Official Statistics

Law no. 51-711 of 7 June 1951 (amended) on legal obligation, coordination and confidentiality in the field of statistics is the basic legislation on official statistics.

INSEE and official statistics
Dernière mise à jour le : 16/09/2016

The term "official statistics" includes all material generated by statistical surveys, as specified in the list determined every year in a ruling by the Ministry for the Economy, and the use of data collected by government administrations, public or private bodies with a public service role for purposes of general information.

The design, production and dissemination of official statistics are conducted with full professional independence by the official statistical system, and by producers approved by the National Council for Statistical Information (CNIS) or the Official Statistics Authority (ASP).