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1. Demographic and social statistics (CIS-STAT)
1. Demographic and social statistics (CIS-STAT)
1.1 Population and migration (CIS-STAT)
Demographic Statistics

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and publication of demographic statistics in accordance with the list of indicators agreed upon with national statistical services.
• Preparation and publication of analytical materials on the demographic situation in the CIS countries.

Results of Population Censuses

Ongoing work:

Publication of concise results of the Censuses.

New Activities:

Preparation of a summarized publication "On Methodological Guidelines of 2010 Round of Population Censuses in the CIS Countries ".

• Preparation of a summarized report for the special seminar of the Conference European Statisticians entitled «Changes in the Future Population Censuses».


1.2 Labour (CIS-STAT)
Labour Statistics

Ongoing work:

• CIS-STAT will continue to collect, process, analyse and disseminate data on employment, unemployment, wages and salaries.
• Preparation of a review (report) entitled "The Labour Market in the CIS countries".

New Activities:

Preparation of a review" Generalization of the Experience in Organization of the Labour  Force Surveys in the CIS Countries"
Preparation of a concise statistical abstract "The Labour Market in the CIS Countries".


1.3 Education (CIS-STAT)
Education Statistics

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of data provided by national statistical services as part of the interstate exchange of information on education.
• Preparation of the annual report entitled " Education in the Commonwealth Countries".
• It is envisaged to render consultative services to national statistical services on the problems of education statistics organisation in the countries of the Commonwealth.


1.4 Health (CIS-STAT)
Public Health Care

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of data provided by national statistical services of the Commonwealth countries illustrating public health care.
• Preparation and publication of analytic materials, in particular, a review "On Morbidity, Disablement and Mortality of Population in the Commonwealth Countries".


1.5 Income and consumption (CIS-STAT)
Household Income and Expenditure

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of quarterly and annual data provided by national statistical services on the level and structure of household money income and consumer expenditure, minimum subsistence level and assessment of poverty of population, breakdown of population by size of average per capita income (expenditure), level and structure of food products consumption, energy value and composition of nutrients in consumed products (with annual periodicity).
• Preparation of annual report on material living conditions of population in the Commonwealth countries.
• It is envisaged to provide advisory services to national statistical services on the organisation of household income, expenditure and consumption statistics in the Commonwealth countries.
• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of data on money income and expenditure of the population of the Commonwealth countries in the period 2011-2012 - quarterly and annually.

New activities:

• In 2012 it is intended to conduct a meeting of experts of the CIS countries on the exchange of experience in the conduct of households surveys.
   • Preparation of a review of international practice of time budget survey conduct.
   • Preparation of analytical review "Main Socio-Economic Indicators of Poverty in the CIS Countries".
   • Conducting monitoring of the population quality of life indicators.


1.6 Social protection (CIS-STAT)
Social Welfare

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of data provided by national statistical services illustrating social protection and pension security, and information on the numbers of disabled persons in the Commonwealth countries. Preparation of annual reports on the numbers of pensioners and pension security in the Commonwealth countries.
• It is envisaged to provide advisory services to national statistical services on the organisation of social security statistics in the Commonwealth countries.


1.7 Human settlements and housing (CIS-STAT)
Housing Conditions

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of data provided by national statistical services illustrating housing conditions of population in the CIS countries.
• Preparation of annual report "Dwelling Stock and Housing Conditions of Population in the Commonwealth Countries".
• It is envisaged to provide advisory services to national statistical services on the organisation of statistical observation of living conditions of population.


1.8 Justice and crime (CIS-STAT)
Crime and Convictions

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of data provided by national statistical services of the Commonwealth countries illustrating crime and convictions in these countries. Preparation of quarterly reports on the state of criminality in the Commonwealth countries.
• It is envisaged to provide advisory services to national statistical services on the organisation of crime and conviction statistics in the Commonwealth countries.

New activities:

•  Preparation of a review  "Study of the Practices of Accounting Victims of Crimes  and its Reflection in Statistical Reports of the Commonwealth Countries and the Experience of Receiving this Information in the Countries of the World".


1.9 Culture (CIS-STAT)
Culture and Arts

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of data provided by national statistical services as part of the interstate exchange of information on culture and arts.
• Preparation of annual analytical materials illustrating selected aspects of the activities of culture and arts agencies in the Commonwealth countries.
• It is intended to provide advisory services to national statistical services on the organization of culture statistics in the Commonwealth countries.



2. Economic statistics (CIS-STAT)
1.1 Population and migration (CIS-STAT)
Demographic Statistics

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and publication of demographic statistics in accordance with the list of indicators agreed upon with national statistical services.
• Preparation and publication of analytical materials on the demographic situation in the CIS countries.

Results of Population Censuses

Ongoing work:

Publication of concise results of the Censuses.

New Activities:

Preparation of a summarized publication "On Methodological Guidelines of 2010 Round of Population Censuses in the CIS Countries ".

• Preparation of a summarized report for the special seminar of the Conference European Statisticians entitled «Changes in the Future Population Censuses».


1.2 Labour (CIS-STAT)
Labour Statistics

Ongoing work:

• CIS-STAT will continue to collect, process, analyse and disseminate data on employment, unemployment, wages and salaries.
• Preparation of a review (report) entitled "The Labour Market in the CIS countries".

New Activities:

Preparation of a review" Generalization of the Experience in Organization of the Labour  Force Surveys in the CIS Countries"
Preparation of a concise statistical abstract "The Labour Market in the CIS Countries".


1.3 Education (CIS-STAT)
Education Statistics

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of data provided by national statistical services as part of the interstate exchange of information on education.
• Preparation of the annual report entitled " Education in the Commonwealth Countries".
• It is envisaged to render consultative services to national statistical services on the problems of education statistics organisation in the countries of the Commonwealth.


1.4 Health (CIS-STAT)
Public Health Care

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of data provided by national statistical services of the Commonwealth countries illustrating public health care.
• Preparation and publication of analytic materials, in particular, a review "On Morbidity, Disablement and Mortality of Population in the Commonwealth Countries".


1.5 Income and consumption (CIS-STAT)
Household Income and Expenditure

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of quarterly and annual data provided by national statistical services on the level and structure of household money income and consumer expenditure, minimum subsistence level and assessment of poverty of population, breakdown of population by size of average per capita income (expenditure), level and structure of food products consumption, energy value and composition of nutrients in consumed products (with annual periodicity).
• Preparation of annual report on material living conditions of population in the Commonwealth countries.
• It is envisaged to provide advisory services to national statistical services on the organisation of household income, expenditure and consumption statistics in the Commonwealth countries.
• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of data on money income and expenditure of the population of the Commonwealth countries in the period 2011-2012 - quarterly and annually.

New activities:

• In 2012 it is intended to conduct a meeting of experts of the CIS countries on the exchange of experience in the conduct of households surveys.
   • Preparation of a review of international practice of time budget survey conduct.
   • Preparation of analytical review "Main Socio-Economic Indicators of Poverty in the CIS Countries".
   • Conducting monitoring of the population quality of life indicators.


1.6 Social protection (CIS-STAT)
Social Welfare

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of data provided by national statistical services illustrating social protection and pension security, and information on the numbers of disabled persons in the Commonwealth countries. Preparation of annual reports on the numbers of pensioners and pension security in the Commonwealth countries.
• It is envisaged to provide advisory services to national statistical services on the organisation of social security statistics in the Commonwealth countries.


1.7 Human settlements and housing (CIS-STAT)
Housing Conditions

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of data provided by national statistical services illustrating housing conditions of population in the CIS countries.
• Preparation of annual report "Dwelling Stock and Housing Conditions of Population in the Commonwealth Countries".
• It is envisaged to provide advisory services to national statistical services on the organisation of statistical observation of living conditions of population.


1.8 Justice and crime (CIS-STAT)
Crime and Convictions

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of data provided by national statistical services of the Commonwealth countries illustrating crime and convictions in these countries. Preparation of quarterly reports on the state of criminality in the Commonwealth countries.
• It is envisaged to provide advisory services to national statistical services on the organisation of crime and conviction statistics in the Commonwealth countries.

New activities:

•  Preparation of a review  "Study of the Practices of Accounting Victims of Crimes  and its Reflection in Statistical Reports of the Commonwealth Countries and the Experience of Receiving this Information in the Countries of the World".


1.9 Culture (CIS-STAT)
Culture and Arts

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of data provided by national statistical services as part of the interstate exchange of information on culture and arts.
• Preparation of annual analytical materials illustrating selected aspects of the activities of culture and arts agencies in the Commonwealth countries.
• It is intended to provide advisory services to national statistical services on the organization of culture statistics in the Commonwealth countries.



3. Environment and multi-domain statistics (CIS-STAT)
1.1 Population and migration (CIS-STAT)
Demographic Statistics

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and publication of demographic statistics in accordance with the list of indicators agreed upon with national statistical services.
• Preparation and publication of analytical materials on the demographic situation in the CIS countries.

Results of Population Censuses

Ongoing work:

Publication of concise results of the Censuses.

New Activities:

Preparation of a summarized publication "On Methodological Guidelines of 2010 Round of Population Censuses in the CIS Countries ".

• Preparation of a summarized report for the special seminar of the Conference European Statisticians entitled «Changes in the Future Population Censuses».


1.2 Labour (CIS-STAT)
Labour Statistics

Ongoing work:

• CIS-STAT will continue to collect, process, analyse and disseminate data on employment, unemployment, wages and salaries.
• Preparation of a review (report) entitled "The Labour Market in the CIS countries".

New Activities:

Preparation of a review" Generalization of the Experience in Organization of the Labour  Force Surveys in the CIS Countries"
Preparation of a concise statistical abstract "The Labour Market in the CIS Countries".


1.3 Education (CIS-STAT)
Education Statistics

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of data provided by national statistical services as part of the interstate exchange of information on education.
• Preparation of the annual report entitled " Education in the Commonwealth Countries".
• It is envisaged to render consultative services to national statistical services on the problems of education statistics organisation in the countries of the Commonwealth.


1.4 Health (CIS-STAT)
Public Health Care

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of data provided by national statistical services of the Commonwealth countries illustrating public health care.
• Preparation and publication of analytic materials, in particular, a review "On Morbidity, Disablement and Mortality of Population in the Commonwealth Countries".


1.5 Income and consumption (CIS-STAT)
Household Income and Expenditure

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of quarterly and annual data provided by national statistical services on the level and structure of household money income and consumer expenditure, minimum subsistence level and assessment of poverty of population, breakdown of population by size of average per capita income (expenditure), level and structure of food products consumption, energy value and composition of nutrients in consumed products (with annual periodicity).
• Preparation of annual report on material living conditions of population in the Commonwealth countries.
• It is envisaged to provide advisory services to national statistical services on the organisation of household income, expenditure and consumption statistics in the Commonwealth countries.
• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of data on money income and expenditure of the population of the Commonwealth countries in the period 2011-2012 - quarterly and annually.

New activities:

• In 2012 it is intended to conduct a meeting of experts of the CIS countries on the exchange of experience in the conduct of households surveys.
   • Preparation of a review of international practice of time budget survey conduct.
   • Preparation of analytical review "Main Socio-Economic Indicators of Poverty in the CIS Countries".
   • Conducting monitoring of the population quality of life indicators.


1.6 Social protection (CIS-STAT)
Social Welfare

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of data provided by national statistical services illustrating social protection and pension security, and information on the numbers of disabled persons in the Commonwealth countries. Preparation of annual reports on the numbers of pensioners and pension security in the Commonwealth countries.
• It is envisaged to provide advisory services to national statistical services on the organisation of social security statistics in the Commonwealth countries.


1.7 Human settlements and housing (CIS-STAT)
Housing Conditions

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of data provided by national statistical services illustrating housing conditions of population in the CIS countries.
• Preparation of annual report "Dwelling Stock and Housing Conditions of Population in the Commonwealth Countries".
• It is envisaged to provide advisory services to national statistical services on the organisation of statistical observation of living conditions of population.


1.8 Justice and crime (CIS-STAT)
Crime and Convictions

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of data provided by national statistical services of the Commonwealth countries illustrating crime and convictions in these countries. Preparation of quarterly reports on the state of criminality in the Commonwealth countries.
• It is envisaged to provide advisory services to national statistical services on the organisation of crime and conviction statistics in the Commonwealth countries.

New activities:

•  Preparation of a review  "Study of the Practices of Accounting Victims of Crimes  and its Reflection in Statistical Reports of the Commonwealth Countries and the Experience of Receiving this Information in the Countries of the World".


1.9 Culture (CIS-STAT)
Culture and Arts

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of data provided by national statistical services as part of the interstate exchange of information on culture and arts.
• Preparation of annual analytical materials illustrating selected aspects of the activities of culture and arts agencies in the Commonwealth countries.
• It is intended to provide advisory services to national statistical services on the organization of culture statistics in the Commonwealth countries.



4. Methodology of data collection, processing, dissemination and analysis (CIS-STAT)
1.1 Population and migration (CIS-STAT)
Demographic Statistics

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and publication of demographic statistics in accordance with the list of indicators agreed upon with national statistical services.
• Preparation and publication of analytical materials on the demographic situation in the CIS countries.

Results of Population Censuses

Ongoing work:

Publication of concise results of the Censuses.

New Activities:

Preparation of a summarized publication "On Methodological Guidelines of 2010 Round of Population Censuses in the CIS Countries ".

• Preparation of a summarized report for the special seminar of the Conference European Statisticians entitled «Changes in the Future Population Censuses».


1.2 Labour (CIS-STAT)
Labour Statistics

Ongoing work:

• CIS-STAT will continue to collect, process, analyse and disseminate data on employment, unemployment, wages and salaries.
• Preparation of a review (report) entitled "The Labour Market in the CIS countries".

New Activities:

Preparation of a review" Generalization of the Experience in Organization of the Labour  Force Surveys in the CIS Countries"
Preparation of a concise statistical abstract "The Labour Market in the CIS Countries".


1.3 Education (CIS-STAT)
Education Statistics

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of data provided by national statistical services as part of the interstate exchange of information on education.
• Preparation of the annual report entitled " Education in the Commonwealth Countries".
• It is envisaged to render consultative services to national statistical services on the problems of education statistics organisation in the countries of the Commonwealth.


1.4 Health (CIS-STAT)
Public Health Care

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of data provided by national statistical services of the Commonwealth countries illustrating public health care.
• Preparation and publication of analytic materials, in particular, a review "On Morbidity, Disablement and Mortality of Population in the Commonwealth Countries".


1.5 Income and consumption (CIS-STAT)
Household Income and Expenditure

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of quarterly and annual data provided by national statistical services on the level and structure of household money income and consumer expenditure, minimum subsistence level and assessment of poverty of population, breakdown of population by size of average per capita income (expenditure), level and structure of food products consumption, energy value and composition of nutrients in consumed products (with annual periodicity).
• Preparation of annual report on material living conditions of population in the Commonwealth countries.
• It is envisaged to provide advisory services to national statistical services on the organisation of household income, expenditure and consumption statistics in the Commonwealth countries.
• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of data on money income and expenditure of the population of the Commonwealth countries in the period 2011-2012 - quarterly and annually.

New activities:

• In 2012 it is intended to conduct a meeting of experts of the CIS countries on the exchange of experience in the conduct of households surveys.
   • Preparation of a review of international practice of time budget survey conduct.
   • Preparation of analytical review "Main Socio-Economic Indicators of Poverty in the CIS Countries".
   • Conducting monitoring of the population quality of life indicators.


1.6 Social protection (CIS-STAT)
Social Welfare

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of data provided by national statistical services illustrating social protection and pension security, and information on the numbers of disabled persons in the Commonwealth countries. Preparation of annual reports on the numbers of pensioners and pension security in the Commonwealth countries.
• It is envisaged to provide advisory services to national statistical services on the organisation of social security statistics in the Commonwealth countries.


1.7 Human settlements and housing (CIS-STAT)
Housing Conditions

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of data provided by national statistical services illustrating housing conditions of population in the CIS countries.
• Preparation of annual report "Dwelling Stock and Housing Conditions of Population in the Commonwealth Countries".
• It is envisaged to provide advisory services to national statistical services on the organisation of statistical observation of living conditions of population.


1.8 Justice and crime (CIS-STAT)
Crime and Convictions

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of data provided by national statistical services of the Commonwealth countries illustrating crime and convictions in these countries. Preparation of quarterly reports on the state of criminality in the Commonwealth countries.
• It is envisaged to provide advisory services to national statistical services on the organisation of crime and conviction statistics in the Commonwealth countries.

New activities:

•  Preparation of a review  "Study of the Practices of Accounting Victims of Crimes  and its Reflection in Statistical Reports of the Commonwealth Countries and the Experience of Receiving this Information in the Countries of the World".


1.9 Culture (CIS-STAT)
Culture and Arts

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of data provided by national statistical services as part of the interstate exchange of information on culture and arts.
• Preparation of annual analytical materials illustrating selected aspects of the activities of culture and arts agencies in the Commonwealth countries.
• It is intended to provide advisory services to national statistical services on the organization of culture statistics in the Commonwealth countries.



