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.


The IMF’s Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board – DSBB, presents the components of the SDDS Plus concerning the meta-data, namely – the methodology, quality and accessibility, equality of data-users and thus emphasizes transparency in the compilation and dissemination of the official statistics. The responsibility for the accuracy of the metadata, including timely updates, and for the economic and financial data underlying the metadata rests with the subscriber.
The National Summary Data Page (NSDP) includes a wide range of macroeconomic indicators (data categories) related to the five sectors of the national economy – Real Sector, Fiscal Sector, Financial Sector, External Sector as well as for the Population.
In relation to the NSDP the SDDS Plus requires the elaboration and maintenance of an Advance Release Calendar (ARC) that comprises provisional information concerning the timing of the data releases for a four months horizon.
Redenomination of domestic currency - Starting 1 July 2005, the domestic currency leu (ROL), was subject to redenomination and 10,000 old lei, in circulation on that date, were exchanged for 1 new leu (RON). The existing banknotes and coins are legal tender until end-December 2006. Starting 1 January 2007, the exchange shall be made only at the NBR branches carrying out payments and at the offices of the credit institutions authorised by the NBR Governor's. There is no time limit for exchanging ROL notes and coins for RON notes and coins.

Data Category National Presentation     SDMX    Data   Metadata 
National Accounts NSI SDMX-ML Metadata
Sectoral Balance Sheets NBR SDMX-ML Metadata
Production Index NSI SDMX-ML Metadata
Employment (Operative data)1) NSI SDMX-ML Metadata
Unemployment NSI SDMX-ML Metadata
Wages/Earnings (Operative data)2) NSI SDMX-ML Metadata
Consumer Price Index NSI SDMX-ML Metadata
Producer Price Index NSI SDMX-ML Metadata
General Government Operations NSI SDMX-ML Metadata
General Government Total Gross Debt MPF SDMX-ML Metadata
Central Government Operations NSI SDMX-ML Metadata
Central Government Debt MPF SDMX-ML Metadata
Depository Corporations Survey NBR SDMX-ML Metadata
Central Bank Survey NBR SDMX-ML Metadata
Other Financial Corporations Survey NBR SDMX-ML Metadata
Financial Soundness Indicators (FSIs) NBR SDMX-ML  
Regulatory Tier 1 capital to risk-weighted assets     Metadata
Regulatory Tier 1 capital to assets Metadata
Non-performing loans net of provisions of capital Metadata
Non-performing loans to total gross loans Metadata
Return on assets Metadata
Liquid assets to short-term liabilities Metadata
Residential real estate prices NSI SDMX-ML Metadata
Debt Securities NBR SDMX-ML Metadata
Interest Rates (applied by NBR)* NBR - Metadata
Interest Rates (Money Market)* NBR - Metadata
Interest Rates (CI)* NBR - Metadata
Stock Market Index* BSE - Metadata
Balance of Payments NBR SDMX-ML Metadata
Official Reserves Assets NBR SDMX-ML Metadata
Data Template on International Reserves and Foreign Currency Liquidity NBR SDMX-ML Metadata
Merchandise trade NSI SDMX-ML Metadata
International Investment Position NBR SDMX-ML Metadata
External Debt NBR SDMX-ML Metadata
Coordinated Portfolio Investment Survey* Participant in IMF-CPIS - Metadata
Coordinated Direct Investment Survey* Participant in IMF-CDIS - Metadata
Currency Composition of Official Foreign Exchange Reserves (COFER)* Participant in IMF-COFER - Metadata
Exchange Rate* NBR - Metadata
Population NSI SDMX-ML Metadata
*SDMX dissemination is not required for this category
1) NOTE: In relation to the situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the infra-annual, operative statistical data may present a lower degree of reliability, accuracy, completeness and comparability, as a result of the difficulties arising from the application of economic and social measures, determined by the declaration of state emergency/alert throughout Romania. These difficulties were mainly determined by heavy access to the financial and accounting documents, caused frequently by the sudden closure of certain economic and social units, by not completing in due time of the respective documents, by relaxation of legal deadlines for submitting tax documents to the related institutions, by temporarily suspending the activity for a significant number of economic and social units or even by ceasing their activity, in some cases.
2) NOTE: According to the national legislation provisions in force (GEO No. 79/2017, as subsequently amended and supplemented), the social security contribution and the social health insurance contribution paid by the employer were transferred to the employee; thus, starting with January 2018, these contributions are borne entirely by the employee, and reflected in the gross amount of the nominal earnings. Consequently, the indicator "average monthly gross earnings" produced and disseminated starting with the reference month January 2018 is no longer comparable to data series prior to 2018.