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of May 26, 2017 No. 93

About official statistics

(as amended on 11-11-2021)

The parliament adopts this organic law.

Chapter I. General provisions

Article 1. Sphere of regulation

(1) This law regulates the organization and functioning of system of official statistics and establishes the legal basis of development, production, distribution and coordination of official statistics.

(2) This law extends to the producers of official statistics and users of official statistical information, respondents representing the individual, generalized and administrative data for the purposes of statistics.

Article 2. Legal basis

(1) the Legislation on official statistics includes this law, other regulations, and also the international agreements in the field which party is the Republic of Moldova.

(2) the Provisions of other legal acts relating to official statistics are applied in that measure in which they do not contradict this law.

Article 3. Basic concepts

In this law the following concepts are used:

statistical inspection – the process of knowledge of the mass phenomena relying on statistical techniques since data collection before their distribution;

classification – separation of set of objects into subsets on similarity or distinction according to the accepted methods;

the qualifier – the official document representing the systematized code of names and codes of classification groups and/or subjects to classification;

data collection – questionnaires and all other methods of receipt of information from various sources, including administrative;

administrative data – information obtained by bodies of the central and/or local public authority, other public bodies for the purpose of accomplishment of administrative obligations;

confidential data – the data allowing to identify directly or indirectly statistical units thereby opening individual information. To establish whether statistical unit can be identified, it is necessary to take all appropriate means which can be used reasonably by the third parties for determination of statistical unit into account;

the individual data - this, including personal, allowing to identify physical persons and legal entities;

development – the activities directed to creation, strengthening and enhancement of the statistical techniques, standards and procedures used for production of statistical information, and also for development of new statistical data and indicators;

distribution – distribution of statistical information using various forms and methods;

direct identification – identification of statistical unit according to its name or the address or according to public identification number;

indirect identification – determination of statistical unit by all means, others than direct identification;

statistical information – information of social, economic, demographic or ecological nature received as a result of statistical inspections and/or on the basis of administrative data;

statistical methodology – scientifically developed rules and methods of statistical inspections;

the nomenclature sheet – the list, the brochure, the book containing the nomenclature from certain field of science, the equipment, etc. classified by certain criterion;

the producer of official statistics – public body / the public organization or division of that which are part of national statistical system which develop and make official statistical information;

production – collection, processing, systematization, generalization, the analysis, the current assessment, distribution and storage of statistical information;

the program of statistical works – the program of statistical inspections and publications about accomplishment of annual statistical works, type of inspections, profile of developments, frequency and terms of provision to users;

the respondent – the physical person or legal entity representing to producers of official statistics individual and other data in the statistical purposes;


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