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Country Profile of Azerbaijan

Main statistical agency
Main statistical agency name
The State Statistical Committee of Azerbaijan Republic
Web address
www.azstat.org
Position in the government
The State Statistical Committee of Azerbaijan Republic is a part of the government structure.
Organizational structure and finance
Central office and regional statistical departments.
Multi-annual or annual work program
There are 5-year and annual plan of statistical activities. 5-year plan is approved by the President of the country, and annual plans are approved by State Committee on Statistics after discussion with Cabinet of Ministers.
Main duties
DECISIONS OF THE CABINET OF MINISTERS
6 November 1995, 238

On confirmation of the Statute of State Statistical Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic
The Cabinet of Ministers of the Azerbaijan Republic decides:

1. To confirm the attached Statute on the State Statistical Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic (Statestatcom of the Azerbaijan Republic);

2. State Statistical Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic must confirm Statute of the Nackchivan Authonomous Republic, region, city, statistical bodies in the manner prescribed;

3. To consider as not valid 1 and 2 paragraph of the Decree of the Council of Ministers of the Azerbaijan SSR 114, dated 1988, Confirmed by the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers 238, dated 6.11.1995

STATUTE
OF THE STATE STATISTICAL COMMITTEE OF THE AZERBAIJAN REPUBLIC

1. The State Statistical Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic (Statstatcom of the Azerbaijan Republic) provides the activity of the statistical information system on the base of unite methodology in the sphere of economic and social areas of the Republic. The State Statistical Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic is an independent, central, economic state administration body acting within the system of central executive bodies administering the statistical and reporting activity.

The State Statistical Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic carries out its activity on the base of the principles of objective and overall study of socio-economic processes taking place in the country, provides for transperency of information about the socio-economic situation paying respect to the rights of physical and legal persons and securing confidentiality of the primary private information, bears responsibility for the policy directed at incrase of the role of statistical information.

The state bodies and other government of bodies of all levels does not interfere to the implementation of powers the State Statistical Committee of Azerbaijan Republic and its structural subdivisions in the Nakchivan Authonomus Republic, regions and cities.

2. The State Statistical Committee of Azerbaijan Republic is guided by the Constitution of the Azerbaijan Republic, The Law of Azerbaijan Republic on Statistics, other legislative acts, Decrees and orders of the President of the Azerbaijan Reepublic, decrees and decisions of the Cabinet of Ministers, international agreements in the sphere of statistics and this Statute.

3. The State Statistical Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic has the following duties;

o to carry out statistical policy in the territory of the Republic;

o to provide objectivity of the statistical information, its correspondence to the processes occurring in the social and economic spheres during the transfer to market economy;

o to conduct methodological leadership over processing and preparation of the technical-economic information comparable with statistical standards, and methodological leadership in the sphere of their application;

o to conduct activities on coordination of confirmation and improvement of the statistical reports, determination of their collection procedure and deadlines;

o to analyze statistical information, to conduct balance calculations of the socio-economic and demographic processes and prepare forecasts;

o to conduct international cooperation in the sphere of statistics, disseminate and exchange statistical information that does not damage the interest of the republic;

4. The State Statistical Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic in accordance with duties assigned;

o provides administration bodies of the Azerbaijan Republic with the statistical information characterizing the socio-economic situation of the country;

o organizes obtaining of required statistical information through the statistical reports, carries out application of the sample observations together with the overall statistical observations;

o analyses social processes, living standards and living expenses, organizes conducting of population censuses, socio-demographic observations, conducting of the family budget statistics, conducts interviews on different topics;

o organizes processing of the statistical information on the base of the modern technology and unite methodology;

o provides timely presentation of the summary statistical information, publication of the information interesting for the public, and conduct exchange of information in accordance with obligations taken;

o conducts protection of the statistical information, protection of the state and commercial secrecy;

o conducts automated recording and coding of the enterprises and organizations located within the territory of the Azerbaijan Republic and having state registration;

o participates in conducting of the international statistical comparisons;

o organizes mutually profitable international statistical cooperation, participates in the work of international organizations;

o holds, on a regular basis, press conferences with the representatives of mass media, conducts meetings and other activities;

o provides science and education establishments with information required for scientific researches on the base of the contract;

o in accordance with contracts, agreements concluded , or in accordance with one-time surveys prepares and provides legal and physical person with information requested, the cost of which is paid by them, excluding government bodies;

o conducts respective work with ministries, chief departments on transfer to national accounts system and to relevant international standards;

o provides legal and physical persons with state statistical report forms and instructions for their filling located within the territory of the republic;

o concludes contracts with education establishments engaged in personnel training, provides conducting of pre-diploma and on-the-job training for students specialized in statistics;

5. The State Statistical Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic cooperates with recording-statistics specialists, for this purposes it conducts statistical researches jointly with the Academy of Sciences, education establishments of ministries, chief departments and organizes preparation of the methodology and standards required for this, assists in conducting of alternative observations on socio-economic problems of different industries of the republic, its different regions.

6. The State Statistical Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic has following powers and rights;

o to publish results of the economic and social situation of the Azerbaijan Republic, to settle methodological issues in the sphere of statistics and recording;

o to obtain free of charge the state statistical reports and explanations on them from ministries, state committees and chief departments, city executive authorities, from legal and physical persons regardless their type of ownership and organization-legal form, from bank, customs and other services, from legal persons located outside but being at the ownership of the Azerbaijan Republic;

o to attract specialists of the departments and organizations to conduct statistical activities in the manner and on conditions as defined by the Cabinet of Ministers of the Azerbaijan Republic;

o to submit its opinion on draft normative-legal acts submitted for the review of the President of the Azerbaijan Republic and the Cabinet;

o in accordance with the procedure stipulated by the legislation and international normative-legal acts to conclude contracts with the state statistical agencies of foreign countries and international organizations on issues related to the improvement of the statistical methodology and experience, application of the modern technology;

o to implement work on analysis of the information and other activities not included into rules and on the base of the agreements concluded with physical persons and administration bodies, scientific, manufacturing and other enterprises;

o to initiate administrative claims and apply administrative measures on legal and physical persons for non-submission, late submission and submission of distorted information;

o to audit accuracy of statistical reports and primary recording of ministries, state committees, chief departments, legal and physical persons regardless of their subordination;

o to introduce amendments in cases when reported information is distorted, to commission respective physical and legal persons to reflect these amendments in primary recording and accounting documentation (officials bear responsibility for distortion of the state statistical reports in accordance with the legislation of the Azerbaijan Republic);

o to liquidate state statistical reports which contradict the legislation of the Azerbaijan Republic;

o to hear the reports of the ministries, state committees, chief departments, associations and company directors on state of statistical recording and reporting at sessions of the Collegium.

