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What is the Kosovo Agency of Statistics - KAS?
Kosovo Agency of Statistics is a professional institution which deals with collection, processing and publication of official statistical data. As such acts since 1948 and has passed through several historical stages, structured according to state regulation of those times.
On 2 August 1999, the Agency has resumed his professional work (after nine years of interruption of all statistical series detrimental to the interest of Kosovo), as an independent institution under the Ministry of Public Administration. Since 12.12.2011 the Agency operates in the frames of the Prime Minister’s Office. Office is funded by the Kosovo Consolidated Budget, but also by donors for specific projects and for technical professional support.
Kosovo Agency of Statistics acts according to the Law No. 04/L-036 which entered into force on 12.12.2011. Strategic development plan 2009-2013 is the middle term implementation for the development of statistical system in correlation with the European Union statistics (EUROSTAT).
What is the mission of KAS?
The mission of the Agency; to meet the needs of users with qualitative statistical data, objective, in time and space so that users have reliable base to conduct regular analysis in the interest of planning and project development at the municipal and country level. To support government institutions, scientific institutes, research academies, businesses in order to provide proper information for decision-makers and other users in Kosovo.
What is the organizational structure of KAS?
Kosovo Agency of Statistics has this organizational structure: production departments; (Department of Economic statistics and National Accounts, Department of Population statistics, Department of Agriculture and Environment statistics and Department of Social statistics. Support Departments; (Department of Methodology and Information Technology, Department of Administration. Within the Agency we also established Office of the Population Census, Households and Dwellings. Regional Offices; Gjakove, Gjilan, Mitrovica, Peja, Prizren, Pristina and Ferizaj
What is the Consumer Price Index and what is Inflation?
Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a relative index that represents the dynamics of change or movement of retail prices for the main articles and services consumed by households in given time period included in groups and subgroups classified according to international nomenclature called COICOP (classification of individual consumption by purpose).
Consumer Price Index (CPI) as a statistical parameter or Cost of Living Index at the same time is as a parameter for the measurement of inflation.
What is the Producer Price Index (PPI)?
Producer Price Index (PPI) is a relative indicator that measures the degree to which prices of goods (products) produced and services vary in a certain period of time. This index is the statistical key for decision making process on economic policy, business and monitoring the inflator and deflator parameters. As a statistical parameter, PPI has a special significance for the estimation (calculation) of the Gross Domestic Product by product approach.
Where are PPI data collected and when started their publishin?
Prices and values of industrial products are collected by manufacturing enterprises with the most influence in Kosovo. Value of product and annual average price is referred for 2007, while since the first quarter of 2008 the index is monitored and calculated continuously in quarterly and annual periods.
Where and how are Import Price Index data collected ?
Prices were collected quarterly in seven regional centers of Kosovo: Gjakova, Gjilan, Mitrovica, Peja, Prizren, Prishtina and Ferizaj and which cover the most representantative import companies which were active in most of the municipalities.
Starting from first quarter 2006, prices for around 180 items from seventy companies have been collected on quarterly basis. During 2006 many new price observations were added and for the period 2007-2008 the number of prices collected was around 250. Since 2009 the number of prices collected was around 300 and from 2011 the number of prices is about 400.
Price data is collected for a sample of typical transactions relating to goods imported in Kosovo.
What is GDP?
Gross domestic product by production approach is the sum of gross value added of all resident producer units (all economic activities).
Gross domestic product by expenditure approach is equal to the sum of final consumption expenditure, gross capital establishment and net exports of goods and services.
Government accounts represent real statement of revenues and government spending within given period .
Total revenues of the General Government in 2010 were 1,449.9 million Euros, which means that there is a decrease in revenue compared with the last year. Donor assistance were 283.9 million Euros (228.2 donor grants from the foreign countries and 55.7 million Euros as investment grants), which represent 19.6% of the total revenue. Participation of donor assistance in General Government revenues in 2010 was small in comparison with previous years (in 2010 was 19.6%, while for 2009 was 22, 3%).
Total General Government expenditure in 2010 was 1,504.4 million Euros of which, current expenses represented 65, 3%. Intermediate consumption (e.g. purchase of goods and services) represents the most important category of current expenditures. The current transfers to households in 2010 compared with 2009 have been increased.
What is the revenue structure of General Government in Kosovo?
Border Revenues represent: value added tax at the border, the border excise, domestic excise, Customs import duties, various customs taxes and unspecified costumes taxes,
The Internal Revenue present: value added tax, personal income tax, corporation tax, profit tax, Presumptive tax and other unspecified revenues from tax administration.
Donations represent Government donations received from donors.
Revenues from sale and interest include admission to the Central and Local levels, which are not Collected by Tax Administration, but are administered by other budget organizations central and local level.
Under which system are compiled foreign trade statistics in Kosovo?
External trade statistics are compiled in accordance with the ‘special’ system (facilitating definition) of recording international trade. By this system, imports and exports are recorded at the time when goods move across the territory (or area) under the free flow that is the part when goods may be sold without any customs restriction. The facilitating definition means that beside regular import and export transactions, also inward and outward processing is included.
