Statistics - Slovenia
National Statistics Act determines the legal basis for mandatory reporting and lays down:
- Fundamental principles of national statistics;
- Organisation and status of performing activities of national statistics;
- Programme of statistical surveys;
- Methodological bases of statistical surveys;
- Obligations of the institutions to keep and maintain the statistical data collections;
- Collecting data;
- Processing and saving data;
- Protection, using and communicating of data;
- Fulfilment of the international obligations of national statistics;
Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia (SURS) is the main source of data in the field of national statistics and it processes the national statistics in accordance with the National Statistics Act.
The Agency of the Republic of Slovenia for public and legal records and services (AJPES) collects and processes the data on common business activities. It also collects data on wages and holiday allowances paid to provide public access to the data on wages.
Types of statistics
Companies and private entrepreneurs submit to the AJPES their annual reports.
Within 8 months after the end of a financial year companies submit their audited and consolidated annual reports .
Business entities, whose balance sheet total is 1 million EUR or more, must submit their quarterly statistical reports on financial accounts to the Bank of Slovenia (Banka Slovenije).
On the basis of the medium-term programme 2008-2012 and annual medium-term programmes, the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia may require data from any private citizen or company for the purpose of implementing the programme of individual statistical surveys, in particular on the status and trends in the economic, demographic and social fields. For such purposes companies will receive an envelope with questionnaire sent by post, and they are obliged to fill in and return this questionnaire by post and by a due deadline specified by the statistical office.
The central annual bulletin is the Statistical Yearbook. Printing of the Website and downloading of the files are available for users free of charge.
Intrastat is the system for the statistical measurement of trade in goods between the European Union (EU) Member States, which is designed to make monthly surveys based on the data collected directly from the reporting units through the statistical forms. The data are collected each month by the Customs office, Nova Gorica.
Statistics on the exchange of goods with non-EU countries are compiled by the Extrastat system, which still uses customs declarations as the main source of data. The data from the customs declarations ( Extrastat system) are reported monthly by the Customs Administration of the Republic of Slovenia.
The balance of payments is regulated by the Payment Transactions Act. This act regulates:
- the performance of payment transactions;
- relationships between a provider of payment services and a holder of a transaction account;
- relationships between the providers of payment services and the Bank of Slovenia in payment transactions;
- the performance of settlements in payment transactions;
- the issuance of electronic money;
- the supervision of performance of payment transactions;
- the provision of statistical data and information relating to payment transactions;
- the functioning of the Agency of the Republic of Slovenia for public and legal records and services;
- the functioning of the Public Payments Administration of the Republic of Slovenia.
Submission of statistical data
The Agency of the Republic of Slovenia for Public Records and Services performs the following main groups of tasks:
- compiling, processing and publishing annual reports,
- performing statistical surveys and data collecting,
- providing data on creditworthiness and other business ratios.
Through the AJPES Websites you may access the FI-PO Ajpes, which enables the collection of financial data.
Instructions regarding submission of the annual reports and other data of companies, cooperatives and private entrepreneurs lay down the components of annual reports, the terms, the manner of submitting and receiving annual reports and other data, which the companies, cooperatives and private entrepreneurs are obliged to file with the Agency of the Republic of Slovenia for public and legal records and services.
Data on paid out salaries will be submitted in electronic form.
The Financial accounts reports may be submitted electronically after sending the enrolment for data transfer.
If the Statistical Office requests you to send data for a survey, you will receive by post a questionnaire which must be filled in and returned by post by the deadline specified in the letter.
Intrastat: Companies – reporting units must report on their trading of goods within European Community on a monthly basis. All procedures and necessary forms are available on the link below.
Extrastat is the statistics on the exchange of goods between the EU Member States and the non-EU countries. The Extrastat system uses a customs document (EUL) as the main source of data. A customs document contains all goods, all values and all participants in the exchange of goods; this is therefore a compilation of all the necessary data.
The balance of payments is regulated by the Payment Transactions Act. The balance of payments shall include the following types of transactions: exports and imports of goods, exports and imports of services, receipts and expenses arising from incomes, financial claims and obligations to the activities abroad, and non-reciprocal transactions – transfers.
Information about reports and user-support is available on the one-stop shop website: e-uprava (e‑VEM); (e-Administration, e-OSS).
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