Category: Other producers of official statistics
Area: ONAs
Survey / data collection: Data on revenues, expenditures of state and local government

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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: Ministry of Finance and social welfare
1.2. Contact organization unit: Directorate for State Budget
1.2. Contact organization unit: Stanka Dragojevica Street no: 2

                                                                                      2. Metadata update                                                                       Top
2.1. Metadata last certified:20.09.2021.
2.2. Metadata last posted:14 December 2022
2.3. Metadata last update:20.09.2021.

                                                                                3. Statistical presentation                                                                  Top
3.1. Data description:Data on receipts, expenditures and budget balance of state budget, local government and consolidates public finance. Data on public revenues and expenditures are by ecconomic classification.
3.2. Classification system:Economic classification
3.3. Sector coverage:General government sector
3.4. Statistical concepts and
Revenues cover: 1) current income (taxes, contributions, fees, concession and other revenues); 2) revenues from property sale; 3) revenues from loan payment; 4) donations and transfers; 5) borrowings and loans (domestic and foreign); 6) other revenues, prusuant to the law. Expenditure cover: 1) current expenditures for: gross earnings and contributions paid by employer, other personal income, expenditure for material and services, current maintenance, interests, rent, subsidies and other costs; 2) social security transfers; 3) transfers to institutions, individuals, non-governmental and public sector; 4) capital expenditures for purchase and investment maintenance of financial and non-financial property; 5) given borrowings and loans; 6) payment of debts, guarantees and liabilities from previous years; 7) osther payments, pursuant to the law.
3.5. Statistical unit:consumer units of central budget, local government budget, and their consumer units
3.6. Statistical population:Target statistical population is: public bodies, public admnistration bodies (ministries and administration bodies), Ombudsman, State Audit Institution of Montenegro, government funds, public institutions and other independent legal persons financed from the government budget, local government bodies, local bodies and local government public services
3.7. Reference area:Montenegro
3.8. Time coverage:The data on the main indicators of survey are available from 2006.
3.9. Base period:The base year is 2018.

                                                                                      4. Unit of measure                                                                        Top
in millions euros

                                                                                     5. Reference period                                                                       Top

                                                                                  6. Institutional mandate                                                                    Top
6.1. Legal acts and other
Law on Budget and Fiscal Responsibility, Law on Official Statistics and Official Statistical System
6.2. Data sharing:Law on Data Confidentiality

                                                                                        7. Confidentiality                                                                          Top
7.1. Confidentiality - policy:The Law on Official Statistics and Official Statistical System
7.2. Confidentiality - data
Not relevant

                                                                                        8. Release policy                                                                         Top
8.1. Release calendar:The Statistical Release Calendar is a document published on the website of Statistical Office as the statistical producer but also on the Statistical Council. It is published on the website not later than 20 December of current year for the previous year. All producers are obliged to produce and maintain the Calenda. Thus, this is a uniform document covering all statistical producers in Montenegro defined by the Law on Official Statistics and Official Statistical System and which publish statistical data.
8.2. Release calendar - access:
8.3. User access:

                                                                            9. Frequency of dissemination                                                             Top

                                                                                  10. Accessibility and clarity                                                                Top
10.1. News release:
10.2. Publications:
10.3. Online database:Database is not available
10.4. Micro-data access:from the report
10.5. Other:web, paper forms

10.6. Documentation on methodology:
This statistical survey is conducted in accordance with the Law on Budget and Fiscal Responsibility, as well as the Law on Official Statistics and the Official Statistics System.
10.7. Quality documentation:The task of official statistics is to provide quantitative and representative information on economic, demographic, social and environmental conditions in Montenegro, to all users according to the internationally defined methodology and the highest professional standards. Data for national needs and international dissemination are provided with minimum costs. On the following link, you can download the Quality Policy:

                                                                                  11. Quality management                                                                 Top
11.1. Quality assurance:Modern management approach, professional development of staff, regular harmonization with international standards, customer orientation, process modernization
11.2. Quality assesment:Not available

                                                                                        12. Relevance                                                                              Top
12.1. User needs:Ministry of Finance, Statistical Office of Montenegro, Central Bank of Montenegro, IMF, World Bank, European Commission
12.2. User satisfaction:Not available
12.3. Completeness:National requirements have been met.

                                                                                  13. Accuracy and reliability                                                              Top
13.1. Overall accuracy:Data on revenues, expenditures of state and local government are final after the adoption of the Law on Final Budget Report
13.2. Sampling error:Not relevant
13.3. Non-sampling error:Not relevant

                                                                              14. Timeliness and punctuality                                                          Top
14.1. Timeliness:Not relevant
14.2. Punctuality:Not relevant

                                                                                      15. Coherence and Comparability                                                                          Top
15.1. Comparability -
The data are partly comparable with data of other countries.
15.2. Comparability over time:Some changes were introduced in methodology, but the data are quite comparable.

15.3. Coherence - cross
There is no similar survey to be compared with.
15.4. Coherence - internal:Not available

                                                                                        17. Data revision                                                                          Top
17.1. Data revision - policy:Not available
17.2. Data revision - practice:Typical revision are minimal. Important revision are used only if there occurr methodological changes.

                                                                                 18. Statistical processing                                                                 Top
18.1. Source data:SAP system, form 3, form 4; reports of municipalities
18.2. Frequency of data
Up to 30 August of current year for the previous year
18.3. Data collection:The data are collected via administrative sources and by reporting method.
18.6. Adjustment:The data on items Gross earnings and contributions paid by employer and Rules from Pension and Disability Insurance are obtained based on the calculation harmonization, while other items are presented in cash.


                                                                                           19. Comment                                                                             Top