Input price indices in agricultureMetadataPeriod: AnnualYear: 2021
|02. Metadata update|
|03. Statistical presentation|
|04. Unit of measure|
|05. Reference Period|
|06. Institutional Mandate|
|08. Release policy|
|09. Frequency of dissemination|
|10. Accessibility and clarity|
|11. Quality management|
|13. Accuracy and reliability|
|14. Timeliness and punctuality|
|15. Coherence and comparability|
|16. Cost and Burden|
|17. Data revision|
|18. Statistical processing|
|01.1. Contact organisation|
Statistical Office of the republic of Serbia
|01.2. Contact organisation unit|
|01.3. Contact name|
|01.4. Contact person function|
|01.5. Contact mail address|
5 Milana Rakića, Belgrade
|01.6. Contact email address|
|01.7. Contact phone number|
|01.8. Contact fax number|
|02. Metadata update||Top|
|02.1. Metadata last certified|
|02.2. Metadata last posted|
|02.3. Metadata last update|
|03. Statistical presentation||Top|
|03.1. Data description|
|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 Decree of the Government of the Republic of Serbia ("Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia" No. 54/10).
|03.3. Coverage - sector|
|03.4. Statistical concepts and definitions|
|03.5. Statistical unit|
Legal entities engaged in the sale of reproductive material, labor and services in agriculture.
|03.6. Statistical population|
Target population (sample) obtained on the basis of data from the Department of Industry and Energy and the Department of Foreign Trade.
|03.7. Reference area|
Republic of Serbia
|03.8. Coverage - Time|
Rapid data series have been since 2014.
|03.9. Base period|
Base period for index calculation is 2015.
|04. Unit of measure||Top|
|04. Unit of measure|
|05. Reference Period||Top|
|05. Reference Period|
|06. Institutional Mandate||Top|
|06.1. Institutional Mandate - legal acts and other agreements|
- Official Statistics Law
- Resolution on the Programme of official statistics
- Regulation on the Plan of official statistics for the current year
* The above documents are available at SORS website:
|06.2. Institutional Mandate - data sharing|
SORS is the only institution in the country that calculates indices of prices of reproductive material, labor and services in agriculture.
|07.1. Confidentiality - policy|
Data confidentiality is stipulated by:
- Official Statistics Law (Official Gazette of RS, number 104/2009), Articles 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, and 49.
- Rulebook on statistical data protection in the Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia
- Guidelines on measures of data and information protection in the Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia
|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 policy||Top|
|08.1. Release calendar|
Calendar of releases is available at SORS website on the 1st day of December every year for the forthcoming year Release Calendar | Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia
All SORS releases are launched at 12.00.
Any divergence from the defined time schedule are announced in advance and explained in the Calendar.
|08.2. Release calendar access|
Calendar of releases is available at SORS website:
|08.3. Release policy - user access|
The data obtained through statistical surveys are released at the internet presentation Home | Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia
in the area of price/producer prices Producer prices | Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia
in the form of statistical releases.
The results of official statistics are available at the same time to all users on impartial basis; any privileged access by external users before their release is not allowed.
|09. Frequency of dissemination||Top|
|09. Frequency of dissemination|
Quarterly, round the 15th of the month, for previous quarter.
|10. Accessibility and clarity||Top|
|10.1. Dissemination format - News release|
Total index is published together with the Statistical release on API on the website
Producer prices | Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia, 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 CN43 (available on the RZS website)
|10.3. Dissemination format - online database|
Input indices are posted on the SORS website Producer prices | Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia.
|10.4. Dissemination format - microdata access|
On request, the access to anonymized microdata is ensured to scientific and research institutions.
The request can be placed by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by regular mail addressed at
5 Milana Rakića St, Belgrade.
For more information, please see Dissemination | Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia.
|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|
|11. Quality management||Top|
|11.1. Quality assurance|
The SORS quality management system is relied on the Serbian official statistics mission and vision, as well as on the European Statistics Code of Practice – CoP and the Total Quality Management – TQM principles, which together make the common quality framework of the European Statistical System (ESS).
For more information, please see the documents at Quality management system | Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia.
|11.2. Quality management - assessment|
|12.1. User needs|
|12.2. User satisfaction|
On biennial basis (once in two years), by the means of web interview, implemented is the User Satisfaction Survey. The survey results are available at SORS website: Quality management system | Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia.
Indices and weights are available since January 2013.
|13. Accuracy and reliability||Top|
|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 realization of selected products.
|13.3. Non-sampling error|
Response rate is 70%.
Enterprises shall be obliged to explain any quality change.
|14. Timeliness and punctuality||Top|
The reporting period for which the prices are delivered covers a period of three months (quarterly), with data being published for the previous month.
Statistical release CN40 are published quarterly according to the calendar of publications.
|15. Coherence and comparability||Top|
|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 2014.
|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 Burden||Top|
|16. Cost and Burden|
|17. Data revision||Top|
|17.1. Data revision - policy|
The SORS general revision policy constitutes the global frame ensuring that each statistical domain shall define its own revision policy in compliance with its specific nature.
The general SORS revision policy determines:
- general rules of revisions of the published data,
- forms of informing users as regards the possible causes of revisions,
- categories of revisions, and
- documents covering all aspects of revisions.
The general SORS revision policy is available at Documents | Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia.
|17.2. Data revision - practice|
Major changes in methodology are announced in advance or at the time of data dissemination.
|18. Statistical processing||Top|
|18.1. Source data|
Part of the data is collected by sample survey (coverage of about 70%) through forms, from companies and other organizations engaged in the sale of animal feed, mineral fertilizers and plant protection products in the field of agriculture. In addition, data on other product groups, such as seeds, machinery and energy products in agriculture, are taken from other surveys within price statistics
|18.2. Frequency of data collection|
|18.3. Data collection|
The survey uses the reporting method of data collection. There are four C-52 forms for: nutrients, mixtures, mineral fertilizers and plant protection products. The reporting unit fills the questionnaire on the basis of the documentation and records at its disposal.
|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|
Weights represent the participation of individual products and groups of products in the total value of sales (product weightings and product groups), as well as the participation of reporting units in the total sold quantities of products (weights of reporting units). Product weights are used to calculate the price index of product groups, while using the weight of product groups calculates the total price index of reproduction material, labor and services in agriculture. Reporting unit weights are used to calculate the product price index, as well as average monthly prices.
Delivery prices in another currency are converted into the national currency.