Category: Economic statistics
Area: Agriculture and fishing
Survey / data collection: Annual survey on veterinary services

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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: Department of Agricultural and Fishery Statistics
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 October 2021
2.3. Metadata last update:25 september 2020

                                                                                3. Statistical presentation                                                                  Top
3.1. Data description:There are collected the data on the number of institutes, laboratories, veterinary pharmacy, veterinary pharmaceutical wholesalers, checkpoints for artificial insemination, veterinarians, technicians, and nurses.
3.2. Classification system:NACE Rev. 2
3.3. Sector coverage:Livestock
3.4. Statistical concepts and
       definitions:
The Veterinary Administration performs tasks related to: monitoring and prevention of occurrence, detection, suppression and eradication of certain infectious animal diseases; conducting veterinary pregnancy in animals, food of animal origin, combined food and feed, semen for artificial insemination, egg cells and fertilized egg cells and waste of animal origin - by products, in internal traffic and in traffic across the border of Montenegro; implementation of the obligatory level of animal health protection and monitoring the implementation of the program of preventive measures; protection of animal welfare; determining the fulfillment of the prescribed conditions for carrying out veterinary activities; performing activities of production and marketing of food of animal origin, combined food, animal feed after primary production and waste of animal origin; keeping prescribed registers; preparation of expert bases for the annual residue monitoring program and prevention of certain infectious animal diseases and zoonoses, annual control plan, monitoring plan and crisis management plan for the safety of food of animal origin, combined food and feed, as well as for the adoption of regulations; making analysis of programs and information that serve as the expert basis for determining and implementing policies in veterinary, food safety and animal welfare; cooperation and coordination with international organizations, institutions, business entities and other institutions in the field of veterinary medicine; as well as other tasks assigned to her.
3.5. Statistical unit:Administration for Food Safety, Veterinary, and Phytosanitary Affairs
3.6. Statistical population:All veterinary institutions, laboratories, pharmacies in the territory of Montenegro.
3.7. Reference area:Montenegro
3.8. Time coverage:Not aplicable.
3.9. Base period:Not relevant.

                                                                                      4. Unit of measure                                                                        Top
Number (of persons, institutes, laboratories, points, and pharmacies).

                                                                                     5. Reference period                                                                       Top
The reference period for this survey is ne year, the data is collected in the current year for the previous one.

                                                                                  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, 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
        treatment:
Pursuant to Article 56 of the Law on Official Statistics and the System of Official Statistics, individual data on natural or legal persons are confidential and constitute an official secret. According to Article 57. confidential data, individual data can only be used for statistical purposes and expressed in aggregate form, in accordance with the provisions of this Law. Manufacturers of official statistics may not use the information and information collected within the activity official statistics for the purpose of determining rights and obligations for the reporting unit to which these data and information relate.

                                                                                        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: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
The frequency of data dissemination is annual.

                                                                                  10. Accessibility and clarity                                                                Top
10.1. News release:Not relevant.
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: http://monstat.org/eng/publikacije.php
10.3. Online database:Not relevant.
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:Not relevant.

10.6. Documentation on methodology:
          domain:
The methodology can be found on our site at the following link: http://monstat.org/userfiles/file/poliprivreda/metodologije/Metodolosko%20uputstvo%20-%20Vet.pdf In the statistical yearbook there is a short methodology on the basis of which the data are produced, since it is a publication that publishes these data.
10.7. Quality documentation:The Law on Official Statistics and Official Statistical System (Official Gazette of Montenegro No 18/12, 47/19) 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, 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:Not relevant.

                                                                                        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 I survey are available on the Statistical Office website, link: http://www.monstat.org/userfiles/file/KVALITET/Izvjestaj%20o%20zadovoljstvu%20korisnika%20eng.pdf The results of the II survey are available on the Statistical Office website, link:https://www.monstat.org/userfiles/file/KVALITET/2020/2_%20Izvjestaj%20o%20zadovoljstvu%20korisnika.pdf
12.3. Completeness:Not relevant.

                                                                                  13. Accuracy and reliability                                                              Top
13.1. Overall accuracy:Not relevant.
13.2. Sampling error:Not relevant.
13.3. Non-sampling error:Not relevant.

                                                                              14. Timeliness and punctuality                                                          Top
14.1. Timeliness:The time period between the availability of data and publication is 270 days.
14.2. Punctuality:Data on veterinary report are published in the Statistical Yearbook on 20 December.

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

15.3. Coherence - cross
          domain:
Not relevant.
15.4. Coherence - internal:Internally 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=1411
17.2. Data revision - practice:Not relevant.

                                                                                 18. Statistical processing                                                                 Top
18.1. Source data:Source data are necessary for national needs.
18.2. Frequency of data
          collection:
Data is collected once a year.
18.3. Data collection:Reporting method - Aministarial source.
18.6. Adjustment:Not relevant.

 

                                                                                           19. Comment                                                                             Top
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