Pesticide sales (aei_fm_salpest09)

National Reference Metadata in ESS Standard for Quality Reports Structure (ESQRS)

Compiling agency: REPUBLIC OF CROATIA - CROATIAN BUREAU OF STATISTICS Address:Ilica 3 10000 Zagreb www.dzs.hr

Time Dimension: 2016-A0

Data Provider: HR1

Data Flow: AEI_ESQRS_A


Eurostat metadata
Reference metadata
1. Contact
2. Statistical presentation
3. Statistical processing
4. Quality management
5. Relevance
6. Accuracy and reliability
7. Timeliness and punctuality
8. Coherence and comparability
9. Accessibility and clarity
10. Cost and Burden
11. Confidentiality
12. Comment
Related Metadata
Annexes (including footnotes)
 



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1. Contact Top
1.1. Contact organisation

REPUBLIC OF CROATIA - CROATIAN BUREAU OF STATISTICS

Address:Ilica 3

10000 Zagreb

www.dzs.hr

1.2. Contact organisation unit

AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY, FISHERIES AND ENVIRONMENT DIRECTORATE/Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Production StatisticsDepartment/Crop Production Statistics and Register of Agricultural Holdings Unit,

1.5. Contact mail address

Branimirova 19,

10000 Zagreb,

Hrvatska/Croatia


2. Statistical presentation Top
2.1. Data description

Republic of Croatia assumed the obligation to submit statistical data on pesticides according to Regulation (EC) 1185 / 2009 of the European Parliament and the Council on the day of accession to the EU on 1th July 2013. According of that the Republic of Croatia adopted the Law on the Sustainable Use of Pesticides 14/2014 which brings national action plan of the requirements and maintaining data collections and keeping records on the sale of pesticides.

The Ministry of Agriculture collects data and information of sale of pesticides by Phytosanitary Information Base (FIS).

Data are collected annually.

Croatia has not yet carried out survey on the use of pesticides, so we estimated the data on the use of pesticides on crops.

2.2. Classification system

Not available.

2.3. Coverage - sector

Not available.

2.4. Statistical concepts and definitions

Not available.

2.5. Statistical unit

Not available.

2.6. Statistical population

Not available.

2.7. Reference area

Not available.

2.8. Coverage - Time

Not available.

2.9. Base period

Not available.


3. Statistical processing Top
3.1. Source data

FIS database was the source  of sold quantities  pesticides data.
Crop statistics was a source of data for crop production per hectare in 2016.

Estimation was made based on studies Faculty of Agriculture  in Zagreb (The impact of agriculture on the pollution of surface and groundwater in Croatia), where they assessed the use of pesticides on crops.

3.2. Frequency of data collection

Data for sold pesticides are collected annually.

3.3. Data collection

The Ministry of Agriculture has approved direct access to the FIS database and data on the active substance  are available to responsible persons in CBS and can be downloaded anytime.

3.4. Data validation

The data are compared with the previosu years.

3.5. Data compilation

Not available.

3.6. Adjustment

Not available.


4. Quality management Top
4.1. Quality assurance

Not available.

4.2. Quality management - assessment

Not relevant.


5. Relevance Top
5.1. Relevance - User Needs

Data users are state bodies and local governments, legal and natural persons.

There are requests for information on the micro level of national institutions and currently does not comply with such requirements.

5.2. Relevance - User Satisfaction

There are no measuring customer satisfaction at the moment.

5.3. Completeness

The part of variables are covered. Most of variables are agregated on main grups.

5.3.1. Data completeness - rate

Our estimates covered 93%  sales volumes of pesticides and 60% of the crops.


6. Accuracy and reliability Top
6.1. Accuracy - overall

Not relevant (administrative source).

6.2. Sampling error

Not relevant (administrative source).

6.2.1. Sampling error - indicators

Not relevant (administrative source).

6.3. Non-sampling error

Not relevant (administrative source).

6.3.1. Coverage error

Not relevant (administrative source).

6.3.1.1. Over-coverage - rate

Not relevant (administrative source).

6.3.1.2. Common units - proportion

Not relevant (administrative source).

6.3.2. Measurement error

Not relevant (administrative source).

6.3.3. Non response error

Not relevant (administrative source).

6.3.3.1. Unit non-response - rate

Not relevant (administrative source).

6.3.3.2. Item non-response - rate

Not relevant (administrative source).

6.3.4. Processing error

Not relevant (administrative source).

6.3.4.1. Imputation - rate

Not relevant (administrative source).

6.3.5. Model assumption error

Not relevant (administrative source).

6.4. Seasonal adjustment

No.

6.5. Data revision - policy

Revision Policy of the Croatian Bureau of Statistics is based on the principles of the European Statistics Code of Practice. Revision Policy of the Croatian Bureau of Statistics distinguishes three types of revisions: regular revisions, major revisions and unscheduled revisions. Unplanned revisions of the pesticides may be carried out. In any case iti is necessary to clarify the reasons for a revision ( mistake in data source or calcualtions or due to the unexpected changes in the methodology or data sources.

6.6. Data revision - practice

Data revision is not planned so far.

6.6.1. Data revision - average size

Not available.


7. Timeliness and punctuality Top

Legal and natural persons shall report the total sales volumes of pesticides in the last year electronically in FIS database .

