Category: Economic statistics
Area: Forestry
Survey / data collection: Annual survey on exploatation of privately-owned forests

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  1. Contact
  2. Metadata update
  3. Statistical presentation
  4. Unit of measure
  5. Reference period
  6. Institutional mandate
  7. Confidentiality
  8. Release policy
  9. Frequency of dissemination
10. Accessibility and clarity
11. Quality management
12. Relevance
13. Accuracy and reliability
14. Timeliness and punctuality
15. Coherence and Comparability
17. Data revision
18. Statistical processing
19. Comment

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                                                                                     1. Contact                                                                           Vrh
1.1. Contact organization: Statistical Office of Montenegro - MONSTAT
1.2. Contact organization unit: Environmental Statistics and Forestry Department
1.2. Contact organization unit: IV Proleterske 2, 81000 Podgorica, Montenegro

                                                                                      2. Metadata update                                                                       Top
2.1. Metadata last certified:
2.2. Metadata last posted:February 19, 2020
2.3. Metadata last update:4/6/2019

                                                                                3. Statistical presentation                                                                  Top
3.1. Data description:The purpose of the Report on exploitation of private forests is to provide data on the harvested gross wood mass in and outside forests, data on harvested gross wood mass in the forest by logging modes and forms of cultivation.
3.2. Classification system:NACE Rev 2.
3.3. Sector coverage:Sector A - Agriculture, forestry and fishery.
3.4. Statistical concepts and
       definitions:
Industrial wood has good physical and chemical properties, and it is intended for mechanical or chemical processing. In industrial wood there are logs, wood for wood panels, other wood for mechanical processing, then cellulose wood, dry distillation wood, pine tree chucks. Technical wood has good physical properties and is intended for various technical purposes. The technical wood includes: mining wood, columns for electric lines and telephone lines, fine technical wood, other clad wood, chucks and other carved and split wood. Firewood is a wood intended for heating or for the production of charcoal. Waste includes all parts of the tree that remains in the forest when cutting (chucks, small fins, gutters, rot etc.). Regular logging is done according to the previously approved plan. Extraordinary logging is not foreseen: it is done on a case-by-case basis, which could not have been foreseen (windmills, snowmen, windmills, snowstorms, insect attacks, plant diseases, etc.). Thinning and cleaning are regular harvesting of care being implemented in high-aged and coppice (low) forests in smaller or larger intervals in order to ensure the development of the best quality trees.
3.5. Statistical unit:The observation units are: Business entities engaged in cultivation, exploitation and protection of forests, ie local units of the Forest Administration and National Parks.
3.6. Statistical population:Reporting units are all business entities classified in the sector A - agriculture, forestry and fishery according to the Classification of Activities 2010, and they are engaged in cultivation, exploitation and protection of forests.
3.7. Reference area:Montenegro.
3.8. Time coverage:Data are available from the 2006.
3.9. Base period:Not relevant.

                                                                                      4. Unit of measure                                                                        Top
m3.

                                                                                     5. Reference period                                                                       Top
Calendar year.

                                                                                  6. Institutional mandate                                                                    Top
6.1. Legal acts and other
       agreements:
The Law on Official Statistics and Official Statistical System (Official Gazette of Montenegro No 18/12) defines provisions for collection, processing, and dissemination of data. The Law provides to the Statistical Office legal powers to collect and access the data necessary for the implementation of Programme and Annual Plan. The Law gives a priority to the use of administrative data and right of access to individual data that are a result of survey of other official statistical producers. As an annex to legal provisions, Statistical Office has signed several memoranda on cooperation with administrative data providers.
6.2. Data sharing:Signed Cooperation Agreements with producers of official statistics: 1. Customs Administration 2. Tax Administration 3. Ministry of Finance 4. Central Bank of Montenegro 5. The trilateral agreement (MONSTAT, Ministry of Finance and CBCG) International institutions: 1. EUROSTAT 2. UN organizations 3. IMF 4. The World Bank

                                                                                        7. Confidentiality                                                                          Top
7.1. Confidentiality - policy:The Law on Official Statistics and Official Statistical System ( Official Gazette of Montenegro No 18/12) defines provisions for collection, processing, and dissemination of data. The Law provides to the Statistical Office clear and wide legal powers to collect and access the data necessary for the implementation of Programme and Annual Plan. The Law gives a priority to the use of administrative data and right of access to individual data that are a result of survey of other official statistical producers. As an annex to legal provisions, Statistical Office has signed several memoranda on cooperation with administrative data providers.
7.2. Confidentiality - data
        treatment:
According to Article 56 of the Law on Official Statistics and Official Statistical System, individual data on natural or legal persons shall be confidential and represent official secret. According to Article 57, confidential data will used only for statistical purposes and will be expressed in aggregate form.

                                                                                        8. Release policy                                                                         Top
8.1. Release calendar:The Law on Official Statistics and Official Statistical System ( Official Gazette of Montenegro No 18/12) stipulates that official statistical producers prepare, update, and publish Statistical Release Calendar. It is published on the website of Statistical Office not later than 20 December for the next year, for all official statistical producers that includes date of releasing statistical data. Any change in date of releasing in the Calendar is published in advance in accordance with the Procedure on Unplanned Revisions.
8.2. Release calendar - access:http://www.monstat.org/eng/page.php?id=12&pageid=12
8.3. User access:General aim of official statistical producer is to meet the needs of users, and to make an access to statistical data to users in an understandable manner, simultaneously and under the same conditions. Statistical Office is obliged to produce and disseminate official statistics in objective, transparent and professional manner, so that all users are equally treated.