Special imports include imports of foreign goods into the free flow area for consumption, for processing and after outward processing.
Special exports include exports of goods originating in the free circulation area, goods after inward processing and goods for outward processing.
Goods in transit are excluded.
What sources have been used for data collection on foreign trade statistics in Kosovo?
Trade statistics are mainly composed by the documentation submitted to customs authorities by importers or exporters (or their agents). This document is the Single Customs Administrative Document (SAD), which is used for customs clearance purposes. Customs information system holds information on the document. Additional sources of data are administrative data for import and export of electricity.
What do we mean by coefficient of masculinity, vitality and mortality?
Vitality: It is the ratio between live births and the number of residents (estimated at 1000 inhabitants).
Which are the reporting units for collection of statistical data on Marriages and Divorces in Kosovo?
Reporting units for Marriages are Civil Status Offices -Registrar Offices, while for divorces are the District Courts.
Data are collected by particular statistical questionnaire, DM-3 for marriages and SHK-1 for divorces. Statistical questionnaire for divorces SHK-1, is filled by authorized judge for divorce at the time when the decision becomes final.
So, for marriage is very important application of the law regulations on recordings of vital events (marriages) in register book in civil registry offices.
What data on Social Welfare in Kosovo can provide KAS?
Social Welfare Department - provides data on beneficiaries of social assistance, data for abandoned children, data for elderly and persons without family home care located in the elderly home, data for people with special needs in the Institute of Shtime.
Department of Pensions Administration - provides data for basic pensions, pensions by payment-contributions and pensions for persons with special needs,
Department of Martyrs' Families and War Invalids - provides data on pensions granted to martyrs' families and war invalids . These data will serve as important data to get familiar with the social environment in Kosovo.
What statistical data provides KAS for culture in Kosovo?
This publication contains statistical data for 2010, related to cultural activities of cinemas, theaters, galleries, museums, libraries, ensembles, and provides information on the number of people employed in these cultural institutions.
What is the purpose of publishing the results of Household Budget Survey?
The aim of publishing the results of household budget survey, is to provide statistical data on income, consumption and statistical data for other similar issues related to households living standard in Kosovo.
KAS presents summarized results for consumption, expenditure and incomes of households for different time periods, and with these data aims alleviating the lack of information in the field of households living standard in Kosovo.
What data on education in Kosovo provides KAS and which questionnaires are used for collection of these data?
This publication contains statistical data for preschool, kindergartens and daily care centers, primary and lower secondary education statistics, statistics of primary and lower secondary education in special schools, education statistics for secondary special schools, statistics of upper secondary education and tertiary education statistics. Reporting units for data collection are daily care centers, kindergartens – pre-elementary, primary and lower secondary schools, upper secondary schools and Central Administration of the
For data collection were used these questionnaires:
Questionnaires for pre-elementary
Questionnaires for elementary, lower secondary education
Questionnaires for upper secondary education
Questionnaires for elementary, lower secondary education in special schools
Questionnaires for upper secondary education in special schools
Where was based the data collection on Producer Price Index in Agriculture?
The price collection was carried out at markets, farms and other places where prices on agriculture products are available.
The products which make up the base for the Output Price Index are divided into two main groups: Crop- and Animal Output. Within Crop Output, prices are collected under the following groups; Cereals, Forage plants, Vegetables, Potatoes and Fruits. Within Animal Output, prices are collected for Animals and Animal Product. For Animals prices are collected for four categories; Cattle, Sheep, Pigs and Poultry. These prices are based on the live weight of the animals. Within animal products prices are collected for Milk, Eggs and Honey. All prices are calculated in Euro and the measurement unit is in kg, liter and piece.
Which are key indicators published by department of environmental statistics and the methods of their collection?
Department of Environmental statistics: publishes data on various environmental indicators such as: municipal waste statistics, industrial waste statistics, water, air, bio-diversity,soil, energy, agriculture, and transport. The data are collected from annual surveys and institutions dealing with monitoring environmental indicators (administrative data).
Department of Environmental statistics produces statistics according to EUROSTAT methodology, requirements and recommendations
Where can I find the data from the last population census?
Why the census is important?
Enumeration of total population will enable many activities that otherwise could not be initiated due to lack of the data on population and households in Kosovo - activities that affect the acceleration of development of our country.
The data from the Population and Household Census contain detailed information,of which benefit all, because not only institutions and business but also individuals who posses them, will be able to conduct analysis and evidence-based researches that will assist in genuine development at state and individual level.
Census enables us to be in the map of European censuses. While census has been conducted according to European standard, the census data are the processes through which must passed in order to join to European Union and to other international organizations. Internationally recognized Census represents an important criterion for joining the EU .
Due to the positive effect that will provide the data derived from the census, which by being available to anyone interested, provide even more value to the Census process, that is one of the major steps undertaken in Kosovo so far.