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Country Profile of Uzbekistan

Main statistical agency
Main statistical agency name
State Department of Statistics of Minmacroeconomstat of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Web address
www.statistics.uz
Position in the government
In order to perform its functions the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics is empowered to:

o carry out a coordination of activity and functional regulation in the field of implementation of uniform policy on statistics;

o approve forms of state statistical observation, filling and submission instructions and to coordinate the forms of departmental statistical observation;

o request and to receive state statistical reports, data of the departmental reports and other data, including attached explanatory notes (at any stage of completeness) from financial, customs authorities, tax collection authorities, banks, other departments and agencies, legal persons and their representations and branches, physical persons, including individual entrepreneurs; and to use them for statistical purposes and necessary for perform state statistical operations;

o issue in prescribed order normative acts obligatory for general execution by state bodies, legal persons, representations and branches, individual entrepreneurs who submit statistical data;

o in prescribed order verify reliability and completeness of the statistical data in the organizations of the Republic of Uzbekistan. In case of deviations, to instruct on their elimination and make appropriate corrections in the statistical data;

o carries out a cooperation with international statistical and economic organizations; to hold and participate in seminars and meetings on statistics, including international ones.
Organizational structure and finance
Chairman

First Deputy Chairman

2 Deputy Chairmen
Main duties
According to the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan "on State Statistics " dated December 12, 2002 and the Decree of the PRESIDENT of the REPUBLIC UZBEKISTAN " On reorganization of the Ministry of Macroeconomics and statistics of the Republic of Uzbekistan " dated December 24, 2002, the main tasks of the Committee are:
o development and realization of uniform policy in the field of statistics, ensuring an effective system of statistics organization in conformity with the modern international requirements and standards;

o development and introduction of scientifically grounded and based on basic principles of a market economy, a uniform statistical methodology and system of parameters that ensure the composition of the national accounts and are in conformity with the international statistical standards;

o insurance of efficiency, reliability and objectivity of statistical and reported indices, which describe in depth the processes of economic and social life;

o development of a system of national accounts in conformity with appropriate international methodology of National Accounts, formation of a informational support system for composing the national accounts taking into account the international statistical standards and rules;

o preparation and fulfillment of state statistics orders; development of the state statistics work programs on the basis of a study of needs of the state bodies and administration and demand of statistical information users, and organization of an implementation of such programs;

o insuring a coordination of the activity of the ministries, agencies and organizations on realization of uniform policy in the field of statistics;

o providing a system of economical and statistical classifiers necessary for organization of statistical works, and United State Register of enterprises and organizations;

o maintenance on a system basis of improvement of professional skill and retraining of the staff of bodies of statistics of all levels.

Main functions:

o ensures an observance of principles of state statistics and unity of statistical methodology and its correspondence with the international standards and rules;

o determines priority directions of state statistics development, and provides scientific - methodological, organizational, technical, personnel, and financial support;

o develops and approves the statistical observation programs, ensures their effective realization, processing, accumulation, maintenance and distribution of the statistical information;
o develops and approves in prescribed order forms of the state statistical reporting and filling instructions and coordinates the forms of the departmental statistical reporting;

o forms an information system of statistical indices for comprehensive analysis of republican and regional social and economic processes;

o carries out preliminary statistical analysis of major economic and social processes and events;

o in prescribed order provides users with information on nation-wide classifiers and their changes and updates;

o ensures a further development of the Uniform State Register of Enterprises and Organizations provided that it serves as a main methodological mechanism ensuring a completeness of reporting and registration of all undertakings and compatibility of informational resources;

o develops, coordinates and presents in prescribed order the drafts of normative - legal acts concerning statistics, as well as creation and maintaining state information systems and resources.


Brief history and other relevant background information
Brief history and other relevant background information
"Uzbekistan in Figures - UinF" is a result of joint efforts of UNDP Country Office and Center for Economic Research in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. This web resource is created in 2006 to make statistical information and data available to the public through Internet.


Legal basis
Legal basis
The State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan is established by the Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan "On reorganization of the Ministry of Macroeconomics and statistics of the Republic of Uzbekistan" # UP -3183 dated December 24, 2002 and the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan "On organization of the activity of the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics"#8 dated January 8, 2003. Regulations and organizational structure of the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics are approved by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan "On organization of the activity of the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics"#8 dated January 8, 2003.


Other producers of official statistics
Other producers of official statistics
Education Statistics:
Statistical bulletin "Development of Education System in Uzbekistan" 2000-2004, which is published with support of UNDP Uzbekistan and in cooperation with State Committee of Uzbekistan on Statistics, the Women's Committee of Uzbekistan, as well as with the line ministries and agencies.

Gender Statistics:
Statistical bulletin "Gender Equality in Uzbekistan: Facts and Figures" 2000-2004, which is published with support of UNDP Uzbekistan and in cooperation with State Committee of Uzbekistan on Statistics, the Women's Committee of Uzbekistan, as well as with the line ministries and agencies.

Environmental Statistics:
Statistical bulletin "Environmental Situation in Uzbekistan: Facts and Figures" 2000-2004, which is published with support of UNDP Uzbekistan and in cooperation with State Committee of Uzbekistan on Statistics, State Committee of Uzbekistan for Nature Protection, as well as with line ministries and agencies.

Foreign Trade Statistics and Regional Statistics
"Uzbekistan Economy – Statistical and Analytical Review for January-June, 2005", Center for Economic Research & Education, "Uzbekistan", Tashkent, 2005



Data collection
Most recent population census
1989
Access to administrative data
Access to official statistics from government organizations (line ministries and agencies).


Data dissemination
Main publications
The web site consists of the following main thematic sections:

Country at a Glance - key macroeconomic indicators; up-to-date picture of the Uzbek economy; basic data on land area, location, regions, climate etc.
MDG Database - a comprehensive database with country-specific information on progress towards nationalized millennium development goals (8), targets (18) and indicators (48);
Education Statistics - main indicators of education system in Uzbekistan.
Health Statistics - detailed health statistics.
Gender Statistics - detailed statistical data on gender equality in the country.
Environmental Statistics - contains data and indicators on environmental situation, including water and land resources; air pollution and waste products; ecological situation in the Aral Sea region.
Foreign Trade Statistics - exports and imports; trade balance; direction of foreign trade.
Regions in Figures - official statistics about geography, demographic and social profiles of regions (provinces) of Uzbekistan.
Uzbekistan and the World - international comparison tables.
Languages of main publications
Uzbek, Russian, English
How are data disseminated (Paper, CD Rom, Website, online databases, databanks)?
Website




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