The statistical service in Republic of Albania is realized
- The Institute of Statistics (INSTAT)
- Local statistics departments ministries or other central
- Civil offices and other subjects.
The statistical service had not been
established until Albanian State was proclaimed in 1912. The
first statistical office was opened in 1924. It used to work out
economic data on the Ministry of Public Affairs and
The activity of this office was limited
to agriculture inventories that consisted in registration of the
number of farmers, type of land and the use of agriculture
livestock plants, as well as in a few statistics on industry,
trade, export-import and prices.
The statistical service was for the
first time institutionalized by the decision no. 121, dated.
The statistical service system was
established by the decision no. 35, dated 13/01/1945 with the
creation of Statistics Department under the authority of Council of
Ministers. This Department was put later under the authority of The
State Plan Commission.
Nowadays, this system is an independent
institution under the authority of Council of Ministers.