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.

Trends in the evolution of the economic activity in the period March - April 2020

In order to measure the impact of SARS-Cov.2, the National Institute of Statistics carried out an ad-hoc survey that was conducted between the 17th and 19th of March 2020 on the estimation of the evolution of activity and of the number of employees for the periods 17/19 - 31 March and 1 - 30 April 2020.
The managers of the companies were asked about the perception on the evolution of the economic activity, respectively if they consider that the activity will be reduced by up to 25%, between 25-50%, over 50% or it will be closed, but also if the activity will not be reduced or it might even grow. Due to the uncertainty of the SARS-Cov.2 evolution, managers had the posibility to chose the answer "I can't estimate".