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Country Profile of Paraguay

Main statistical agency
Main statistical agency name
Direccion General de Estadistica Encuestas y Censos (DGEEC)
Web address
www.dgeec.gov.py
Position in the government
DGEEC reports to the Secretaría Técnica de Planificación de la Presidencia de la República.
Organizational structure and finance
Direccion General
Direccion Administrativa: Contabilidad, Giraduria, Servicios Generales
Gabinete Tecnico
Departmento de Censos
Departmento de Encuestas
Departmento de Estadistica
Departmento de Cartografia
Departmento de Computacion
Main duties
The DGEEC is charged with the production, analysis and dissemantion of statistics for the country.

The most important data sources are: population and housing censuses, household surveys, statistics produced by other public institutions (trade, industry, services, vital statistics, health, education, judicial statistics etc.).


Brief history and other relevant background information
Brief history and other relevant background information
Law of 1885, updated in 1942 (Decreto-Ley, no. 11.126).


Legal basis
Legal basis
Decree-Law 11126 governs the statistical services of the Republic of Paraguay. The law also states that: (a) private enterprises, establishments, corporations, or administrations of any kind, and, in general, all persons entrusted with the general management thereof, are required to provide such statistical data as may be requested of them, on the understanding that it will not be disclosed and will be used only to assess the various aspects of national life; and (b) the publication, disclosure, dissemination or any other improper use that may be made or attempted of information pertaining to individual commercial operations or individual commercial firms is prohibited and subject to sanctions.


Other producers of official statistics
Other producers of official statistics
o Central Bank of Paraguay (BCP)

o Ministry of Finance


Data collection
Most recent population census
28 August 2002
Data confidentiality
The law also states that: (a) private enterprises, establishments, corporations, or administrations of any kind, and, in general, all persons entrusted with the general management thereof, are required to provide such statistical data as may be requested of them, on the understanding that it will not be disclosed and will be used only to assess the various aspects of national life; and (b) the publication, disclosure, dissemination or any other improper use that may be made or attempted of information pertaining to individual commercial operations or individual commercial firms is prohibited and subject to sanctions.


Data dissemination
Release calendar (existence, when and how published)
No advance release calendars are published. However, there are internal dates for the release of the publications "Trabajo Estadístico de apoyo al Congreso" and "Economía y Sociedad," which are regularly adhered to.
Main publications
See website, "Principales Publicaciones".
Languages of main publications
Spanish
How are data disseminated (Paper, CD Rom, Website, online databases, databanks)?
CD Rom




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