7. Activity of the State Statistical Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic is based on the Regalement of statistical work? which is agreed with the Cabinet of Ministers. The topic of the annual statistical researches and funding of the statistical activities is defined by the Regalement.

8. Funds of the State Statistical Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic are formed at the expense of the following sources;

o republican budgets means stipulated in centralized order for development of the system of the State Statistical Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic;

o currency allocated for the cooperation with the international organizations, organization of the study of foreign countries' experience, purchase of equipment;

o income received from the sale of statistical information, collections, bulletins, as well as from additional statistical work carried out upon the orders by state bodies and other users and funded at the expense of these customers.

9. Currency received in the result of the activity of the State Statistical Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic is used for the development of material technical base and social development, as well as for international cooperation in the sphere of statistics in the manner as stipulated in the legislation of the Azerbaijan Republic.

10. State Statistical Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic is leaded by the Chairman.
The Chairman of the State Statistical Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic is appointed to this post by the President of the Azerbaijan Republic.

The Chairman of the State Statistical Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic;

o organizes implementation of tasks assigned to the State Statistical Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic and bears respect in this regard;

o conducts distribution of duties among deputy chairmen;

o approves central administration of the committee and payroll within limits envisioned by the Cabinet of Ministers of the Azerbaijan Republic for number of employees and payment of labor;

o establishes, re-establishes structural subdivisions at the subordination of the State Statistical Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic in the manner defined, approves cost estimate, defines source of funding for conducting of statistical works;

o as defined by the legislation appoints and dismisses senior staff and specialists of the structural subdivisions of the central administration, as well as directors of the of enterprises, organizations and departments subordinated to the committee;

o submits proposals on awarding with special titles and state awards of the Azerbaijan Republic of employees distinguished for their work.

11. Deputy Chairmen of the State Statistical Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic are appointed and dismissed by the President of the Azerbaijan Republic upon the petition by the Chairman of the State Statistical Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic. Deputy Chairmen of the State Statistical Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic in accordance with duties distributed, coordinate and control activity of the structural subdivisions of the committee.

12. The Collegium is composed of the Chairman, Deputy Chairmen of the State Statistical Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic as well as from other leading employees of the system of the State Statistical Committee.

Number and composition of members of the Collegium are approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.

The Collegium considers issues related with implementation of the duties assigned to the State Statistical Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic, organization and development of statistics in the republic.

Upon necessity, heads of administration bodies, enterprises, organizations and departments who are directly involved in issues considered as well as the scientists and specialists participate at discussions held at Collegiums meetings.

Decisions of the Collegium are implemented by the orders of the State Statistical Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic.

In case when there is a difference in opinion of the Chairman of the State Statistical Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic and Collegium members the Chairman implements his own decision and informs the Cabinet of Ministers about this. Collegium members can also inform the Cabinet of Ministers about their opinion.

13. In order to improve the system of statistical indicators, its programs and methodology the State Statistical Committee establishes a scientific board, and upon necessity consulting groups composed of scientists and highly qualified specialists.

14. Following structures are functioning in the system of the State Statistical Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic:

o Main Computing Centre;

o Education center on training of recording and statistics workers, improvement of their qualification;

o Center of scientific-research and project-technological of statistical information;

o Statistical bodies of Nakchivan Autonomous Republic, cities and regions.

15. Expenses for the central administration of the State Statistical Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic are allocated from the republican budget for maintaining of the central administration bodies.

16. The State Statistical Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic is a legal person; it has an independent balance, correspondent account in the bank and stamp embracing state emblem and name of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Confirmed by the Collegium of the State Statistical Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic on 17 January 1996

STATUTE on statistical departments and divisions of city and regions of the Azerbaijan Republic

1. City, regional statistical departments and divisions of the Azerbaijan Republic (hereinafter referred as local statistical bodies) is engaged in organization of the state statistics in respective administrative territories, provision of collection and processing of the statistical information in social and economic spheres. Local statistical bodies are the local economic state administration bodies who conduct management over recording and statistics. They act within the system of the State Statistical Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic and are directly subordinated to the higher state statistical body.

Local statistical bodies carry out their activity in this sphere, based on principles of objective and overall analysis of socio-economic processes taking place within own territory, provide publicity of information on socio-economic situation, bear responsibility for the policy on increase of the role of statistical information, provision of confidentiality of information on physical and legal persons.

State bodies and other government bodies of all levels does not interfere to the implementation of functions by statistical bodies.

2. In its activity local statistical bodies are guided by the Constitution of the Azerbaijan Republic, Law of the Azerbaijan Republic on Statistics, other legislative acts, decrees and decisions of the President, decrees and decisions of the Cabinet, orders and directives of the State Statistical Committee and other higher statistical bodies as well as this Statute.

3. Local statistical bodies have the following duties:

o to conduct control over the provision of the objectivity of statistical information, to coordinate its work in this sphere with supervising bodies;

o to publish statistical collections, bulletins, reviews, issues and other statistical materials;

o to provide use of summary statistical information of public interest making them available through publishing;

o to study, summarize and analyze economic processes taking place within territory;

o to collect information on changes taking place in newly established and available economic units and present this to the State Statistical Committee to set up state register of recording units on the base of the statistical observations.

4. Local statistical bodies in accordance with their functions:

o provide local executive and administration bodies with statistical information characterizing the socio-economic situation of the country,

o organize obtaining of required statistical information on the base of the state statistical reports, conducts application of the sample surveys together with the overall statistical observations;

o organize conducting of analysis of social processes, living standards and living expenses, population census, socio-demographic observation, family budget, statistics, conducts interviews on different topics;

o provide processing of statistical information on the base of unite methodology and modern technology;

o provide timely presentation of the summary statistical information, publication of the information interesting for the public, and conduct exchange of information in accordance with obligations taken;

o conducts protection of the statistical information, protection of the state and commercial secrecy;

o in accordance with contracts, agreements concluded , or in accordance with one-time surveys prepare and provide legal and physical person with information requested, the cost of which is paid by them, excluding government bodies;

o provide State Statistical Committee with information required to keep the state register of recording units in working condition.

