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The Database of International Statistical Activities (DISA) lists the activities of over 30 statistical organizations active in the UNECE region. Updated every year, DISA is a coherent catalogue of planned work in international statistics over the coming year.  
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 2011:

• 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:

• Recommendations on the implementation of SNA-2008 provisions. It is intended to prepare draft methodological documents on reflecting output of central banks and military expenditures.


2.3 Business statistics (CIS-STAT)
Distributive Trade

Ongoing work:

In the distributive trade for 2011:

Monthly collection, processing, analysis and publication of data:

• On volumes of retail trade turnover through all sales channels (for trading organisations and the informal sector, in current prices);
• On stocks of goods in retail trade, in current prices;
• On volume changes in trade turnover (in current and constant prices);
• On 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).

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 institutional changes in the distributive trade and marketed services sector, on the situation in the consumer market for goods in the CIS countries, on the structure of retail trade turnover in the CIS countries, on comparative prices in retail trade for selected goods in the capitals of the Commonwealth countries.

New activities:

• Improvement of methodological recommendations on statistical observation of retail trade turnover and calculation of its volume index.

Business Statistics

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of quarterly and yearly data in 2011-2012 on profits of enterprises and organizations and the settlement situation of enterprises and organizations, both domestically and with other countries of the Commonwealth.

Market Services

Ongoing work:

In the field of market services for 2011 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.

Quarterly data:

• On the supply of market services to population by small size enterprises, in current 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 services in value terms (in current prices) and in quantity of sales.
• Preparation of annual economic reports on the situation at the consumer market of market services to population in the Commonwealth countries.

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 industries;
- Yearly: output of the main types of industrial products by product category;
   forecasts of output of rolled ferrous metal products, cotton fibres, 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)
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 2011:

• 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:

• Recommendations on the implementation of SNA-2008 provisions. It is intended to prepare draft methodological documents on reflecting output of central banks and military expenditures.2.3 Business statistics (CIS-STAT)
Distributive Trade

Ongoing work:

In the distributive trade for 2011:

Monthly collection, processing, analysis and publication of data:

• On volumes of retail trade turnover through all sales channels (for trading organisations and the informal sector, in current prices);
• On stocks of goods in retail trade, in current prices;
• On volume changes in trade turnover (in current and constant prices);
• On 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).

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 institutional changes in the distributive trade and marketed services sector, on the situation in the consumer market for goods in the CIS countries, on the structure of retail trade turnover in the CIS countries, on comparative prices in retail trade for selected goods in the capitals of the Commonwealth countries.

New activities:

• Improvement of methodological recommendations on statistical observation of retail trade turnover and calculation of its volume index.

Business Statistics

Ongoing work:

• Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of quarterly and yearly data in 2011-2012 on profits of enterprises and organizations and the settlement situation of enterprises and organizations, both domestically and with other countries of the Commonwealth.

Market Services

Ongoing work:

In the field of market services for 2011 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.

Quarterly data:

• On the supply of market services to population by small size enterprises, in current 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 services in value terms (in current prices) and in quantity of sales.
• Preparation of annual economic reports on the situation at the consumer market of market services to population in the Commonwealth countries.

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 industries;
- Yearly: output of the main types of industrial products by product category;
   forecasts of output of rolled ferrous metal products, cotton fibres, 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)
2.4.1 Agriculture, forestry, fisheries (CIS-STAT)
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.2.4.2 Energy (CIS-STAT)
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.2.4.4 Transport (CIS-STAT)
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.2.4.5 Tourism (CIS-STAT)
Tourism Statistics

Ongoing work:

In statistical study of tourism over the period 2011 (on a yearly basis):
• Collection, processing, and publication of data on tourism between the Commonwealth countries.
• Preparation of analytic reports on international tourism in selected CIS countries.2.4.6 Banking, insurance, financial statistics (CIS-STAT)
Financial Statistics

Ongoing work:

Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of data over the period 2011-2012 (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.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 2011-2012 (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 2011:

Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination 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.

• Geographic structure of exports (imports) of commodities.

• 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 (Russian-English) illustrating foreign trade of the Commonwealth countries.

• 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.

New activities:

• Recommendations on calculation of average price and volume indices of foreign trade.

