This handbook has been prepared as a practical tool at the disposal of compilers of ESA 2010-based national and regional accounts. Its objective is to translate the voluntary EU recommendations on data revisions into specific practices ensuring accurate, reliable, consistent and comparable data. The handbook provides good practices for routine and benchmark revisions as well as for non-scheduled revisions. [+]
This publication provides a detailed view on the territorial typologies at grid, local and regional (NUTS) level, used by Eurostat particularly for disseminating data aggregated by cities, coastal areas or border regions, for example. It helps data suppliers of subnational statistics to ensure coherency and comparability, and end-users to understand and interpret the wide range of official statistics available at a subnational level for the different areas and regions of the EU. [+]
The Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) Methodological Manual represents a comprehensive overview of methods that are used in the compilation process for the HICP. The HICP provides the official measure of consumer price inflation in the euro area and the EU. The manual intends to be a practical guide to all steps necessary to produce an HICP and is thus useful for statisticians who are new to the field of price statistics and statistical offices aiming to set up a similar inflation measure. Users of the HICP, such as businesses, policy-makers and researchers may also find this manual useful to help them understand and interpret HICP data. Subjects covered include the HICP concepts, sampling and price collection procedures, methods for quality adjustment, index calculation and many other. [+]
This handbook of geospatial statistics — based on a point-based statistical information system — aims at promoting, developing and consolidating the use of specific statistical methods available to NSIs. The handbook has been compiled by INSEE with funding from EUROSTAT. It starts off by describing geolocalised data, measuring the importance of spatial effects as well as taking the spatial effects into account, while closing with advanced techniques for graph portioning and confidentiality. It is expected that the practical examples and their implementation in R will make the statistical production process more efficient. [+]
In official statistics there is an increasing demand for indicators at a higher frequency than have traditionally been observed. Eurostat and the European Statistical System (ESS) developed these guidelines to help data producers derive high frequency data (e.g. quarterly or monthly) from low frequency data (e.g. annual) and to address related temporal and accounting constraints. These guidelines are aimed at those involved in the production and analysis of infra-annual European statistics (compiled by Eurostat) and corresponding country specific official statistics compiled by National Statistical Institutes (NSIs). They have been conceived both for experts and beginners. In order to rank the different methods, each issue is discussed following a structure with three parts: a description (free text presenting the problem), a list of options (various possibilities to deal with the specific issue) and a list of ranked alternatives (A,B,C). Namely: [+]
The purpose of this paper is to present the reference methodology for the calculation of the circular material use rate indicator. The circular economy aims at increasing the amount of material recovered and fed back into the economy, therefore reducing the generation of waste and limiting the extraction of primary raw materials. The circular material use rate measures the share of material recovered and fed back into the economy - thus saving extraction of primary raw materials - in overall material use. The European Commission has released a framework to monitor progress towards the circular economy. This indicator is part of that monitoring framework and is used to monitor the progress towards a circular economy on the thematic area of 'secondary raw materials'. [+]
The Statistical requirements compendium, published by Eurostat, serves as a reference document for the EU acquis in statistics. It summarises the key reference information for European statistical production, taking into account new legislation and other developments relevant for European statistics.
The Compendium also serves as the framework for conducting compliance monitoring of the enlargement countries in the area of statistics. The 2018 edition of the Compendium follows an adapted version of the Classification of Statistical Activities (CSA) Rev. 1 2009. [+]
Statistics Explained is an official Eurostat website presenting articles on statistical topics in an easily understandable way. Together, these articles make up an encyclopedia of European statistics for everyone, completed by a statistical glossary clarifying all terms used and by numerous hyperlinks to further information. It is a portal of statistics for non-specialists and more skilled users. This leaflet explains how to find your way on this website. [+]
Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) account for the greatest share of displaced populations globally and there is a growing recognition of the need for accurate and actionable data and statistics on IDPs to inform national response and support policy processes.
As a response to those needs, the 'Technical Report on Statistics of Internally Displaced Persons: Current practice and recommendations for improvement', adopted by the United Nations Statistical Commission in March 2018, provides a stock-take of the current state of official Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) statistics, discusses which coordination mechanisms are requisite when producing IDP statistics and provides preliminary recommendations towards developing a statistical framework on IDPs.
Although a separate product, this report should be read in conjunction with the 'International Recommendations on Refugee Statistics (IRRS)'. The link between these two documents is important. This is not only because of key similarities between the populations concerned, but also because aligning the statistical recommendations they contain is necessary for producing interoperable statistics on different displaced populations in order to inform comprehensive policy and response. [+]