5. Local statistical bodies have following rights and functions;

o regardless the type of ownership and subordination to require on no-charge basis accurate statistical information in volume and within period defined by the state statistical bodies from the physical and legal persons located within the respective administrative territory (observing commercial secrecy);

o to check accuracy of primary and summary information, to check the state of primary recording and to obtain without any problems all documents related to audit from legal and physical persons, to make official results of the audit;

o to introduce amendments into reports in cases when the distortion of information is revealed, to issue orders compulsory for implementation to enterprises, unions, departments and organizations and others;

o to initiate administrative claims and apply administrative measures on legal and physical persons for non-submission, late submission and submission of distorted information, as well as to make appeals to the investigation bodies on bringing respective persons to criminal responsibility.

6. Activity of the local statistical bodies is based on the Regulation of statistical work approved by the State Statistical Committee. The topic of the annual statistical researches and funding of the statistical activities is defined by the Regalement.

7. Funds of the local statistical bodies are formed at the expense of the following sources;

o republican budgets means stipulated in centralized order for development of the system of the State Statistical Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic;

o income received from the sale of statistical information, collections, bulletins, as well as additional statistical work carried out upon the orders by state bodies and other users and funded at the expense of these customers.

Local statistical bodies conduct disposals over the fixed assets and turnover capital, as well as the independent balance and other valuable assets and their write off from own balance upon the approval by the State Statistical Committee.

8. Local statistical bodies are leaded by the chiefs.
The chiefs of the local statistical bodies are appointed to this post by the Chairman of the State Statistical Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic.

Chiefs of the local statistical bodies;

o organize implementation of tasks assigned to the statistical bodies and bear responsibility in this regard;

o conduct distribution of duties among employees;

o appoint and dismisses employees in accordance with legislation excluding deputy and chief accountant

o submit proposals to the State Statistical Committee on awarding with special titles and state awards of the Azerbaijan Republic of employees distinguished for their work.

o provide observance of the legislation in the activity of statistical bodies.

9. Deputies and chief accountants of the locals statistical bodies are appointed and dismissed by the Chairman State Statistical Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic upon the proposal by the chief of the local statistical body.

10. Structure and payroll of the local statistical bodies are approved by the State Statistical Committee

11. Local statistical bodies are legal persons; they have an independent balance, correspondent account in the bank and stamp embracing state emblem and name of the Republic of Azerbaijan.


Brief history and other relevant background information
Brief history and other relevant background information
The arrangement of statistics in Azerbaijan commenced with the operation of the statistical committees within the Shamakhy (from 1846-till 1859), Baku (1859) and Ganja (1967) provinces. The annual reports of the provinces combining 20-27 statistical tables issued from the said period till 1917 incorporated the statistical materials on the of the population, number of cattle, workers, fairs, factories and plants, the circulation of plants and products and fairs, the commercial prices of major goods, the number of militants and other information. During 23 months of the Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan (1918-1920) the government made attempts to establish a single body regulating the statistical issues on the territory of the country. Though the aim was not achieved, definite structures related to statistics were created within different Ministries. These structures started operating as the Statistical department within the Ministry of State Property and Agriculture from November 15, 1918 and as the Statistical Bureau with the Lands Fund of the Agricultural Ministry from July of 1919.

The establishment of the local statistical bodies started in Azerbaijan in 1924 and later the statistical bodies were created in all the regions of the country. The new regulation on the Central Statistical Department of the Azerbaijan SSR was adopted by the People’s Commissars Council of the Azerbaijan SSR and Central Executive Committee of Azerbaijan on September 28, 1928. The central statistical department separated from the State Planning Commission in August of 1948 and joined the Central Statistical Committee under the USSR Council of Ministers in August of 1948. This fact was of great importance for the improvement of the activity of statistical bodies. The Central Statistical Department of the Azerbaijan SSR was transformed into the State Statistical Committee in 1987 and the regulation on the state statistical committee of the Azerbaijan SSR was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers on March 30, 1988.

The year of 1994 was a special period in the history of the statistics in Azerbaijan. The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev signed a law of the Republic of Azerbaijan "On the Statistics". Taking into account all the requirements of the major principles of official statistics in the region of the Economic Commission of Europe confirmed by the 47th session of the commission held in Geneva on April 15, 1992 the law incorporated the establishment of national classification, brought in conformity to international one and the state register of the subjects engaged in thrift of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the conduction of state statistical observations on the territory of the country, protection of the statistical secret and social insurance of the state bodies officials, etc.

The state program on the improvement of official statistics in the Republic of Azerbaijan in 2003-2007 marked the completion of the statistical reforms in the country, bringing it in conformity to the international statistical standards with regard to the results of the last few years, information of the community and the improvement of the statistics in accordance with the state economic policy.

The structure of the state statistical committee currently comprises the state statistical committee of the Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic, the statistical department of Baku, the statistical departments of 81 districts (cities), the Chief Accounting Center, the Center of scientific research and projection of statistical information.



Legal basis
Legal basis
The LAW OF THE AZERBAIJAN REPUBLIC ON STATISTICS

Adopted: 18 February 1994

Additions and amendments:

1. 16 May 2000

The present Law regulates the juridical relations in the sphere of conducting of statistics in the Azerbaijan Republic and defines powers and functions of the state statistical bodies and allows the organisation of a unified state information system. It shall apply to the activities of all government bodies of the Azerbaijan Republic, all financial, banking, fiscal and customs services, enterprises, organisations, institutions, associations, companies and other legal persons located in the Republic's territory and beyond its frontiers but belonging to the Azerbaijan Republic, irrespective of their form of ownership, type of management and hierarchical status, as well as to the activities of natural persons exercising entrepreneurial and other activities not forbidden by the legislation.

SECTION 1
GENERAL PROVISIONS

Article 1. State statistical policy in the Azerbaijan Republic
State statistical policy shall be required to help in enhancing the role of statistical information and serve the interests of legal and natural persons whilst at the same time respecting their rights and maintaining the confidentiality of primary data.
The main aim of the state statistical policy shall be to obtain objective data depicting the progress of socio-economic situation in the country, economic interrelation at republican, regional and sectoral levels, structural changes, the efficiency of manufacture, and the implementation of different socio-economic and scientific-technical programs, as well as to provide statistical information satisfying the needs of all members of society and government bodies.

State Statistical policy shall be aimed at creating of a unified statistical information system ensuring the objectiveness and reliability of statistical data, the stability of statistical information, creating a possibility for comparability with international statistics, transparence of aggregated statistical materials.

Article 2. The state statistical system

The state statistical system shall be a unified, centralized, all-republican system.
The organisation of state statistics in the Azerbaijan Republic shall be the task of the State Statistical Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic, the State Statistical Committee of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, the district and municipal statistical administrations (under republican authority) statistical divisions, as well as the statistical divisions in the cities (hereinafter referred to as local statistical bodies). Local statistical bodies shall be answerable only to their hierarchically superior state statistical bodies.

