Producer prices of agricultural and fishery products

Period: Annual
Year: 2018

01. Contact
02. Metadata update
03. Statistical presentation
04. Unit of measure
05. Reference Period
06. Institutional Mandate
07. Confidentiality
08. Release policy
09. Frequency of dissemination
10. Accessibility and clarity
11. Quality management
12. Relevance
13. Accuracy and reliability
14. Timeliness and punctuality
15. Coherence and comparability
16. Cost and Burden
17. Data revision
18. Statistical processing
19. Comment

01. ContactTop
01.1. Contact organisation

Statistical Office of the republic of Serbia

01.2. Contact organisation unit

Price department

01.3. Contact name

Vladimir Miletic

01.4. Contact person function


01.5. Contact mail address

Milan Rakic 5, Belgrade

01.6. Contact email address

01.7. Contact phone number

0112412-922/ 370

01.8. Contact fax number


02. Metadata updateTop
02.1. Metadata last certified
02.2. Metadata last posted
02.3. Metadata last update

03. Statistical presentationTop
03.1. Data description
  • Output prices in agriculture - purchase product prices from family holdings and selling product prices of legal entities in agriculture. Monthly and anual average prices are publicated
  • Producer price indices of agricultural and fishery products - show movement in a certain period. The most important indices that are published are: the current month's index for the same month of the previous year; index current for the previous month; index current month to December of the previous year; annual index


03.2. Classification system
  • Classification of Activities (2010), which is prescribed by the Law on Classification of Activities ("Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia" No. 104/09) and the Government Regulation ("Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia" No. 54/10)
  • Nomenclature of products and services in agriculture, hunting, forestry
03.3. Coverage - sector


03.4. Statistical concepts and definitions
  • prices at the producer level (reporting units)
  •  indices at the producer level (reporting units)
  • definitions and variables are in line with international standards
03.5. Statistical unit

Purchase organizations and legal entities that have their own production in agriculture

03.6. Statistical population

There is a full coverage of statistic population

03.7. Reference area

Since 1999, the Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia has no information on the AP Kosovo and Metohija, so they are not included in the coverage of the Republic of Serbia data (total).

03.8. Coverage - Time

Rapid data series have been since 2005.

03.9. Base period

Base period for index calculation is 2015.

04. Unit of measureTop
04. Unit of measure
  • Prices are expressed in RSD as domestic currency
  • Indices represent a percentage change

05. Reference PeriodTop
05. Reference Period
  • Month
  • Quarter
  • Year

06. Institutional MandateTop
06.1. Institutional Mandate - legal acts and other agreements
  • Law on Official Statistics ("Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia", No. 104/2009)
  • Program of Official Statistics in the period from 2011 to 2015 ("Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia ", No. 23/2011)
  • Plan of Official Statistics for 2018 ("Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia ", No. 114/2013).
06.2. Institutional Mandate - data sharing

Not applicable.

07. Confidentiality Top
07.1. Confidentiality - policy

European legislation

Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 on European statistics (recital 24 and Article 20(4)) of 11 March 2009, on the transmission  of data subject to statistical confidentiality to the Statistical Office of the European Communities.


National legislation

Official Statistics Law (Official gazette RS, no 104/09).

07.2. Confidentiality - data treatment

The confidential data transmitted are used exclusively for statistical purposes and only accessible to staff working in statistical activities. In order to protect individual's information privacy and business interests of business units, only aggregated data are published (observation units are not recognizable either directly or indirectly). Therefore, adjusted contents of the tables are in use and certain rules are applied to protect data (Official statistics law, Official gazette of RS, No 104/2009).n order to protect individual's information privacy and business interests of business units, only aggregated data are published (observation units are not recognizable either directly or indirectly). Therefore, adjusted contents of the tables are in use and certain rules are applied to protect data (Official Statistics Law (Official gazette of RS, No 104/2009)).

08. Release policyTop
08.1. Release calendar

The release calendar is publicly available and published at the end of the year for the full following year on the SORS website, in Serbian and English.

08.2. Release calendar access

Web site:

08.3. Release policy - user access

In line with the Community legal framework and the European Statistics Code of Practice, the release policy determines the dissemination of statistical data respecting professional independence to all users at the same time in an objective, professional and transparent manner in which all users are treated equitably. Users are informed of a data release by the release calendar (see point 8.2).  Press release is available in English, too.

09. Frequency of disseminationTop
09. Frequency of dissemination

Monthly, round the 12th of the month, m-2 (two months backward)

10. Accessibility and clarityTop
10.1. Dissemination format - News release

Total index is published together with the Statistical release on API on the website:, at 12:00  (local time), on the day of release,  in Serbian as well as in English language.

10.2. Dissemination format - Publications
  • The price indices of producers of agricultural and fishery products are published in a publication bearing the CN40 (available on the RZS website)
  • The prices of the producers of agricultural and fishery products are published in the monthly bulletin (available on the RZS website)
10.3. Dissemination format - online database

API’s data are posted on the SORS website:

10.4. Dissemination format - microdata access

Micro data not available to the users.

