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Main statistical agency
Main statistical agency name
Central Administration of Statistics (CAS)
Web address
Position in the government
CAS's head reports to the Prime Minister.
Organizational structure and finance
The Central administration of statistics is composed of administrative and technical units.

The central administration of statistics is formed up of :

* The Divan Department
* The Production Sector Statistics Department.
* The Department of Household and Social Statistics
* The Department of Field Operations and Regional Statistics.
* The department of Computer center.
* The Department of Coordination and National Accounts.
* The Department of documentation, publishing and printing.
Main duties
CAS's main duties are:

1. To assume itself or in cooperation with the involved administrations to set forth all statistics related to the economical and social life of the country.

2. To unify the data bases related to institutions or individuals used in the administrations to extract the statistical data from it, and to supervise technically the statistics that the administrations lay down and to centralize and coordinate it.

3. To set up the internal economical accountings (the national accounts), the balance of payments, and the other annual statement regarding the economical and social activities of the country.

4. To carry out the statistics, investigations, and studies requested by the Council of Development and Reconstruction, and the other economical studies requested by the other administrations.

5. To carry out mandatory statistical surveying , should be considered as mandatory any statistical survey carried out by the central administrations of statistics directly, or through another institution, and published in the official journal.

6. To contribute, with the Civil Service Council, to the preparation and training of the employees working with statistical units related to the administrations.

Legal basis
Legal basis
Central Administration of Statistics (CAS) operates under provisions of the statistics law based on the decree No 1793 (February 22, 1979) emphasizing the organisation of the CAS.

Other producers of official statistics
Other producers of official statistics
Agriculture, Industry, Energy, Construction, Transport, Communications, Tourism and other services, and also the prices, the internal trade and the foreign trade, in cooperation with the competent administrations.

Statistical advisory bodies
Statistical advisory bodies
Statistical advisory body was not established.

Data collection
Access to administrative data
CAS does not have access to the administrative data.

Data dissemination
Release calendar (existence, when and how published)
CAS does not publish a release calendar.
Main publications
A complete list is found on the website.

Foreign Trade
Languages of main publications
Arabic, French, English.
How are data disseminated (Paper, CD Rom, Website, online databases, databanks)?
Availability of microdata for research purposes
CAS does not give access to anonymous microdata for research purposes.

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