The State Statistical Committee of Azerbaijan Republic shall function within the system of central executive bodies of the Azerbaijan Republic and organises statistical work within the Republic in accordance with the ?Regulation on statistical work? adopted by the Cabinet of Ministers of the Azerbaijan Republic (hereinafter referred to as the Regulation). The said Regulation shall be published in order to inform government bodies, enterprises, organisation and institutions, business circles and the public at large.

The State Statistical Committee of Azerbaijan Republic and its local bodies shall be legal persons with their own budgets, they shall keep settlement and other accounts with banking institutions of the Azerbaijan Republic and shall use the seal containing the state emblem of the Azerbaijan Republic.

The Provision governing the State Statistical Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic shall be approved by the Cabinet of Ministers of the Azerbaijan Republic.

Article 3. Legislation on statistics

The legislation of the Azerbaijan Republic on the state statistics shall consist of the present Law and other legislative acts of the Azerbaijan Republic.

Article 4. Relations between the state statistical bodies and other government bodies and international organisations
The state statistical bodies shall work in correlation with other government authorities and:

o when necessary, provide the corresponding bodies with systematic information on the results of their work, on the state of the accounting and reporting system and economic and social processes occurring in the Republic and in its regions;

o organize the system of accounting and reporting within the Republic together with the financial and other corresponding bodies, check that the reporting is completed by the set deadlines, that the addresses are correct and data are reliable;

o coordinate their work, when checking accounts and reports and establishing the reliability of reported data, with law-enforcement, financial, banking and tax services and other bodies entitled to perform checks.

The State Statistical Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic shall, by the established procedure and in accordance with international legal norms, establish relations with the statistical authorities of foreign countries and with international organisations on issues within its competence, conclude cooperation agreements with them, acting as representatives of the Azerbaijan Republic, organises conferences, meetings and seminars at international level and takes part in actions organised by intergovernmental and non-governmental international organisations.

SECTION II
DUTIES AND RIGHTS OF THE STATE STATISTICAL BODIES

Article 5. Duties of the state statistical bodies
The state statistical bodies shall, within the limits of their competence, be responsible for:

1. the methodological supervision of the drafting and introduction of technical and economic information statistical standards comparable with those adopted in international practice and required for use in conducting all types of statistical work;

2. determining the optimum scope and structure of statistical reporting required for analysing of the socio-economic development of the Republic and its regions;

3. studying, summarising and analysing economic and social processes occuring in the Republic and its regions;

4. providing the government and administrative bodies of the Azerbaijan Republic and its regions with the necessary socio-economic statistical information in accordance with the Regulation on statistical work;

5. issuing collections of statistics, statistical bulletins, reviews, press reports and other statistical material;

6. making accessible, including publishing, aggregated statistical information of broad interest to the public at large;

7. guaranteeing the reliability and objectivity of statistical information, its accuracy in fully reflecting the socio-economic events and processes taking place, its level of quality, as well as ensuring that it is up to data and does not violate statistical confidentiality.

Article 6. Rights and powers of the state statistical bodies

The state statistical bodies shall be given the following rights to perform their duties:

1. to receive free of charge from all legal persons located on the territory of the Republic and abroad (but belongings to the Azerbaijan Republic), irrespective of their hierarchical status or form of ownership, reliable statistical data (including commercially confidential data, subject to its non-disclosure) in the quantities and by the deadlines established by the state statistical bodies;

2. to receive free of charge from natural persons data required for statistical observation concerning their socio-demographic situation and entrepreneurial activity;

3. to check the reliability of primary and aggregated statistical data and at the same time receive free of charge from legal and natural persons all the documentation and explanatory or reference material required for the verification, and to draw up the results of the verification according to the set procedure;

4. in the event of distortions being found in data, to introduce corrections into the reports and issue the enterprise, association, institution, organisation etc. with the necessary instructions for making the corrections;

5. to institute administrative procedures and apply administrative penalty measures to officials and natural persons failing to present data for state statistical observation, or who present them late or containing distortions;

6. to ensure uniformity of methodology for the compilation of statistical returns in the Republic, to draft forms for state statistical reporting, set deadlines and procedures for collecting and presenting reports (Excluding rules on conducting of state statistics in the field of environmental protection);

7. to approve and cancel statistical reports and coordinate work on improving them;

8. in accordance with current legislation on contractual conditions, to provide legal and natural persons with statistical services not covered by the Regulation.

SECTION III
ORGANISATION OF STATISTICAL WORK

Article 7. Statistical observation
Statistical observation may be performed on behalf of the state (region), a department or independently.
Statistical data shall be collected by conducting full-scale, sample or special surveys. Such survey shall consist of systematic and periodic reporting, one-time registration, various censuses and inquiries, questionnaire-based and sociological observation.

When state (regional) statistical surveys are conducted, the type, methodology, program and fields of statistical inquiry shall be decided by the republican state statistical bodies if no other provision is made by the legislation of the Azerbaijan Republic.

Economic censuses and all-republican population censuses shall be regarded as the most important items of state statistical observation. For their implementation, the services may be enlisted of persons who do not work for the state statistical bodies, on the basis of terms to be decided by the Cabinet of Ministers of the Azerbaijan Republic.

All enterprises, institutions, organisations and natural persons on the territory of the Azerbaijan Republic shall provide the statistical authorities with all the data required for conducting state (regional) surveys free of charge in the required quantities and by the required deadlines.

The information which is sent to the state statistical bodies in such cases shall be conveyed free of postal charges; the communications authorities shall subsequently be reimbursed the cost of its delivery from corresponding budget appropriations.

Ministries and other state administrative bodies as well as natural and legal persons shall be allowed to conduct statistical surveys independently on the basis of agreements with the enterprises, institutions, organisations and natural persons covered.

Article 8. Statistical reporting
Statistical reporting shall be one of the forms of statistical observation and shall be divided into state and internal departmental reporting.

Statistical reporting (excluding statistical reporting in the sphere of environmental protection) shall require the approval of the state statistical bodies and the latter shall specify the periodicity, deadlines, volume of data and the procedure for presentation.

Article 9. Operation of a classification and register of reporting unites of the Azerbaijan Republic
A classification of technical-economic and commercial information (CTECI) shall be created and operated in the Azerbaijani Republic.

Use of the classification (coding of information) shall be obligatory for all enterprises, institutions, organisations and departments when exchanging information within the territory of the Azerbaijani Republic.

