Category: Economic statistics
Area: Agriculture and fishing
Survey / data collection: Monthly survey on redemption of agricultural products from individual producers

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Reference metadata
  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 Economic accounts in Agriculture, Forestry and Environment Department
1.2. Contact organization unit: IV Proleterske br. 2, 81000 Podgorica Crna Gora

                                                                                      2. Metadata update                                                                       Top
2.1. Metadata last certified:Not available.
2.2. Metadata last posted:29 October 2021
2.3. Metadata last update:21/10/2021

                                                                                3. Statistical presentation                                                                  Top
3.1. Data description:The purpose of the survey is to provide the data on the purchase of agricultural products from individual producers, by the territory where the purchase is curried out, expressed in quantity and value. For this purpose, collected are the following data on agricultural products, i.e. product groups: the quantities of agricultural products purchased in the reporting month, the value of agricultural products purchased in the reporting month, the average value (by measurement unit) of agricultural products purchased in the reporting month.
3.2. Classification system:NACE Rev 2.
3.3. Sector coverage:Sector A - Agriculture, forestry and fishery.
3.4. Statistical concepts and
       definitions:
Purchase of agricultural products from family holdings anticipates the purhase of agricultural The following purchase forms are envisaged: ? free purchase ? purchase of agricultural products from individual output of family holdings, based on free supply and demands; ? payment for services in agricultural products that agricultural and other organizations receive from family holdings as a recalculated value for the rendered services: having ploughed soil, sowing, harvesting, wheat-flour exchange, ect., or for delivered production means; ? contracted purchase- taking over of agricultural products from family holdings-producers pursuant to contracts with buyers and other organizations on deliveries of certain products (wheat, industrial crop, livestock, milk and other products); ? purchase from organized production ? taking over of agricultural products based on contracted (production) co-operation of family holdings with agricultural and other organizations (cooperation), and taking over of agricultural products from farmers' associations. The value of purchase (purchase value) of agricultural products from family holdings ? producers anticipates the value of purchased products, calculated according to the prices at which purchasing organizations paid for the products. Purchase value includes the advance payments for the products. Purchase value dose not include the costs borne by purchasing organizations for taking over, transport to warehouses, storage and holding stocks of purchased products. Purchase value dose not include VAT and subsidies that family holdings receive for the delivered quantities of certain products. The value are indicated in the euro. Average purchase prices of agricultural products are calculated according to the data on quantities and value of agricultural products purchase from family holdings. Here excluded are transport and other costs, as well as discounts and other benefits that producers may grant to customers.
3.5. Statistical unit:The observation units are: Business entities and agricultural cooperatives engaged in agricultural production and services in agriculture and unincorporated enterprises, as well as business units (purchase stations) that purchase and is defined according to the Classification of Activities in the sector A - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery
3.6. Statistical population:Reporting units are all business entities and agricultural cooperatives engaged in agricultural production and services in agriculture according to the Classification of Activities in the sector A - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery. Criteria for coverage of legal entities are number of workers (from 2 and more employed workers).
3.7. Reference area:Montenegro
3.8. Time coverage:Data are published since 2002.
3.9. Base period:Chain indices of the year are used for the year.

                                                                                      4. Unit of measure                                                                        Top
EUR

                                                                                     5. Reference period                                                                       Top
The survey is conducted monthly.

                                                                                  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, 047/19) 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, 047/19) 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 realisation 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:
According to Article 56 of the Law on Official Statistics and Official Statistical System, individual data on natural or legal persons shall be confidential and represent official secret. According to Article 57, confidential data will used only for statistical purposes and will be expressed in aggregate form.

                                                                                        8. Release policy                                                                         Top
8.1. Release calendar:The Law on Official Statistics and Official Statistical System ( Official Gazette of Montenegro No 18/12, 047/19) 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://monstat.org/eng/page.php?id=1636&pageid=63
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
Data are published on a monthly and annual basis.

                                                                                  10. Accessibility and clarity                                                                Top
10.1. News release:Not aveilable.
10.2. Publications:Not aveilable.
10.3. Online database:Not aveilable.
10.4. Micro-data access:The Law on Official Statistics and Official Statistical System ( Official Gazette of Montenegro No 18/12, 047/19) 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 aveilable.

10.6. Documentation on methodology:
          domain:
The data is available on the MONSTAT website.
10.7. Quality documentation:The Law on Official Statistics and Official Statistical System ( Official Gazette of Montenegro No 18/12, 047/19) 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; - 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 for Survey on generated waste in industryis monitored at all stages of data production (collecting, entering, and processing). Data obtained through this survey are comparing with data from previous years and with data of the other surveys.

                                                                                        12. Relevance                                                                              Top
12.1. User needs:International users: 1. Eurostat; 2. World Bank; 3. UN organizations; 4. International Monetary Fund National users: 1. Ministries and other public administration bodies; 2. Local government and other local government bodies; 3. Central bank; 4. non-governmental organizations; 5. students; 6. researchers; 7. 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. Data collection was carried out through a web survey, in the period from 1 September to 20 October, 2017. The results of the survey are available on the Statistical Office website, link: http://www.monstat.org/userfiles/file/KVALITET/Izvjestaj%20o%20zadovoljstvu%20korisnika%20eng.pdf.
12.3. Completeness:All requested data are collected by this survey.

                                                                                  13. Accuracy and reliability                                                              Top
13.1. Overall accuracy:The survey covered reporting units are all business entities and agricultural cooperatives engaged in agricultural production and services in agriculture according to the Classification of Activities in the sector A - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery. Criteria for coverage of legal entities are number of workers (from 2 and more employed workers), and data are obtained by the reporting method, so they are subject to the usual types of errors - mistakes in processing and non-response. In order to prevent the occurrence of errors, appropriate actions are taken to identify and eliminate potential sources of error.
13.2. Sampling error:Not exist.
13.3. Non-sampling error:Not exist.

                                                                              14. Timeliness and punctuality                                                          Top
14.1. Timeliness:Data is available every 25th of the month for the previous month.
14.2. Punctuality:Not aveilable.

                                                                                      15. Coherence and Comparability                                                                          Top
15.1. Comparability -
          geographical:
The methodology is in line with the Handbook for EU Agricultural Price Statistics, 2008, which allows comparability between countries.
15.2. Comparability over time:Not aveilable.

15.3. Coherence - cross
          domain:
The methodology is in accordance with the Handbook for EU Agricultural Price Statistics, 2008.
15.4. Coherence - internal:Data of survey on actual purchase of agricultural products from individual producersis are harmonized internally.

                                                                                        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=3
17.2. Data revision - practice:Not aveilable.

                                                                                 18. Statistical processing                                                                 Top
18.1. Source data:This report is obligated to submit all companies and agricultural cooperatives engaged in the purchase of agricultural products directly from individual producers and in order to sell or process purchased products. The report is submitted by business units (purchasing stations) within trade, industrial and other enterprises.
18.2. Frequency of data
          collection:
Data is collected monthly.
18.3. Data collection:Data is collected by the reporting method. The questionnaire has been designed to include in addition to the list of products by groups, the amount of agricultural products purchased during the reporting month, the value of agricultural products purchased during the reporting month and the average value per unit of measure of agricultural products purchased during the reporting month
18.6. Adjustment:Not exist.

 

                                                                                           19. Comment                                                                             Top
No comment.
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