NIS mission

NIS has the mission to meet the information needs of all categories of users of statistical data and information by collecting, producing and disseminating data in accordance with the Law on the Organization and Functioning of Official Statistics in Romania. (EC) No 226/2009, Regulation (EC) No. No 223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2009 on European Statistics and the European Statistics Code of Practice necessary for substantiating decisions on economic and social development of the country and for the knowledge and information of public opinion on the realities of Romanian society.

NIS vision

NIS, as the main producer of official statistical data, responsible for the coordination of all activities at national level regarding the development, development and dissemination of European statistics, is oriented towards achieving in a near future some functional methodological and technical performances recognized on domestic and international plan, at a level comparable to the performances of the most advanced national statistical institutes in the EU Member States.

NIS Principles:

  • User orientation;
  • Commitment of the NIS leadership;
  • Efficiency in relation to statistical processes;
  • Continuous improvement of official statistics activity;
  • Commitment on the quality of statistical products;
  • Accessibility of statistical data and information;
  • Cooperation in the field of official statistics;
  • Respecting the needs of data providers;
  • Systematic implementation of quality management in statistics;
  • Meeting the collective and individual requirements of the INS staff.

Official Statistics in Romania

Official statistics represents one of the main components in the knowledge process, being also pointed out as one of the main pillars for a good governance of the society. It ensures, on the basis of quantitative evaluations, the substantiation of the decisions at micro and macro economic level.

One should make a distiction between official statistics and other public statistics: official statistics are those statistics which are elaborated and issued according to some statistical normative documents or national and/or European regulations, by specific fields, carried out by public authorities according to legal stipulations.

In order to respond the criteria of public utility, official statistics should be relevant, accurate, timely, to meet all the categories of statistical data users, for planning and research purposes, to be objective and put at the disposal of all the categories of users free of charge. At the same time, official statistics should be produced and issued in order to protect individual statistical data confidentiality.

The National Institute of Statistics is the main producer of official statistical data of the state, playing the role of the coordinator of the National Statistical System, according to the stipulations of the Law no. 226/2009 on official statistical organization and functioning in Romania, with later modifications and completions.

Official statistic, according to the Law no. 226/2009, covers all the activities organized for statistical data collection, processing, analysis, dissemination, development of statistical culture, elaboration and administration of official statistical data series carried out by:

  1. Public authorities and institutions, except the National Bank of Romania, including demographic, social, economic, environment, financial and judicial data and information, necessary to know about economic and social reality, the creation of development strategies and forecast, of governmental decisions and of economic operators, the elaboration of scientific researches, the information of public opinion and international cooperation in the statistical field;
  2. The National Bank of Romania, for the fields where it has competence according to its own organisation and functioning law

Official statistical data, represent the results from the processing of individual data by the producer of official statistics, according to statistical legislation or to other legislative and issued documents, as required by official regulations. Statistical data or other, elaborated besides the above mentioned conditions, are not official statistical data.

Producers of official statistics from Europe

Other producers of official statistics from Romania:

1. Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development

2. Ministry of Labor and Social Justice

3. National Institute of Public Health

4. National Agency for Environmental Protection

5. National Agency for Fisheries and Aquaculture

6. National Regulatory Authority for Energy

7. National Authority for Administration and Regulation in Communications

8. Romanian Civil Aeronautical Authority

9. National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority

10. National Administration of Penitentiaries

11. National Trade Register Office

12. General Inspectorate for Immigration

13. Romanian Border Police

14. Romanian Film Center






Last update: November 15, 2022