The operating procedure and procedure for creating new and abolishing outmoded classifications shall be set out in the ?Provisions governing the CTECI? in the Azerbaijan Republic.

On the territory of the Azerbaijan Republic, a State Register of reporting units of the Azerbaijan Republic shall be operated which contains the addresses statistical indicators characterising financial and economic activity of legal and natural persons exercising economic, entrepreneurial and other types of activities not forbidden by law.

Reporting units included in the State Register shall be issued with a certificate containing all the elements pertaining to the unit.

Reporting units not contained in the State Register and which have not received codes in line with the unified classification of enterprises and organisations shall not be allowed to open banking accounts or conduct financial operations with any banking institution.

Article 10. Primary statistical data and their use
Primary statistical data shall characterize the activity of specific enterprises, institutions, organisations, or natural persons.

Primary statistical data shall be based on reliable primary records and used only for aggregated statistical work, compiling collections and socio-economic analysis.

Article 11. Statistical confidentiality
Primary statistical data (individual data) on legal and natural persons shall be confidential.

The disclosure of information covered by statistical confidentiality shall be considered to be the deliberate or careless divulging of information on legal or natural persons without their consent to state administrative bodies, enterprises, organisations or citizens without legal access to such information, or the publication of such information.

Law enforcement bodies shall receive statistical information, including information covered by statistical confidentiality, in accordance with the procedure set out by the legislation of the Azerbaijan Republic.

Article 12. Financing of and allocation of materials to the state statistical bodies
Funds to support the state statistical bodies shall be allocated from a separate budget line in the state budget.

The financing of and allocation of materials to the state statistical bodies for state (regional) statistical observation, the supply of statistical report forms and other documentation to units reporting to the statistical bodies and their maintenance shall be paid for from appropriations of the state budget of the Azerbaijan Republic. Work performed additionally by local statistical bodies and not included in the statistical work plan for the Republic shall be for by the user organisations.

Matters concerning the supply of materials to the state statistical bodies shall be decided by the Cabinet of Ministers of the Azerbaijani Republic.

SECTION IV
RESTRICTIONS AND SOCIAL PROTECTION FOR STAFF OF STATE STATISTICAL BODIES

Article 13. Restrictions for staff of state statistical bodies
The staff of state statistical bodies shall be forbidden to perform additional work (with the exclusion of scientific or teaching activity) in any enterprise, institution or organisation or to exercise entrepreneurial activity of any kind.

Article 14. Social protection for staff of state statistical bodies
The social protection of staff of state statistical bodies shall be provided by the state.
The staff of state statistical bodies shall receive bonuses and pecuniary aid from the salary fund.

The staff of state statistical bodies shall be given annual lump-sum payments according to length of service out of the state budget funds based on the year's results.

SECTION V
AMENABILITY FOR VIOLATING THE LEGISLATION ON STATISTICS

Article 15. Amenability for violating the legislation on statistics
Any violation of the legislation on statistics shall necessarily entail disciplinary, administrative or criminal liability in accordance with the legislation.

Article 16. Material amenability for violation of the procedure for presentation of the statistical data
In the event of non-presentation or unpunctual presentation of data required for conducting statistical observations or for operating the state register of reporting units, or inclusion of distortions in returns, financial sanctions shall be applied to the legal or natural person concerned in accordance with the procedure set out in the legislation. Amenability on the part of a legal or natural person for violation of the procedure shall not constitute justification for not presenting the statistical data.

Enterprises or organisations as well as citizens exercising entrepreneurial activities shall compensate the state statistical bodies for any losses incurred as a result of corrections to be made to the aggregated statistical returns through presentation to the statistical authorities of distorted data or violation of the deadlines for presenting returns.

Article 17. Amenability of staff of the state statistical bodies
Staff and officials of state statistical bodies and persons enlisted to conduct state statistical observation who are found guilty for violation of statistical confidentiality, and persons enlisted according to the set procedure to perform functions in connection with state statistical observation who without good reason refuse to perform them or perform them unpunctually or inaccurately shall be held liable in accordance with the set procedure.


Other producers of official statistics
Other producers of official statistics
National Bank, Tax Ministry, Ministry of Internal Affaires, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, etc.


Statistical advisory bodies
Statistical advisory bodies
The Statistical Council of the Republic of Azerbaijan was established to give advice on the preparation and implementation of the Programme of Statistical work and on the development, organizing and functioning of statistics and is connective between statistics and users.

State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan will report to the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan and to the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan.


Data collection
Most recent population census
13-22 April 2009
Access to administrative data
All state and local bodies shall give the SSC of Azerbaijan access to administrative statistical information collected, processed and stored in the domain of their respective competencies, notably to registers and other data files, to the extent that is necessary for the production of statistics, thus avoiding the imposition of response burdens on the units concerned, and shall be submitted to the SSC of Azerbaijan by established deadline and form according to the Program of statistical works.

Data confidentiality
There is a provision in the Law on Statistics: Raw statistical data (individual data) of judicial and physical entities are confidential and are of statistical secret.


Data dissemination
Release calendar (existence, when and how published)
According to the "CATALOGUE OF STATISTICAL PUBLICATIONS"
Main publications
STATISTICAL YEARBOOK OF AZERBAIJAN
This collection is a complete annual publication of the State Statistical Committee that reflects events and processes happening in social and political life of Republic during the transition period. The publication includes information received by state statistical bodies from organizations, through sample surveys and other forms of observations, population census, information of ministries and head departments of Azerbaijan Republic (Ministry of Finance, Internal Affairs, State Customs Committee, National Bank), and also information of social and economic character collected from organizations by surveys, and on the base of materials received from international organizations and prepared by the State Statistical Committee of Azerbaijan Republic.
Statistical data on the social and economic conditions of the Azerbaijan Republic for 1990-2005 in comparison with 1990, 1995, 2000 and 2004 have been included in the yearbook. Information on the development of ownership relations and economic activities, financial situation and municipality, insurance, balance of payments, privatization of social and dwelling fund are also emphasized. Main socio-economic indicators on towns and regions of Azerbaijan, CIS countries and international comparisons have been given in this yearbook for the first time.

AZERBAIJAN IN FIGURES
Brief statistical yearbook has been published on the base of data 2005 and characterized socio-economic development of the country.
Publication period of the issue is April of the current year.

REGIONS OF AZERBAIJAN
The statistical yearbook reflects socio-economic development of regions of the Republic.
Publication period of the issue is December of the current year.

