CoverNational requirements for the Intrastat system — 2021 edition

Intrastat is the system used in the production of statistics relating to the trading of goods in the European single market. This document is primarily aimed at the providers of statistical information within the Intrastat system; it informs on what to report and how, in accordance with the respective national requirements. At the same time, it may be of interest to anyone wishing to understand how the Intrastat data collection works, both at national level and between the National Statistical Authorities and Eurostat. [+]

CoverMethodology for calculating harmonised risk indicators for pesticides under Directive 2009/128/EC - 2021 edition 

Harmonised Risk Indicators are needed to estimate the trends in risk from pesticide use. Harmonised Risk Indicators are defined in the Directive 2009/128/EC establishing a framework for Community action to achieve the sustainable use of pesticides (the Sustainable Use Directive). These indicators are necessary to measure progress in meeting the main objective of the Directive - the reduction of risks from pesticide use for human health and the environment. The European Commission shall calculate them for the EU, and Member States should calculate the Harmonised Risk Indicators at a national level. The data to be used for the calculations shall be statistical data collected in accordance with Union legislation concerning statistics on plant protection products, i.e. Regulation (EC) No 1185/2009 on pesticide statistics, and other relevant data. This document is intended to provide information to Member States to assist them in meeting their obligations under Article 15(2) of Directive 2009/128/EC. [+]

CoverProducing environmental accounts with environmentally extended input output analysis — 2021 edition 

This report demonstrates the potential of environmentally extended input output analysis (EEIO) as recommended by the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA). It presents practical examples produced and disseminated by statistical offices. [+]

CoverApplying the Degree of Urbanisation — A methodological manual to define cities, towns and rural areas for international comparisons — 2021 edition

This manual has been produced in close collaboration by six organisations — the European Commission, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and The World Bank.

It presents a harmonised methodology to facilitate international statistical comparisons and to classify the entire territory of a country along an urban-rural continuum. The degree of urbanisation classification defines cities, towns and semi-dense areas, and rural areas.

This manual is intended to complement and not replace the definitions used by national statistical offices (NSOs) and ministries. It has been designed principally as a guide for data producers, suppliers and statisticians so that they have the necessary information to implement the methodology and ensure coherency within their data collections. It may also be of interest to users of subnational statistics so they may better understand, interpret and use official subnational statistics for taking informed decisions and policymaking. [+]

CoverMeasuring and communicating uncertainty in official statistics: state of the art and perspectives — 2021 edition

This paper examines the state-of-the-art methodologies that are available to measure and communicate uncertainties on official statistics in reports, publications and online resources. Our aim is to investigate the available tools for a more accurate representation of inherent uncertainties underlying economic and social statistics. For a complete assessment, we evaluate different categories of uncertainty ranging from sampling and non-sampling ones to conceptual uncertainty. We also briefly address some aspects of uncertainty, not necessarily related to its measurement, which could help in better understanding and interpreting it. Moreover, we discuss the quantification of uncertainty through quantitative methods and we investigate different communication tools applied by prominent European agencies. Further, together with some concluding remarks, we formulate a first series of recommendations addressed to statistical authorities. [+]

CoverCompendium of methodological clarifications — ESSPROS: European system of integrated social protection statistics — 2021 edition

The European System of Integrated Social Protection Statistics (ESSPROS) aims to collect comparable statistical data by enforcing a common methodology. Given the different national social protection systems and their continuous adaptation to emerging needs, inevitably there are cases of interventions for which the methodology does not provide clear guidance on whether or not they should be included in ESSPROS and how they should be reported. This document provides a compendium of the analysis performed in order to give methodological clarifications, including cases where changes to the ESSPROS methodology were proposed and adopted by the Working Group on Social Protection Statistics. [+]

CoverStatistical Requirements Compendium — 2021 edition

The Statistical Requirements Compendium (SRC), 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 SRC also serves as the framework for conducting compliance monitoring of the enlargement countries in the area of statistics. The 2021 edition of the Compendium follows the structure introduced in the 2017 edition, in line with the adapted version of the Classification of Statistical Activities (CSA) Rev.1 2009. For reference purpose the former modules codes are listed in the correspondence table in the table of orientation at the end of the Compendium. [+]

CoverThe interactive European System of Accounts — ESA 2010

The interactive European System of Accounts (ESA 2010) is a digital tool developed by Eurostat that allows users to easily browse within ESA 2010 as well as between ESA 2010 and selected related publications.

ESA 2010 is an internationally compatible accounting framework for a systematic and detailed description of an economy. It is applied by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, and all the EU Member States and the other countries in the European Statistical System. The structure of ESA 2010 is consistent with the worldwide guidelines on national accounting set out in the System of National Accounts 2008. [+]

CoverEuropean business statistics compiler's manual for international trade in goods statistics — 2021 edition

This Compilers Manual is meant to serve as a practical reference document for all National Statistical Authorities involved in the compilation of European trade in goods statistics. It is not intended to replace or complement any national instructions regulating the provision of statistical information by the economic operators involved in intra- and extra-EU trade in goods. [+]

CoverEuropean business statistics compilers’ manual for trade by enterprise characteristics — 2021 edition

The main objective of this Compilers’ Manual is to provide a comprehensive overview of the compilation of indicators on trade in goods by enterprise characteristics (TEC). It aims to serve as a methodological handbook providing the necessary definitions, instructions and methodological guidance for the regular compilation of TEC statistics. [+]

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