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.

COVID-19. Economic impact

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Institute of Statistics conducted several ad-hoc statistical surveys, Trends in the evolution of economic activity during March-April 2020, the Impact of SARS-COV2 on the volume of exports and imports of goods and the Impact Assessment COVID - 19 on economic environment in March and April 2020, to quantify the impact of the health crisis on economic activity and the volume of foreign trade, the results of which were of real interest to policy makers, the media and users in general. The implications of the pandemic on economic activity and the natural movement of the population underlie new national and European statistical data requirements on the impact of preventive measures on sectors of national economies. In the coming months, the National Institute of Statistics will compile flash estimates to measure the impact of COVID-19 on the economy and society, complemented by a collection of innovative practices that European Union countries have implemented to address key challenges, including the use of new data sources.

Tudorel ANDREI, President of INS

08/19/2020 - 15:10

04/15/2020 - 13:00
The ad-hoc statistical survey was addressed to the managers of companies in the manufacturing, construction, retail and services industries regarding their perception regarding the evolution of the business activity they run. This survey was done between March 17 and 19. The sample of 8831 economic agents is representative for the economic sectors and the total economy. The response rate was 71.3%.

04/09/2020 - 09:30

A. Description of the ad-hoc survey on the evaluation of the managers’ opinion;In order to measure the impact of SARS-Cov.2 on the volume of exports and imports of March 2020, the INS carried out an ad-hoc survey addressed to 1796 companies engaged in foreign trade. In the applied questionnaire, a question was included for estimatingthe evolution of the exports and imports of the unit in which the interviewed person (unit manager) operates.
B. Presentation of results.

03/25/2020 - 16:35

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.