DEMOGRAPHIC INDICATORS OF AZERBAIJAN
Section “Administrative-territorial units” contains information on groupping of urban and rural places by size of population, territories of Azerbaijan and political division, change of population size and components of changing, size of population by regions of the country, recolculated number of population in 1990-1999, distribution of population by sex and age groups, national composition, official language and other languages, education level of the population;
Section “Reproduction of population” reflects information about crude birth and death rate, natural increase of population, total fertility rate, life expectancy at birth, reproduction of population by years and etc.;
Section “Marriage and divorces” includes information on number of marriage and divorces, average age of marriages, divorces by length of marriages and number of divorces, number of divorces in families having children under 18 years old, marriages by age of bride and groom, groupping of families by number of family members and number of children;
Section “Crude birth rate” covers information on life birth by age of mothers, number of live birth by birth order, average age of mothers during birth, live birth by marital status of mothers;
Section “Crude death rate” contains information on number of death by sex and age groups and urban and rural places, number of death at able-bodied age, infant mortality and children death under five years ;
Section “Death by regions” includes information on main resons of death among population and children under 1 year, number of death among population at able-bodied age by main reasons of death, crude death rate by urban and rural places.
Section “Migration” covers information on population migration, international migration, distribution of migrants by sex and age groups;
Section “İnternational comparision” covers some demographic indicators on the world countries.
Publication period of the yearbook is September of the current year.

FAMILIES IN AZERBAIJAN
In the statistical yearbook it was collected the information characterized main peculiarities of families in the Republic of Azerbaijan
The present yearbook covers the information about Azerbaijan Republic, its independency, to join different international organizations, political division, geographical and main economic indicators and family demographic peculiarities, healthcare, labour resources, population income, and financial means for population, education and culture, crime.
Section of “family demographic characteristics” covers information on number of population by sex and age groups and by regions, number of women per 1000 men by separate age groups, maximum number of men and women at marriage age by the regions, number of women at childbearing age by the regions, births, death, marriages, divorces, infant mortality, life expectancy, marital status, number and structure of families and etc.;
Section of “health protection” reflects main indicators of health, including by Ministry of Helth by regions and information on population morbidity by disease and age groups, health of pregnant, childbirth women, distribution of abortions by age groups, use of contraception, children covered by vaccination and physically retarded children, state sanatoriums, rest homes, tourism and boarding school institutions and etc.;
Section of “employment and unemployment” reflects information on labor resources, number of economically active population, distribution of employees by types of economic activity, branches of economy and property forms, number of persons worked at disadvantageous labor conditions, average annual number of employed by economy fields and types of economic activity, providing of population with job by state employment services, share of employed women by types of economic activity and registration of population by bodies of State Employment Services, providing with job, and payment of compensation for unemploymen etc.; as well as information of statistical survey on “population economic activity” conducted firstly in 2003 in Azerbaijan, etc.
Section of “population living standards” covers information on population money income and expenditures, saving from population; average monthly nominal wage of employed persons by types of economic activity and fields of economy; and state and non-state sectors; average monthly wage of employed persons; number of pensioners and average amount of assigned monthly pensions; number of disabled persons under 16 years old received pensions and assistance rendered to population by the government and etc.;
Section of “households’ budget” contains information on number, size, money income per capita of household and structure of money income, population consumer expenditures, distribution of average monthly income per capita by the level, population purchasing ability, medium size of analyzed households, income and its structure by urban and rural places, structure of income by type and size, incomes of household head by sex, distribution of household by per capita income on places of residence, consumer expenditures and its structure by urban and rural places, structure of consumer expenditures by type and size of household, structure of consumer expenditures by sex of household head, consumption of foodstuff per capita, chemical structure and calorie content of consumed foodstuff, distribution of households by size of apartment and number of rooms, distribution of households by property form and size of apartment on number of family members, household accomplishment and supply, living conditions of household and characteristics of household members’ health state by type of residence and etc.;
Section of “population living conditions” contains information on dwelling fund, number of dwellings introduced into use, privatization of dwelling funds, improvement of dwelling conditions, supply with gaz, water and electricity, types of building, floor space of dwellings, number of rooms and etc;
Section of “education and culture” reflects information about main indicators of education, state and non-state preschool institutions, day general educational schools, number of pupils in them, special schools for children with limited health, boarding school, out-of-school institutions, activity of public libraries, child’s public libraries, clubs, theaters, museums and etc;
Section of “crime” contains information about number of registrated crimes, composition of persons commited crimes, minor-convicts by types of crimes and etc;
Publication period of the yearbook is the October of the current year.

WOMEN AND MEN IN AZERBAIJAN
Gender statistics are statistics compiled, analyzed and presented by sex, which reflects gender issues in society. These statistics need to be produced in close co-operation with users to respond to the needs of policy makers, planners, researchers, the media and the public. In order for user’s needs to be fully considered, it is necessary to examine gender concerns and goals in society and identify the necessary statistics and indicators to address them with adequate policies and plans to assess and monitor the related cases.
Government of Azerbaijan has adopted the “Platform for Action” of the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing 1995. This imposes on the State Statistical Committee the task to develop gender statistics in the country. In “Platform for Action” it is indicated: the national statistics services should ensure that statistics related to individuals are collected, analyzed and presented by sex and age, and reflect problems, issues and questions related to women and men in society (Article 206a).
The publication contains information about size of population by sex; natural increase and age structure; life expectancy at birth by urban and rural population; crude birth and death rate; main reasons of death, infant and maternity death; marriages and divorces; morbidity with neoplasms, active tuberculosis and dermatoveneralogic diseases; narcological and psychological disturbance; alcoholism and alcoholic psychosis of men and women by different localization; morbidity of pregnant women, abortions using of contraceptives; number of disabled persons by sex and age; education level of population, distribution of pupils and students by types of education and Specialization groups, state and non-state educational institutions and sex; number of teachers of educational institutions and post-graduate students and persons, having doctor degree by sex and age groups; employment and unemployment; employments by types of activity; economically active and inactive men and women; structure of income and consumer expenditures by sex of household head; consumption of food items; number of pensioners and average amount of pensions, number of men and women selected to parliament; distribution of persons committed crimes by types of crimes and sex; comparison of indicators characterizing the situation of men and women in Azerbaijan with indicators of some foreign countries and etc.
Publication period of the issue is July of the current year.

