Croatian Statistical System

The activities of official statistics in the Republic of Croatia are carried out by the Croatian Bureau of Statistics and other bodies (producers of official statistics) authorised to carry out these activities pursuant to the Official Statistics Act and the Programme of Statistical Activities of the Republic of Croatia.

The official statistical system of the Republic of Croatia is governed by the Official Statistics Act (Official Gazette, No. 25/20).
 
Pursuant to the Official Statistics Act, the producers of official statistics are the Croatian Bureau of Statistics, as the central body, and the Croatian National Bank.
 
Pursuant to the Programme of Statistical Activities of the Republic of Croatia, the producers of official statistics are the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Green Transition, the Croatian Institute of Public Health, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.


In accordance with the Official Statistics Act, the Croatian Bureau of Statistics is the main producer, disseminator and coordinator of the official statistics system and the main representative of the national statistical system before the European and international bodies competent for statistics.

In order to coordinate and ensure efficiency and quality in the development, production and dissemination of official statistics, especially in connection with determining the methodological basis for conducting statistical surveys, the Croatian Bureau of Statistics established the Committee for Official Statistics System of the Republic of Croatia, as a coordinating body consisted of representatives of the producers of official statistics. The Committee for Official Statistics System of the Republic of Croatia is chaired by the Director General of the Bureau, and the members are heads of organisational units of producers of official statistics competent for performing official statistics activities within the scope of producers.
 
Strategic goals of the official statistics system are defined by the Development Strategy of Official Statistics of the Republic of Croatia, which is adopted for a ten-year period.
 
In order to achieve the strategic goals of the official statistics system, the Programme of Statistical Activities of the Republic of Croatia is adopted for a period identical to the period determined by the European Statistical Programme. In line with Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2009 on European statistics, the European Statistical Programme provides the framework for the development, production and dissemination of European statistics, the main fields and the objectives of the actions envisaged for the period corresponding to period of the multiannual financial framework (MFF). In the programme period 2021 - 2027, the European Statistical Programme is part of the Single Market Programme (Regulation (EU) 2021/690 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 April 2021 establishing a programme for the internal market, competitiveness of enterprises, including small and medium-sized enterprises, the area of plants, animals, food and feed, and European statistics). The aim of the European Statistical Programme is to focus European statistics on the information necessary to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate EU policies, and to make statistical information harmonised, comparable, reliable, user-friendly and accessible. It also establishes a financial framework for providing high-quality, comparable and reliable European statistics to support the planning, monitoring and evaluation of all EU policies.
The Programme of Statistical Activities contains the priority areas and activities that the Croatian statistical system should cover in the period to which the Programme refers, an overview of the development objectives of official statistics by areas, the main results to be produced and disseminated, the responsible producers of official statistics as well as the main purpose and the main users of statistical data.
 
In order to implement the Programme of Statistical Activities of the Republic of Croatia, the Annual Implementation Plan of Statistical Activities of the Republic of Croatia is adopted for each year to which the Programme refers.
 
In order to facilitate the influence of users, science and the general public on the activities of official statistics, the Statistical Council of the Republic of Croatia has been established as an advisory and expert body that deals with strategic issues of official statistics in the Republic of Croatia.