10.5. Dissemination format - other


10.6. Documentation on methodology

Detailed methodological explanations are available on the website of the Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia:

10.7. Quality management - documentation

Not applicable.

11. Quality managementTop
11.1. Quality assurance

There is no specific process to focus on quality.

11.2. Quality management - assessment

Not applicable.

12. Relevance Top
12.1. User needs
  • users of data: natural persons: student, scientist, researcher, analyst, private user, others; legal entities: state administration, local self-government, business, subjects, media - printed and electronic, EU institutions / organizations, international organizations and others),
  • user needs: formulation of fiscal and monetary strategies (National Bank, ministries and other representatives of the government), price adjustments for concluding various sales contracts, postgraduate studies, scientific papers, judicial expertise creation of databases, etc.
  •  key statistical products that are requested by different user categories: prices and price indices
12.2. User satisfaction

No information.

12.3. Completeness

API’s are covering sections A according NACE Rev. 2.

13. Accuracy and reliabilityTop
13.1. Overall accuracy

The products for price monitoring are selected from each agricultural division, with the highest sale on market and their prices can represent the general price trends in the agriculture by division and according to products destination (MIGs). When creating the list, the selected products should represent the fluctuations of prices also for the products not included in the list.

13.2. Sampling error

Sampling error cannot be calculated because the methodology of price statistics based on the principle of representativeness. Primarily are selected enterprise by greatest production and realization of selected products.

13.3. Non-sampling error

This survey is caracterized by full coverage.

14. Timeliness and punctualityTop
14.1. Timeliness

The reporting period for which prices are delivered for a month (from the beginning to the end of the month), with a release for the other months back (m-2).

Price indices are published every 12th in the month for the second month in a notice bearing the CN 40 and are published on the website of the Republic Statistical Office ( It is exceptional only the month in March, where they are submitted for the change of the base year on March 23rd. Published data are final and can not be changed.

14.2. Punctuality

Statistical releases CN40 are published each month according to the announced release calendar.

15. Coherence and comparabilityTop
15.1. Comparability - geographical

Agricultural producer price indexes of agricultural and fishery products are calculated on the whole country level and as such are representative and comparable with indicators from other countries.

15.2. Comparability - over time

A comparable time series is available from January 2005.

15.3. Coherence - cross domain

There is no other statistical output for comparison.

15.4. Coherence - internal

All data in agriculture are mutually coherent.

16. Cost and BurdenTop
16. Cost and Burden

No information.

17. Data revisionTop
17.1. Data revision - policy

The data are published as final and are not subject to any revision.

17.2. Data revision - practice

Major changes in methodology are announced in advance or at the time of data dissemination.

18. Statistical processingTop
18.1. Source data

Material data needed for the research of the producer price index of agricultural and fishery products is taken from the statistics of internal trade and statistics on agriculture and fisheries. The data relate to the quantities and values ​​of the purchase and sale, as well as the unit prices obtained from the values ​​and quantities.

A statistical survey on the purchase of agricultural products from family farms is carried out by the department for statistics on trade, catering, tourism and other services - department for internal trade statistics. Statistical survey on realization of production of legal persons in agriculture is carried out by the department for statistics of agriculture and forestry - section for statistics on plant production and upstream indicators.

18.2. Frequency of data collection


18.3. Data collection

The research of the price index of producers of agricultural and fishery products is not carried out directly through its reporting units, but data are taken from a monthly survey on the purchase of agricultural products from family farms within the internal trade statistics and a monthly survey on the realization of legal entities in agriculture in the field of agriculture statistics and fisheries carried out by the reporting method.

18.4. Data validation

The staff of the Price Statistics Division performs checking of prices on questionnaires and control of data entry by comparing calculated monthly indices between the current and the previous month and clarifies all significant changes with reporting units via the telephone and e-mail.

18.5. Data compilation

The weights can be divided into:

    potters at the level of the reporting units (manufacturer's weights)
    ponders at the product level (group, subgroup of products, branches and areas)

Weights at the reporting unit level (manufacturers' weights) represent the total annual value of the products of a particular reporting unit. The preparation of these weights is made at the beginning of each year based on last year's realized values ​​of the products of all reporting units. It follows that the index calculation always includes only the reporting units that appeared in the previous year. Reporting unit weights serve to calculate base monthly indexes at the product level.

Weights at the product level (groups, subgroups of products, branches and areas) or the so-called. monthly weights represent the participation of the value of individual products within a subgroup or group of products that are further aggregated to the subgroup, group, branch and field. These weights are calculated for each month, especially in order to get a weighting scheme for all months during the year. The weighting scheme is changed every five years. Product weight weights are used to calculate aggregated, i.e. group base indexes, and then calculate quarterly and annual price indices.

Price indices are the relative numbers that show price changes in one period relative to the other for a given territory.

Price indices are calculated for individual products (individual indices), for groups (group indices) and for all products entering the index list (total index). Indices (individual, group and total) can be base (with fixed base) or chain (with variable

Imputation is done only when there is no price for the current month. Formulas for calculation are numerous and case-by-case.

18.6. Adjustment

Delivery prices in another currency are converted into the national currency.

No season settings.

19. CommentTop