Category: Other producers of official statistics
Area: ONAs
Survey / data collection: Data on receipts, government expenditure per month

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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:29 December 2023
2.3. Metadata last update:20.09.2021.

                                                                                3. Statistical presentation                                                                  Top
3.1. Data description:Data on budget receipts and expenditures by economic classification for one month, compared to the plan and the same period of prevoius year.
3.2. Classification system:Economic classification
3.3. Sector coverage:Central government sector
3.4. Statistical concepts and
Receipts cover: 1) current earnings (taxes, contributions, taxes, fees, concessions and other income); 2) receipts from sale of property; 3) receipts from the loan repayment; 4) donations and transfers; 5) borrowings and loans (domestic and foreign); 6) other income, pursuant to the law. Expenditures cover: 1) current costs for: gross earnings and contribution paid by employer, other personal income, expenditure for material and services, current mainenance, rates, rent, subsidies, and other costs; 2) social security transfers; 3) transfers to institutions, individuals, non-governmental and public sector; 4) capital costs for purchase and investment maintenance of financial and non-financial property; 5) given borrowings and loans; 6) payment of debt, guarantees and obligations from previous years; 7) other payment, pursuant to the law.
3.5. Statistical unit:Consumer unit of central level
3.6. Statistical population:Target statistical population is: President of Montenegro, Parliament of Montenegro (hereinafter referred to as the Parliament), judicial bodies, Government - General Secretariat of Government and ministries, independent consumer units and state funds
3.7. Reference area:Montenegro
3.8. Time coverage:Data on main survey indicators are available since 2014.
3.9. Base period:comparative month of the previous year

                                                                                      4. Unit of measure                                                                        Top
in millions euros

                                                                                     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) determines provisions for collection, processing, and dissemination of data. The Law provides for Statistical Office clear and broad legal powers to collect and access data necessary for the implementation of Programme of Statistical Surveys and Annual Plan. The Law provides a priority to the administrative data usage and also right of access to individual data which represent a result of survey done by other official statistical producers. As an annex to the legal provisions, Statistical Office has signed several cooperation agreements with administrative data providers.
6.2. Data sharing:Cooperation agreement signed with official statistical producer: 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) International institutions: 1. EUROSTAT, 2. UN organizations, 3. IMF, 4. World Bank.

                                                                                        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 receipts and expenditures of government are obtained by reporting method, thus they are subject to usual types of errors when processed.
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:Data correction

                                                                                      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 revisions are minimal. Significant revisions are used only if there occurred methodological changes.

                                                                                 18. Statistical processing                                                                 Top
18.1. Source data:SAP system, form 3, form 4
18.2. Frequency of data
Up to 20 days after the end of month
18.3. Data collection:The data are collected via administrative sources and reporting methods.
18.6. Adjustment:The data on items Gross earnings and contributions paid by employer and Rights from area of pension and disability insurance are obtained on the basis of calculation balance, while other items are presented by cash.


                                                                                           19. Comment                                                                             Top