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RESOLUTION OF NATIONAL STATISTICAL COMMITTEE OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

of November 16, 2015 No. 188

About approval of the Instruction on the organization and carrying out selective state statistical observation of goods prices in shops of retail trade

(as amended on 28-03-2016)

Based on the Regulations on National Statistical Committee of the Republic of Belarus approved by the Presidential decree of the Republic of Belarus of August 26, 2008 No. 445 "About some questions of bodies of the state statistics" the National Statistical Committee of the Republic of Belarus DECIDES:

1. Approve the enclosed Instruction on the organization and carrying out selective state statistical observation of goods prices in shops of retail trade.

2. Recognize invalid:

the resolution of National Statistical Committee of the Republic of Belarus of November 14, 2008 No. 413 "About approval of the Instruction on the organization of the state statistical observation of goods prices in shops of retail trade";

the resolution of National Statistical Committee of the Republic of Belarus of March 16, 2010 No. 31 "About modification of the Instruction on the organization of the state statistical observation of goods prices in shops of retail trade";

the resolution of National Statistical Committee of the Republic of Belarus of November 1, 2012 No. 197 "About modification of the Instruction on the organization of the state statistical observation of goods prices in shops of retail trade" (The national legal Internet portal of the Republic of Belarus, 15.12. 2012, 7/2238).

3. This resolution becomes effective since January 1, 2016.

Chairman

I. V. Medvedev

Approved by the Resolution of National Statistical Committee of the Republic of Belarus of November 16, 2015 No. 188

The instruction on the organization and carrying out selective state statistical observation of goods prices in shops of retail trade

Chapter 1. General provisions

1. This Instruction establishes procedure for the organization and carrying out selective state statistical observation of goods prices in shops of retail trade (further - selective observation).

2. Selective observation is performed by territorial authorities of the state statistics on the following forms of the state statistical observations:

6 prices (RT-goods) "Data on goods prices (except fruit and vegetable products) in shops of retail trade" - 4 times a year (for March, June, September, December);

12 prices (RT-fruit and vegetable products) of "Data on sales amounts and the prices of fruit and vegetable products in shops of retail trade" - monthly.

3. For the purposes of this Instruction the following main terms and their determinations are used:

range of goods - set of goods in certain ratio by types, models, the sizes, flowers and other signs;

the basic organization - representatively selected object (shop of retail trade) in which registration of the prices according to the created inventory for selective observation is performed;

type of goods - set of the goods of certain group united by the general name and appointment (for example, suit, dress, the refrigerator and other);

group of goods - set of the goods having similar functional purpose and having similar structure of consumer properties and indicators (for example, outerwear, linen, footwear and other);

shop - the stationary shopping facility having the trade room;

registration of the prices - collection of primary statistical data about goods prices, entered the created inventory, in the basic organizations;

retail trade - the trade type connected with acquisition and sales of goods for the personal, family, home and other similar use which is not connected with business activity if other is not established by legal acts of the Republic of Belarus;

seasonal goods - goods which or are absent in the market during the certain season (the period within year) or its quantity and the price are characterized by the periodic fluctuations connected with season (season);

specialists in registration of the prices are specialists of departments of statistics in areas and the cities of the head statistical offices of areas and the specialists of departments of statistics of the prices of the head statistical offices of areas and the city of Minsk performing registration of the prices;

average price - average geometrical size from the price levels of goods representative registered during certain period in the basic organizations;

goods representative - set of certain type of goods which in limits of set can differ in insignificant features (details) which are not influencing quality and the main consumer properties;

trade discount - the goods price discount provided by the seller to the buyer in connection with terms of transaction and depending on the current market situation;

the price - money value of cost of goods in Belarusian rubles for quantitative commodity unit.

Chapter 2. Procedure for selection of settlements

4. Selective observation is made in the territory of the Republic of Belarus in the city of Minsk, in all regional centers and selectively - in the district centers (cities) selected by National Statistical Committee of the Republic of Belarus (further - Belstat).

5. For selective observation 31 cities where more than 50% of the population of the republic and over 70% of urban population of the republic, according to the list of the cities for implementation of selective observation according to appendix 1 to this Instruction live are selected.

Chapter 3. Procedure for selection of the basic organizations

6. Selection of the basic organizations is made by territorial authorities of the state statistics. For selection official statistical information on sales amounts of goods to the population and selective inspection of households on level of living about ratio of places of purchase separate food and nonfoods is used.

Selection of the basic organizations enabling the realization of fruit and vegetable products is made after studying of saturation of shops of the city by specific goods, studying of goods quality and level of prices for it.

7. Selection of the basic organizations joins the organizations of retail trade (epicures, department stores, hypermarkets, houses of trade and other) which are performing the activities on permanent basis and regularly offering broad range of goods for sale.

8. The organizations of retail trade located both in the downtown and on its suburbs are selected.

9. On each goods representative which are selected for selective observation at least five basic organizations shall be selected (if availability of shopping facilities in the territory of the city allows).

