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    State statistics represent quantitative, qualitative, aggregated and representative information that characterises phenomena of a mass nature and is necessary for assessing demographic, socio-economic and ecological developments in the Slovak Republic, and is the result of systematic and planned activities aimed at obtaining and processing statistical data and disseminating statistical information in the public interest.

    List of bodies carrying out state statistics

    Pursuant to § 4, 8 and 11 of the Act on State Statistics No 540/2001 Coll., as amended, the tasks of state statistics are performed by the bodies performing state statistics, which are the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic and other bodies performing state statistics.

    Other bodies performing state statistics:

    1. Ministry of Transport of the Slovak Republic,
    2. Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic,
    3. Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Slovak Republic,
    4. Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family of the Slovak Republic,
    5. Ministry of Education, Research, Development and Youth of the Slovak Republic,
    6. Ministry of the Interior of the Slovak Republic,
    7. Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic,
    8. Ministry of the Environment of the Slovak Republic,
    9. Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic,
    10. Administration of State Material Reserves of the Slovak Republic,
    11. Office for the Regulation of Electronic Communications and Postal Services,
    12. Infostat Institute of Informatics and Statistics.

    Coordination role of the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic

    The functioning of the national statistical system requires an organised action of its components in the field of statistics and especially towards the European Union authorities. Its coordination falls by law to the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic as the central government authority for statistics and the contact point for the Commission (Eurostat) within the European Statistical System.

    Coordination Council for State Statistics

    The Coordination Council for State Statistics is established to ensure the fulfilment of the tasks of the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic pursuant to § 8(1)(k) of the Act on State Statistics. Details of the activities of the Coordination Council shall be determined by the Statute of the Coordination Council (PDF 213 kB) and its Rules of Procedure (PDF 190 kB)

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