Department of Statistics (Lithuania)

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Department of Statistics of Lithuania
Lietuvos statistikos departamentas
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Formed6 September 1919 (restored 18 April 1990) [1]
HeadquartersGedimino pr. 29, 01500 Vilnius, Lithuania
Parent agency Government of Lithuania

The Department of Statistics of Lithuania (Lithuanian : Lietuvos statistikos departamentas), officially the Department of Statistics to the Government of the Republic of Lithuania, is an institution in Lithuania which is responsible for collecting, processing, presenting and analysing statistics concerning the topics economy, society and environment. It is subordinate directly to the Government of Lithuania. Being a memember of the European Statistical System, the department also supplies data to Eurostat.


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Headquarters in Vilnius

A Director General, appointed by the Prime Minister, oversees its operations. Several commissions and working groups analyze its operations and suggest improvements. An advisory body, the Statistical Council, consists of representatives from the governmental bodies, NGOs, researchers, the media, and other interested parties; the council's makeup and operations are subject to governmental regulation.


The origins of statistics collection in Lithuania can be traced back to the 16th century, with the 1528 census of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. [1] An institution to collect statistics in the Republic of Lithuania was first established on 6 September 1919, as the General Department of Statistics. The first census of Lithuania was carried out in 1923. The institution in its current form was re-established on 18 April 1990 and codified by the Law on Statistics of the Republic of Lithuania. [2] The institution became a member of the European Statistical System in 2004.

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  1. 1 2 "LSD / Veiklos sritys / Istorija". Department of Statistics. 4 October 2019. Retrieved 8 August 2021.
  2. "Republic of Lithuania Law on Official Statistics". Office of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania. 26 April 2018. Retrieved 8 August 2021.