7.1. Timeliness

Legal and natural persons shall report the total sales volumes of pesticides in the last year electronically in FIS database till the 1th March of the current year for previous year.

Sales volumes of pesticides  registered in FIS database were the platform for estimates pesticides use.

7.1.1. Time lag - first result

For year 2015 - 90 days.

7.1.2. Time lag - final result

For year 2016 - 240 days.

7.2. Punctuality

All data were delivered on time.

7.2.1. Punctuality - delivery and publication

All the data were delivered on time.


8. Coherence and comparability Top

Coherence with PRODCOM and Trade statistics.

8.1. Comparability - geographical

There are no deviations from the EU definitions.

8.1.1. Asymmetry for mirror flow statistics - coefficient

No

8.2. Comparability - over time

There have been no changes.

8.2.1. Length of comparable time series

The data on pesticides are comparable over time from 2013.

8.3. Coherence - cross domain

Concerning the other domains the AEI statitics is reconcilable with other domins (PRODCOM, trade statistics etc.).

8.4. Coherence - sub annual and annual statistics

Coherence with PRODCOM and Trade statistics.

8.5. Coherence - National Accounts

In the future we are planning coherence with National Accounts.

8.6. Coherence - internal

Not available.


9. Accessibility and clarity Top
9.1. Dissemination format - News release

Not available for now.

9.2. Dissemination format - Publications

Not available for now.

9.3. Dissemination format - online database

Database with data on sale of pesticides is available on the we site of CBS (https://www.dzs.hr/App/PXWeb/PXWebEng/Selection.aspx?px_path=Agriculture,%20Hunting,%20Forestry%20and%20Fishing__Pesticide%20sales&px_tableid=PP1.px&px_language=en&px_db=Agriculture,%20Hunting,%20Forestry%20and%20Fishing&rxid=04654694-2080-4769-8ff9-1140ef84ab42).

9.3.1. Data tables - consultations

Not available for now.

9.4. Dissemination format - microdata access

Not available for now.

9.5. Dissemination format - other

Not available.

9.6. Documentation on methodology

The methodology is harmonized with the  EU directive on pesticides and Croatian law on sustainable use of pesticides. The short methodological notes is available within the online database (https://www.dzs.hr/Eng/DBHomepages/Agriculture/Pesticide%20sales/Pesticide%20sales.htm)

9.7. Quality management - documentation

No available documentation on quality.

9.7.1. Metadata completeness - rate

No available documentation on quality.

9.7.2. Metadata - consultations

No available documentation on quality.


10. Cost and Burden Top

No data for cost till now.

According to Article 41 of the Official Statistics Act (OG, No 103/03; 75/09, 59/12, and 12/13 - consolidated version), CBS has the right to use all administrative data sources free of charge while the holders of administrative data have to make this data available in accordance with the CBS request, free of charge.


11. Confidentiality Top
11.1. Confidentiality - policy

The statistical confidentiality of NSI is regulated in Chapter IX Confidentiality and protection of statistical data, Articles 59-66 of Official Statistics Act (OG, No 103/03; 75/09, 59/12, and 12/13 - consolidated version). In accordance to these articles, statistical data on legal and natural persons, if these data can directly or indirectly be related to legal or natural persons shall be considered statistically confidential, may only be used for statistical purposes, and shall be expressed in aggregate form.

 

Statistical confidentiality is further strengthened through the following documents:

- Ordinance on access to confidential statistical data, Notification No. 4/2013

- Ordinance on Conditions and Terms of Using Confidential Data for Scientific Purposes, OG, No. 137/13

 

The information is published on CBS website - Official Statistics Act (OG, No 103/03; 75/09, 59/12, and 12/13 -consolidated version) and on CBS website, under theme “About us”. The information is also provided in the Ordinance on Conditions and Terms of Using Confidential Data for Scientific Purposes (Official Gazette, No. 137/13) which define in detail conditions, modalities and measures for protecting confidential information (research proposal submitted by independent researchers or research entities referred to in Article 2 of the Ordinance; access to confidential data on the basis of research proposals submitted and approved; confidential declaration has to be signed by any individual researcher using confidential data; special contract has to be concluded inter CBS and independent researcher or research entity; access to confidential data may be granted only for the period of the duration of the research project, max 5 years; obligations for taking all legal, administrative, technical and organisations safeguards of the confidential data for scientific purpose which have been granted; confidential data must be destroyed when the research project is finished; after expiry research project the researchers or research entity are obliged to provide CBS with references to all reports that have been produced using the data; termination access to data etc.). 

Each usage of confidential information is regulated through a specific contract with CBS, which strictly regulates this issue.

11.2. Confidentiality - data treatment

The Republic of Croatia has protected the data at the level of the active substance according with (EC) Regulation 1185/2009 and Statistics Act of Croatia.


12. Comment Top

Croatia used administrative data source to estimate a use of pesticides. Croatia has not yet carried out a survey on the use of pesticides, so we estimated the data on the use of pesticides on crops.

The estimation was based on studies of Faculty of Agriculture  in Zagreb (The impact of agriculture on the pollution of surface and groundwater in Croatia), where they assessed the use of pesticides on crops.

FIS database was the source  of quantities  of sold pesticides data. FIS database cover all statistics variables.
The annual crop statistics  was source of data for crop production per hectare in 2016.

In the future it should be necesary to carry out a survey which would provide accurate data of the use of pesticides on crops. 


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Annexes Top