CHILDREN IN AZERBAIJAN
Collection includes information on characterizing social status of children in Azerbaijan Republic in 1990-2005 and has been classified into 7 groups.
“Demographic indicators” section covers information on number of population by sex and age, life expectancy at birth, births, deaths, marriages, divorces and other key demographic indicators.
“Preschool education” section contains indicators characterizing education process in different period of education. Preschool education, completed secondary and vocational education have been considered.
Besides absolute indicators, relative indicators have also been used as security of children with permanent institutions of preschool education.
“Living condition of population” section includes general information on household, number of children working for hire and unemployments and the assistance received from the state bodies. It also includes information on theatres, public libraries, circles, collectives, cinema-shows for children.
“Medical prophylactic aids. Social services” section includes information on number of pediatrists, hospitals, polyclinics, sanatoriums for children, female consultations, nurseries and children’s home, boarding schools for children with defects in mental and physical development, arrangement of children adolescents deprived of parental care, and also adolescents in families on the base of adoptions and number of children recognized as disabled receiving social pensions.
“Diseases and death” section is into different types of diseases with two key indicators: “Number of registered patients” and “Number of diseases with the diagnosis set for the first time”. It is risen interest for perinatal death among 18 years old and maternal mortality.
“Crime among immature people” section contains information on children who commit crimes and are convicted.
“By economic regions” section contains information on children by economic regions.
Publication period of the yearbook is August of the current year.

NATIONAL ACCOUNTS OF AZERBAIJAN
Since 1990 Azerbaijan National Accounts Statistical issue has been published in Azerbaijan and English languages and covers the period after 1995. The statistical issue reflects macroeconomic indicators describing the results of the development of national economy in Azerbaijan and National Accounts system and its methodological bases corresponding to international statistics requirements. The collection covers GDP on CIS countries for 1990-2005 on national currency; GDP on CIS countries with USA $ for 1995-2005; share of non-state sector in GDP; three methods of calculation of GDP being one of the main indicators of National Accounts System: manufacturing expenditures and incomes. The collection contains National Accounts System for 1995-2005 on whole country economy and its different industries and sections gross output of goods and services final consumption expenditures individual consumption expenditures gross fixed capital formation changes of material turnover means net export and import by goods and services taxes for export subsidies for export and import gross profit (mixed incomes) consumption of fixed assets net profit (net mixed incomes); received from property given and paid incomes; gross national income received on distribution of primary income; received given and other current transfers; gross disposable income; total economy; received and given main transfers; change of net value; net purchase of lands and intangible assets; net credit; net debts; export and import of services and goods; balance of foreign economic relations; received and given wages to the Rest of the world; property income; received and given capital transfers; wages of workers as well as indicators on national wealth of the country (1995-2004); fixed manufacturing and non manufactory assets (1996-2005); indicators on money income and expenditures of population (1995-2005). GDP international comparison and other comparison of exchange rate of $ stated by the national banks of CIS countries with currency purchasing power parities; structural distribution of GDP usage; share of each country’s total GDP created on CIS countries, in percent (taking into account PPP in comparison with USA $) and other indicators. It also comprises some experimentally carried out calculations in the framework of SNA for further review.
Publication period of the issue is the first half part of the year.

INDUSTRY OF AZERBAIJAN
The statistical yearbook “Industry of Azerbaijan” includes main statistical data characterizing industry activity of Azerbaijan Republic in 1998-2005 years. Industry sector consists of “mining industry“, “manufacture industry”, as well as kinds of activity, such as “production and distribution of electricity, gas and water”.
The yearbook includes statistical data on position of industry in the economy of country, the number of employees in industry and their average monthly wages, the volume of output, expenditures on the production of commodity, fixed assets, main indicators of industry by regions, output in kind and others main indicators.
Moreover, various tables, enabling to compare the industry of Azerbaijan industry with CIS countries, were included into the yearbook.
The yearbook was compiled in three languages - Azerbaijan, English and Russian.
Publication period of the yearbook is the second half part of the current year.

THE AGRICULTURE OF AZERBAIJAN
“Agriculture of Azerbaijan” covers mainly the period after 1990 and information on some significant indicators is given since 1913. The yearbook covers information on population and area, irrigated lands, distribution of employed population, gross domestic product, capital investment and etc. by economic fields, gross product of agriculture, number of agricultural enterprises, sown area of main agricultural plants, product production and its productivity, number of livestock and poultry, production of main livestock products, cost of products sold by agricultural enterprises and etc.
Besides the information by the country the yearbook also includes the main information about planting and livestock breeding by the regions.
At the same time in the yearbook it is indicated also indicated some information by CIS countries.
Publication period of the yearbook is the second half part of the current year.

FOOD SECURITY IN AZERBAIJAN
From 2000 the Statistical yearbook on “Food security in Azerbaijan” has been published in two languages-Azerbaijan and English and particularly covers the period since 1995. Collection includes information on population and its density, number of emigrants, monthly income of households per capita, specific gravity of different sectors in gross domestic products (GDR), stock and use of main agricultural products, food production, area sown of main agricultural crops, number of live-stocks, production of main live-stock products, export and import of main agricultural products, retail sale of agricultural products, turnover of agricultural market, retail sale of main foodstuffs, average annual sale price of main foodstuffs and others.
Publication period of the yearbook is the second half part of the current year.

CONSTRUCTION IN AZERBAIJAN
This statistical collection includes statistical indicators which characterized construction works in Azerbaijan in 1990-2005. Information about objects of industrial purpose introduced into use, fixed assets, investments to fixed capital, technological structure of investments to fixed capital, using of investments constructions installation works, using of investments by forms of properties, using of investments by economic branches in activity, foreign investments to fixed assets, foreign investments to fixed assets by economic branches, main indicators of capital construction by economic regions of the country, resulting data of census on construction and objects of industrial and non-industrial purposes for the state of 1-st May 2004, socio-cultural objects introduced into use, volume of contract works, number of workers and average monthly wages of them, dwelling condition of population, all dwelling funds, privatization of dwelling funds, improvement of dwelling condition and other main indicators are submitted in this collection. Besides this, collection also includes different tables, which gives possibility to comprise construction of Azerbaijan with CIS countries.
Publication period of the yearbook is July of the current year.

TRANSPORT OF AZERBAIJAN
Statistical yearbook “Transport of Azerbaijan” covers statistical information on main indicators characterizing the country transport situation during last years. Transport infrastructure, development dynamics and information of some world countries for comparison are included in this yearbook. The yearbook also reflects volume of transported cargo by separate types of transport means, cargo turnover, passenger conveyance, passenger turnover, income from transport activity and expenditures on transportation, investment directed to transport, fixed assets submitted for use, number of employees in transport enterprises and their nominal average monthly wage, other information characterizing situation of separate types of transport, as well as information on operation of motor transport by the country regions. The yearbook has been prepared in three languages-Azerbaijan, English and Russian.
Publication period of the yearbook is August of the current year.