Trade in Services

Ongoing work:

On international trade in services over the period 2011(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 methodological assistance 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 2011-2012:

• Improvement of methodological recommendations on statistical accounting of external economic services with due regard for international practice.2.7 Prices (CIS-STAT)
Price Statistics

Ongoing work:

• 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 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).
- A seminar was conducted for specialists of the CIS statistical services on the Programme of International Comparison of GDP of the CIS countries for 2011 (23-24 August 2010 in Minsk).
- A regional list of consumer commodities-representatives based on the list of core consumer commodities developed by the Global office of the World Bank for international comparisons for 2011 was prepared.
- A meeting of specialists of the CIS national statistical services on reconciliation of the list of consumer commodities-representatives was conducted from 8 to 11 November 2010 in Astana.
- Classification of GDP by basic headings including the detailed description of main divisions and recommendations on possible sources of data was revised.
- A meeting on GDP data preparation in national prices in accordance with the provisions of SNA-1993 was conducted from 30 November to 2 December 2010 in Moscow.

• There was prepared a questionnaire to be filled up with data on GDP in national prices in accordance with the Classification of GDP expenditures for the CIS countries for 2008 (as an experiment) and for 2011.

• The work on preparation of draft regional list of investment commodities-representatives is near completion.

• The work on the development of a number of methodological documents concerning different issues of international comparisons of GDP is underway.

• The work has begun on preparation of electronic forms which will be used by the CIS countries for submission of data.

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

New activities:

Envisaged for 2011 are:

• Conduct of a meeting of specialists of the CIS statistical services on reconciliation of the list of investment commodities-representatives for 2011 round of ICP.

• Updating of the list of investment commodities-representatives with the account of proposals and comments of the CIS countries and development of electronic forms of the questionnaire.

• Collection and analysis of GDP data for 2008 in national prices structured by basic headings of the Standard classification of GDP expenditures for the CIS countries. These experimental data should be submitted to CIS-STAT by national statistical services of the CIS in the 1st quarter of 2011.2.8 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".


2.5 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 2011-2012 (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 2011:

Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination 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.

• Geographic structure of exports (imports) of commodities.

• 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 (Russian-English) illustrating foreign trade of the Commonwealth countries.

• 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.

New activities:

• Recommendations on calculation of average price and volume indices of foreign trade.

Trade in Services

Ongoing work:

On international trade in services over the period 2011(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 methodological assistance 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 2011-2012:

• Improvement of methodological recommendations on statistical accounting of external economic services with due regard for international practice.


2.7 Prices (CIS-STAT)
Price Statistics

Ongoing work:

• 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 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).
- A seminar was conducted for specialists of the CIS statistical services on the Programme of International Comparison of GDP of the CIS countries for 2011 (23-24 August 2010 in Minsk).
- A regional list of consumer commodities-representatives based on the list of core consumer commodities developed by the Global office of the World Bank for international comparisons for 2011 was prepared.
- A meeting of specialists of the CIS national statistical services on reconciliation of the list of consumer commodities-representatives was conducted from 8 to 11 November 2010 in Astana.
- Classification of GDP by basic headings including the detailed description of main divisions and recommendations on possible sources of data was revised.
- A meeting on GDP data preparation in national prices in accordance with the provisions of SNA-1993 was conducted from 30 November to 2 December 2010 in Moscow.

• There was prepared a questionnaire to be filled up with data on GDP in national prices in accordance with the Classification of GDP expenditures for the CIS countries for 2008 (as an experiment) and for 2011.

• The work on preparation of draft regional list of investment commodities-representatives is near completion.

• The work on the development of a number of methodological documents concerning different issues of international comparisons of GDP is underway.

• The work has begun on preparation of electronic forms which will be used by the CIS countries for submission of data.

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

New activities:

Envisaged for 2011 are:

• Conduct of a meeting of specialists of the CIS statistical services on reconciliation of the list of investment commodities-representatives for 2011 round of ICP.

• Updating of the list of investment commodities-representatives with the account of proposals and comments of the CIS countries and development of electronic forms of the questionnaire.

• Collection and analysis of GDP data for 2008 in national prices structured by basic headings of the Standard classification of GDP expenditures for the CIS countries. These experimental data should be submitted to CIS-STAT by national statistical services of the CIS in the 1st quarter of 2011.


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".