10. Selection of the basic organizations does not join the organizations of retail trade realizing exclusive models of clothes or footwear (for example, boutiques, salons shops), the prices for which considerably exceed the average level of the prices of similar goods and go on sale small batches, with permanent updating of range of goods.

11. Annually (in December) lists of the basic organizations with indication of their location, the name of goods which affirm chiefs of the head statistical offices of areas and the city of Minsk are constituted. The approved list of the basic organizations can change (to be supplemented) in case:

replacements of the basic organization by other organization;

additional selection of the organization.

12. Replacement of the basic organization is performed:

if long time (more than 3 months) it is impossible to register the price of certain type of goods (except seasonal goods (vegetables, fruit, potatoes, live fish, separate types of clothes and footwear)) due to the lack in realization;

in connection with non-realization of activities by the organization during the long period (more than 3 months) of time (for example, in connection with repair);

in connection with liquidation or change of its specialization.

The compulsory provision for inclusion in selection of in addition selected organization is its uniformity with the basic organization, availability of goods, similar or closest on consumer properties, and the comparable level of prices for it.

13. Information on the basic organizations is confidential and is not subject to distribution.

Chapter 4. Procedure for selection of goods representatives

14. For selective observation by Belstat the certain types of goods entering into groups food and nonfoods according to inventories for selective observation according to appendices 2-4 to this Instruction are selected. These lists represent selection of goods, single for all territories of the republic.

Specialists in registration of the prices disaggregate inventories for selective observation by specific names of goods representatives.

Because separate types of goods in retail trade are provided by wide assortment (especially nonfoods: dresses, suits, shoes, boots and other), selection of range of goods can be performed with employees engagement of the basic organizations (the seller or the commodity researcher).

15. The goods representative which are selected for selective observation shall have the detailed description (model, brand, the article, country of source, the manufacturing organization, type of packaging, the size, grade, weight, color of product, composition of raw materials and so on). The purpose of the detailed description is simplification of its search in case of registration of the prices in the basic organization in subsequent periods.

In the conditions of frequent change of assortment inclusion in the list of nonfoods for selective observation of separate types of clothes and footwear which quality characteristics have insignificant differences is allowed. Such replacement is possible only provided that the level of prices for the new goods and goods which are earlier included in selection of goods representatives has no essential differences.

Goods of national and import production are selected.

On each basic organization in selection of goods representatives, according to inventories for selective observation, in the presence of the wide range of goods, at least three goods representatives on food and to nonfoods shall be selected.

16. If during the long period of time (6 months) in all basic organizations the goods do not arrive in realization (for example, as a result of the termination of its production, change of technology, getting out of fashion or on other bases), then it is necessary to inform Belstat for decision making on possibility of its replacement (exception) of the inventory for selective observation.

Chapter 5. Procedure registration of the prices

17. Registration of goods prices is carried out by specialists in registration of the prices to the period with 1st on the 25th of the accounting period in one of two calendar days prior or following behind day of the actual information collection about the prices in the previous accounting period.

18. Registration of the prices of goods representatives in the basic organizations is performed with use of the tablet computer.

19. On each goods in the basic organization, in the presence of such opportunity on assortment, at least three prices of goods representatives are registered.

20. The actual consumer price of the goods representative (including the value added tax, excises, the sales tax and other taxes) which are available in realization is subject to registration.

The prices of sales should be registered if they reflect reduction of prices of goods which will be on sale at the prices without discounts again, or belong to the category of seasonal sale (for example, sale of clothes and footwear upon termination of season).

21. The prices are not subject to registration on:

the low-quality goods (damaged, which lost trade dress, goods with defects);

goods which storage duration comes to an end and on them are established trade discounts;

the goods realized on preferential prices for separate categories of citizens;

the goods realized with the discounts established for insignificant period of time (1-2 days);

commodity remaining balance.

22. If the price of goods representative is established not for "standard unit" of measurement of goods (liter, kilogram), then its recalculation per unit of measurement of goods, specified in the column "Unit of measure" of inventories for selective observation is made.

Note. The terminology applied in this Instruction is used only by bodies of the state statistics under the organization and carrying out selective state statistical observation of goods prices in shops of retail trade.

 

Appendix 1

to the Instruction on the organization and carrying out selective state statistical observation of goods prices in shops of retail trade

The list of the cities for implementation of selective state statistical observation of goods prices in shops of retail trade

Code

Name of the city

Code

Name of the city

areas

cities

areas

cities

Brest region

Grodno region

01

01

Brest

04

01

Grodno

01

02

Pinsk

04

02

Lead

01

03

Baranovichi

04

03

Volkovysk

01

04

Hundred-lean

04

04

Shchuchin

01

05

Birch

04

05

Oshmyana

 

 

 

05

00

Minsk

Vitebsk region

Minsk region

02

01

Vitebsk

06

01

Borisov

02

02

Orsha

06

02

Molodechno

02

03

Novopolotsk

06

03

Soligorsk

02

04

Verkhnedvinsk

06

04

Columns

02

05

Deep

06

05

Berezina

Gomel region

Mogilev region

03

01

Gomel

07

01

Mogilev

03

02

Mazyr

07

02

Babruysk

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