5. Strategic and managerial issues of official statistics at nat.and intl.level (CIS-STAT)
1.1 Population and migration (CIS-STAT)
Demographic Statistics

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and publication of demographic statistics in accordance with the list of indicators agreed upon with national statistical services.
• Preparation and publication of analytical materials on the demographic situation in the CIS countries.

Results of Population Censuses

Ongoing work:

Publication of concise results of the Censuses.

New Activities:

Preparation of a summarized publication "On Methodological Guidelines of 2010 Round of Population Censuses in the CIS Countries ".

• Preparation of a summarized report for the special seminar of the Conference European Statisticians entitled «Changes in the Future Population Censuses».


1.2 Labour (CIS-STAT)
Labour Statistics

Ongoing work:

• CIS-STAT will continue to collect, process, analyse and disseminate data on employment, unemployment, wages and salaries.
• Preparation of a review (report) entitled "The Labour Market in the CIS countries".

New Activities:

Preparation of a review" Generalization of the Experience in Organization of the Labour  Force Surveys in the CIS Countries"
Preparation of a concise statistical abstract "The Labour Market in the CIS Countries".


1.3 Education (CIS-STAT)
Education Statistics

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of data provided by national statistical services as part of the interstate exchange of information on education.
• Preparation of the annual report entitled " Education in the Commonwealth Countries".
• It is envisaged to render consultative services to national statistical services on the problems of education statistics organisation in the countries of the Commonwealth.


1.4 Health (CIS-STAT)
Public Health Care

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of data provided by national statistical services of the Commonwealth countries illustrating public health care.
• Preparation and publication of analytic materials, in particular, a review "On Morbidity, Disablement and Mortality of Population in the Commonwealth Countries".


1.5 Income and consumption (CIS-STAT)
Household Income and Expenditure

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of quarterly and annual data provided by national statistical services on the level and structure of household money income and consumer expenditure, minimum subsistence level and assessment of poverty of population, breakdown of population by size of average per capita income (expenditure), level and structure of food products consumption, energy value and composition of nutrients in consumed products (with annual periodicity).
• Preparation of annual report on material living conditions of population in the Commonwealth countries.
• It is envisaged to provide advisory services to national statistical services on the organisation of household income, expenditure and consumption statistics in the Commonwealth countries.
• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of data on money income and expenditure of the population of the Commonwealth countries in the period 2011-2012 - quarterly and annually.

New activities:

• In 2012 it is intended to conduct a meeting of experts of the CIS countries on the exchange of experience in the conduct of households surveys.
   • Preparation of a review of international practice of time budget survey conduct.
   • Preparation of analytical review "Main Socio-Economic Indicators of Poverty in the CIS Countries".
   • Conducting monitoring of the population quality of life indicators.


1.6 Social protection (CIS-STAT)
Social Welfare

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of data provided by national statistical services illustrating social protection and pension security, and information on the numbers of disabled persons in the Commonwealth countries. Preparation of annual reports on the numbers of pensioners and pension security in the Commonwealth countries.
• It is envisaged to provide advisory services to national statistical services on the organisation of social security statistics in the Commonwealth countries.


1.7 Human settlements and housing (CIS-STAT)
Housing Conditions

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of data provided by national statistical services illustrating housing conditions of population in the CIS countries.
• Preparation of annual report "Dwelling Stock and Housing Conditions of Population in the Commonwealth Countries".
• It is envisaged to provide advisory services to national statistical services on the organisation of statistical observation of living conditions of population.


1.8 Justice and crime (CIS-STAT)
Crime and Convictions

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of data provided by national statistical services of the Commonwealth countries illustrating crime and convictions in these countries. Preparation of quarterly reports on the state of criminality in the Commonwealth countries.
• It is envisaged to provide advisory services to national statistical services on the organisation of crime and conviction statistics in the Commonwealth countries.

New activities:

•  Preparation of a review  "Study of the Practices of Accounting Victims of Crimes  and its Reflection in Statistical Reports of the Commonwealth Countries and the Experience of Receiving this Information in the Countries of the World".


1.9 Culture (CIS-STAT)
Culture and Arts

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of data provided by national statistical services as part of the interstate exchange of information on culture and arts.
• Preparation of annual analytical materials illustrating selected aspects of the activities of culture and arts agencies in the Commonwealth countries.
• It is intended to provide advisory services to national statistical services on the organization of culture statistics in the Commonwealth countries.




2. Economic statistics (CIS-STAT)
1. Demographic and social statistics (CIS-STAT)
2.2 Economic accounts (CIS-STAT)
National Accounts

Ongoing work:

Implementation of the System of National Accounts in the accounting practice of the CIS countries in 2012:

• Collection, analysis and dissemination of data on the key macroeconomic indicators developed on the basis of 1993 SNA concepts.
• Preparation of an abstract (Russian-English) illustrating main macroeconomic indicators of the CIS countries, and analytical report on main trends in production and use of gross domestic product in the Commonwealth countries.
• Advisory assistance to the CIS countries in refining methods of defining and reflecting economic processes and phenomena of relevance to the CIS countries in their national accounts.

New activities:

• Preparation of the plan of actions on the implementation of SNA-2008 provisions in the practice of the CIS countries and realization of selected priority directions.


2.3 Business statistics (CIS-STAT)
Distributive Trade

Ongoing work:

In the distributive trade for 2012:

Monthly collection, processing, analysis and publication of data:

• On volumes of retail trade and catering enterprises turnover  through all sales channels (for trading organisations and the sales of goods at retail markets, in current prices);
• On volume changes in retail trade and catering enterprises  turnover (in current and constant prices);
• On average consumer prices for selected kinds of consumer goods at trade enterprises of the capitals of the Commonwealth countries.

Quarterly data:

• On volumes of retail trade turnover by small size enterprises (in current prices).
• On stocks of goods in retail trade, in current prices;

Half yearly data:

• On volumes of retail trade turnover by form of ownership (in current prices).

Yearly data:

• On the structure of sales of food and non-food goods in value terms in current prices and indicators of sales in quantity;
• Statistics on the intermediary activities of various specialized exchanges (goods, raw materials, stocks and shares, currencies, etc);
• Availability to the public in the CIS countries of selected consumer durables;
• Sales of alcoholic beverages per capita;
Preparation of economic reports on the situation at the consumer market for goods and services in the CIS countries in 2011.

Business Statistics

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of quarterly and yearly data in 2012-2013 on profits of enterprises and organisations and the settlement situation of enterprises and organisations, both domestically and with other countries of the Commonwealth.

Market Services

Ongoing work:

In the field of market services for 2012 it is envisaged to collect, process and publish:

Monthly data:

• On the supply of market services, including personal services rendered to population through all channels of sales, in current prices;
• On changes in the supply of market services to population, in current and constant prices.

Half yearly data:

• On the supply of market services to population by forms of ownership and small size enterprises, in current prices.

Yearly data:

• On the structure of market services in value terms (in current prices) and in quantity of sales.
• Preparation of economic reports on the situation at the goods and services markets in the Commonwealth countries in 2011.

Industry Statistics

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing and publication of data on industry in CIS countries:
- Monthly: output of the main types of industrial products in quantity, industrial output in current prices, and indices of industrial output (in constant prices), both as a whole and by main kinds of economic activities (branches of industry);
- Yearly: output of the main types of industrial products by product category;
   forecasts of output of rolled ferrous metal products, steel pipes, cotton fibres, cement, selected kinds of machine building products, extraction and production of the main types of fuel and energy resources.
• Preparation of analytical reports on the situation and development of selected industrial branches.


2.4 Sectoral statistics (CIS-STAT)
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Demographic Statistics

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and publication of demographic statistics in accordance with the list of indicators agreed upon with national statistical services.
• Preparation and publication of analytical materials on the demographic situation in the CIS countries.

Results of Population Censuses

Ongoing work:

Publication of concise results of the Censuses.

New Activities:

Preparation of a summarized publication "On Methodological Guidelines of 2010 Round of Population Censuses in the CIS Countries ".

• Preparation of a summarized report for the special seminar of the Conference European Statisticians entitled «Changes in the Future Population Censuses».

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Labour Statistics

Ongoing work:

• CIS-STAT will continue to collect, process, analyse and disseminate data on employment, unemployment, wages and salaries.
• Preparation of a review (report) entitled "The Labour Market in the CIS countries".

New Activities:

Preparation of a review" Generalization of the Experience in Organization of the Labour  Force Surveys in the CIS Countries"
Preparation of a concise statistical abstract "The Labour Market in the CIS Countries".

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Education Statistics

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of data provided by national statistical services as part of the interstate exchange of information on education.
• Preparation of the annual report entitled " Education in the Commonwealth Countries".
• It is envisaged to render consultative services to national statistical services on the problems of education statistics organisation in the countries of the Commonwealth.

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Public Health Care

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of data provided by national statistical services of the Commonwealth countries illustrating public health care.
• Preparation and publication of analytic materials, in particular, a review "On Morbidity, Disablement and Mortality of Population in the Commonwealth Countries".

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Household Income and Expenditure

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of quarterly and annual data provided by national statistical services on the level and structure of household money income and consumer expenditure, minimum subsistence level and assessment of poverty of population, breakdown of population by size of average per capita income (expenditure), level and structure of food products consumption, energy value and composition of nutrients in consumed products (with annual periodicity).
• Preparation of annual report on material living conditions of population in the Commonwealth countries.
• It is envisaged to provide advisory services to national statistical services on the organisation of household income, expenditure and consumption statistics in the Commonwealth countries.
• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of data on money income and expenditure of the population of the Commonwealth countries in the period 2011-2012 - quarterly and annually.

New activities:

• In 2012 it is intended to conduct a meeting of experts of the CIS countries on the exchange of experience in the conduct of households surveys.
   • Preparation of a review of international practice of time budget survey conduct.
   • Preparation of analytical review "Main Socio-Economic Indicators of Poverty in the CIS Countries".
   • Conducting monitoring of the population quality of life indicators.

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Social Welfare

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of data provided by national statistical services illustrating social protection and pension security, and information on the numbers of disabled persons in the Commonwealth countries. Preparation of annual reports on the numbers of pensioners and pension security in the Commonwealth countries.
• It is envisaged to provide advisory services to national statistical services on the organisation of social security statistics in the Commonwealth countries.

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Housing Conditions

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of data provided by national statistical services illustrating housing conditions of population in the CIS countries.
• Preparation of annual report "Dwelling Stock and Housing Conditions of Population in the Commonwealth Countries".
• It is envisaged to provide advisory services to national statistical services on the organisation of statistical observation of living conditions of population.

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Crime and Convictions

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of data provided by national statistical services of the Commonwealth countries illustrating crime and convictions in these countries. Preparation of quarterly reports on the state of criminality in the Commonwealth countries.
• It is envisaged to provide advisory services to national statistical services on the organisation of crime and conviction statistics in the Commonwealth countries.

New activities:

•  Preparation of a review  "Study of the Practices of Accounting Victims of Crimes  and its Reflection in Statistical Reports of the Commonwealth Countries and the Experience of Receiving this Information in the Countries of the World".

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Culture and Arts

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of data provided by national statistical services as part of the interstate exchange of information on culture and arts.
• Preparation of annual analytical materials illustrating selected aspects of the activities of culture and arts agencies in the Commonwealth countries.
• It is intended to provide advisory services to national statistical services on the organization of culture statistics in the Commonwealth countries.


2.5 Government finance, fiscal and public sector statistics (CIS-STAT)
State Budget Income and Expenditure

Ongoing work:

Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of data on State budget income and expenditure in the Commonwealth countries over the period 2012-2013 (quarterly and yearly).

• Preparation of analytical reports on financial situation in the Commonwealth countries.
• Assistance to the Commonwealth countries in improving financial statistics, including the formulation of proposals to improve statistical reporting and adapt international standards (especially in government finance statistics) to national circumstances in the organisation of statistics in these countries.


2.6 International trade and balance of payments (CIS-STAT)
Foreign Trade Statistics

Ongoing work:

In foreign trade in goods over the period 2012:

Collection, processing, analysis and publication of data:

• On volumes of exports and imports, foreign trade balance as a whole with a breakdown by CIS countries and rest of the world countries (in current prices);

• On volumes of exports and imports, foreign trade balance by regional amalgamations of the CIS countries (in current prices);

• On exports and imports of most important commodities in quantity as a whole with a breakdown by CIS countries and rest of the world countries.

• Ratio of exports to imports;

• Share of the CIS countries and rest of the world countries in total volume of exports and imports transactions;

• Share of selected countries of the Commonwealth in total volume of intra trade;

• Share of selected countries of the Commonwealth in total volume of exports and imports transactions with the rest of the world countries;

• Exports of selected commodities of the Commonwealth countries by partner countries;

• Imports of selected commodities of the Commonwealth countries by partner countries;

• Average export prices for main commodities in the Commonwealth countries;

• Average import prices for main commodities in the Commonwealth countries.

• Commodity structure of exports (imports): 
  - total;
  - in trade with CIS countries;
  - in trade with the countries of the Eurasian Economic Community;
  - in trade with the rest of the world countries;

• Production, exports, imports and "visible" consumption of selected kinds
of products of the CIS countries;

• Preparation of analytical reports illustrating foreign trade of the Commonwealth countries with the CIS countries, rest of the world countries and countries of the Eurasian Economic Community.

• Preparation of abstracts illustrating foreign trade of the Commonwealth countries:
  - "Foreign Trade of the CIS Countries in 2011" (statistical abstract of preliminary results) in Russian;
  - "Foreign Trade of the CIS Countries in 2011" (Russian-English version);
  - "Foreign Trade of the CIS and EU Countries" (booklet, Russian-English version).

• CIS-STAT will continue making forecasts of production, imports and exports and "visible consumption" of most important kinds of products by countries of the Commonwealth. Over the period 2011-2012, the nomenclature of products covered in the forecasts will be broadened in comparison with the previous years.

• Provision of advisory and methodological assistance in statistics of foreign trade to national statistical services.

Trade in Services

Ongoing work:

On international trade in services over the period 2012(on a yearly basis):

• Collection of information from national statistical services on exports and imports of services in value terms by partner countries and kinds of services;

• Publication of data on trade in services of the CIS countries by main kinds of services and trade partners;

• Provision of advisory and methodological assistance to the national statistical services of the CIS countries in the statistical study of international trade in services;

• Preparation of analytical reports on exports (imports) of services in selected Commonwealth countries.

New activities:

Over the period 2012:

• Improvement of methodological recommendations on statistics of international trade in services.


2.7 Prices (CIS-STAT)
Price Statistics

• CIS-STAT collects and processes data on producer price indices, tariffs for goods transport and consumer price indices:
  - Monthly: producer price indices for the main kinds of economic activities (branches of industry) and consumer price indices.
  - Yearly: producer price indices for agricultural products, aggregate indices of prices in the construction industry, including prices for assembly work, and indices of tariffs for goods transport both for the transport industry generally and for individual modes of transport (for the Commonwealth countries which keep such records).

• Monitoring of the  work of the CIS statistical services on the collection of data on consumer and investment commodities-representatives for the implementation  of 2011 International Comparison Programme;

• The work is carried out on the development of a number of methodological documents concerning different issues of international GDP comparisons; the work on preparation  of electronic forms to be used by the CIS countries for submission of data will be finalized;

• The division entitled "International Comparison Programme" created on the website of CIS-STAT is updated periodically. 

New activities:

Envisaged for 2012 according to the International Comparison Programme are:

• Receipt from the CIS statistical services and analysis of estimates of average annual prices for investment and  consumer commodities-representatives (jointly with Rosstat);

• Calculation of purchasing power parities for investment and consumer commodities-representatives and sending them for consideration to the countries participating in the comparison (jointly with Rosstat);

• Calculation of preliminary results  of 2011 international comparison of GDP of the CIS countries and their submission to the participating countries  (jointly with Rosstat);

• Conduct of two meetings of the CIS countries specialists:
  - meeting on verification and reconciliation of data on prices for investment commodities-representatives, including construction objects (I quarter);
  - meeting on verification and reconciliation of  data on prices for consumer commodities-representatives purchased by households (II quarter).


2.8 Labour cost (CIS-STAT)
Labour cost, wages and salaries

• Preparation of a review (report) entitled: "Labour Costs in the Commonwealth Countries". Consultations with the CIS countries on improving the recording and analysis of wages and salaries will continue.


2.9 Science and technology (CIS-STAT)
Science and Technology Statistics

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of the data provided annually by the national statistical services, as an interstate exchange, on the level and composition of expenditure on research and development and on the number of specialists engaged in scientific research activities.

• CIS-STAT will continue consulting national statistical services on arrangements for statistical observation of science and technology activities based on accepted international standards for science statistics.

• Preparation of annual report entitled: "Scientific Research and Scientists in the Commonwealth Countries".



