Category: Economic statistics
Area: Industry
Survey / data collection: Industrial production (PRODCOM)

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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 for Short-term Indicators
1.2. Contact organization unit: IV Proleterske 2, 81000 Podgorica, Montenegro

                                                                                      2. Metadata update                                                                       Top
2.1. Metadata last certified:28 November 2023
2.2. Metadata last posted:29 December 2023
2.3. Metadata last update:28 November 2023

                                                                                3. Statistical presentation                                                                  Top
3.1. Data description:The aim of survey is the collection of data on the volume of industrial production and values of production. The data will be available at the product level in accordance with the valid PRODCOM list.
3.2. Classification system:The used clasiffications are: NACE Rev.2 PRODCOM List
3.3. Sector coverage:Framework for a list of enterprises was established on the basis of data from the Statistical Business Register, which includes all active businesses in the industry (sections B and C of NACE Rev.2 Classification) as well as KAU of companies which carrying out the industrial production. From the frames are excluded companies whose turnover is zero. List of enterprises including enterprises and KAU with 5 and more employees and quantities of products higher than measurement unit recomended by PRODCOM list.
3.4. Statistical concepts and
The product - is a result of some industrial activities and is defined by the Nomenclature of Industrial Products for the annual survey of industrial production. The term product is used as a general, both for products that have a physical dimension, and industrial services. A finished product is any product that has reached such a degree of processing, so that the Nomenclature of Industrial products for the annual survey of industrial production given specific code and a specific name. The product is finished when its correctness checking product quality control. Defective products are not considered as finished products. Real production - represents the total production of the product, expressed in the appropriate measure unit, refers to the period that corresponds to the calendar year. It refers to the production which was completed in the year for which the report is submitted on the territory of Montenegro. Under the service production - refers to the production using customer's raw materials and for his account, so that the producer does not appear as the owner of the goods, but only as service executor. Service production is presented with code, name and unit of measure provided for a given product, but in a separate row, with a special code in the column "type of production", which means the service. Sold production - takes into account the quantity of products that are delivered out of the company for which the report is submitted.
3.5. Statistical unit:Observation units for covering of industrial production (PRODCOM) are enterprises (companies) with 5 or more employees, with a turnover reported in the balance sheet for the previous year, whose main activity is industrial production (ie registrated in sectors B and C of Nace Rev.2 Classification), as well as KAU of companies which carrying out the industrial production.
3.6. Statistical population:Reporting units are enterprises (companies) and KAU whose main activity is industrial production and whose are registrated in statistical business register in sections B (mining and quarryng) and C (manufacturing).
3.7. Reference area:The territory of Montenegro.
3.8. Time coverage:The data are avaiable from 2006
3.9. Base period:Not applicable

                                                                                      4. Unit of measure                                                                        Top
Value of sold production are expresed in EUR. Quantities of finished production are expresed in m2, m3, t, thousand of effective work, hl

                                                                                     5. Reference period                                                                       Top
The reference period is year.

                                                                                  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 and 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. Revenue and Customs Administration 2. Ministry of Finance and Social Welfare 3. Central Bank of Montenegro 4. Trilateral agreement (MONSTAT, Ministry of Finance and social welfare 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 and 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
Statistical Office staff members sign confidentiality statement on respecting data confidentiality, and for any deliberate violation of statistical data confidentiality, important legal measures are envisaged. Article 54 of the Law on Official Statistics and Official Statistical System of Montenegro (Official Gazette of the Republic of Montenegro No 18/12, 47/19) regulates that data collected, processed, and stored for purpose of official statistics shall be considered confidential if they allow reporting units to be identified, either directly or indirectly, thereby disclosing individual information. The reporting unit directly identified means the identification of a reporting unit from its name or address, or from assigned identification number. Indirect identification means the identification of a reporting unit by the deduction, having into account all measures to identify a reporting unit. Data for the use of which reporting units gave explicit approval shall not be 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
Annualy according to Statistical Release Calendar

                                                                                  10. Accessibility and clarity                                                                Top
10.1. News release:The data are available on the website:
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 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:
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 avaiable

10.6. Documentation on methodology:
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:Quality is monitored at all stages of production of data, from responsible statisticians, in accordance with the specification for concrete survey. Data collection, input and processing is usually the subject of this monitoring.

                                                                                        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 data are collected on enterprise level and KAU. All requested data are collected.

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

                                                                              14. Timeliness and punctuality                                                          Top
14.1. Timeliness:Data are published on 180 days after the end of reference period
14.2. Punctuality:All deadlines in 2022 are fully respected (100%).

                                                                                      15. Coherence and Comparability                                                                          Top
15.1. Comparability -
The data are geographically comparable with other EU countries.
15.2. Comparability over time:The data have been published since 2010 on the site:

15.3. Coherence - cross
In certain cases, data from other areas of economic statistics can be used for cross-checking data.
15.4. Coherence - internal:The data are 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
17.2. Data revision - practice:Typical revisions are rare. Significant revisions have only been made to reflect changes in methodology. If the significant revision appeared, all time series are recalculated, but changes are not announced. The mark of changes are published in the same time with changed data. If the mistake happened, the corrections are made soon as possible.

                                                                                 18. Statistical processing                                                                 Top
18.1. Source data:Data are collected on a basis of enterprises and KAU with 5 and more employees of reporting units including Statistical Business Register (SBR) in MONSTAT which are registered in the section B-Mining and quarrying and C-Manufacturing Nace Rev. 2 classification.
18.2. Frequency of data
18.3. Data collection:Reporting method
18.6. Adjustment:Not available


                                                                                           19. Comment                                                                             Top