REPUBLIC OF CROATIA - CROATIAN BUREAU OF STATISTICS
phone: (+385 1) 48 06 267
The operation of the Bureau is based on The Official Statistics Act. Its regular statistical surveys are based on the Programme of Statistical Surveys of the Republic of Croatia 2008 - 20012, which also gathered other institutions and ministries that make, together with the Bureau, the system of the official statistics.
Annual implementation plans define a title, periodicity, contents, implementation method, territorial characteristics, time schedule and the status of harmonisation of individual statistical surveys with national and international standards.
HISTORICAL REVIEW OF THE Croatian Bureau OF STATISTICS
It was first in 1875 that the institution named the State Statistical Office was founded in the Kingdom of Croatia, Slavonia and Dalmatia.
Then, in 1924, this institution changed its name to the Statistical Office in Zagreb. As early as 1929 the Office completely lost its financial and professional independence and, since then, it had formally been put under the state statistics of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.
In 1939, the Statistical Office was incorporated into the Presidential Office of the Vice-Roy’s Government of the Banovina Hrvatska (the Banate of Croatia).
In the Independent State of Croatia, there was the Office of the General State Statistics, in organisational sense, within the Government Presidency.
The year 1945 saw the establishment of the Statistical Office of the National Republic of Croatia. In 1951, this name was changed into the Bureau of Statistics and Records, then in 1956 to the Bureau of Statistics of the National Republic of Croatia, while in 1963 the name was changed once again to the State Bureau of Statistics of the Socialist Republic of Croatia. Considering finances and personnel, the Bureau was independent. On the other hand, it was obliged to implement uniform programmes and methodologies prescribed by the Federal Statistical Office.
Finally, in 1992, the Republic of Croatia established the Croatian Bureau of Statistics, which has operated under the same name ever since. The Bureau is completely independent in its work, but with a strong tendency of harmonising, as much as possible, its programmes and methodologies with the statistics of the European Union.