2. Economic statistics (CIS-STAT)
2.2 Economic accounts (CIS-STAT)
National Accounts

Ongoing work:

Implementation of the System of National Accounts in the accounting practice of the CIS countries in 2012:

• Collection, analysis and dissemination of data on the key macroeconomic indicators developed on the basis of 1993 SNA concepts.
• Preparation of an abstract (Russian-English) illustrating main macroeconomic indicators of the CIS countries, and analytical report on main trends in production and use of gross domestic product in the Commonwealth countries.
• Advisory assistance to the CIS countries in refining methods of defining and reflecting economic processes and phenomena of relevance to the CIS countries in their national accounts.

New activities:

• Preparation of the plan of actions on the implementation of SNA-2008 provisions in the practice of the CIS countries and realization of selected priority directions.


2.3 Business statistics (CIS-STAT)
Distributive Trade

Ongoing work:

In the distributive trade for 2012:

Monthly collection, processing, analysis and publication of data:

• On volumes of retail trade and catering enterprises turnover  through all sales channels (for trading organisations and the sales of goods at retail markets, in current prices);
• On volume changes in retail trade and catering enterprises  turnover (in current and constant prices);
• On average consumer prices for selected kinds of consumer goods at trade enterprises of the capitals of the Commonwealth countries.

Quarterly data:

• On volumes of retail trade turnover by small size enterprises (in current prices).
• On stocks of goods in retail trade, in current prices;

Half yearly data:

• On volumes of retail trade turnover by form of ownership (in current prices).

Yearly data:

• On the structure of sales of food and non-food goods in value terms in current prices and indicators of sales in quantity;
• Statistics on the intermediary activities of various specialized exchanges (goods, raw materials, stocks and shares, currencies, etc);
• Availability to the public in the CIS countries of selected consumer durables;
• Sales of alcoholic beverages per capita;
Preparation of economic reports on the situation at the consumer market for goods and services in the CIS countries in 2011.

Business Statistics

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of quarterly and yearly data in 2012-2013 on profits of enterprises and organisations and the settlement situation of enterprises and organisations, both domestically and with other countries of the Commonwealth.

Market Services

Ongoing work:

In the field of market services for 2012 it is envisaged to collect, process and publish:

Monthly data:

• On the supply of market services, including personal services rendered to population through all channels of sales, in current prices;
• On changes in the supply of market services to population, in current and constant prices.

Half yearly data:

• On the supply of market services to population by forms of ownership and small size enterprises, in current prices.

Yearly data:

• On the structure of market services in value terms (in current prices) and in quantity of sales.
• Preparation of economic reports on the situation at the goods and services markets in the Commonwealth countries in 2011.

Industry Statistics

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing and publication of data on industry in CIS countries:
- Monthly: output of the main types of industrial products in quantity, industrial output in current prices, and indices of industrial output (in constant prices), both as a whole and by main kinds of economic activities (branches of industry);
- Yearly: output of the main types of industrial products by product category;
   forecasts of output of rolled ferrous metal products, steel pipes, cotton fibres, cement, selected kinds of machine building products, extraction and production of the main types of fuel and energy resources.
• Preparation of analytical reports on the situation and development of selected industrial branches.


2.4 Sectoral statistics (CIS-STAT)
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National Accounts

Ongoing work:

Implementation of the System of National Accounts in the accounting practice of the CIS countries in 2012:

• Collection, analysis and dissemination of data on the key macroeconomic indicators developed on the basis of 1993 SNA concepts.
• Preparation of an abstract (Russian-English) illustrating main macroeconomic indicators of the CIS countries, and analytical report on main trends in production and use of gross domestic product in the Commonwealth countries.
• Advisory assistance to the CIS countries in refining methods of defining and reflecting economic processes and phenomena of relevance to the CIS countries in their national accounts.

New activities:

• Preparation of the plan of actions on the implementation of SNA-2008 provisions in the practice of the CIS countries and realization of selected priority directions.

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Distributive Trade

Ongoing work:

In the distributive trade for 2012:

Monthly collection, processing, analysis and publication of data:

• On volumes of retail trade and catering enterprises turnover  through all sales channels (for trading organisations and the sales of goods at retail markets, in current prices);
• On volume changes in retail trade and catering enterprises  turnover (in current and constant prices);
• On average consumer prices for selected kinds of consumer goods at trade enterprises of the capitals of the Commonwealth countries.

Quarterly data:

• On volumes of retail trade turnover by small size enterprises (in current prices).
• On stocks of goods in retail trade, in current prices;

Half yearly data:

• On volumes of retail trade turnover by form of ownership (in current prices).

Yearly data:

• On the structure of sales of food and non-food goods in value terms in current prices and indicators of sales in quantity;
• Statistics on the intermediary activities of various specialized exchanges (goods, raw materials, stocks and shares, currencies, etc);
• Availability to the public in the CIS countries of selected consumer durables;
• Sales of alcoholic beverages per capita;
Preparation of economic reports on the situation at the consumer market for goods and services in the CIS countries in 2011.

Business Statistics

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of quarterly and yearly data in 2012-2013 on profits of enterprises and organisations and the settlement situation of enterprises and organisations, both domestically and with other countries of the Commonwealth.

Market Services

Ongoing work:

In the field of market services for 2012 it is envisaged to collect, process and publish:

Monthly data:

• On the supply of market services, including personal services rendered to population through all channels of sales, in current prices;
• On changes in the supply of market services to population, in current and constant prices.

Half yearly data:

• On the supply of market services to population by forms of ownership and small size enterprises, in current prices.

Yearly data:

• On the structure of market services in value terms (in current prices) and in quantity of sales.
• Preparation of economic reports on the situation at the goods and services markets in the Commonwealth countries in 2011.

Industry Statistics

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing and publication of data on industry in CIS countries:
- Monthly: output of the main types of industrial products in quantity, industrial output in current prices, and indices of industrial output (in constant prices), both as a whole and by main kinds of economic activities (branches of industry);
- Yearly: output of the main types of industrial products by product category;
   forecasts of output of rolled ferrous metal products, steel pipes, cotton fibres, cement, selected kinds of machine building products, extraction and production of the main types of fuel and energy resources.
• Preparation of analytical reports on the situation and development of selected industrial branches.

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Agricultural Statistics

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and publication of data on agriculture in the Commonwealth countries:
- Monthly: output of selected types of livestock products.
Area under agricultural crops for the yield of the current year (3 times a year); progress of agricultural crops harvesting (5 times a year).
- Quarterly: agricultural output (in current prices) and indices of agricultural output (in constant prices), numbers of livestock.
- Yearly: availability and distribution of agricultural lands by categories of land users; gross harvests and crop yields calculated in accordance with FAO recommendations; sales of principal agricultural products; products source and use tables; per capita consumption of main food products; number of peasant (individual farmers') holdings and associated land and their output of principal agricultural products; forecasts of cereals production.
- Development of recommendations on the improvement of the programme of agricultural census with the account of the experience of its conduct in the CIS countries and new Programme of 2010 round of the World agricultural census developed by FAO.

• Preparation of analytical reports on the situation and development of agriculture.

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Electricity Statistics

Ongoing work:

Collection, processing and publication of data:

• Monthly: on the production of electric energy;
• Yearly: on the production of electric energy by kind of power stations; the electric-power balance of individual Commonwealth countries; forecasts of electric energy production.

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Transport Statistics

Ongoing work

• Collection, processing, analysis and publication of transport data for the Commonwealth countries:
- Monthly: carriage of goods and passengers, cargo and passenger volumes  for all modes of transport, and freight carried on main railway lines by cargo type.
-  Yearly: availability of units of rolling stock by purpose, length of railway lines in operation by category (as of the end of the year).

• Preparation of analytical reports on the operation of transport.

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Tourism Statistics

Ongoing work:

In statistical study of tourism over the period 2012 (on a yearly basis):

• Collection, processing, and publication of data on international tourism of the Commonwealth countries:
   - number of  arrivals of  international visitors (number of trips) by purpose of trips and  countries;
   - number of persons going abroad (number of trips)by purpose of  trips and countries;
   - expenditures on international tourism (inbound, outbound).

• Preparation of analytic reports on international tourism in selected CIS countries.

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Financial Statistics

Ongoing work:

Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of data over the period 2012-2013 (monthly, quarterly, yearly):

• Banking statistics (credit extended, deposits of population, emission of money, interest rates on credits, credit indebtedness, number of credit organizations, investments, securities and the currency market).
• Statistics relating to insurance activity.
• Assistance to Commonwealth countries in improving financial statistics, including the formulation of proposals to improve statistical reporting, adaptation of international standards in statistics relating to money in circulation and credit to national circumstances in the organisation of statistics in these countries, and formulation of recommendations on the application of new methods and standards.

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State Budget Income and Expenditure

Ongoing work:

Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of data on State budget income and expenditure in the Commonwealth countries over the period 2012-2013 (quarterly and yearly).

• Preparation of analytical reports on financial situation in the Commonwealth countries.
• Assistance to the Commonwealth countries in improving financial statistics, including the formulation of proposals to improve statistical reporting and adapt international standards (especially in government finance statistics) to national circumstances in the organisation of statistics in these countries.

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Foreign Trade Statistics

Ongoing work:

In foreign trade in goods over the period 2012:

Collection, processing, analysis and publication of data:

• On volumes of exports and imports, foreign trade balance as a whole with a breakdown by CIS countries and rest of the world countries (in current prices);

• On volumes of exports and imports, foreign trade balance by regional amalgamations of the CIS countries (in current prices);

• On exports and imports of most important commodities in quantity as a whole with a breakdown by CIS countries and rest of the world countries.

• Ratio of exports to imports;

• Share of the CIS countries and rest of the world countries in total volume of exports and imports transactions;

• Share of selected countries of the Commonwealth in total volume of intra trade;

• Share of selected countries of the Commonwealth in total volume of exports and imports transactions with the rest of the world countries;

• Exports of selected commodities of the Commonwealth countries by partner countries;

• Imports of selected commodities of the Commonwealth countries by partner countries;

• Average export prices for main commodities in the Commonwealth countries;

• Average import prices for main commodities in the Commonwealth countries.

• Commodity structure of exports (imports): 
  - total;
  - in trade with CIS countries;
  - in trade with the countries of the Eurasian Economic Community;
  - in trade with the rest of the world countries;

• Production, exports, imports and "visible" consumption of selected kinds
of products of the CIS countries;

• Preparation of analytical reports illustrating foreign trade of the Commonwealth countries with the CIS countries, rest of the world countries and countries of the Eurasian Economic Community.

• Preparation of abstracts illustrating foreign trade of the Commonwealth countries:
  - "Foreign Trade of the CIS Countries in 2011" (statistical abstract of preliminary results) in Russian;
  - "Foreign Trade of the CIS Countries in 2011" (Russian-English version);
  - "Foreign Trade of the CIS and EU Countries" (booklet, Russian-English version).

• CIS-STAT will continue making forecasts of production, imports and exports and "visible consumption" of most important kinds of products by countries of the Commonwealth. Over the period 2011-2012, the nomenclature of products covered in the forecasts will be broadened in comparison with the previous years.

• Provision of advisory and methodological assistance in statistics of foreign trade to national statistical services.

Trade in Services

Ongoing work:

On international trade in services over the period 2012(on a yearly basis):

• Collection of information from national statistical services on exports and imports of services in value terms by partner countries and kinds of services;

• Publication of data on trade in services of the CIS countries by main kinds of services and trade partners;

• Provision of advisory and methodological assistance to the national statistical services of the CIS countries in the statistical study of international trade in services;

• Preparation of analytical reports on exports (imports) of services in selected Commonwealth countries.

New activities:

Over the period 2012:

• Improvement of methodological recommendations on statistics of international trade in services.

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Price Statistics

• CIS-STAT collects and processes data on producer price indices, tariffs for goods transport and consumer price indices:
  - Monthly: producer price indices for the main kinds of economic activities (branches of industry) and consumer price indices.
  - Yearly: producer price indices for agricultural products, aggregate indices of prices in the construction industry, including prices for assembly work, and indices of tariffs for goods transport both for the transport industry generally and for individual modes of transport (for the Commonwealth countries which keep such records).

• Monitoring of the  work of the CIS statistical services on the collection of data on consumer and investment commodities-representatives for the implementation  of 2011 International Comparison Programme;

• The work is carried out on the development of a number of methodological documents concerning different issues of international GDP comparisons; the work on preparation  of electronic forms to be used by the CIS countries for submission of data will be finalized;

• The division entitled "International Comparison Programme" created on the website of CIS-STAT is updated periodically. 

New activities:

Envisaged for 2012 according to the International Comparison Programme are:

• Receipt from the CIS statistical services and analysis of estimates of average annual prices for investment and  consumer commodities-representatives (jointly with Rosstat);

• Calculation of purchasing power parities for investment and consumer commodities-representatives and sending them for consideration to the countries participating in the comparison (jointly with Rosstat);

• Calculation of preliminary results  of 2011 international comparison of GDP of the CIS countries and their submission to the participating countries  (jointly with Rosstat);

• Conduct of two meetings of the CIS countries specialists:
  - meeting on verification and reconciliation of data on prices for investment commodities-representatives, including construction objects (I quarter);
  - meeting on verification and reconciliation of  data on prices for consumer commodities-representatives purchased by households (II quarter).

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Labour cost, wages and salaries

• Preparation of a review (report) entitled: "Labour Costs in the Commonwealth Countries". Consultations with the CIS countries on improving the recording and analysis of wages and salaries will continue.

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Science and Technology Statistics

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of the data provided annually by the national statistical services, as an interstate exchange, on the level and composition of expenditure on research and development and on the number of specialists engaged in scientific research activities.

• CIS-STAT will continue consulting national statistical services on arrangements for statistical observation of science and technology activities based on accepted international standards for science statistics.

• Preparation of annual report entitled: "Scientific Research and Scientists in the Commonwealth Countries".


2.5 Government finance, fiscal and public sector statistics (CIS-STAT)
State Budget Income and Expenditure

Ongoing work:

Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of data on State budget income and expenditure in the Commonwealth countries over the period 2012-2013 (quarterly and yearly).

• Preparation of analytical reports on financial situation in the Commonwealth countries.
• Assistance to the Commonwealth countries in improving financial statistics, including the formulation of proposals to improve statistical reporting and adapt international standards (especially in government finance statistics) to national circumstances in the organisation of statistics in these countries.


2.6 International trade and balance of payments (CIS-STAT)
Foreign Trade Statistics

Ongoing work:

In foreign trade in goods over the period 2012:

Collection, processing, analysis and publication of data:

• On volumes of exports and imports, foreign trade balance as a whole with a breakdown by CIS countries and rest of the world countries (in current prices);

• On volumes of exports and imports, foreign trade balance by regional amalgamations of the CIS countries (in current prices);

• On exports and imports of most important commodities in quantity as a whole with a breakdown by CIS countries and rest of the world countries.

• Ratio of exports to imports;

• Share of the CIS countries and rest of the world countries in total volume of exports and imports transactions;

• Share of selected countries of the Commonwealth in total volume of intra trade;

• Share of selected countries of the Commonwealth in total volume of exports and imports transactions with the rest of the world countries;

• Exports of selected commodities of the Commonwealth countries by partner countries;

• Imports of selected commodities of the Commonwealth countries by partner countries;

• Average export prices for main commodities in the Commonwealth countries;

• Average import prices for main commodities in the Commonwealth countries.

• Commodity structure of exports (imports): 
  - total;
  - in trade with CIS countries;
  - in trade with the countries of the Eurasian Economic Community;
  - in trade with the rest of the world countries;

• Production, exports, imports and "visible" consumption of selected kinds
of products of the CIS countries;

• Preparation of analytical reports illustrating foreign trade of the Commonwealth countries with the CIS countries, rest of the world countries and countries of the Eurasian Economic Community.

• Preparation of abstracts illustrating foreign trade of the Commonwealth countries:
  - "Foreign Trade of the CIS Countries in 2011" (statistical abstract of preliminary results) in Russian;
  - "Foreign Trade of the CIS Countries in 2011" (Russian-English version);
  - "Foreign Trade of the CIS and EU Countries" (booklet, Russian-English version).

• CIS-STAT will continue making forecasts of production, imports and exports and "visible consumption" of most important kinds of products by countries of the Commonwealth. Over the period 2011-2012, the nomenclature of products covered in the forecasts will be broadened in comparison with the previous years.

• Provision of advisory and methodological assistance in statistics of foreign trade to national statistical services.

Trade in Services

Ongoing work:

On international trade in services over the period 2012(on a yearly basis):

• Collection of information from national statistical services on exports and imports of services in value terms by partner countries and kinds of services;

• Publication of data on trade in services of the CIS countries by main kinds of services and trade partners;

• Provision of advisory and methodological assistance to the national statistical services of the CIS countries in the statistical study of international trade in services;

• Preparation of analytical reports on exports (imports) of services in selected Commonwealth countries.