                                                                            9. Frequency of dissemination                                                             Top
Data dissemination frequency is annual.

                                                                                  10. Accessibility and clarity                                                                Top
10.1. News release:Not available.
10.2. Publications:Statistical Office publishes the following regular publications: 1. Statistical Yearbook; 2. Montenegro in Numbers; All publication published by Statistical Office are available at the following link: http://monstat.org/eng/publikacije.php.
10.3. Online database:On line data base for the Report on exploitation of private forests is available on the following link: http://monstat.org/eng/pxweb.php.
10.4. Micro-data access:The Law on Official Statistics and Official Statistical System ( Official Gazette of Montenegro No 18/12) regulates rules under which external users can obtain an access to individual data for needs of research. Article 58 defines types of scientific and research organizations that can obtain such data. Providing individual data without identifier is possible only upon a written request of scientific and research institutions, with purpose of performing scientific and research activities as well as international statistical organizations and statistical producers from other countries. Research entity signs the agreement with Statistical Office, and it signs the privatement on respecting the confidentiality principle. Official statistical producers keeps a separate records on users and purpose of using the statistical data given to these users.
10.5. Other:Data obtained by Report on exploitation of private forests are also published on the website of Statistical Office of Montenegro in the form of an excel table: https://www.monstat.org/eng/page.php?id=203&pageid=65.

10.6. Documentation on methodology:
          domain:
Not available.
10.7. Quality documentation:The Law on Official Statistics and the Official Statistics System (Official Gazette of Montenegro No. 18/12) defines the quality commitment, ensuring that producers of official statistics in Montenegro work and cooperate in accordance with international principles of quality of the statistical system. The Development Strategy and the Official Statistics Program for 2014-2018. Years of development goals are defined. One of the objectives is Quality Management through monitoring the application of the European Statistics Code of Practice. In accordance with the ESS Quality Declaration, Article 338 of the EU Treaty on the Functioning of the EU, Regulations 759/2015 and 223/2009 and the European Statistics Code of Practice in the adoption procedure are the following documents: 1. Quality Strategy of the Institute 2. Guidance for the implementation of the Quality Strategy at the Statistical Office; 3. Implementation plan

                                                                                  11. Quality management                                                                 Top
11.1. Quality assurance:Statistical Office has chosen the implementation of elements of TQM (Total Quality Management) model that foster development and improvement of functioning of: - institution; - official statistical result production; - individual. Within middle-term deadline, Statistical Office has chosen the TQM implementation through the following objectives: - strong commitment to users and other interested parties; - quality statistical processes and products; - professional orientation of staff members; - constant improvements; - reduction of overburden of reporting units.
11.2. Quality assesment:Quality for Report on exploitation of private forests is monitored at all stages of data production (collecting, entering, and processing). Data obtained through this survey are checked with data from previous years.

                                                                                        12. Relevance                                                                              Top
12.1. User needs:International users: 1. Eurostat; 2. World Bank; 3. UN organizations; 4. International Monetary Fund. National users: 1. Ministries and other public administration bodies; 2. Local government and other local government bodies; 3. Central bank; 4. non-governmental organizations; 5. students; 6. researchers; 7. media.
12.2. User satisfaction:The Statistical Office has adopted the Quality Management Strategy, the Guidebook to the Implementation of the Quality Management Strategy, as well as the Plan for the Implementation of the Quality Policy. In order to measure the degree to which fulfills obligations towards users and within the new quality policy, the Statistical Office conducted User satisfaction survey. Data collection was carried out through a web survey, in the period from 1 September to 20 October, 2017. The results of the survey are available on the Statistical Office website, link: http://www.monstat.org/userfiles/file/KVALITET/Izvjestaj%20o%20zadovoljstvu%20korisnika%20eng.pdf.
12.3. Completeness:Not available.

                                                                                  13. Accuracy and reliability                                                              Top
13.1. Overall accuracy:Report on exploitation of private forests includes business entities engaged in the cultivation, exploitation and protection of forests, and the data are obtained by the reporting method, so they are subject to the usual types of errors - mistakes in proc
13.2. Sampling error:Sampling error can not be calculated because the survey was not conducted on the basis of a random sample.
13.3. Non-sampling error:Non-sampling errors are associated with other errors that aren't connected with sample. Non-sampling errors include: coverage error, error of measurement, response error and processing error. The response rate for the Report on exploitation of private for

                                                                              14. Timeliness and punctuality                                                          Top
14.1. Timeliness:According to the Annual Plan of Official Statistics and Statistical Release Calendar, data for the Report on exploitation of private forests are collected each year for the previous year, and they are published at the end of each year in the Statistical Yearbook.
14.2. Punctuality:Not available.

                                                                                      15. Coherence and Comparability                                                                          Top
15.1. Comparability -
          geographical:
Not available.
15.2. Comparability over time:The data are completely comparable.

15.3. Coherence - cross
          domain:
Not available.
15.4. Coherence - internal:Data obtained through Report on exploitation of private forests are internaly coherent.

                                                                                        17. Data revision                                                                          Top
17.1. Data revision - policy:Statistical Office has adopted the revision policy and it is available on the website: http://www.monstat.org/eng/page.php?id=1411&pageid=3.
17.2. Data revision - practice:Not available.

                                                                                 18. Statistical processing                                                                 Top
18.1. Source data:Data are collected from business entities engaged in the cultivation, exploitation and protection of forests, ie local units of the Forest Administration and National Parks.
18.2. Frequency of data
          collection:
Data are collected annualy.
18.3. Data collection:Reporting method is used for data collection.
18.6. Adjustment:Not relevant.

 

                                                                                           19. Comment                                                                             Top
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