Category: Economic statistics
Area: Tourism
Survey / data collection: Monthly survey on foreign ships for leisure and sport

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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: Business Statistics, Foreign Affiliates Statistics and Structural Business Statistics 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:29 December 2023
2.3. Metadata last update:6 December 2023

                                                                                3. Statistical presentation                                                                  Top
3.1. Data description:The aim of this survey is to obtain information on the traffic of foreign yachts and other vessels intended for recreation, sport and recreation in the territorial sea of Montenegro, as well as the number of foreign visitors entering our country in these vessels. The survey results are used for the purpose of looking at the degree of development of this kind of tourism in our country, as well as its further development.
3.2. Classification system:Not relevant.
3.3. Sector coverage:Not relevant.
3.4. Statistical concepts and
Nautical tourism port is port for landing, keeping, harboring, repair, and equipping of yachts and boats. Motor yachts are vessels with an engine used for leisure, sport or recreation and having a cabin with at least two beds, toilet and cooking facilities. Sailboats are vessels for leisure, sport or recreation whose main power is wind, and have a cabin with at least two beds, a toilet and cooking facilities. Other vessels are boats (wooden, plastic, etc.), with length of over 3m and 3m to those who have a motor. They are also motorboats if they do not meet the requirements that are classified in the yacht. Number of licenses granted to stay in the port is the number of approvals for keeping vessels issued by the port authority, or its branch offices, organizations and units that deal with downloading vessels for safekeeping (wintering). The number of persons received vessels is the total number of persons listed in the authorization for navigation: the crew members and other persons. Citizenship is determined according to the travel document.
3.5. Statistical unit:Port Authority of Bar and Kotor with its business units - branches.
3.6. Statistical population:Foreign vessels intended for leisure, sport or recreation who entered the territorial waters of Montenegro, which is the competent port authority has issued a license for navigation. Foreign vessels intended for leisure, sport or recreation who entered the territorial waters of Montenegro, which is the competent port authority has issued a license for navigation.
3.7. Reference area:Montenegro.
3.8. Time coverage:Since 2007 it is implemented as a regular survey. The time series for this survey is 15 years long.
3.9. Base period:The base period is the period of the previous year .

                                                                                      4. Unit of measure                                                                        Top
Foreign vessels in nautical tourism and the number of persons arriving at the vessels are expressed in absolute values. Changes compared to the previous period - in percent (%)."

                                                                                     5. Reference period                                                                       Top

                                                                                  6. Institutional mandate                                                                    Top
6.1. Legal acts and other
The Law on Official Statistics and Official Statistical System (Official Gazette of Montenegro No 18/12,47/19) 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 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 18/12,47/19) 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 meeting 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
Individual data are not published. According to Article 56 of the Law on Official Statistics and Official Statistical System, individual data on natural or legal persons are confidential and constitutes an official secret. According to Article 57, confidential information shall be used only for statistical purposes, only if the reporting unit give consent for the use of its data, such information is not considered confidential.

                                                                                        8. Release policy                                                                         Top
8.1. Release calendar:The Law on Official Statistics and Official Statistical System (Official Gazette of Montenegro No 18/12,47/19) 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:
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

                                                                                  10. Accessibility and clarity                                                                Top
10.1. News release:Annual releases are available at the following link:
10.2. Publications:Statistical Office publishes the following regular publications: 1. Statistical Yearbook, 2. Montenegro in figures, 3. Monthly statistical review. In addition to the above regular ones, Statistical Office publishes also additionally publications. Some of the most important additional publications are as it follows: 1. Women and Men in Montenegro, 2. The most often used statistical data All publication published by Statistical Office are available at the following link:
10.3. Online database:Data is available on this link:
10.4. Micro-data access:"The Law on Official Statistics and Official Statistical System (Official Gazette of Montenegro No 18/12,47/19) 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:Data is available in excel documents:

10.6. Documentation on methodology:
The Methodology is available under this link:
10.7. Quality documentation:The Law on Official Statistics and the Official Statistical System ("Official Gazette of Montenegro" No. 18/12 and 47/19) defines the commitment to quality, which ensures that producers of official statistics in Montenegro work and cooperate in accordance with international principles of quality of the statistical system. In accordance with the ESS Quality Declaration, Article 338 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU, Regulations 759/2015 and 223/2009 and the European Statistics Code of Practice, the following documents are adopted: 1. Quality Strategy of the Statistical Office 2. Guide for the implementation of the Quality Strategy in 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, and - Individual. Within middle-term deadline, Statistical Office has chosen the TQM implementation through the following objectives: 1. Strong commitment to users and other interested parties, 2. Quality statistical processes and products, 3. Professional orientation of staff members, 4. Constant improvements, 5. Reduction of overburden of reporting units.
11.2. Quality assesment:All the data so far is fully comparable, deadlines for publishing are respected, there have been no breaks in time series. Survey is not subject to European regulations and requirements, but is implemented because of national needs. Quality is monitored at all stages of data production according to specification of survey.

                                                                                        12. Relevance                                                                              Top
12.1. User needs:"International users: - Eurostat, - World Bank, - UN organizations, - International Monetary Fund National users: - Ministries and other public administration bodies, -Local government, and -Other local government bodies. - Central bank, - Non-governmental organizations, - Students, -Researchers, - 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. The results of the survey are available on the Statistical Office website, link:
12.3. Completeness:The survey is carried out due to national needs, in accordance with national methodology. Coverage is complete.

                                                                                  13. Accuracy and reliability                                                              Top
13.1. Overall accuracy:The survey is carried out on a full coverage, which includes two reporting units, the port authorities of Bar and Kotor.
13.2. Sampling error:The survey is conducted on full coverage, so there is no error in sampling.
13.3. Non-sampling error:Not relevant.

                                                                              14. Timeliness and punctuality                                                          Top
14.1. Timeliness:The data is collected monthly and published annually on 17 March of the current year for the previous year. Questionnaires are sent to the reporting units at the beginning of the year (for all 12 months). The deadline for submitting data is 10 days after the end of the reference month. Data is published 80 days after the end of the reference year, in accordance with the Statistical Release Calendar.
14.2. Punctuality:Indicator punctuality represents the time difference between the actual publication of the data and the planned publication Concerning this survey, accuracy = 0, meaning that the data was published in accordance with the Statistical Release Calendar.

                                                                                      15. Coherence and Comparability                                                                          Top
15.1. Comparability -
The survey is conducted for national purposes, therefore, the data of this study are not comparable with data of other EU countries, because they are not subject to EU regulations.
15.2. Comparability over time:Comparable data is available from 2007.

15.3. Coherence - cross
Not available.
15.4. Coherence - internal:Data are internal coherent.

                                                                                        17. Data revision                                                                          Top
17.1. Data revision - policy:Statistical Office has adopted the revision policy and it is available on the website
17.2. Data revision - practice:Published data are considered as preliminary until the next release when preliminary data become final.

                                                                                 18. Statistical processing                                                                 Top
18.1. Source data:The survey is conducted by reporting method to the full scope, and includes two reporting units, port of authorities Bar and Kotor.
18.2. Frequency of data
18.3. Data collection:Data collection is done by reporting method, using a questionnaire TU-17. Port authorities submitted to Monstat summary report for the entire area, a way that port authority takes the information from offices (marinas) and then send it aggreggated to Monstat.
18.6. Adjustment:Not relevant.


                                                                                           19. Comment                                                                             Top