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Country Profile of Syrian Arab Republic

Main statistical agency
Main statistical agency name
Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS)
Web address
www.cbssyr.org
Position in the government
CBS's head reports to Prime Ministers' Office.
Multi-annual or annual work program
CBS has an annual work program.


Legal basis
Legal basis
CBS was established under the respective legislative decree.


Other producers of official statistics
Other producers of official statistics
a. Line ministries

b. Scientific research centers


Statistical advisory bodies
Statistical advisory bodies
Advisory Council in the CBS was established; it is constituted of the General Director, Department Directors, consultants and experts.


Data collection
Most recent population census
22 September 2004
Access to administrative data
CBS has access to all administrative data on regular basis.
Data confidentiality
The decree prohibits the disclosure of individual data.


Data dissemination
Release calendar (existence, when and how published)
CBS publishes the Annual Statistical Abstract in the third quarter annually.




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