New activities:

Over the period 2012:

• Improvement of methodological recommendations on statistics of international trade in services.


2.7 Prices (CIS-STAT)
Price Statistics

• CIS-STAT collects and processes data on producer price indices, tariffs for goods transport and consumer price indices:
  - Monthly: producer price indices for the main kinds of economic activities (branches of industry) and consumer price indices.
  - Yearly: producer price indices for agricultural products, aggregate indices of prices in the construction industry, including prices for assembly work, and indices of tariffs for goods transport both for the transport industry generally and for individual modes of transport (for the Commonwealth countries which keep such records).

• Monitoring of the  work of the CIS statistical services on the collection of data on consumer and investment commodities-representatives for the implementation  of 2011 International Comparison Programme;

• The work is carried out on the development of a number of methodological documents concerning different issues of international GDP comparisons; the work on preparation  of electronic forms to be used by the CIS countries for submission of data will be finalized;

• The division entitled "International Comparison Programme" created on the website of CIS-STAT is updated periodically. 

New activities:

Envisaged for 2012 according to the International Comparison Programme are:

• Receipt from the CIS statistical services and analysis of estimates of average annual prices for investment and  consumer commodities-representatives (jointly with Rosstat);

• Calculation of purchasing power parities for investment and consumer commodities-representatives and sending them for consideration to the countries participating in the comparison (jointly with Rosstat);

• Calculation of preliminary results  of 2011 international comparison of GDP of the CIS countries and their submission to the participating countries  (jointly with Rosstat);

• Conduct of two meetings of the CIS countries specialists:
  - meeting on verification and reconciliation of data on prices for investment commodities-representatives, including construction objects (I quarter);
  - meeting on verification and reconciliation of  data on prices for consumer commodities-representatives purchased by households (II quarter).


2.8 Labour cost (CIS-STAT)
Labour cost, wages and salaries

• Preparation of a review (report) entitled: "Labour Costs in the Commonwealth Countries". Consultations with the CIS countries on improving the recording and analysis of wages and salaries will continue.


2.9 Science and technology (CIS-STAT)
Science and Technology Statistics

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of the data provided annually by the national statistical services, as an interstate exchange, on the level and composition of expenditure on research and development and on the number of specialists engaged in scientific research activities.

• CIS-STAT will continue consulting national statistical services on arrangements for statistical observation of science and technology activities based on accepted international standards for science statistics.

• Preparation of annual report entitled: "Scientific Research and Scientists in the Commonwealth Countries".



3. Environment and multi-domain statistics (CIS-STAT)
2.2 Economic accounts (CIS-STAT)
National Accounts

Ongoing work:

Implementation of the System of National Accounts in the accounting practice of the CIS countries in 2012:

• Collection, analysis and dissemination of data on the key macroeconomic indicators developed on the basis of 1993 SNA concepts.
• Preparation of an abstract (Russian-English) illustrating main macroeconomic indicators of the CIS countries, and analytical report on main trends in production and use of gross domestic product in the Commonwealth countries.
• Advisory assistance to the CIS countries in refining methods of defining and reflecting economic processes and phenomena of relevance to the CIS countries in their national accounts.

New activities:

• Preparation of the plan of actions on the implementation of SNA-2008 provisions in the practice of the CIS countries and realization of selected priority directions.


2.3 Business statistics (CIS-STAT)
Distributive Trade

Ongoing work:

In the distributive trade for 2012:

Monthly collection, processing, analysis and publication of data:

• On volumes of retail trade and catering enterprises turnover  through all sales channels (for trading organisations and the sales of goods at retail markets, in current prices);
• On volume changes in retail trade and catering enterprises  turnover (in current and constant prices);
• On average consumer prices for selected kinds of consumer goods at trade enterprises of the capitals of the Commonwealth countries.

Quarterly data:

• On volumes of retail trade turnover by small size enterprises (in current prices).
• On stocks of goods in retail trade, in current prices;

Half yearly data:

• On volumes of retail trade turnover by form of ownership (in current prices).

Yearly data:

• On the structure of sales of food and non-food goods in value terms in current prices and indicators of sales in quantity;
• Statistics on the intermediary activities of various specialized exchanges (goods, raw materials, stocks and shares, currencies, etc);
• Availability to the public in the CIS countries of selected consumer durables;
• Sales of alcoholic beverages per capita;
Preparation of economic reports on the situation at the consumer market for goods and services in the CIS countries in 2011.

Business Statistics

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of quarterly and yearly data in 2012-2013 on profits of enterprises and organisations and the settlement situation of enterprises and organisations, both domestically and with other countries of the Commonwealth.

Market Services

Ongoing work:

In the field of market services for 2012 it is envisaged to collect, process and publish:

Monthly data:

• On the supply of market services, including personal services rendered to population through all channels of sales, in current prices;
• On changes in the supply of market services to population, in current and constant prices.

Half yearly data:

• On the supply of market services to population by forms of ownership and small size enterprises, in current prices.

Yearly data:

• On the structure of market services in value terms (in current prices) and in quantity of sales.
• Preparation of economic reports on the situation at the goods and services markets in the Commonwealth countries in 2011.

Industry Statistics

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing and publication of data on industry in CIS countries:
- Monthly: output of the main types of industrial products in quantity, industrial output in current prices, and indices of industrial output (in constant prices), both as a whole and by main kinds of economic activities (branches of industry);
- Yearly: output of the main types of industrial products by product category;
   forecasts of output of rolled ferrous metal products, steel pipes, cotton fibres, cement, selected kinds of machine building products, extraction and production of the main types of fuel and energy resources.
• Preparation of analytical reports on the situation and development of selected industrial branches.


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Environment Statistics

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of data provided by national statistical services of the Commonwealth countries illustrating the state of environmental protection.
• Preparation of annual report entitled: "Environmental Protection in the Commonwealth Countries".
• It is envisaged to provide advisory services to national statistical services on the organisation of statistical observation of environmental protection in the Commonwealth countries.


2.5 Government finance, fiscal and public sector statistics (CIS-STAT)
State Budget Income and Expenditure

Ongoing work:

Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of data on State budget income and expenditure in the Commonwealth countries over the period 2012-2013 (quarterly and yearly).

• Preparation of analytical reports on financial situation in the Commonwealth countries.
• Assistance to the Commonwealth countries in improving financial statistics, including the formulation of proposals to improve statistical reporting and adapt international standards (especially in government finance statistics) to national circumstances in the organisation of statistics in these countries.


2.6 International trade and balance of payments (CIS-STAT)
Foreign Trade Statistics

Ongoing work:

In foreign trade in goods over the period 2012:

Collection, processing, analysis and publication of data:

• On volumes of exports and imports, foreign trade balance as a whole with a breakdown by CIS countries and rest of the world countries (in current prices);

• On volumes of exports and imports, foreign trade balance by regional amalgamations of the CIS countries (in current prices);

• On exports and imports of most important commodities in quantity as a whole with a breakdown by CIS countries and rest of the world countries.

• Ratio of exports to imports;

• Share of the CIS countries and rest of the world countries in total volume of exports and imports transactions;

• Share of selected countries of the Commonwealth in total volume of intra trade;

• Share of selected countries of the Commonwealth in total volume of exports and imports transactions with the rest of the world countries;

• Exports of selected commodities of the Commonwealth countries by partner countries;

• Imports of selected commodities of the Commonwealth countries by partner countries;

• Average export prices for main commodities in the Commonwealth countries;

• Average import prices for main commodities in the Commonwealth countries.

• Commodity structure of exports (imports): 
  - total;
  - in trade with CIS countries;
  - in trade with the countries of the Eurasian Economic Community;
  - in trade with the rest of the world countries;

• Production, exports, imports and "visible" consumption of selected kinds
of products of the CIS countries;

• Preparation of analytical reports illustrating foreign trade of the Commonwealth countries with the CIS countries, rest of the world countries and countries of the Eurasian Economic Community.

• Preparation of abstracts illustrating foreign trade of the Commonwealth countries:
  - "Foreign Trade of the CIS Countries in 2011" (statistical abstract of preliminary results) in Russian;
  - "Foreign Trade of the CIS Countries in 2011" (Russian-English version);
  - "Foreign Trade of the CIS and EU Countries" (booklet, Russian-English version).

• CIS-STAT will continue making forecasts of production, imports and exports and "visible consumption" of most important kinds of products by countries of the Commonwealth. Over the period 2011-2012, the nomenclature of products covered in the forecasts will be broadened in comparison with the previous years.

• Provision of advisory and methodological assistance in statistics of foreign trade to national statistical services.

Trade in Services

Ongoing work:

On international trade in services over the period 2012(on a yearly basis):

• Collection of information from national statistical services on exports and imports of services in value terms by partner countries and kinds of services;

• Publication of data on trade in services of the CIS countries by main kinds of services and trade partners;

• Provision of advisory and methodological assistance to the national statistical services of the CIS countries in the statistical study of international trade in services;

• Preparation of analytical reports on exports (imports) of services in selected Commonwealth countries.

New activities:

Over the period 2012:

• Improvement of methodological recommendations on statistics of international trade in services.


2.7 Prices (CIS-STAT)
Price Statistics

• CIS-STAT collects and processes data on producer price indices, tariffs for goods transport and consumer price indices:
  - Monthly: producer price indices for the main kinds of economic activities (branches of industry) and consumer price indices.
  - Yearly: producer price indices for agricultural products, aggregate indices of prices in the construction industry, including prices for assembly work, and indices of tariffs for goods transport both for the transport industry generally and for individual modes of transport (for the Commonwealth countries which keep such records).

• Monitoring of the  work of the CIS statistical services on the collection of data on consumer and investment commodities-representatives for the implementation  of 2011 International Comparison Programme;

• The work is carried out on the development of a number of methodological documents concerning different issues of international GDP comparisons; the work on preparation  of electronic forms to be used by the CIS countries for submission of data will be finalized;

• The division entitled "International Comparison Programme" created on the website of CIS-STAT is updated periodically. 

New activities:

Envisaged for 2012 according to the International Comparison Programme are:

• Receipt from the CIS statistical services and analysis of estimates of average annual prices for investment and  consumer commodities-representatives (jointly with Rosstat);

• Calculation of purchasing power parities for investment and consumer commodities-representatives and sending them for consideration to the countries participating in the comparison (jointly with Rosstat);

• Calculation of preliminary results  of 2011 international comparison of GDP of the CIS countries and their submission to the participating countries  (jointly with Rosstat);

• Conduct of two meetings of the CIS countries specialists:
  - meeting on verification and reconciliation of data on prices for investment commodities-representatives, including construction objects (I quarter);
  - meeting on verification and reconciliation of  data on prices for consumer commodities-representatives purchased by households (II quarter).


2.8 Labour cost (CIS-STAT)
Labour cost, wages and salaries

• Preparation of a review (report) entitled: "Labour Costs in the Commonwealth Countries". Consultations with the CIS countries on improving the recording and analysis of wages and salaries will continue.


2.9 Science and technology (CIS-STAT)
Science and Technology Statistics

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of the data provided annually by the national statistical services, as an interstate exchange, on the level and composition of expenditure on research and development and on the number of specialists engaged in scientific research activities.

• CIS-STAT will continue consulting national statistical services on arrangements for statistical observation of science and technology activities based on accepted international standards for science statistics.

• Preparation of annual report entitled: "Scientific Research and Scientists in the Commonwealth Countries".



4. Methodology of data collection, processing, dissemination and analysis (CIS-STAT)
2.2 Economic accounts (CIS-STAT)
National Accounts

Ongoing work:

Implementation of the System of National Accounts in the accounting practice of the CIS countries in 2012:

• Collection, analysis and dissemination of data on the key macroeconomic indicators developed on the basis of 1993 SNA concepts.
• Preparation of an abstract (Russian-English) illustrating main macroeconomic indicators of the CIS countries, and analytical report on main trends in production and use of gross domestic product in the Commonwealth countries.
• Advisory assistance to the CIS countries in refining methods of defining and reflecting economic processes and phenomena of relevance to the CIS countries in their national accounts.

New activities:

• Preparation of the plan of actions on the implementation of SNA-2008 provisions in the practice of the CIS countries and realization of selected priority directions.


2.3 Business statistics (CIS-STAT)
Distributive Trade

Ongoing work:

In the distributive trade for 2012:

Monthly collection, processing, analysis and publication of data:

• On volumes of retail trade and catering enterprises turnover  through all sales channels (for trading organisations and the sales of goods at retail markets, in current prices);
• On volume changes in retail trade and catering enterprises  turnover (in current and constant prices);
• On average consumer prices for selected kinds of consumer goods at trade enterprises of the capitals of the Commonwealth countries.

Quarterly data:

• On volumes of retail trade turnover by small size enterprises (in current prices).
• On stocks of goods in retail trade, in current prices;

Half yearly data:

• On volumes of retail trade turnover by form of ownership (in current prices).

Yearly data:

• On the structure of sales of food and non-food goods in value terms in current prices and indicators of sales in quantity;
• Statistics on the intermediary activities of various specialized exchanges (goods, raw materials, stocks and shares, currencies, etc);
• Availability to the public in the CIS countries of selected consumer durables;
• Sales of alcoholic beverages per capita;
Preparation of economic reports on the situation at the consumer market for goods and services in the CIS countries in 2011.

Business Statistics

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of quarterly and yearly data in 2012-2013 on profits of enterprises and organisations and the settlement situation of enterprises and organisations, both domestically and with other countries of the Commonwealth.

Market Services

Ongoing work:

In the field of market services for 2012 it is envisaged to collect, process and publish:

Monthly data:

• On the supply of market services, including personal services rendered to population through all channels of sales, in current prices;
• On changes in the supply of market services to population, in current and constant prices.

Half yearly data:

• On the supply of market services to population by forms of ownership and small size enterprises, in current prices.

Yearly data:

• On the structure of market services in value terms (in current prices) and in quantity of sales.
• Preparation of economic reports on the situation at the goods and services markets in the Commonwealth countries in 2011.

Industry Statistics

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing and publication of data on industry in CIS countries:
- Monthly: output of the main types of industrial products in quantity, industrial output in current prices, and indices of industrial output (in constant prices), both as a whole and by main kinds of economic activities (branches of industry);
- Yearly: output of the main types of industrial products by product category;
   forecasts of output of rolled ferrous metal products, steel pipes, cotton fibres, cement, selected kinds of machine building products, extraction and production of the main types of fuel and energy resources.
• Preparation of analytical reports on the situation and development of selected industrial branches.


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CIS Classifications

Ongoing work:

• Consultations in the course of the implementation in the Commonwealth countries of model classifications.
• Maintenance, improvement and harmonization of model statistical classifications for CIS statistical services: Classification of Kinds of Economic Activities (OKED-3) based on the second revised version of NACE and Statistical Classifier for Products based on CPA (2008 version).
• Maintenance of a base of problem issues arising with national statistical services during the implementation of national classifications of products (goods and services) and kinds of economic activities.
• Analysis of the state and development of national systems of classifications and statistical business registers in the CIS countries.
• Conduct of the survey of the state and development of national systems of classifications and statistical business registers of the CIS countries, preparation of the review on this subject.

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Dissemination

Ongoing work:

• CIS-STAT disseminates statistical data in printed forms (statistical abstracts, statistical bulletins, reports, press releases) and in electronic form (statistical abstracts on compact discs, data base on CD-ROM "Official Statistics of the CIS Countries", data base "CIS Statistics"). CIS-STAT's web-site in Internet contains and maintains in updated form most important macroeconomic indicators by CIS countries, including time series by months for a number of years, press-releases of CIS-STAT, information on the Council of Heads of Statistical Services of the CIS, main information about statistical services of the CIS and CIS-STAT, data base "CIS Statistics", information about publications and electronic products and much of other useful information. As a rule, this information is disseminated in two languages (Russian and English).

• The main part of printed editions and electronic products is provided to regular users - government bodies, statistical services, and interstate bodies of the CIS countries. The rest part is provided to international organizations, mass media, scientific organizations, subscribers, selected companies on the basis of enquiries or agreements.

There are plans to publish the following editions in 2012:

Operative editions:

• Report "Socio-Economic Situation in the Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States" (monthly);
• Statistical bulletin "CIS Statistics" (one issue monthly);
• Press releases in Russian and English (monthly), including the press-release dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the activities of CIS-STAT.

Statistical abstracts:

• "Commonwealth of Independent States in 2011" (a digest of provisional statistical results), Russian - English version;
• " Commonwealth of Independent States in 2010" (statistical yearbook)-Russian-English version;
• "Commonwealth of Independent States, 2000-2011", (concise statistical abstract);
• "External Trade of the Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States in 2011" (statistical abstract of provisional results) in Russian;
• "External Trade of the Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States in 2011" (Russian-English version);
• "National Accounts of the CIS Countries", Russian-English version;
• "Finances, Investments and Prices in the Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States", Russian-English version;
• " Labour Market in the Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States", (concise statistical abstract), Russian-English version.

