Administrative Instructions (AI) on the Sale of Statistical Data, and on the Protection of Statistical Data and Access to Micro Data are approved

  • 04/05/2023

In the Government Meeting, dated April 26, 2023, two Administrative Instructions were approved: Administrative Instruction on the Sale of Statistical Data and the Administrative Instruction on the Protection of Statistical Data and Access to Micro Data.

The purpose of these AIs is to determine the conditions and procedures for the sale of statistical data, as well as to determine the measures for the protection of statistical data, the conditions and rights of users for allowing the use of confidential statistical data.

The provisions of the AI on the sale of statistical data apply to the bearers of official statistics, who provide statistical data, and to the users of official statistics.

Sale of statistical data is considered all statistical data, which are required and are not included in the plan and programme of official statistics. The sale of statistical data applies to users who submit requests for official statistics, which are intended for official use, research, or similar use, and which require significant additional commitment for the bearers of official statistics. The additional commitment cannot serve as a basis for the sale of statistical data in cases where the additional commitment is negligible. Statistical data are sold according to the cost, which includes the expenses for the realization and /or publication of the statistical data.

The provisions of the AI on the protection of statistical data and access to micro data apply to the Kosovo Agency of Statistics and all other actors of the Statistical System of the Republic of Kosovo, as well as users who use of confidential statistical data.

AI also foresee the procedure, conditions, time limits and administrative provisions.