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In pursuance of the Law on Official Statistics of the Republic of Lithuania, Statistics Lithuania coordinates the activity of other institutions managing official statistics in the field of official statistics.
Agreements with producers of official statistics (in Lithuanian)
Statistics Lithuania applies statistical methods for the collection, processing, analysis of statistical data and releases statistical information on economic, social, demographic, and environmental changes in the country at the national and regional levels. The main tasks of Statistics Lithuania are set in the Regulations of Statistics Lithuania.
Statistical information prepared according to Part I of the Law on Official Statistics is available and provided free of charge to everyone interested in the country’s economic and societal development.
Mission of Statistics Lithuania
To prepare and disseminate official statistics necessary for decision-making and to inform the public about issues relevant to the country as well as to create and develop the State Data Governance Information System.
Timely production and provision of objective and reliable statistical information with regard to changing needs, and consolidation of the data required for the State’s information needs in the State Data Governance System by ensuring their quality and security.
Strategic directions and objectives for 2018–2022:
Official statistics based on user needs
Production of statistical information with regard to its necessity and new challenges
Earlier publication of statistical information
Publication of statistical information in more understandable and visually attractive manner
Educating the users of statistical information
Modernisation of activity processes and organisational structure
Increasing the effectiveness of statistical information production and dissemination
Sustainable institutional environment and culture
Fostering a good image and reputation, developing trust in Statistics Lithuania
Developing a motivated and loyal professional community
Striving for social responsibility
The general principles of the organisation of official statistics are established by the Law on Official Statistics of the Republic of Lithuania. The activity of Statistics Lithuania is also regulated by other national and EU legislation.
The Statistical Council is an advisory body to Statistics Lithuania that gives advice regarding organisational and methodological statistics-related issues.
The Advisory Commission of the Director General of Statistics Lithuania discusses key organisational and methodological issues, draft publications, legislation and planning documents, results of the implementation of strategic goals and activity improvement, reports of the executives of the structural divisions of Statistics Lithuania, etc. The members of this commission include the Director General of Statistics Lithuania – the commission chair – and deputies Director General, the executives of some structural divisions of Statistics Lithuania, other public servants. The meetings are held on the last Tuesday of the month; if necessary, the date of the meetings can be changed.
In order to analyse and improve other aspects of the performance of the official statistical system, interinstitutional or Statistics Lithuania-based commissions and working groups are formed.
The Lithuanian Statistical System comprises Statistics Lithuania, the Bank of Lithuania and other institutions and agencies managing official statistics that carry out statistical work provided in the Official Statistics Programme.
The institutions managing official statistics in their activity follow:
- Official statistics production and dissemination guidelines, approved by Order No DĮ-123 of 29 May 2018 of Director General of Statistics Lithuania;
- Description of the procedure for the preparation of statistical work (survey) methodology or description, approved by Order No DĮ-124 of 29 May 2018 of the Director General of Statistics Lithuania;
- Description of the procedure for the preparation of statistical questionnaires, approved by Order No DĮ-125 of 29 May 2018 of the Director General of Statistics Lithuania.
Document updated: 2021-08-24