All publications may be disseminated in a paper and electronic form.

Statistical information on CD-ROM:

• "Official Statistics of the Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States"; Russian-English version (17th edition);
• "Commonwealth of Independent States in 2011" (statistical yearbook), Russian-English version;
• "20 years of the Commonwealth of Independent States", Russian-English version.

New activities:

There are plans for 2012 to publish:

• " Methodological Provisions of 2010 Population Censuses  of the CIS Countries".
• " Macroeconomics and Finances of the CIS Countries and  Selected Rest of the World Countries" (booklet, Russian-English version).
• "Population of the CIS Countries and Selected Rest of the World Countries" (booklet, Russian-English version).
• "Social Indicators of the  CIS Countries and Selected Rest of the World Countries" (booklet, Russian-English version).
• "External Trade of the CIS and EU Countries" (booklet, Russian-English version).

Data warehousing:

• Statistical information is verified, aggregated and included into general information system of CIS-STAT in working tables of the personnel, in electronic versions of the publications, in automated databases, on network-attached data storage (Data bank of CIS-STAT), on the web-site of CIS-STAT in Internet, in electronic archive on compact discs.


2.5 Government finance, fiscal and public sector statistics (CIS-STAT)
State Budget Income and Expenditure

Ongoing work:

Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of data on State budget income and expenditure in the Commonwealth countries over the period 2012-2013 (quarterly and yearly).

• Preparation of analytical reports on financial situation in the Commonwealth countries.
• Assistance to the Commonwealth countries in improving financial statistics, including the formulation of proposals to improve statistical reporting and adapt international standards (especially in government finance statistics) to national circumstances in the organisation of statistics in these countries.


2.6 International trade and balance of payments (CIS-STAT)
Foreign Trade Statistics

Ongoing work:

In foreign trade in goods over the period 2012:

Collection, processing, analysis and publication of data:

• On volumes of exports and imports, foreign trade balance as a whole with a breakdown by CIS countries and rest of the world countries (in current prices);

• On volumes of exports and imports, foreign trade balance by regional amalgamations of the CIS countries (in current prices);

• On exports and imports of most important commodities in quantity as a whole with a breakdown by CIS countries and rest of the world countries.

• Ratio of exports to imports;

• Share of the CIS countries and rest of the world countries in total volume of exports and imports transactions;

• Share of selected countries of the Commonwealth in total volume of intra trade;

• Share of selected countries of the Commonwealth in total volume of exports and imports transactions with the rest of the world countries;

• Exports of selected commodities of the Commonwealth countries by partner countries;

• Imports of selected commodities of the Commonwealth countries by partner countries;

• Average export prices for main commodities in the Commonwealth countries;

• Average import prices for main commodities in the Commonwealth countries.

• Commodity structure of exports (imports): 
  - total;
  - in trade with CIS countries;
  - in trade with the countries of the Eurasian Economic Community;
  - in trade with the rest of the world countries;

• Production, exports, imports and "visible" consumption of selected kinds
of products of the CIS countries;

• Preparation of analytical reports illustrating foreign trade of the Commonwealth countries with the CIS countries, rest of the world countries and countries of the Eurasian Economic Community.

• Preparation of abstracts illustrating foreign trade of the Commonwealth countries:
  - "Foreign Trade of the CIS Countries in 2011" (statistical abstract of preliminary results) in Russian;
  - "Foreign Trade of the CIS Countries in 2011" (Russian-English version);
  - "Foreign Trade of the CIS and EU Countries" (booklet, Russian-English version).

• CIS-STAT will continue making forecasts of production, imports and exports and "visible consumption" of most important kinds of products by countries of the Commonwealth. Over the period 2011-2012, the nomenclature of products covered in the forecasts will be broadened in comparison with the previous years.

• Provision of advisory and methodological assistance in statistics of foreign trade to national statistical services.

Trade in Services

Ongoing work:

On international trade in services over the period 2012(on a yearly basis):

• Collection of information from national statistical services on exports and imports of services in value terms by partner countries and kinds of services;

• Publication of data on trade in services of the CIS countries by main kinds of services and trade partners;

• Provision of advisory and methodological assistance to the national statistical services of the CIS countries in the statistical study of international trade in services;

• Preparation of analytical reports on exports (imports) of services in selected Commonwealth countries.

New activities:

Over the period 2012:

• Improvement of methodological recommendations on statistics of international trade in services.


2.7 Prices (CIS-STAT)
Price Statistics

• CIS-STAT collects and processes data on producer price indices, tariffs for goods transport and consumer price indices:
  - Monthly: producer price indices for the main kinds of economic activities (branches of industry) and consumer price indices.
  - Yearly: producer price indices for agricultural products, aggregate indices of prices in the construction industry, including prices for assembly work, and indices of tariffs for goods transport both for the transport industry generally and for individual modes of transport (for the Commonwealth countries which keep such records).

• Monitoring of the  work of the CIS statistical services on the collection of data on consumer and investment commodities-representatives for the implementation  of 2011 International Comparison Programme;

• The work is carried out on the development of a number of methodological documents concerning different issues of international GDP comparisons; the work on preparation  of electronic forms to be used by the CIS countries for submission of data will be finalized;

• The division entitled "International Comparison Programme" created on the website of CIS-STAT is updated periodically. 

New activities:

Envisaged for 2012 according to the International Comparison Programme are:

• Receipt from the CIS statistical services and analysis of estimates of average annual prices for investment and  consumer commodities-representatives (jointly with Rosstat);

• Calculation of purchasing power parities for investment and consumer commodities-representatives and sending them for consideration to the countries participating in the comparison (jointly with Rosstat);

• Calculation of preliminary results  of 2011 international comparison of GDP of the CIS countries and their submission to the participating countries  (jointly with Rosstat);

• Conduct of two meetings of the CIS countries specialists:
  - meeting on verification and reconciliation of data on prices for investment commodities-representatives, including construction objects (I quarter);
  - meeting on verification and reconciliation of  data on prices for consumer commodities-representatives purchased by households (II quarter).


2.8 Labour cost (CIS-STAT)
Labour cost, wages and salaries

• Preparation of a review (report) entitled: "Labour Costs in the Commonwealth Countries". Consultations with the CIS countries on improving the recording and analysis of wages and salaries will continue.


2.9 Science and technology (CIS-STAT)
Science and Technology Statistics

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of the data provided annually by the national statistical services, as an interstate exchange, on the level and composition of expenditure on research and development and on the number of specialists engaged in scientific research activities.

• CIS-STAT will continue consulting national statistical services on arrangements for statistical observation of science and technology activities based on accepted international standards for science statistics.

• Preparation of annual report entitled: "Scientific Research and Scientists in the Commonwealth Countries".



5. Strategic and managerial issues of official statistics at nat.and intl.level (CIS-STAT)
2.2 Economic accounts (CIS-STAT)
National Accounts

Ongoing work:

Implementation of the System of National Accounts in the accounting practice of the CIS countries in 2012:

• Collection, analysis and dissemination of data on the key macroeconomic indicators developed on the basis of 1993 SNA concepts.
• Preparation of an abstract (Russian-English) illustrating main macroeconomic indicators of the CIS countries, and analytical report on main trends in production and use of gross domestic product in the Commonwealth countries.
• Advisory assistance to the CIS countries in refining methods of defining and reflecting economic processes and phenomena of relevance to the CIS countries in their national accounts.

New activities:

• Preparation of the plan of actions on the implementation of SNA-2008 provisions in the practice of the CIS countries and realization of selected priority directions.


2.3 Business statistics (CIS-STAT)
Distributive Trade

Ongoing work:

In the distributive trade for 2012:

Monthly collection, processing, analysis and publication of data:

• On volumes of retail trade and catering enterprises turnover  through all sales channels (for trading organisations and the sales of goods at retail markets, in current prices);
• On volume changes in retail trade and catering enterprises  turnover (in current and constant prices);
• On average consumer prices for selected kinds of consumer goods at trade enterprises of the capitals of the Commonwealth countries.

Quarterly data:

• On volumes of retail trade turnover by small size enterprises (in current prices).
• On stocks of goods in retail trade, in current prices;

Half yearly data:

• On volumes of retail trade turnover by form of ownership (in current prices).

Yearly data:

• On the structure of sales of food and non-food goods in value terms in current prices and indicators of sales in quantity;
• Statistics on the intermediary activities of various specialized exchanges (goods, raw materials, stocks and shares, currencies, etc);
• Availability to the public in the CIS countries of selected consumer durables;
• Sales of alcoholic beverages per capita;
Preparation of economic reports on the situation at the consumer market for goods and services in the CIS countries in 2011.

Business Statistics

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of quarterly and yearly data in 2012-2013 on profits of enterprises and organisations and the settlement situation of enterprises and organisations, both domestically and with other countries of the Commonwealth.

Market Services

Ongoing work:

In the field of market services for 2012 it is envisaged to collect, process and publish:

Monthly data:

• On the supply of market services, including personal services rendered to population through all channels of sales, in current prices;
• On changes in the supply of market services to population, in current and constant prices.

Half yearly data:

• On the supply of market services to population by forms of ownership and small size enterprises, in current prices.

Yearly data:

• On the structure of market services in value terms (in current prices) and in quantity of sales.
• Preparation of economic reports on the situation at the goods and services markets in the Commonwealth countries in 2011.

Industry Statistics

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing and publication of data on industry in CIS countries:
- Monthly: output of the main types of industrial products in quantity, industrial output in current prices, and indices of industrial output (in constant prices), both as a whole and by main kinds of economic activities (branches of industry);
- Yearly: output of the main types of industrial products by product category;
   forecasts of output of rolled ferrous metal products, steel pipes, cotton fibres, cement, selected kinds of machine building products, extraction and production of the main types of fuel and energy resources.
• Preparation of analytical reports on the situation and development of selected industrial branches.


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Statistical Programme

• The Work Programmes of the Interstate Statistical Committee of the CIS are the main document organizing its activities in the forthcoming year (the Work Programme of CIS-STAT for 2012).

• The structure of the mentioned Work Programmes covers the following kinds of activities: international comparisons programme,  methodological work, economic work, exchange of experience and training of the personnel of national statistical services of the CIS, information and publishing activities, dissemination of information and information and reference services, improvement of computer technology, cooperation with international organizations.

• Considerable part of the works included in the programmes is connected with the International Comparisons Programme, methodological, analytical and information and publishing activities and submission of necessary information to interstate bodies of the CIS, government and economic bodies of the Commonwealth, international organizations, mass media and other users. Of high priority in the Work Programme for 2012 are the works connected with international comparisons of the GDP of the CIS countries for 2011 in the framework of the Global round of ICP.

According to the programme of international comparisons in 2012 it is planned to conduct two meetings of the CIS countries specialists: one meeting on the issues of  verification and reconciliation of data  on the prices for investment commodities-representatives, including construction objects and another meeting on the issues of  verification and reconciliation of data on the prices for consumer commodities-representatives purchased by households.

The Work Programme for 2012 includes high priority work on the forecast of production, "visible consumption", imports and exports of selected kinds of products in the countries of the Commonwealth for 2013 in the conditions of the free trade zone (jointly with the Executive Committee of the CIS).

Envisaged in the Work Programme is a number of works connected with forecast estimates:

1) Improvement of the methodology of forecasting the growth rates of the main macroeconomic indicators on the basis of new approaches in the field of forecasting used in the world practice.

2) Maintenance of the database for forecast estimates of the main macroeconomic indicators growth rates by CIS countries.

3) Preparation of analytic papers on the following themes:

• Actual trends of GDP and consumer prices growth in 2011 in the Commonwealth countries in comparison with the forecast trends;
• Review of the current economic situation in the world (including CIS countries) and  preliminary  forecasts of development in the nearest perspectives  (according to the materials of international organizations); 
• Forecast estimates of GDP and consumer prices growth as an average for the world and most important regional amalgamations of the countries of the world (including CIS countries) for 2012;
• Forecasts of the socio-economic development of the CIS countries in the nearest several years (according to the materials of  mid-term programmes of the development of economy of the CIS countries and forecasts of CIS-STAT);
• Forecast estimates  of the  rates of changes of  main macroeconomic indicators of the CIS countries for the period 2012-2013.

4) Collection of information for CIS countries on the forecasts of the main indicators for the period 2012-2013, developed by  governmental bodies of the countries (ministries of economy, finances, central banks, etc.), programmes of economy development for mid-term and long-term perspective and their adjustments during 2012 (from Internet and other sources).

5) Collection of analytic and statistical materials of the UN, IMF, the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, OECD, Eurostat and other international organizations on the trends of the development of the economy of the world, regional amalgamations and selected countries of the world, on general perspectives of their development for the coming years, on forecasts of growth rates of the main macroeconomic indicators of the countries of the world (including CIS countries) for the period 2012-2013 and on their adjustments during 2012 (from Internet and other sources).

In pursuance of the decision of the Council of the Heads of Governments of the CIS of November 19, 2010 on  the main  target macroeconomic indicators of the development of economy of the CIS countries, CIS-STAT carries out monitoring of main macroeconomic indicators illustrating socio-economic situation, level and dynamics of economic development, degree of economic integration of the CIS countries. This work is carried out each year.

Apart from that, the Work Programme includes preparation of the materials of monitoring indicators of quality of life of population in the Commonwealth countries.

In 2012 publication of brief results of 2010 round of population censuses in the CIS countries will be continued.

The Work Programme envisages as well the upgrading of qualification of the personnel of the CIS national statistical services  on most important divisions of economic statistics: system of national accounts, statistics of prices, finances, balance of payments, etc.

In 2012 the work will be continued on the implementation of  the project "Programme of Training of Personnel by CIS-STAT", financed by the World Bank. This project is implemented  on the basis of Higher School of Economics.

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Electronic exchange of statistical information

Ongoing work:

• Collection and processing of monthly, quarterly and yearly statistical data, supplied to CIS-STAT by Commonwealth countries' national statistical services, is carried out in accordance with the coordinated schedule by electronic mail over the Internet in the form of standardized questionnaires incorporating 220 Excel-format tables.

• Verification of the coming information including its comparison on the sites of the national statistical services; collection of missing information from the sites of statistical services of the foreign countries, including the sites of international statistical organizations.

New activities:

In 2012 work will continue on improving the electronic exchange of statistical information with national statistical services and international organizations.

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Rest of the World-CIS Coordination

• Coordinating statistical work and aligning and harmonizing statistical tools with international standards in the areas of the System of National Accounts and economic, demographic and social statistics, and improving methods of processing information from Commonwealth member States.

Materials in preparation are discussed by the CIS-STAT Scientific Council, task forces and ad hoc meetings. The most important are discussed by the Council of Heads of Statistical Services of the CIS. Once finalized, they are circulated as recommendations to national statistical services.


2.5 Government finance, fiscal and public sector statistics (CIS-STAT)
State Budget Income and Expenditure

Ongoing work:

Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of data on State budget income and expenditure in the Commonwealth countries over the period 2012-2013 (quarterly and yearly).

• Preparation of analytical reports on financial situation in the Commonwealth countries.
• Assistance to the Commonwealth countries in improving financial statistics, including the formulation of proposals to improve statistical reporting and adapt international standards (especially in government finance statistics) to national circumstances in the organisation of statistics in these countries.


2.6 International trade and balance of payments (CIS-STAT)
Foreign Trade Statistics

Ongoing work:

In foreign trade in goods over the period 2012:

Collection, processing, analysis and publication of data:

• On volumes of exports and imports, foreign trade balance as a whole with a breakdown by CIS countries and rest of the world countries (in current prices);

• On volumes of exports and imports, foreign trade balance by regional amalgamations of the CIS countries (in current prices);

• On exports and imports of most important commodities in quantity as a whole with a breakdown by CIS countries and rest of the world countries.

• Ratio of exports to imports;

• Share of the CIS countries and rest of the world countries in total volume of exports and imports transactions;

• Share of selected countries of the Commonwealth in total volume of intra trade;

• Share of selected countries of the Commonwealth in total volume of exports and imports transactions with the rest of the world countries;

• Exports of selected commodities of the Commonwealth countries by partner countries;

• Imports of selected commodities of the Commonwealth countries by partner countries;

• Average export prices for main commodities in the Commonwealth countries;

• Average import prices for main commodities in the Commonwealth countries.

• Commodity structure of exports (imports): 
  - total;
  - in trade with CIS countries;
  - in trade with the countries of the Eurasian Economic Community;
  - in trade with the rest of the world countries;

• Production, exports, imports and "visible" consumption of selected kinds
of products of the CIS countries;

• Preparation of analytical reports illustrating foreign trade of the Commonwealth countries with the CIS countries, rest of the world countries and countries of the Eurasian Economic Community.

• Preparation of abstracts illustrating foreign trade of the Commonwealth countries:
  - "Foreign Trade of the CIS Countries in 2011" (statistical abstract of preliminary results) in Russian;
  - "Foreign Trade of the CIS Countries in 2011" (Russian-English version);
  - "Foreign Trade of the CIS and EU Countries" (booklet, Russian-English version).

