Organic production statistics

Legal basis

The survey is carried out based on the Law on Official Statistics and Official Statistical System (Official Gazette of Montenegro No 18/12 and 47/19). The survey on organic production statistics is included for the first time as a regular survey for 2022 in the Annual Plan of Official Statistics (Official Gazette of Montenegro No 2/2022 of January 12, 2022).


Aim and purpose of survey

Data on organic production include: number of organic agricultural producers and manufacturers; used agricultural land in organic agriculture by categories; realized yields of crops and permanent crops; organically raised livestock by species, and organic products of animal origin.

Reporting units

Administrative data source is the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Water Management (Directorate of Agriculture), which previously received the data from the certification body ‘Monteorganica’, in accordance with the Law on Organic Production (Official Gazette of Montenegro No 56/2013). The data are in accordance with EU Regulation 834/2007, and EU Regulation 889/2008 as well as with the new ESS Agreement on organic production statistics, which was approved by the ESSC on February 12, 2020, and entered into force on January 1, 2022.

Coverage of survey

All organic producers which are present in the Register of Organic Production Entities under the competence of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Water Management, are covered by this survey.

Obligation to protect individual data

Individual data on natural or legal persons are confidential and represent an official secret, in accordance with Article 56 of the Law on Official Statistics and official statistical system (Official Gazette of Montenegro No 18/12 and 47/19).

More information on published data and methodology can be found in the sections below.

Data Methodology Releases Quality reports Metadata