NIS mission

NIS has the mission to meet the information needs of all categories of users of statistical data and information by collecting, producing and disseminating data in accordance with the Law on the Organization and Functioning of Official Statistics in Romania. (EC) No 226/2009, Regulation (EC) No. No 223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2009 on European Statistics and the European Statistics Code of Practice necessary for substantiating decisions on economic and social development of the country and for the knowledge and information of public opinion on the realities of Romanian society.

NIS vision

NIS, as the main producer of official statistical data, responsible for the coordination of all activities at national level regarding the development, development and dissemination of European statistics, is oriented towards achieving in a near future some functional methodological and technical performances recognized on domestic and international plan, at a level comparable to the performances of the most advanced national statistical institutes in the EU Member States.

NIS Principles:

  • User orientation;
  • Commitment of the NIS leadership;
  • Efficiency in relation to statistical processes;
  • Continuous improvement of official statistics activity;
  • Commitment on the quality of statistical products;
  • Accessibility of statistical data and information;
  • Cooperation in the field of official statistics;
  • Respecting the needs of data providers;
  • Systematic implementation of quality management in statistics;
  • Meeting the collective and individual requirements of the INS staff.


Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS)

The IMF’s Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board – DSBB, presents the components of the SDDS concerning the meta-data, namely – the methodology, quality and accessibility, equality of data-users and thus emphasizes transparency in the compilation and dissemination of the official statistics. The responsibility for the accuracy of the metadata, including timely updates, and for the economic and financial data underlying the metadata rests with the subscriber.
The National Summary Data Page (NSDP) includes a wide range of macroeconomic indicators (data categories) related to the five sectors of the national economy – Real Sector, Fiscal Sector, Financial Sector, External Sector as well as for the Population.

In relation to the NSDP the SDDS requires the elaboration and maintenance of an Advance Release Calendar (ARC) that comprises provisional information concerning the timing of the data releases for a four months horizon.

Redenomination of domestic currency - Starting 1 July 2005, the domestic currency leu (ROL), was subject to redenomination and 10,000 old lei, in circulation on that date, were exchanged for 1 new leu (RON). The existing banknotes and coins are legal tender until end-December 2006. Starting 1 January 2007, the exchange shall be made only at the NBR branches carrying out payments and at the offices of the credit institutions authorised by the NBR Governor's. There is no time limit for exchanging ROL notes and coins for RON notes and coins.


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 Press Release for ROMANIA's SDDS subscription

  Advance Release Calendar                                                                                          

  Summary of Observance

  Access to International reserves and foreign currency liquidity data

  More Information on Romania and IMF