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Country Profile of Saint Kitts and Nevis

Main statistical agency
Main statistical agency name
Ministry of Finance and Sustainable Development
Position in the government
The Statistical Office is part of the Ministry of Finance.


Legal basis
Legal basis
The Statistical Office produces and disseminates data under the Statistical Act No. 12 of 1971, which authorizes the dept. to conduct surveys on prices and production, and all other aspects of trade and commerce as deemed necessary. The Statistical Office also conducts surveys in many other areas of the economy such as population, labor force and tourism without specific legal authorization. Notably, the Statistical Office has a high degree of independence in determining what, how, and when data and methodology are released, though this is not explicitly stated in the Act.


Other producers of official statistics
Other producers of official statistics
o Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB)

o Ministry of Finance


Data collection
Most recent population census
14 May 2001
Data confidentiality
The confidentiality of reporters is guaranteed under the Statistical Act, which specifies duties, regulations, offences and penalty. Additionally, each statistical officer takes an oath of secrecy in the witness of a Magistrate.


Data dissemination
Release calendar (existence, when and how published)
The Statistical Office does not disseminate advance release calendars to the public. However, this is possible in the near future as such information is produced for internal purposes, and the timeliness of data production is improved. Additionally, the RPI has a regular release period and hence can be used as a base for developing an advance release calendar.
Languages of main publications
English




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