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Country Profile of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Main statistical agency
Main statistical agency name
Agency for Statistics of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Web address
Organizational structure and finance
There are three statistical institutes within the Bosnia and Herzegovina. According to the law on statistics, the competent authorities for organizing, producing and disseminating statistics are: the Agency for statistics of Bosnia and Herzegovina at the level of the state, (BHAS), the Federal Office of Statistics for the Entity of Federation of Bosnia Herzegovina (FZS) and the Republika Srpska Institute of Statistics for the Entity of Republika Srpska (RZSRS).
Funds for the financing of the operation of the Agency and the Council for Statistics of Bosnia and Herzegovina are procured from the budget of the BiH Institutions.
Multi-annual or annual work program
Each year a Work Plan details the proposed statistical activities in any budget year along with their projected costs and expenditures (including the operating costs of the Council), sources of financing (if any) and revenues and which shall be approved by the state authorities for budgetary purposes.
Main duties
The duties of Statistics of Bosnia and Herzegovina are to collect, process, and disseminate information in order to implement statistical programs or other statistics required for Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Legal basis
Legal basis
2004 adopted Law on Statistics of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Other producers of official statistics
Other producers of official statistics
In addition to the three statistical institutions, the Central Bank of BIH compiles monetary and balance of payments and financial statistics for BIH (CBBiH).

Statistical advisory bodies
Statistical advisory bodies
The Statistical Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Data collection
Data confidentiality
It is one of BHAS’ core values to respect privacy. All statistics collected and/or processed in the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina shall be conducted in such manner as to secure and safeguard the constitutional freedoms of all individuals and any other rights provided by the laws of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Data dissemination
Main publications
Consumer Price Index
Foreign Trade
Languages of main publications
English, Bosnian, Croatian.
How are data disseminated (Paper, CD Rom, Website, online databases, databanks)?

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