• CIS-STAT will continue making forecasts of production, imports and exports and "visible consumption" of most important kinds of products by countries of the Commonwealth. Over the period 2011-2012, the nomenclature of products covered in the forecasts will be broadened in comparison with the previous years.

• Provision of advisory and methodological assistance in statistics of foreign trade to national statistical services.

Trade in Services

Ongoing work:

On international trade in services over the period 2012(on a yearly basis):

• Collection of information from national statistical services on exports and imports of services in value terms by partner countries and kinds of services;

• Publication of data on trade in services of the CIS countries by main kinds of services and trade partners;

• Provision of advisory and methodological assistance to the national statistical services of the CIS countries in the statistical study of international trade in services;

• Preparation of analytical reports on exports (imports) of services in selected Commonwealth countries.

New activities:

Over the period 2012:

• Improvement of methodological recommendations on statistics of international trade in services.


2.7 Prices (CIS-STAT)
Price Statistics

• CIS-STAT collects and processes data on producer price indices, tariffs for goods transport and consumer price indices:
  - Monthly: producer price indices for the main kinds of economic activities (branches of industry) and consumer price indices.
  - Yearly: producer price indices for agricultural products, aggregate indices of prices in the construction industry, including prices for assembly work, and indices of tariffs for goods transport both for the transport industry generally and for individual modes of transport (for the Commonwealth countries which keep such records).

• Monitoring of the  work of the CIS statistical services on the collection of data on consumer and investment commodities-representatives for the implementation  of 2011 International Comparison Programme;

• The work is carried out on the development of a number of methodological documents concerning different issues of international GDP comparisons; the work on preparation  of electronic forms to be used by the CIS countries for submission of data will be finalized;

• The division entitled "International Comparison Programme" created on the website of CIS-STAT is updated periodically. 

New activities:

Envisaged for 2012 according to the International Comparison Programme are:

• Receipt from the CIS statistical services and analysis of estimates of average annual prices for investment and  consumer commodities-representatives (jointly with Rosstat);

• Calculation of purchasing power parities for investment and consumer commodities-representatives and sending them for consideration to the countries participating in the comparison (jointly with Rosstat);

• Calculation of preliminary results  of 2011 international comparison of GDP of the CIS countries and their submission to the participating countries  (jointly with Rosstat);

• Conduct of two meetings of the CIS countries specialists:
  - meeting on verification and reconciliation of data on prices for investment commodities-representatives, including construction objects (I quarter);
  - meeting on verification and reconciliation of  data on prices for consumer commodities-representatives purchased by households (II quarter).


2.8 Labour cost (CIS-STAT)
Labour cost, wages and salaries

• Preparation of a review (report) entitled: "Labour Costs in the Commonwealth Countries". Consultations with the CIS countries on improving the recording and analysis of wages and salaries will continue.


2.9 Science and technology (CIS-STAT)
Science and Technology Statistics

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of the data provided annually by the national statistical services, as an interstate exchange, on the level and composition of expenditure on research and development and on the number of specialists engaged in scientific research activities.

• CIS-STAT will continue consulting national statistical services on arrangements for statistical observation of science and technology activities based on accepted international standards for science statistics.

• Preparation of annual report entitled: "Scientific Research and Scientists in the Commonwealth Countries".




3. Environment and multi-domain statistics (CIS-STAT)
1. Demographic and social statistics (CIS-STAT)
3.1 Environment (CIS-STAT)
Environment Statistics

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of data provided by national statistical services of the Commonwealth countries illustrating the state of environmental protection.
• Preparation of annual report entitled: "Environmental Protection in the Commonwealth Countries".
• It is envisaged to provide advisory services to national statistical services on the organisation of statistical observation of environmental protection in the Commonwealth countries.



2. Economic statistics (CIS-STAT)
3.1 Environment (CIS-STAT)
Environment Statistics

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of data provided by national statistical services of the Commonwealth countries illustrating the state of environmental protection.
• Preparation of annual report entitled: "Environmental Protection in the Commonwealth Countries".
• It is envisaged to provide advisory services to national statistical services on the organisation of statistical observation of environmental protection in the Commonwealth countries.



3. Environment and multi-domain statistics (CIS-STAT)
3.1 Environment (CIS-STAT)
Environment Statistics

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of data provided by national statistical services of the Commonwealth countries illustrating the state of environmental protection.
• Preparation of annual report entitled: "Environmental Protection in the Commonwealth Countries".
• It is envisaged to provide advisory services to national statistical services on the organisation of statistical observation of environmental protection in the Commonwealth countries.



4. Methodology of data collection, processing, dissemination and analysis (CIS-STAT)
3.1 Environment (CIS-STAT)
Environment Statistics

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of data provided by national statistical services of the Commonwealth countries illustrating the state of environmental protection.
• Preparation of annual report entitled: "Environmental Protection in the Commonwealth Countries".
• It is envisaged to provide advisory services to national statistical services on the organisation of statistical observation of environmental protection in the Commonwealth countries.



5. Strategic and managerial issues of official statistics at nat.and intl.level (CIS-STAT)
3.1 Environment (CIS-STAT)
Environment Statistics

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of data provided by national statistical services of the Commonwealth countries illustrating the state of environmental protection.
• Preparation of annual report entitled: "Environmental Protection in the Commonwealth Countries".
• It is envisaged to provide advisory services to national statistical services on the organisation of statistical observation of environmental protection in the Commonwealth countries.




4. Methodology of data collection, processing, dissemination and analysis (CIS-STAT)
1. Demographic and social statistics (CIS-STAT)
4.2 Classifications (CIS-STAT)
CIS Classifications

Ongoing work:

• Consultations in the course of the implementation in the Commonwealth countries of model classifications.
• Maintenance, improvement and harmonization of model statistical classifications for CIS statistical services: Classification of Kinds of Economic Activities (OKED-3) based on the second revised version of NACE and Statistical Classifier for Products based on CPA (2008 version).
• Maintenance of a base of problem issues arising with national statistical services during the implementation of national classifications of products (goods and services) and kinds of economic activities.
• Analysis of the state and development of national systems of classifications and statistical business registers in the CIS countries.
• Conduct of the survey of the state and development of national systems of classifications and statistical business registers of the CIS countries, preparation of the review on this subject.


4.5 Dissemination, data warehousing (CIS-STAT)
Dissemination

Ongoing work:

• CIS-STAT disseminates statistical data in printed forms (statistical abstracts, statistical bulletins, reports, press releases) and in electronic form (statistical abstracts on compact discs, data base on CD-ROM "Official Statistics of the CIS Countries", data base "CIS Statistics"). CIS-STAT's web-site in Internet contains and maintains in updated form most important macroeconomic indicators by CIS countries, including time series by months for a number of years, press-releases of CIS-STAT, information on the Council of Heads of Statistical Services of the CIS, main information about statistical services of the CIS and CIS-STAT, data base "CIS Statistics", information about publications and electronic products and much of other useful information. As a rule, this information is disseminated in two languages (Russian and English).

• The main part of printed editions and electronic products is provided to regular users - government bodies, statistical services, and interstate bodies of the CIS countries. The rest part is provided to international organizations, mass media, scientific organizations, subscribers, selected companies on the basis of enquiries or agreements.

There are plans to publish the following editions in 2012:

Operative editions:

• Report "Socio-Economic Situation in the Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States" (monthly);
• Statistical bulletin "CIS Statistics" (one issue monthly);
• Press releases in Russian and English (monthly), including the press-release dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the activities of CIS-STAT.

Statistical abstracts:

• "Commonwealth of Independent States in 2011" (a digest of provisional statistical results), Russian - English version;
• " Commonwealth of Independent States in 2010" (statistical yearbook)-Russian-English version;
• "Commonwealth of Independent States, 2000-2011", (concise statistical abstract);
• "External Trade of the Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States in 2011" (statistical abstract of provisional results) in Russian;
• "External Trade of the Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States in 2011" (Russian-English version);
• "National Accounts of the CIS Countries", Russian-English version;
• "Finances, Investments and Prices in the Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States", Russian-English version;
• " Labour Market in the Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States", (concise statistical abstract), Russian-English version.

All publications may be disseminated in a paper and electronic form.

Statistical information on CD-ROM:

• "Official Statistics of the Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States"; Russian-English version (17th edition);
• "Commonwealth of Independent States in 2011" (statistical yearbook), Russian-English version;
• "20 years of the Commonwealth of Independent States", Russian-English version.

New activities:

There are plans for 2012 to publish:

• " Methodological Provisions of 2010 Population Censuses  of the CIS Countries".
• " Macroeconomics and Finances of the CIS Countries and  Selected Rest of the World Countries" (booklet, Russian-English version).
• "Population of the CIS Countries and Selected Rest of the World Countries" (booklet, Russian-English version).
• "Social Indicators of the  CIS Countries and Selected Rest of the World Countries" (booklet, Russian-English version).
• "External Trade of the CIS and EU Countries" (booklet, Russian-English version).

Data warehousing:

• Statistical information is verified, aggregated and included into general information system of CIS-STAT in working tables of the personnel, in electronic versions of the publications, in automated databases, on network-attached data storage (Data bank of CIS-STAT), on the web-site of CIS-STAT in Internet, in electronic archive on compact discs.



2. Economic statistics (CIS-STAT)
4.2 Classifications (CIS-STAT)
CIS Classifications

Ongoing work:

• Consultations in the course of the implementation in the Commonwealth countries of model classifications.
• Maintenance, improvement and harmonization of model statistical classifications for CIS statistical services: Classification of Kinds of Economic Activities (OKED-3) based on the second revised version of NACE and Statistical Classifier for Products based on CPA (2008 version).
• Maintenance of a base of problem issues arising with national statistical services during the implementation of national classifications of products (goods and services) and kinds of economic activities.
• Analysis of the state and development of national systems of classifications and statistical business registers in the CIS countries.
• Conduct of the survey of the state and development of national systems of classifications and statistical business registers of the CIS countries, preparation of the review on this subject.


4.5 Dissemination, data warehousing (CIS-STAT)
Dissemination

Ongoing work:

• CIS-STAT disseminates statistical data in printed forms (statistical abstracts, statistical bulletins, reports, press releases) and in electronic form (statistical abstracts on compact discs, data base on CD-ROM "Official Statistics of the CIS Countries", data base "CIS Statistics"). CIS-STAT's web-site in Internet contains and maintains in updated form most important macroeconomic indicators by CIS countries, including time series by months for a number of years, press-releases of CIS-STAT, information on the Council of Heads of Statistical Services of the CIS, main information about statistical services of the CIS and CIS-STAT, data base "CIS Statistics", information about publications and electronic products and much of other useful information. As a rule, this information is disseminated in two languages (Russian and English).

• The main part of printed editions and electronic products is provided to regular users - government bodies, statistical services, and interstate bodies of the CIS countries. The rest part is provided to international organizations, mass media, scientific organizations, subscribers, selected companies on the basis of enquiries or agreements.

There are plans to publish the following editions in 2012:

Operative editions:

• Report "Socio-Economic Situation in the Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States" (monthly);
• Statistical bulletin "CIS Statistics" (one issue monthly);
• Press releases in Russian and English (monthly), including the press-release dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the activities of CIS-STAT.

Statistical abstracts:

• "Commonwealth of Independent States in 2011" (a digest of provisional statistical results), Russian - English version;
• " Commonwealth of Independent States in 2010" (statistical yearbook)-Russian-English version;
• "Commonwealth of Independent States, 2000-2011", (concise statistical abstract);
• "External Trade of the Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States in 2011" (statistical abstract of provisional results) in Russian;
• "External Trade of the Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States in 2011" (Russian-English version);
• "National Accounts of the CIS Countries", Russian-English version;
• "Finances, Investments and Prices in the Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States", Russian-English version;
• " Labour Market in the Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States", (concise statistical abstract), Russian-English version.

All publications may be disseminated in a paper and electronic form.

Statistical information on CD-ROM:

• "Official Statistics of the Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States"; Russian-English version (17th edition);
• "Commonwealth of Independent States in 2011" (statistical yearbook), Russian-English version;
• "20 years of the Commonwealth of Independent States", Russian-English version.

New activities:

There are plans for 2012 to publish:

• " Methodological Provisions of 2010 Population Censuses  of the CIS Countries".
• " Macroeconomics and Finances of the CIS Countries and  Selected Rest of the World Countries" (booklet, Russian-English version).
• "Population of the CIS Countries and Selected Rest of the World Countries" (booklet, Russian-English version).
• "Social Indicators of the  CIS Countries and Selected Rest of the World Countries" (booklet, Russian-English version).
• "External Trade of the CIS and EU Countries" (booklet, Russian-English version).

Data warehousing:

• Statistical information is verified, aggregated and included into general information system of CIS-STAT in working tables of the personnel, in electronic versions of the publications, in automated databases, on network-attached data storage (Data bank of CIS-STAT), on the web-site of CIS-STAT in Internet, in electronic archive on compact discs.



3. Environment and multi-domain statistics (CIS-STAT)
4.2 Classifications (CIS-STAT)
CIS Classifications

Ongoing work:

• Consultations in the course of the implementation in the Commonwealth countries of model classifications.
• Maintenance, improvement and harmonization of model statistical classifications for CIS statistical services: Classification of Kinds of Economic Activities (OKED-3) based on the second revised version of NACE and Statistical Classifier for Products based on CPA (2008 version).
• Maintenance of a base of problem issues arising with national statistical services during the implementation of national classifications of products (goods and services) and kinds of economic activities.
• Analysis of the state and development of national systems of classifications and statistical business registers in the CIS countries.
• Conduct of the survey of the state and development of national systems of classifications and statistical business registers of the CIS countries, preparation of the review on this subject.


4.5 Dissemination, data warehousing (CIS-STAT)
Dissemination

Ongoing work:

• CIS-STAT disseminates statistical data in printed forms (statistical abstracts, statistical bulletins, reports, press releases) and in electronic form (statistical abstracts on compact discs, data base on CD-ROM "Official Statistics of the CIS Countries", data base "CIS Statistics"). CIS-STAT's web-site in Internet contains and maintains in updated form most important macroeconomic indicators by CIS countries, including time series by months for a number of years, press-releases of CIS-STAT, information on the Council of Heads of Statistical Services of the CIS, main information about statistical services of the CIS and CIS-STAT, data base "CIS Statistics", information about publications and electronic products and much of other useful information. As a rule, this information is disseminated in two languages (Russian and English).

• The main part of printed editions and electronic products is provided to regular users - government bodies, statistical services, and interstate bodies of the CIS countries. The rest part is provided to international organizations, mass media, scientific organizations, subscribers, selected companies on the basis of enquiries or agreements.

There are plans to publish the following editions in 2012:

Operative editions:

• Report "Socio-Economic Situation in the Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States" (monthly);
• Statistical bulletin "CIS Statistics" (one issue monthly);
• Press releases in Russian and English (monthly), including the press-release dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the activities of CIS-STAT.

Statistical abstracts:

• "Commonwealth of Independent States in 2011" (a digest of provisional statistical results), Russian - English version;
• " Commonwealth of Independent States in 2010" (statistical yearbook)-Russian-English version;
• "Commonwealth of Independent States, 2000-2011", (concise statistical abstract);
• "External Trade of the Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States in 2011" (statistical abstract of provisional results) in Russian;
• "External Trade of the Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States in 2011" (Russian-English version);
• "National Accounts of the CIS Countries", Russian-English version;
• "Finances, Investments and Prices in the Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States", Russian-English version;
• " Labour Market in the Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States", (concise statistical abstract), Russian-English version.

All publications may be disseminated in a paper and electronic form.

Statistical information on CD-ROM:

• "Official Statistics of the Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States"; Russian-English version (17th edition);
• "Commonwealth of Independent States in 2011" (statistical yearbook), Russian-English version;
• "20 years of the Commonwealth of Independent States", Russian-English version.

New activities:

There are plans for 2012 to publish:

• " Methodological Provisions of 2010 Population Censuses  of the CIS Countries".
• " Macroeconomics and Finances of the CIS Countries and  Selected Rest of the World Countries" (booklet, Russian-English version).
• "Population of the CIS Countries and Selected Rest of the World Countries" (booklet, Russian-English version).
• "Social Indicators of the  CIS Countries and Selected Rest of the World Countries" (booklet, Russian-English version).
• "External Trade of the CIS and EU Countries" (booklet, Russian-English version).

Data warehousing:

• Statistical information is verified, aggregated and included into general information system of CIS-STAT in working tables of the personnel, in electronic versions of the publications, in automated databases, on network-attached data storage (Data bank of CIS-STAT), on the web-site of CIS-STAT in Internet, in electronic archive on compact discs.



