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Transport Statistics

      1. Kosovo Agency of Statistics - KAS
      1. Division of Economic Statistics – Enterprise Section.
      1. Hysni Elshani
      1. Senior Officer for Enterprise Statistics.
      1. Street “Zenel Salihu” no 4. 10000 Pristina, Kosovo.
      1. hysni.elshani@rks-gov.net
      1. + 381 38 200 31 133
      1. No fax number available. The fax number is general for the office: +381 38 235 033.
      1. 20/11/2015
      1. 20/11/2015
      1. 20/11/2017
      1. Starting from the constant demand of various internal and external users for statistical data and information, and based on the EUROSTAT manuals and recommendations we have tried through some basic indicators to prepare a publication for Transport Statistics and Telecommunication. The purpose of the publication is to highlight the development trend of this sector for the country's economy. We believe that this publication will serve as a useful reference point for all users of KAS statistical data and will serve as useful and relevant economic information for Kosovo.
      1. No classification is applied.
      1. Statistics covering the economic sector.
      1. Public road - the surface of general importance for traffic, which can be used by participants in traffic under the rules, set by the competent body; Motorway - public road particularly built and designated for the movement of motor vehicles, marked with special traffic, which is physically separated by circular area for movement from opposite directions of lanes of a width of at least 3,5 meters, depending on the terrain configuration, with one lane for emergency stops on both sides of the highway, the width of at least 2,5 meters. National road - a public road officially categorized as a national road which connects two or more towns and which may serve as a link to regions outside Kosovo; Regional road - a public road which connects important economic centres of two or more regions. Local road - a public road officially categorized as a local road that connects habitable spaces within a municipality settlement; Urban road - a public road which connects habitable spaces within a municipality settlement. Uncategorized road - a road not designated as a public road, but used for traffic as the road to use the forest, accumulative lake road, the road for agriculture destination and similar.
      1. Ministry of Infrastructure - Roads Directorate, PTK (Post and Telecommunication of Kosovo), Pristina International Airport "Adem Jashari" - LIMAC and Kosovo Railways.
      1. The administrative data are taken in the aggregated form.
      1. Kosovo (national level)
      1. Time series 2005 - 2011, publication of transportation has been under a yearly basis and was published in 2012. From Q1 data are on quarterly basis and the recent publication is Q3 2017.
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      1. Roads appear in kilometers (km). Number of passengers and number of flights in amount. Transfer of goods in amount.
      1. The various statistics are generally presented on quarterly basis.
      1. Statistical units, natural and legal persons, regardless of whether they have a legal personality or not, are obliged to provide complete, updated and truthful information to the KAS and other producers of official statistics in appropriate form, timely and free of charge determined by the producer of official statistics, defined in article 2, Law No. 04/L-036 ON OFFICIAL STATISTICS OF REPUBLIC OF KOSOVO.
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      1. The KAS publishes yearly an advanced release calendar for all its publication for the current year. The calendar is publicly accessible on the KAS website.
      1. http://ask.rks-gov.net/en/news/release-calendar/
      1. The general policy is that before publishing statistics on the Kosovo Agency of Statistics web site a press release is available, also on the web site, to inform users and media. All users get access to data at the same time.
      1. The dissemination of data is quarterly.
      1. News releases on-line at the time of data dissemination.
      1. KAS publications, tables and material for press release are always available in three languages: Albanian, English and Serbian.
      1. KAS has online database: http://askdata.rks-gov.net/PXWeb/pxweb/en/askdata
      1. Users do not have direct access to micro-data, but by law researchers and institutions can request access through KAS.
      1. Data on statistics are also published in the KAS Statistical Yearbook: http://ask.rks-gov.net/media/3637/statistical-yearbook-of-the-republic-of-kosovo-2017.pdf
      1. A brief explanation of the definitions, key concepts and methodological explanations for users is presented in the publication of data: http://ask.rks-gov.net/en/kosovo-agency-of-statistics/add-news/transport-statistics-q3-2017.
      1. KAS is committed to quality assurance in the production of official statistics. Based on the "Law On Official Statistics, Law 04 / L-036", KAS uses statistical methods and processes in accordance with internationally accepted scientific principles and standards and conducts ongoing analyzes in order to improve the quality and delivery of updated statistics. In carrying out its duties, KAS follows the overall quality management principles, in line with the European Statistics Code of Practice. KAS has developed a Quality Statement which is available on the KAS website: http://ask.rks-gov.net/media/1890/statement-of-quality.pdf . The document lists eleven principles, much in line with the CoP principles like professional independence and statistical confidentiality, on which the work of KAS is based.
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      1. During July 2017, in Kosovo Agency of Statistics was conducted the process of assessment of the Kosovo Statistical System through the “Peer Review” approach.
      1. Given the constant demands from the various internal and external users for data and statistical information, and based on the manuals and recommendations of EUROSTAT, we tried through some basic indicators to prepare a publication for Statistics of Transport and Telecommunications. Users of these are Post and Telecommunications, Ministry of Transport and different scientific, media and students users for different research.
      1. One of the key elements to ensure the quality of statistical data is the measurement of the satisfaction of users. The survey aims to gather comprehensive information on the needs and requirements of users of official statistical data. Through this survey the users of statistical data have expressed their thoughts and opinions regarding statistical views, they have provided advice and suggestions regarding their needs for statistics and how to improve these statistical data in the future. This survey was conducted during the conference held with the users of statistical data, in which 11 users responded. The questionnaire contained eight questions and included various topics: the use of statistical data, evaluation of KAS in general, the assessment of the site in KAS, evaluating the quality of statistical data, etc. More detailed information on this survey can be found on the web: http://ask.rks-gov.net/media/1906/report-from-the-user-satisfaction-survey.pdf .
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      1. The reference period is quarterly (July 1 – September 30, 2017). Data for each quarter are published 30 days after the reference period.
      1. Delay time is 0.
      1. The statistics refer only to the national level.
      1. There are no breakdowns in time series.
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      1. The internal consistency of the data is checked before it is finalized. The links between the variables and the coherence in their series is also checked. The data are coherent in the internal aspect.
      1. The data are administrative and are taken 7 days after sending the request for information. Data processing requires analyzing, tabulating and publishing them within 12 days.
      1. There is no revision policy at KAS.
      1. No revisions have been carried out.
      1. Source of data are: Ministry of Infrastructure - Roads Directorate, PTK (Post and Telecommunication of Kosovo), Pristina International Airport "Adem Jashari" - LIMAC and Kosovo Railways.
      1. Data collection is 20 days after the end of the quarter.
      1. Data collection is done through electronic mail.
      1. Upon completion of data collection, we proceed with further logic examination.
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      1. Seasonal adjustment is not yet implemented.
      1. “Agency shall ensure that individual data collected for statistical purposes, whether collected from natural or legal persons, or bodies and organizations of the public administration (hereinafter “Respondents”), are handled in a strictly confidential manner and used exclusively for statistical purposes. Law 04/L-036, Article 34. “All respondents shall be obliged, in accordance with the applicable law, to cooperate and provide timely and accurately statistical data to the Agency, and to cooperate with the Agency to verify the accuracy of the collected data. Law 04/L-036, Article 21: http://ask.rks-gov.net/media/2024/law-on-officiial-statistics.pdf .
      1. Access to confidential data shall be permitted only to persons who are in charge of producing the official statistics up to that level that these data are necessary for producing statistics. Article 37, Law No. 04/L-036: http://ask.rks-gov.net/media/2024/law-on-officiial-statistics.pdf .