COMMUNICATION OF AZERBAIJAN
Statistical yearbook “Communication of Azerbaijan” covers statistical information on main indicators characterizing the country communication situation, and its development dynamics. Communication infrastructure, development dynamics and information of CİS countries for comparison are included in this yearbook. The yearbook also reflects telephone communication, post communication, television and radio communication, development of private sector, number of employees in communication enterprises and their nominal average monthly wage, other information characterizing situation of communication, as well as some indicators of communication by the country regions. Together with previous information in the current yearbook covers some information, on enterprises fixed assets, accounts receivable and payable, import of communication means, its production and sale. The yearbook has been prepared in three languages-Azerbaijan, English and Russian.
Publication period of the yearbook is August of the current year.

BALANCES OF FUEL - ENERG?AND MATERIAL RESOURCES
This yearbook contains information on balance of main types of fuel-energy and material resources for 2000-2005. The gross energy and fuel balance was calculated on the base of provisional fuel and oil equivalent ratio.
At the same time this collection reflects information on second-hand oil products, iron and steel scrap and waste, secondary raw materials waste, air pollutants, non-ferrous metals, activity of exchanges, and heating, electricity, natural gas, water, communication services, financed by government and used by consumers.
Period of publication of the yearbook is July of the current year.

TRADE AND PAID SERVICES
The statistical issue reflects the main statistical indicators, characterizing situation of trade and service sectors in 2000-2005.
The collection consists trade and service statistics sections. Trade statistics section covers main indicators on retail and wholesale trade turnover. These indicators were reflected by political divisions, property forms, and good types, in cash and in kind term. Service statistics sections covers main indicators on paid services rendered to population by all economic fields, property forms by political divisions, service types.
The publication also includes good and service types, allowing analysis of real volume changing of trade and service indicators, physical volume indices calculated by property forms and political divisions. This collection also reflects information about hotels activities which is a component part of indicators on tourism.
Publication period of the yearbook is August of the current year.

THE FOREIGN TRADE OF AZERBAIJAN
Statistical yearbook contains indices on foreign trade relations of Azerbaijan Republic in 2000-2005.
The structure of information in foreign trade statistics has been elaborated according to International Harmonized Classification. Indices on countries, good groups, operation types, important goods were included in yearbook.
Value of commodities was specified in US dollars, on the base of information of National Bank exchange rate of US dollars.
Publication period of the yearbook is August of the current year.

LABOUR MARKET
The statistical yearbook reflects indicators characterizing labour market in country. The statistical abstract provides basic indicators about population and economically active population, number of employed, distribution of employed population by industries and sectors of economy, by status in employment, labour supply and demand, labour turnover, labour conditions, unemployment rate, wage and labour cost, professional education and other aspects of labour analysis in the country.
Statistical data on the social and economic conditions of the Azerbaijan Republic for 1990-2005 in comparison with 1990-1995, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004 have been included in the yearbook.
Labour indicators are reflected according to the State Program of transformation to the registration and statistic system accepted in international practice.
Publication period of the issue is November of the current year.

PRICE IN AZERBAIJAN
Since 2002 the collection on “Prices in Azerbaijan” has been published in two languages- Azerbaijan and English and particularly covers the period since 1997.
Consumer’s prices index (CPI) - is concerning exponent that measures general modification cost of the fix admission goods and services are being bought by an average consumer. It characterizes modification of total sum consumer’s expenses of population at a certain time under invariable number of consumption goods and services.
CPI is one of the most important exponent characterized the level of inflation and it is used for the purposes of the state policy, analysis and prognosis prices processes in economy, revision of minimum social guarantees, decision juridical controversial questions.
CPI is used as well on calculation of exponents system of national calculations for appraisal of expenditures in constant prices for final consumption of housekeeping that is one of the most important components of final using of gross output and for indication of the population income.
The point of information for the calculation CPI is statistics of registration prices for concrete goods and services.
Registration of prices and tariffs for consumer goods and pain services to population and calculation of average prices as well as the index of prices depending on goods and services are made weekly and monthly on special forms of registration of consumer prices.
Produce price indexes (PPI) – is counted on the base of industrial institutes and price registration of presented products. The observations of producer prices are led on 268 institutes and organizations of republic’s industry. The account of average price and index is led on 456 presented products. In registration it is taken the real prices of produced in current month products.
Publication period of the yearbook is the first half part of the current year.

FINANCE
Since 1996 statistical yearbook on finance has been prepared in two languages – Azerbaijan and English and covers the period after 1991.
Statistical yearbook includes information on incomes and expenditures of Azerbaijan Republic state budget, indicators of enterprises and organisation, balance of payment, foreign and internal investment, circulation of money and credit.
Period for publication of the issue is the second half part of the year.

EDUCATION, SCIENCE AND CULTURE
IN AZERBAIJAN

The statistical yearbook will reflect information on the state of education, science and culture in Azerbaijan Republic during 1990, 1995, 2000-2005.
The section of education will cover information on institutions of preschool education, education institution providing additional training for children, general education, vocational education, secondary specialized higher education.
The section of science will include information about scientific and research institutions carried out research and development works, number of employees, training of scientific manpower, volume of scientific research works, expenditures for research and development, fixed assets of research and development.
The section culture will contain information about public libraries, clubs, museums, theatres, concert organizations, cinema installations, circus, cultural and recreational centers, zoological.
The yearbook will be compiled in three languages – Azerbaijan, English and Russian.
This collection will also contain information by the regions.
Publication period of the yearbook is Avgust of the current year.

ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH CARE IN AZERBAIJAN
The statistical yearbook reflects information on the state of environment and healthcare in Azerbaijan Republic. The section of environment covers data on availability of natural resources and their use. Information about air, water installations, land and forest resources protection, reserves, availability of toxic wastes and their use, extraction of different minerals, expenditures for environmental protection are reflected in this collection.
The section of healthcare reflects data on medical-prophylactic institutions network, diseases of population by main groups and distribution of them by localization, sanatoriums, holiday hotels and rest homes, boarding homes for elderly people and invalids and also date on primary invalidity, births, abortions, occupational injuries, development of physical training and sport.
Some information reflected in the yearbook will be provided on economic regions of the country.
Publication period of the yearbook is September of the current year.
Languages of main publications
Azeri, Russian, English
How are data disseminated (Paper, CD Rom, Website, online databases, databanks)?
Paper, CD Rom, Website




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