4. Methodology of data collection, processing, dissemination and analysis (CIS-STAT)
4.2 Classifications (CIS-STAT)
CIS Classifications

Ongoing work:

• Consultations in the course of the implementation in the Commonwealth countries of model classifications.
• Maintenance, improvement and harmonization of model statistical classifications for CIS statistical services: Classification of Kinds of Economic Activities (OKED-3) based on the second revised version of NACE and Statistical Classifier for Products based on CPA (2008 version).
• Maintenance of a base of problem issues arising with national statistical services during the implementation of national classifications of products (goods and services) and kinds of economic activities.
• Analysis of the state and development of national systems of classifications and statistical business registers in the CIS countries.
• Conduct of the survey of the state and development of national systems of classifications and statistical business registers of the CIS countries, preparation of the review on this subject.


4.5 Dissemination, data warehousing (CIS-STAT)
Dissemination

Ongoing work:

• CIS-STAT disseminates statistical data in printed forms (statistical abstracts, statistical bulletins, reports, press releases) and in electronic form (statistical abstracts on compact discs, data base on CD-ROM "Official Statistics of the CIS Countries", data base "CIS Statistics"). CIS-STAT's web-site in Internet contains and maintains in updated form most important macroeconomic indicators by CIS countries, including time series by months for a number of years, press-releases of CIS-STAT, information on the Council of Heads of Statistical Services of the CIS, main information about statistical services of the CIS and CIS-STAT, data base "CIS Statistics", information about publications and electronic products and much of other useful information. As a rule, this information is disseminated in two languages (Russian and English).

• The main part of printed editions and electronic products is provided to regular users - government bodies, statistical services, and interstate bodies of the CIS countries. The rest part is provided to international organizations, mass media, scientific organizations, subscribers, selected companies on the basis of enquiries or agreements.

There are plans to publish the following editions in 2012:

Operative editions:

• Report "Socio-Economic Situation in the Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States" (monthly);
• Statistical bulletin "CIS Statistics" (one issue monthly);
• Press releases in Russian and English (monthly), including the press-release dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the activities of CIS-STAT.

Statistical abstracts:

• "Commonwealth of Independent States in 2011" (a digest of provisional statistical results), Russian - English version;
• " Commonwealth of Independent States in 2010" (statistical yearbook)-Russian-English version;
• "Commonwealth of Independent States, 2000-2011", (concise statistical abstract);
• "External Trade of the Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States in 2011" (statistical abstract of provisional results) in Russian;
• "External Trade of the Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States in 2011" (Russian-English version);
• "National Accounts of the CIS Countries", Russian-English version;
• "Finances, Investments and Prices in the Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States", Russian-English version;
• " Labour Market in the Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States", (concise statistical abstract), Russian-English version.

All publications may be disseminated in a paper and electronic form.

Statistical information on CD-ROM:

• "Official Statistics of the Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States"; Russian-English version (17th edition);
• "Commonwealth of Independent States in 2011" (statistical yearbook), Russian-English version;
• "20 years of the Commonwealth of Independent States", Russian-English version.

New activities:

There are plans for 2012 to publish:

• " Methodological Provisions of 2010 Population Censuses  of the CIS Countries".
• " Macroeconomics and Finances of the CIS Countries and  Selected Rest of the World Countries" (booklet, Russian-English version).
• "Population of the CIS Countries and Selected Rest of the World Countries" (booklet, Russian-English version).
• "Social Indicators of the  CIS Countries and Selected Rest of the World Countries" (booklet, Russian-English version).
• "External Trade of the CIS and EU Countries" (booklet, Russian-English version).

Data warehousing:

• Statistical information is verified, aggregated and included into general information system of CIS-STAT in working tables of the personnel, in electronic versions of the publications, in automated databases, on network-attached data storage (Data bank of CIS-STAT), on the web-site of CIS-STAT in Internet, in electronic archive on compact discs.



5. Strategic and managerial issues of official statistics at nat.and intl.level (CIS-STAT)
4.2 Classifications (CIS-STAT)
CIS Classifications

Ongoing work:

• Consultations in the course of the implementation in the Commonwealth countries of model classifications.
• Maintenance, improvement and harmonization of model statistical classifications for CIS statistical services: Classification of Kinds of Economic Activities (OKED-3) based on the second revised version of NACE and Statistical Classifier for Products based on CPA (2008 version).
• Maintenance of a base of problem issues arising with national statistical services during the implementation of national classifications of products (goods and services) and kinds of economic activities.
• Analysis of the state and development of national systems of classifications and statistical business registers in the CIS countries.
• Conduct of the survey of the state and development of national systems of classifications and statistical business registers of the CIS countries, preparation of the review on this subject.


4.5 Dissemination, data warehousing (CIS-STAT)
Dissemination

Ongoing work:

• CIS-STAT disseminates statistical data in printed forms (statistical abstracts, statistical bulletins, reports, press releases) and in electronic form (statistical abstracts on compact discs, data base on CD-ROM "Official Statistics of the CIS Countries", data base "CIS Statistics"). CIS-STAT's web-site in Internet contains and maintains in updated form most important macroeconomic indicators by CIS countries, including time series by months for a number of years, press-releases of CIS-STAT, information on the Council of Heads of Statistical Services of the CIS, main information about statistical services of the CIS and CIS-STAT, data base "CIS Statistics", information about publications and electronic products and much of other useful information. As a rule, this information is disseminated in two languages (Russian and English).

• The main part of printed editions and electronic products is provided to regular users - government bodies, statistical services, and interstate bodies of the CIS countries. The rest part is provided to international organizations, mass media, scientific organizations, subscribers, selected companies on the basis of enquiries or agreements.

There are plans to publish the following editions in 2012:

Operative editions:

• Report "Socio-Economic Situation in the Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States" (monthly);
• Statistical bulletin "CIS Statistics" (one issue monthly);
• Press releases in Russian and English (monthly), including the press-release dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the activities of CIS-STAT.

Statistical abstracts:

• "Commonwealth of Independent States in 2011" (a digest of provisional statistical results), Russian - English version;
• " Commonwealth of Independent States in 2010" (statistical yearbook)-Russian-English version;
• "Commonwealth of Independent States, 2000-2011", (concise statistical abstract);
• "External Trade of the Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States in 2011" (statistical abstract of provisional results) in Russian;
• "External Trade of the Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States in 2011" (Russian-English version);
• "National Accounts of the CIS Countries", Russian-English version;
• "Finances, Investments and Prices in the Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States", Russian-English version;
• " Labour Market in the Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States", (concise statistical abstract), Russian-English version.

All publications may be disseminated in a paper and electronic form.

Statistical information on CD-ROM:

• "Official Statistics of the Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States"; Russian-English version (17th edition);
• "Commonwealth of Independent States in 2011" (statistical yearbook), Russian-English version;
• "20 years of the Commonwealth of Independent States", Russian-English version.

New activities:

There are plans for 2012 to publish:

• " Methodological Provisions of 2010 Population Censuses  of the CIS Countries".
• " Macroeconomics and Finances of the CIS Countries and  Selected Rest of the World Countries" (booklet, Russian-English version).
• "Population of the CIS Countries and Selected Rest of the World Countries" (booklet, Russian-English version).
• "Social Indicators of the  CIS Countries and Selected Rest of the World Countries" (booklet, Russian-English version).
• "External Trade of the CIS and EU Countries" (booklet, Russian-English version).

Data warehousing:

• Statistical information is verified, aggregated and included into general information system of CIS-STAT in working tables of the personnel, in electronic versions of the publications, in automated databases, on network-attached data storage (Data bank of CIS-STAT), on the web-site of CIS-STAT in Internet, in electronic archive on compact discs.




5. Strategic and managerial issues of official statistics at nat.and intl.level (CIS-STAT)
1. Demographic and social statistics (CIS-STAT)
5.2 Statistical programmes, priority setting, relationships with users and respondents (CIS-STAT)
Statistical Programme

• The Work Programmes of the Interstate Statistical Committee of the CIS are the main document organizing its activities in the forthcoming year (the Work Programme of CIS-STAT for 2012).

• The structure of the mentioned Work Programmes covers the following kinds of activities: international comparisons programme,  methodological work, economic work, exchange of experience and training of the personnel of national statistical services of the CIS, information and publishing activities, dissemination of information and information and reference services, improvement of computer technology, cooperation with international organizations.

• Considerable part of the works included in the programmes is connected with the International Comparisons Programme, methodological, analytical and information and publishing activities and submission of necessary information to interstate bodies of the CIS, government and economic bodies of the Commonwealth, international organizations, mass media and other users. Of high priority in the Work Programme for 2012 are the works connected with international comparisons of the GDP of the CIS countries for 2011 in the framework of the Global round of ICP.

According to the programme of international comparisons in 2012 it is planned to conduct two meetings of the CIS countries specialists: one meeting on the issues of  verification and reconciliation of data  on the prices for investment commodities-representatives, including construction objects and another meeting on the issues of  verification and reconciliation of data on the prices for consumer commodities-representatives purchased by households.

The Work Programme for 2012 includes high priority work on the forecast of production, "visible consumption", imports and exports of selected kinds of products in the countries of the Commonwealth for 2013 in the conditions of the free trade zone (jointly with the Executive Committee of the CIS).

Envisaged in the Work Programme is a number of works connected with forecast estimates:

1) Improvement of the methodology of forecasting the growth rates of the main macroeconomic indicators on the basis of new approaches in the field of forecasting used in the world practice.

2) Maintenance of the database for forecast estimates of the main macroeconomic indicators growth rates by CIS countries.

3) Preparation of analytic papers on the following themes:

• Actual trends of GDP and consumer prices growth in 2011 in the Commonwealth countries in comparison with the forecast trends;
• Review of the current economic situation in the world (including CIS countries) and  preliminary  forecasts of development in the nearest perspectives  (according to the materials of international organizations); 
• Forecast estimates of GDP and consumer prices growth as an average for the world and most important regional amalgamations of the countries of the world (including CIS countries) for 2012;
• Forecasts of the socio-economic development of the CIS countries in the nearest several years (according to the materials of  mid-term programmes of the development of economy of the CIS countries and forecasts of CIS-STAT);
• Forecast estimates  of the  rates of changes of  main macroeconomic indicators of the CIS countries for the period 2012-2013.

4) Collection of information for CIS countries on the forecasts of the main indicators for the period 2012-2013, developed by  governmental bodies of the countries (ministries of economy, finances, central banks, etc.), programmes of economy development for mid-term and long-term perspective and their adjustments during 2012 (from Internet and other sources).

5) Collection of analytic and statistical materials of the UN, IMF, the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, OECD, Eurostat and other international organizations on the trends of the development of the economy of the world, regional amalgamations and selected countries of the world, on general perspectives of their development for the coming years, on forecasts of growth rates of the main macroeconomic indicators of the countries of the world (including CIS countries) for the period 2012-2013 and on their adjustments during 2012 (from Internet and other sources).

In pursuance of the decision of the Council of the Heads of Governments of the CIS of November 19, 2010 on  the main  target macroeconomic indicators of the development of economy of the CIS countries, CIS-STAT carries out monitoring of main macroeconomic indicators illustrating socio-economic situation, level and dynamics of economic development, degree of economic integration of the CIS countries. This work is carried out each year.

Apart from that, the Work Programme includes preparation of the materials of monitoring indicators of quality of life of population in the Commonwealth countries.

In 2012 publication of brief results of 2010 round of population censuses in the CIS countries will be continued.

The Work Programme envisages as well the upgrading of qualification of the personnel of the CIS national statistical services  on most important divisions of economic statistics: system of national accounts, statistics of prices, finances, balance of payments, etc.

In 2012 the work will be continued on the implementation of  the project "Programme of Training of Personnel by CIS-STAT", financed by the World Bank. This project is implemented  on the basis of Higher School of Economics.


5.5 Technological resources (including standards for electronic data exchange and data sharing) (CIS-STAT)
Electronic exchange of statistical information

Ongoing work:

• Collection and processing of monthly, quarterly and yearly statistical data, supplied to CIS-STAT by Commonwealth countries' national statistical services, is carried out in accordance with the coordinated schedule by electronic mail over the Internet in the form of standardized questionnaires incorporating 220 Excel-format tables.

• Verification of the coming information including its comparison on the sites of the national statistical services; collection of missing information from the sites of statistical services of the foreign countries, including the sites of international statistical organizations.

New activities:

In 2012 work will continue on improving the electronic exchange of statistical information with national statistical services and international organizations.


5.6 Co-ordination of international statistical work (CIS-STAT)
Rest of the World-CIS Coordination

• Coordinating statistical work and aligning and harmonizing statistical tools with international standards in the areas of the System of National Accounts and economic, demographic and social statistics, and improving methods of processing information from Commonwealth member States.

Materials in preparation are discussed by the CIS-STAT Scientific Council, task forces and ad hoc meetings. The most important are discussed by the Council of Heads of Statistical Services of the CIS. Once finalized, they are circulated as recommendations to national statistical services.



2. Economic statistics (CIS-STAT)
5.2 Statistical programmes, priority setting, relationships with users and respondents (CIS-STAT)
Statistical Programme

• The Work Programmes of the Interstate Statistical Committee of the CIS are the main document organizing its activities in the forthcoming year (the Work Programme of CIS-STAT for 2012).

• The structure of the mentioned Work Programmes covers the following kinds of activities: international comparisons programme,  methodological work, economic work, exchange of experience and training of the personnel of national statistical services of the CIS, information and publishing activities, dissemination of information and information and reference services, improvement of computer technology, cooperation with international organizations.

• Considerable part of the works included in the programmes is connected with the International Comparisons Programme, methodological, analytical and information and publishing activities and submission of necessary information to interstate bodies of the CIS, government and economic bodies of the Commonwealth, international organizations, mass media and other users. Of high priority in the Work Programme for 2012 are the works connected with international comparisons of the GDP of the CIS countries for 2011 in the framework of the Global round of ICP.

According to the programme of international comparisons in 2012 it is planned to conduct two meetings of the CIS countries specialists: one meeting on the issues of  verification and reconciliation of data  on the prices for investment commodities-representatives, including construction objects and another meeting on the issues of  verification and reconciliation of data on the prices for consumer commodities-representatives purchased by households.

The Work Programme for 2012 includes high priority work on the forecast of production, "visible consumption", imports and exports of selected kinds of products in the countries of the Commonwealth for 2013 in the conditions of the free trade zone (jointly with the Executive Committee of the CIS).

Envisaged in the Work Programme is a number of works connected with forecast estimates:

1) Improvement of the methodology of forecasting the growth rates of the main macroeconomic indicators on the basis of new approaches in the field of forecasting used in the world practice.

2) Maintenance of the database for forecast estimates of the main macroeconomic indicators growth rates by CIS countries.

3) Preparation of analytic papers on the following themes:

• Actual trends of GDP and consumer prices growth in 2011 in the Commonwealth countries in comparison with the forecast trends;
• Review of the current economic situation in the world (including CIS countries) and  preliminary  forecasts of development in the nearest perspectives  (according to the materials of international organizations); 
• Forecast estimates of GDP and consumer prices growth as an average for the world and most important regional amalgamations of the countries of the world (including CIS countries) for 2012;
• Forecasts of the socio-economic development of the CIS countries in the nearest several years (according to the materials of  mid-term programmes of the development of economy of the CIS countries and forecasts of CIS-STAT);
• Forecast estimates  of the  rates of changes of  main macroeconomic indicators of the CIS countries for the period 2012-2013.

4) Collection of information for CIS countries on the forecasts of the main indicators for the period 2012-2013, developed by  governmental bodies of the countries (ministries of economy, finances, central banks, etc.), programmes of economy development for mid-term and long-term perspective and their adjustments during 2012 (from Internet and other sources).

5) Collection of analytic and statistical materials of the UN, IMF, the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, OECD, Eurostat and other international organizations on the trends of the development of the economy of the world, regional amalgamations and selected countries of the world, on general perspectives of their development for the coming years, on forecasts of growth rates of the main macroeconomic indicators of the countries of the world (including CIS countries) for the period 2012-2013 and on their adjustments during 2012 (from Internet and other sources).

In pursuance of the decision of the Council of the Heads of Governments of the CIS of November 19, 2010 on  the main  target macroeconomic indicators of the development of economy of the CIS countries, CIS-STAT carries out monitoring of main macroeconomic indicators illustrating socio-economic situation, level and dynamics of economic development, degree of economic integration of the CIS countries. This work is carried out each year.

Apart from that, the Work Programme includes preparation of the materials of monitoring indicators of quality of life of population in the Commonwealth countries.

In 2012 publication of brief results of 2010 round of population censuses in the CIS countries will be continued.

The Work Programme envisages as well the upgrading of qualification of the personnel of the CIS national statistical services  on most important divisions of economic statistics: system of national accounts, statistics of prices, finances, balance of payments, etc.

In 2012 the work will be continued on the implementation of  the project "Programme of Training of Personnel by CIS-STAT", financed by the World Bank. This project is implemented  on the basis of Higher School of Economics.


