Category: Economic statistics
Area: Forestry
Survey / data collection: Annual survey on public forests damage

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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 damages in state forests is to provide data on damage to forests, by types of forests, surface and harvested timber by causes of damage, spent forest protection means and causes of fire in forests.
3.2. Classification system:NACE Rev 2.
3.3. Sector coverage:Sector A - Agriculture, forestry and fishery.
3.4. Statistical concepts and
       definitions:
Ground-level fires involve the cover of soil, humus, leaves, chestnuts, moss, grass and stumps, damaging the lower part of the tree and can cause their drying. High fire affects the crown of the tree, it is easily transmitted and hard to extinguish.
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
ha, kg.

                                                                                     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 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.
6.2. Data sharing:Signed agreement on cooperation with the official statistical producers: 1. Customs Administration; 2. Tax Administration; 3. Ministry of Finance; 4. Central Bank of Montenegro; 5. Trilateral agreement (MONSTAT, Ministry of Finance, and Central Bank of Montenegro). International institutions: 1. EUROSTAT; 2. UN organizations; 3. IMF; 4. World Bank.

                                                                                        7. Confidentiality                                                                          Top
7.1. Confidentiality - policy:Articles 53-60 of the Law on Official Statistics and Official Statistical System ( Official Gazette of Montenegro No 18/12) provide a framework for protection, use, and transmission of confidential data. MONSTAT has produced two comprehensive rulebooks that cover the procedures for individual data protection as well as keeping individual records. With purpose of the realisation legal framework on functioning of security system and statistical confidentiality there was adopted the Rulebook on keeping statistical data by which manner, time, technical conditions and organization of statistical data storage to prevent their destroying, misappropriation, and unauthorized use is regulated as well as the Rulebook on contents and manner of keeping records on users of individual statistical data by which contents and manner of keeping records on users of individual statistical data is regular. Pursuant to the Article 59, an access to the confidential data is limited to persons performing duties and tasks of official statistical producer and up to the stage the data are necessary for official statistical production. Persons that performs duties and tasks within official statistical producers must sign the statement on respecting the principle of confidentiality. Law on Official Statistics and Official Statistical System is aligned with the Regulation No 223/2009 and the Regulation (EU) 2015/759 from 29 April 2015 that also regulate confidentiality provisions. The Government of Montenegro adopted the Statement on Commitment of Confidence in Official Statistics (Commitment of Confidence).
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; 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 of damages in state 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 statement 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:Not available.

10.6. Documentation on methodology:
          domain:
Not available.
10.7. Quality documentation:The Law on Official Statistics and Official Statistical System ( Official Gazette of Montenegro No 18/12) defines the commitment to quality which ensures that official statistical producers in Montenegro work and cooperate in accordance with the international principles of statistical system quality. Development Strategy and Programme of Official Statistics for 2014-2018 define the objectives of development. One of objectives is quality management via monitoring the implementation of European Statistical Code of Practice. Pursuant to the ESS Quality Declaration, Article 338 of the Contract on EU Functioning, Regulation 759/2015 and Regulation 223/2009 as well as European Statistical Code of Practice, the following documents are in adoption procedure: 1. Quality Strategy of Statistical Office; 2. Guide for Implementation of Quality Strategy in 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 damages in state 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 damages in state 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 processing
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 damages in state forests is

                                                                              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 damages in state 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 damages in state forests are internaly coherent.

                                                                                        17. Data revision                                                                          Top
17.1. Data revision - policy:The Statistical Office of Montenegro has adopted the audit policy and is available on the web site http://www.monstat.org/cg/page.php?id=1493&pageid=1493
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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