Category: Economic statistics
Area: Agriculture and fishing
Survey / data collection: Monthly survey on sold agricultural products from own production by agricultural enterprises and cooperatives

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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 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 sale of agricultural products from the own production performed by agricultural enterprises, by the territory where the sale 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 sold in the reporting month, the value of agricultural products sold in the reporting month, the average value (by measurement unit) of agricultural products sold 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:
Quantities sold are deliveries of agricultural products to other enterprises because of fabrication and /or sale. Deliveries of processed agricultural products are only for those products received by fabrication of row materials from own production, deliveries to own shops which deal with retail trade of agricultural products, direct retail trade delivery of agricultural products performed by producers of agricultural products outside of shops, deliveries of fatten livestock (it is presented quantity representing increase, i.e. the difference in the weight among purchased and sold livestock heads purchased from enterprises, cooperatives or individual producers with the aim of delivery). There are no considered as delivered quantity processed products made of row materials purchased by other enterprises and individual producers. Sold quantities cover: - Deliveries of agricultural products to other enterprises for the purpose of manufacturing and sale, as well as deliveries to enterprises and communities for consumption. - Deliveries of agricultural products to their manufacturing facilities within their agricultural enterprises ? collective farms. - Deliveries of processed agricultural products (dried plums, alcoholic beverages, dairy products) to other enterprises, if this processing is not performed in the production units of industrial enterprises, and if for this processing the reporting unit does not submit the reports IND-1 and IND-21. Deliveries of processed agricultural products are given only for the products received by manufacturing (processing) of own production raw materials. Processed products made from raw material purchased from other enterprises and individual producers are not considered as delivered quantity. - Deliveries to own shops where agricultural products are retailed. - Direct delivery of agricultural products retailed done by producers of agricultural products out of shops. - Deliveries of fattening and fattened livestock (here is indicated a quantity presenting increase, i.e. given difference between weight of purchased and delivered livestock heads collected from enterprises, collective farms and individual producers for the purposes of delivery). Quantities are only in the unit of measurement printed on the form (Column 3). Products which are not indicated in the form are given in the item ?Other? of the appropriate group. The value of sold agricultural products is a value of delivered products from own production by selling price the organizations issues and keep record on for deliveries of own products (selling producer prices). The value of sold products includes all costs for the preparation of products for the delivery to the place of loading (sorting, packing, transport to the place of loading, etc.). The value of returning packaging is not included. The value of delivery to own retail shops is calculated by selling producer price or by accounting prices (without margin and tax on turnover). The value is indicated in the euro. The average value by unit of measurement is received by calculation in this way: the value from the column 5 is divided by the quantity from the column 4. The average value is indicated in the euro with two decimals.
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 sale of agricultural products from the own production by agricultural enterprises 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 2006.
3.9. Base period:The chain index is used year by 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:
Available on the website of Monstat.
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 sold agricultural products from own production by agricultural enterprises 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 produced by this survey. International and national requirements are met.

                                                                                  13. Accuracy and reliability                                                              Top
13.1. Overall accuracy:Survey on sold agricultural products from own production by agricultural enterprises and collective farms includes 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, as well as local units engaged in sold, and whose activities do not belong to the mentioned area, and the 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:Non-sampling errors are associated with other errors that aren't connected with sample. Non-sampling errors include: coverage error, error of measurement, response error and processing error.

                                                                              14. Timeliness and punctuality                                                          Top
14.1. Timeliness:Data is available every 25th of the month for the previous month.
14.2. Punctuality:According to the Annual Plan of Official Statistics and Statistical Release calendar of Statistical Office, the data are published on a monthly and quarterly basis.

                                                                                      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:The data are completely comparable in the final results of the calculation of Economic accounts in agriculture.

15.3. Coherence - cross
          domain:
The definition of the basic variables, the methodology of calculating the results and the content of the questionnaire is in line with the Handbook for EU Agricultural Price Statistics, 2008.
15.4. Coherence - internal:Not aveilable.

                                                                                        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 exist.

                                                                                 18. Statistical processing                                                                 Top
18.1. Source data: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).
18.2. Frequency of data
          collection:
The reference period for this survey is a month.
18.3. Data collection:Data from the sold agricultural products from own production by agricultural enterprises and collective farms, collected are the following data on agricultural products, i.e. product groups: the quantities of agricultural products sold in the reporting month, the value of agricultural products sold in the reporting month, the average value (by measurement unit) of agricultural products sold in the reporting month.
18.6. Adjustment:Not aveilable.

 

                                                                                           19. Comment                                                                             Top
No comment.
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