5.5 Technological resources (including standards for electronic data exchange and data sharing) (CIS-STAT)
Electronic exchange of statistical information

Ongoing work:

• Collection and processing of monthly, quarterly and yearly statistical data, supplied to CIS-STAT by Commonwealth countries' national statistical services, is carried out in accordance with the coordinated schedule by electronic mail over the Internet in the form of standardized questionnaires incorporating 220 Excel-format tables.

• Verification of the coming information including its comparison on the sites of the national statistical services; collection of missing information from the sites of statistical services of the foreign countries, including the sites of international statistical organizations.

New activities:

In 2012 work will continue on improving the electronic exchange of statistical information with national statistical services and international organizations.


5.6 Co-ordination of international statistical work (CIS-STAT)
Rest of the World-CIS Coordination

• Coordinating statistical work and aligning and harmonizing statistical tools with international standards in the areas of the System of National Accounts and economic, demographic and social statistics, and improving methods of processing information from Commonwealth member States.

Materials in preparation are discussed by the CIS-STAT Scientific Council, task forces and ad hoc meetings. The most important are discussed by the Council of Heads of Statistical Services of the CIS. Once finalized, they are circulated as recommendations to national statistical services.



3. Environment and multi-domain statistics (CIS-STAT)
5.2 Statistical programmes, priority setting, relationships with users and respondents (CIS-STAT)
Statistical Programme

• The Work Programmes of the Interstate Statistical Committee of the CIS are the main document organizing its activities in the forthcoming year (the Work Programme of CIS-STAT for 2012).

• The structure of the mentioned Work Programmes covers the following kinds of activities: international comparisons programme,  methodological work, economic work, exchange of experience and training of the personnel of national statistical services of the CIS, information and publishing activities, dissemination of information and information and reference services, improvement of computer technology, cooperation with international organizations.

• Considerable part of the works included in the programmes is connected with the International Comparisons Programme, methodological, analytical and information and publishing activities and submission of necessary information to interstate bodies of the CIS, government and economic bodies of the Commonwealth, international organizations, mass media and other users. Of high priority in the Work Programme for 2012 are the works connected with international comparisons of the GDP of the CIS countries for 2011 in the framework of the Global round of ICP.

According to the programme of international comparisons in 2012 it is planned to conduct two meetings of the CIS countries specialists: one meeting on the issues of  verification and reconciliation of data  on the prices for investment commodities-representatives, including construction objects and another meeting on the issues of  verification and reconciliation of data on the prices for consumer commodities-representatives purchased by households.

The Work Programme for 2012 includes high priority work on the forecast of production, "visible consumption", imports and exports of selected kinds of products in the countries of the Commonwealth for 2013 in the conditions of the free trade zone (jointly with the Executive Committee of the CIS).

Envisaged in the Work Programme is a number of works connected with forecast estimates:

1) Improvement of the methodology of forecasting the growth rates of the main macroeconomic indicators on the basis of new approaches in the field of forecasting used in the world practice.

2) Maintenance of the database for forecast estimates of the main macroeconomic indicators growth rates by CIS countries.

3) Preparation of analytic papers on the following themes:

• Actual trends of GDP and consumer prices growth in 2011 in the Commonwealth countries in comparison with the forecast trends;
• Review of the current economic situation in the world (including CIS countries) and  preliminary  forecasts of development in the nearest perspectives  (according to the materials of international organizations); 
• Forecast estimates of GDP and consumer prices growth as an average for the world and most important regional amalgamations of the countries of the world (including CIS countries) for 2012;
• Forecasts of the socio-economic development of the CIS countries in the nearest several years (according to the materials of  mid-term programmes of the development of economy of the CIS countries and forecasts of CIS-STAT);
• Forecast estimates  of the  rates of changes of  main macroeconomic indicators of the CIS countries for the period 2012-2013.

4) Collection of information for CIS countries on the forecasts of the main indicators for the period 2012-2013, developed by  governmental bodies of the countries (ministries of economy, finances, central banks, etc.), programmes of economy development for mid-term and long-term perspective and their adjustments during 2012 (from Internet and other sources).

5) Collection of analytic and statistical materials of the UN, IMF, the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, OECD, Eurostat and other international organizations on the trends of the development of the economy of the world, regional amalgamations and selected countries of the world, on general perspectives of their development for the coming years, on forecasts of growth rates of the main macroeconomic indicators of the countries of the world (including CIS countries) for the period 2012-2013 and on their adjustments during 2012 (from Internet and other sources).

In pursuance of the decision of the Council of the Heads of Governments of the CIS of November 19, 2010 on  the main  target macroeconomic indicators of the development of economy of the CIS countries, CIS-STAT carries out monitoring of main macroeconomic indicators illustrating socio-economic situation, level and dynamics of economic development, degree of economic integration of the CIS countries. This work is carried out each year.

Apart from that, the Work Programme includes preparation of the materials of monitoring indicators of quality of life of population in the Commonwealth countries.

In 2012 publication of brief results of 2010 round of population censuses in the CIS countries will be continued.

The Work Programme envisages as well the upgrading of qualification of the personnel of the CIS national statistical services  on most important divisions of economic statistics: system of national accounts, statistics of prices, finances, balance of payments, etc.

In 2012 the work will be continued on the implementation of  the project "Programme of Training of Personnel by CIS-STAT", financed by the World Bank. This project is implemented  on the basis of Higher School of Economics.


5.5 Technological resources (including standards for electronic data exchange and data sharing) (CIS-STAT)
Electronic exchange of statistical information

Ongoing work:

• Collection and processing of monthly, quarterly and yearly statistical data, supplied to CIS-STAT by Commonwealth countries' national statistical services, is carried out in accordance with the coordinated schedule by electronic mail over the Internet in the form of standardized questionnaires incorporating 220 Excel-format tables.

• Verification of the coming information including its comparison on the sites of the national statistical services; collection of missing information from the sites of statistical services of the foreign countries, including the sites of international statistical organizations.

New activities:

In 2012 work will continue on improving the electronic exchange of statistical information with national statistical services and international organizations.


5.6 Co-ordination of international statistical work (CIS-STAT)
Rest of the World-CIS Coordination

• Coordinating statistical work and aligning and harmonizing statistical tools with international standards in the areas of the System of National Accounts and economic, demographic and social statistics, and improving methods of processing information from Commonwealth member States.

Materials in preparation are discussed by the CIS-STAT Scientific Council, task forces and ad hoc meetings. The most important are discussed by the Council of Heads of Statistical Services of the CIS. Once finalized, they are circulated as recommendations to national statistical services.



4. Methodology of data collection, processing, dissemination and analysis (CIS-STAT)
5.2 Statistical programmes, priority setting, relationships with users and respondents (CIS-STAT)
Statistical Programme

• The Work Programmes of the Interstate Statistical Committee of the CIS are the main document organizing its activities in the forthcoming year (the Work Programme of CIS-STAT for 2012).

• The structure of the mentioned Work Programmes covers the following kinds of activities: international comparisons programme,  methodological work, economic work, exchange of experience and training of the personnel of national statistical services of the CIS, information and publishing activities, dissemination of information and information and reference services, improvement of computer technology, cooperation with international organizations.

• Considerable part of the works included in the programmes is connected with the International Comparisons Programme, methodological, analytical and information and publishing activities and submission of necessary information to interstate bodies of the CIS, government and economic bodies of the Commonwealth, international organizations, mass media and other users. Of high priority in the Work Programme for 2012 are the works connected with international comparisons of the GDP of the CIS countries for 2011 in the framework of the Global round of ICP.

According to the programme of international comparisons in 2012 it is planned to conduct two meetings of the CIS countries specialists: one meeting on the issues of  verification and reconciliation of data  on the prices for investment commodities-representatives, including construction objects and another meeting on the issues of  verification and reconciliation of data on the prices for consumer commodities-representatives purchased by households.

The Work Programme for 2012 includes high priority work on the forecast of production, "visible consumption", imports and exports of selected kinds of products in the countries of the Commonwealth for 2013 in the conditions of the free trade zone (jointly with the Executive Committee of the CIS).

Envisaged in the Work Programme is a number of works connected with forecast estimates:

1) Improvement of the methodology of forecasting the growth rates of the main macroeconomic indicators on the basis of new approaches in the field of forecasting used in the world practice.

2) Maintenance of the database for forecast estimates of the main macroeconomic indicators growth rates by CIS countries.

3) Preparation of analytic papers on the following themes:

• Actual trends of GDP and consumer prices growth in 2011 in the Commonwealth countries in comparison with the forecast trends;
• Review of the current economic situation in the world (including CIS countries) and  preliminary  forecasts of development in the nearest perspectives  (according to the materials of international organizations); 
• Forecast estimates of GDP and consumer prices growth as an average for the world and most important regional amalgamations of the countries of the world (including CIS countries) for 2012;
• Forecasts of the socio-economic development of the CIS countries in the nearest several years (according to the materials of  mid-term programmes of the development of economy of the CIS countries and forecasts of CIS-STAT);
• Forecast estimates  of the  rates of changes of  main macroeconomic indicators of the CIS countries for the period 2012-2013.

4) Collection of information for CIS countries on the forecasts of the main indicators for the period 2012-2013, developed by  governmental bodies of the countries (ministries of economy, finances, central banks, etc.), programmes of economy development for mid-term and long-term perspective and their adjustments during 2012 (from Internet and other sources).

5) Collection of analytic and statistical materials of the UN, IMF, the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, OECD, Eurostat and other international organizations on the trends of the development of the economy of the world, regional amalgamations and selected countries of the world, on general perspectives of their development for the coming years, on forecasts of growth rates of the main macroeconomic indicators of the countries of the world (including CIS countries) for the period 2012-2013 and on their adjustments during 2012 (from Internet and other sources).

In pursuance of the decision of the Council of the Heads of Governments of the CIS of November 19, 2010 on  the main  target macroeconomic indicators of the development of economy of the CIS countries, CIS-STAT carries out monitoring of main macroeconomic indicators illustrating socio-economic situation, level and dynamics of economic development, degree of economic integration of the CIS countries. This work is carried out each year.

Apart from that, the Work Programme includes preparation of the materials of monitoring indicators of quality of life of population in the Commonwealth countries.

In 2012 publication of brief results of 2010 round of population censuses in the CIS countries will be continued.

The Work Programme envisages as well the upgrading of qualification of the personnel of the CIS national statistical services  on most important divisions of economic statistics: system of national accounts, statistics of prices, finances, balance of payments, etc.

In 2012 the work will be continued on the implementation of  the project "Programme of Training of Personnel by CIS-STAT", financed by the World Bank. This project is implemented  on the basis of Higher School of Economics.


5.5 Technological resources (including standards for electronic data exchange and data sharing) (CIS-STAT)
Electronic exchange of statistical information

Ongoing work:

• Collection and processing of monthly, quarterly and yearly statistical data, supplied to CIS-STAT by Commonwealth countries' national statistical services, is carried out in accordance with the coordinated schedule by electronic mail over the Internet in the form of standardized questionnaires incorporating 220 Excel-format tables.

• Verification of the coming information including its comparison on the sites of the national statistical services; collection of missing information from the sites of statistical services of the foreign countries, including the sites of international statistical organizations.

New activities:

In 2012 work will continue on improving the electronic exchange of statistical information with national statistical services and international organizations.


5.6 Co-ordination of international statistical work (CIS-STAT)
Rest of the World-CIS Coordination

• Coordinating statistical work and aligning and harmonizing statistical tools with international standards in the areas of the System of National Accounts and economic, demographic and social statistics, and improving methods of processing information from Commonwealth member States.

Materials in preparation are discussed by the CIS-STAT Scientific Council, task forces and ad hoc meetings. The most important are discussed by the Council of Heads of Statistical Services of the CIS. Once finalized, they are circulated as recommendations to national statistical services.



5. Strategic and managerial issues of official statistics at nat.and intl.level (CIS-STAT)
5.2 Statistical programmes, priority setting, relationships with users and respondents (CIS-STAT)
Statistical Programme

• The Work Programmes of the Interstate Statistical Committee of the CIS are the main document organizing its activities in the forthcoming year (the Work Programme of CIS-STAT for 2012).

• The structure of the mentioned Work Programmes covers the following kinds of activities: international comparisons programme,  methodological work, economic work, exchange of experience and training of the personnel of national statistical services of the CIS, information and publishing activities, dissemination of information and information and reference services, improvement of computer technology, cooperation with international organizations.

• Considerable part of the works included in the programmes is connected with the International Comparisons Programme, methodological, analytical and information and publishing activities and submission of necessary information to interstate bodies of the CIS, government and economic bodies of the Commonwealth, international organizations, mass media and other users. Of high priority in the Work Programme for 2012 are the works connected with international comparisons of the GDP of the CIS countries for 2011 in the framework of the Global round of ICP.

According to the programme of international comparisons in 2012 it is planned to conduct two meetings of the CIS countries specialists: one meeting on the issues of  verification and reconciliation of data  on the prices for investment commodities-representatives, including construction objects and another meeting on the issues of  verification and reconciliation of data on the prices for consumer commodities-representatives purchased by households.

The Work Programme for 2012 includes high priority work on the forecast of production, "visible consumption", imports and exports of selected kinds of products in the countries of the Commonwealth for 2013 in the conditions of the free trade zone (jointly with the Executive Committee of the CIS).

Envisaged in the Work Programme is a number of works connected with forecast estimates:

1) Improvement of the methodology of forecasting the growth rates of the main macroeconomic indicators on the basis of new approaches in the field of forecasting used in the world practice.

2) Maintenance of the database for forecast estimates of the main macroeconomic indicators growth rates by CIS countries.

3) Preparation of analytic papers on the following themes:

• Actual trends of GDP and consumer prices growth in 2011 in the Commonwealth countries in comparison with the forecast trends;
• Review of the current economic situation in the world (including CIS countries) and  preliminary  forecasts of development in the nearest perspectives  (according to the materials of international organizations); 
• Forecast estimates of GDP and consumer prices growth as an average for the world and most important regional amalgamations of the countries of the world (including CIS countries) for 2012;
• Forecasts of the socio-economic development of the CIS countries in the nearest several years (according to the materials of  mid-term programmes of the development of economy of the CIS countries and forecasts of CIS-STAT);
• Forecast estimates  of the  rates of changes of  main macroeconomic indicators of the CIS countries for the period 2012-2013.

4) Collection of information for CIS countries on the forecasts of the main indicators for the period 2012-2013, developed by  governmental bodies of the countries (ministries of economy, finances, central banks, etc.), programmes of economy development for mid-term and long-term perspective and their adjustments during 2012 (from Internet and other sources).

5) Collection of analytic and statistical materials of the UN, IMF, the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, OECD, Eurostat and other international organizations on the trends of the development of the economy of the world, regional amalgamations and selected countries of the world, on general perspectives of their development for the coming years, on forecasts of growth rates of the main macroeconomic indicators of the countries of the world (including CIS countries) for the period 2012-2013 and on their adjustments during 2012 (from Internet and other sources).

In pursuance of the decision of the Council of the Heads of Governments of the CIS of November 19, 2010 on  the main  target macroeconomic indicators of the development of economy of the CIS countries, CIS-STAT carries out monitoring of main macroeconomic indicators illustrating socio-economic situation, level and dynamics of economic development, degree of economic integration of the CIS countries. This work is carried out each year.

Apart from that, the Work Programme includes preparation of the materials of monitoring indicators of quality of life of population in the Commonwealth countries.

In 2012 publication of brief results of 2010 round of population censuses in the CIS countries will be continued.

The Work Programme envisages as well the upgrading of qualification of the personnel of the CIS national statistical services  on most important divisions of economic statistics: system of national accounts, statistics of prices, finances, balance of payments, etc.

In 2012 the work will be continued on the implementation of  the project "Programme of Training of Personnel by CIS-STAT", financed by the World Bank. This project is implemented  on the basis of Higher School of Economics.


5.5 Technological resources (including standards for electronic data exchange and data sharing) (CIS-STAT)
Electronic exchange of statistical information

Ongoing work:

• Collection and processing of monthly, quarterly and yearly statistical data, supplied to CIS-STAT by Commonwealth countries' national statistical services, is carried out in accordance with the coordinated schedule by electronic mail over the Internet in the form of standardized questionnaires incorporating 220 Excel-format tables.

• Verification of the coming information including its comparison on the sites of the national statistical services; collection of missing information from the sites of statistical services of the foreign countries, including the sites of international statistical organizations.

New activities:

In 2012 work will continue on improving the electronic exchange of statistical information with national statistical services and international organizations.


5.6 Co-ordination of international statistical work (CIS-STAT)
Rest of the World-CIS Coordination

• Coordinating statistical work and aligning and harmonizing statistical tools with international standards in the areas of the System of National Accounts and economic, demographic and social statistics, and improving methods of processing information from Commonwealth member States.

Materials in preparation are discussed by the CIS-STAT Scientific Council, task forces and ad hoc meetings. The most important are discussed by the Council of Heads of Statistical Services of the CIS. Once finalized, they are circulated as recommendations to national statistical services.




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