policy Guidelines of Statistics Lithuania.

7.2 Confidentiality - data treatment

Description of Statistical Disclosure Control Methods, approved by Order No DĮ-124 of 27 May 2008 of the Director General of Statistics Lithuania.

Integrated Statistical Information System Data Security Regulations and Rules for the Secure Management of Electronic Information in the Integrated Statistical Information System, approved by Order No DĮ-240 of 16 September 2020 of the Director General of Statistics Lithuania.

8 Release policy
8.1 Release calendar

 Statistical information is published on the Official Statistics Portal according to the Official Statistics Calendar


Link to the release calendar

Official Statistics Calendar


Release procedure

Statistical information is published following the Official Statistics Dissemination Policy Guidelines and Statistical Information Preparation and Dissemination Rules (only in Lithuanian).

9 Frequency of dissemination

Monthly, annual

10 Accessibility and clarity
10.1 News release

A news release is published on the 177th day after the end of the reference period.



From 2017 only electronic database version available



Database of Indicators (Business statistics -> Industry-> Production of commodities)


Access to micro data

Microdata are available and provided for scientific purposes according to the provisions set in the Description of Procedures for the Provision of Confidential Statistical Data for Scientific Purposes. More information is available on the Official Statistics Portal, at Data for scientific purposes.

Public data files: users are also provided with opportunity to access public files with statistical data on observation units. More information is available on the Official Statistics Portal, at Public data files.

10.5 Other

Eurostat database 

Statistical information can be prepared and provided according to individual requests (for more information see Official Statistics Portal)


Methodological documentation


Statistical survey on industrial production


12 Quality management
12.1 Quality assurance

The quality of statistical information and its production process is ensured by the provisions of the European Statistics Code of Practice and ESS Quality Assurance Framework

In 2007, a quality management system, conforming to the requirements of the international quality management system standard ISO 9001, was introduced at Statistics Lithuania. The main trends in activity of Statistics Lithuania aimed at quality management and continuous development in the institution are established in the Quality Policy. Monitoring of the quality indicators of statistical processes and their results and self-evaluation of statistical survey managers is regularly carried out in order to identify the areas which need improvement and to promptly eliminate the shortcomings.

12.2 Quality assessment

Statistical information is compared with previous periods, other national statistical survey results, other countries, respective survey results. Unit prices are compared with the median unit prices of European countries. The collection and compilation of statistical information was not affected by COVID-19.

13 Relevance
13.1 User needs

The main users of statistical information are State and municipal authorities and agencies, international organisations, the media, research and business communities, students, whose needs are satisfied without a breach of the confidentiality principle

13.2 User satisfaction

From 2005, user opinion surveys have been conducted on a regular basis. Official Statistics Portal traffic is monitored, website visitor opinion polls, general opinion poll on the products and services of Statistics Lithuania, target user group opinion polls and other surveys are conducted. In 2007, the compilation of a user satisfaction index was launched. The said surveys are aimed at the assessment of the overall demand for and necessity of statistical information in general and specific statistical indicators in particular.

More information on user surveys and their results is available in section User surveys on the Statistics Lithuania website.


Completeness of statistical information

Statistical information on the production of commodities is published by all commodities manufactured in Lithuania, coded according to the PGPK (Prodcom list).


Data completeness - rate

100 per cent of information produced in accordance with the  Official Statistics Programme, Part I is published.

14 Accuracy and reliability
14.1 Overall accuracy

The accuracy of the survey data is assessed according to a 90 per cent rule. A sample is drawn at the EVRK Rev. 2 class level. The enterprises with the largest sales, in value terms, whose sales value makes up no less than 90 per cent of the total annual sales in that class, are selected.


Sampling error


Non-sampling error


Non-response error

Unit non-response rate

For 2019 unit non-responce rate - 0,47%

Item non-response rate

15 Timeliness and punctuality


Statistical information is published on the 30th day after the end of the reference month.



Statistical information is published in accordance with an Official Statistics Calendar. In case of delay, users are notified in advance by indicating the reason and a new date of publication.


Percentage of statistical information released on time

100 per cent

16 Coherence and comparability

Geographical comparability

Statistical information is comparable across the EU.


Comparability over time

Full comparability is ensured.


Length of comparable time series

From 1995

17 Coherence

Cross-domain coherence

The values of the indicators are coherent with short-term industrial enterprise survey, foreign trade, energy balance data, median prices of the Eurostat’s Prodcom survey units.


Internal coherence

Product codes are coherent across different Prodcom versions; the values of production and sales indicators are cross-checked; product unit prices are verified.


Response burden

In 2019, the average time spent by a respondent on the filling-in of the statistical questionnaire P-12 – 45.9 minutes.


Data revision


Revision policy

The revision policy of Statistics Lithuania is provided in the document General Principles behind the Performance, Analysis and Announcement of Revisions of Statistical Indicators.


Revision practice

The results published are final and not revised later.


Average of the change obtained during the revision

20 Statistical processing

Statistical data source

Data from a monthly statistical survey on the production of industrial commodities (statistical questionnaire P-12). Administrative data source – data from the state enterprise Agricultural Information and Rural Business Centre.


Periodicity of statistical data collection



Statistical data collection

Through the electronic statistical data preparation and transfer system e-Statistics, by email, fax.

Survey questionnaire (only in Lithuanian).


Statistical data validation

At the primary data entry stage, checks are performed in accordance with the control procedures described in the technical specification. Statistical information is compared with that from other countries and other statistical surveys.In case of non-response, statistical data imputation is applied. Missing data are entered using short-term statistics and previous periods’ data. Outliers are identified and analysed. In case of significant deviations, data suppliers are contacted, and data are corrected, if needed.

20.5 Data compilation

Data checking, editing, the estimation of data on enterprises which have not responded, aggregation, calculation and analysis are performed.

The statistical information production process is described in the Methodology of the statistical survey on industrial production (only in Lithuanian).

20.6 Adjustment



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