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Country Profile of Yemen

Main statistical agency
Main statistical agency name
Central Statistical Organization (CSO)
Web address
Position in the government
CSO's head reports to the Minister of Planning and International cooperation.
Organizational structure and finance
The organizational structure with detailed of responsibilities was approved on 1/11/2003.
The organizational structure of the cso covers among other things, the duties and function of the cso and key appointees, the cso budget has been approved by the government annually.
Multi-annual or annual work program
CSO has a five-year work plan as well as an annual work program.
Main duties
The decree states that the cso should create unified statistical system that facilitates the government's development needs and senses the changing and ever improving technologies.

Brief history and other relevant background information
Brief history and other relevant background information
1- The CSO is a Governmental establishment concerns with compiling, classifying tabulation and analyzing statistics data from all the republic, governorate by using the latest techniques.
2- It's the main source for all kinds of official statistics data issued by the CSO represent a great importance to strategic plan makers, researchers and all others interested in statistic information.
3- It has a wide database covers all types of economical, social and population indicators.

Legal basis
Legal basis
CSO operates under the Statistics Act of 1995.

Other producers of official statistics
Other producers of official statistics
CSO is the only producer of statistical data.and the responsibilities for approving statistical information produced by others after checking for its reliability and permitting its dissemination.

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

Data collection
Most recent population census
16/17 December 2004
Access to administrative data
CSO has access to all administrative data.
Data confidentiality
Individual data is confidential data.

Data dissemination
Release calendar (existence, when and how published)
CSO does not publish a release calendar.

The main publications are annually as:
hard copy and soft copy also through the website.
Main publications
1- The statistical year book.
2- Surveys results.
3- current statistic of demographic, social and economic.
4- Foreign Trade of statics.
5- National accounts.
6- Census results.
7- Price and index.
Languages of main publications
Arabic and English
How are data disseminated (Paper, CD Rom, Website, online databases, databanks)?
paper, CD Rom , website.
Availability of microdata for research purposes
The microdata for research purpose is available expect the microdata which is needed to individual data as maintain in the UN, Fundamental principles of official statistics.

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