Pesticide sales (aei_fm_salpest09)

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

Compiling agency: Statistics Lithuania

Time Dimension: 2016-A0

Data Provider: LT1

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

Statistics Lithuania

1.2. Contact organisation unit

Agricultural and environmental statistics division

1.5. Contact mail address

29 Gedimino Ave., LT-01500, Vilnius, Lithuania


2. Statistical presentation Top
2.1. Data description

Pesticides placing on the market survey based on Regulation (EC) No 1185/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning statistics on pesticides. Statistics Lithuania is responsible for the national data collection in accordance with EC Regulations.

The pesticides placing on the market survey is a full survey, where data by active substances are collected from companies and enterprises, which are producers authorization owners.

The main purpose of this survey is to collect statistical data on quantities of pesticides by active substances placing on the market  in order to identify potential risk to human health and the environment.

2.2. Classification system

Harmonised Classification of Substances, established by Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/269 of16 February 2017 amending Regulation (EC) No 1185/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning statistics on pesticides, as regards the list of active substances

2.3. Coverage - sector

Enterprises which are producer’s authorisation holders

2.4. Statistical concepts and definitions

Plant protection product placing on the market means the holding for the purpose of sale within the Community, including offering for sale or any other form of transfer, whether free of charge or not, and the sale, distribution, and other forms of transfer themselves, but not the return to the previous seller. Also release for free circulation into the territory of the EU.

2.5. Statistical unit

Enterprise

2.6. Statistical population

Enterprises which is a producer’s authorisation holder.

2.7. Reference area

Country

2.8. Coverage - Time

Since 2011

2.9. Base period

Not applicable.


3. Statistical processing Top
3.1. Source data

Exhaustive statistical survey on plant protection product placing on the market (statistical questionnaire APR-01).

3.2. Frequency of data collection

Annual

3.3. Data collection

Filled-in questionnaires are submitted by mail, fax, email, through an electronic statistical data preparation and transfer system e-Statistics. Survey APR-01 questionnaire http://estatistika.stat.gov.lt/statistiniu-ataskaitu-formos.html

3.4. Data validation

Statistical data validation is carried out by Statistics Lithuania. Primary data entry control is exercised using an ORACLE-based program, which searches for errors at the data entry stage. Logical links and arithmetical accuracy are checked. The results are compared with the results of the previous year.

3.5. Data compilation

Data collection is performed at the country level. Statistical data on plant protection product placing on the market are aggregated according to active substances, chemical classes, product categories and major groups.

The data compilation process is described in the Plant protection product placing on the market statistical survey methodology (only in Lithuanian).

3.6. Adjustment

Not applicable.


4. Quality management Top
4.1. Quality assurance

The quality of statistical information and its production process is ensured by the provisions of the European Statistics Code of Practice. In 2007, a quality management system, conforming with the requirements of the international quality management system standard ISO 9001, was introduced at Statistics Lithuania

4.2. Quality management - assessment

Before the results are provided for users, additional statistical data control is exercised at the macro level. The estimates of statistical indicators are compared against the estimates obtained in previous periods. Outliers are identified and analysed. In case of discrepancies, reasons are determined. If inaccuracies are detected, data are corrected.


5. Relevance Top

Pesticides placing on the market data will be used to identify potential risk to human health and the environment.

5.1. Relevance - User Needs

The main users of statistical information are State and municipal authorities and agencies, international organisations, the media, research and business communities, students, whose needs are satisfied without a breach of the confidentiality principle.

5.2. Relevance - User Satisfaction

From 2005, user opinion surveys have been conducted on a regular basis. Official Statistics Portal traffic is monitored, website visitor opinion polls, general opinion poll on the products and services of Statistics Lithuania, target user group opinion polls and other surveys are conducted. In 2007, the compilation of a user satisfaction index was launched. The said surveys are aimed at the assessment of the overall demand for and necessity of statistical information in general and specific statistical indicators in particular.

5.3. Completeness

All indicators laid down in the regulations are prepared and published. However, for confidentiality concerns, statistical information is published only at the major group level. The major groups are as follows: fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, plant growth regulators

5.3.1. Data completeness - rate

100 %


6. Accuracy and reliability Top

For pesticide placing on the market survey a total survey method is used

6.1. Accuracy - overall

Not available

6.2. Sampling error

Not applicable, since this is full survey of  companies and enterprises, which are producers authorization owners.

6.2.1. Sampling error - indicators

Not applicable, since this is full survey of  companies and enterprises, which are producers authorization owners.

6.3. Non-sampling error

See below.

6.3.1. Coverage error

There is no coverage errors. Only companies and enterprises, which are producers authorization owners included in the survey.

6.3.1.1. Over-coverage - rate

Not applicable

6.3.1.2. Common units - proportion

Not applicable. Only one data source (survey data) is used.

6.3.2. Measurement error

Not available

6.3.3. Non response error

All producers authorization owners from respondent list provided required information

6.3.3.1. Unit non-response - rate

0%  All producers authorization owners from respondent list provided required information

6.3.3.2. Item non-response - rate

0%

6.3.4. Processing error

Not available

6.3.4.1. Imputation - rate

Not available

6.3.5. Model assumption error

Not applicable

6.4. Seasonal adjustment

Not applicable

6.5. Data revision - policy

Revisions of statistical indicators are performed in accordance with the General Principles behind the Performance, Analysis and Announcement of Revisions of Statistical Indicators, approved by Order No DĮ-262 of 30 December 2013 of the Director General of Statistics Lithuania. Users are informed about scheduled revisions in advance through a Calendar of Scheduled Revisions of Statistical Indicators.

6.6. Data revision - practice

The results published are final and not revised later.

6.6.1. Data revision - average size

See above.


7. Timeliness and punctuality Top

The statistical data are submitting under EC regulation according to the deadline.

7.1. Timeliness

Statistical information is available in the 10th month after the end of the reference period.

7.1.1. Time lag - first result

First results was published in the 10th month after the end of the reference period.

7.1.2. Time lag - final result

Final results was published in the 10th month after the end of the reference period.

7.2. Punctuality

The information is delivered according to schedule defined.

7.2.1. Punctuality - delivery and publication

The information is delivered according to schedule defined.


8. Coherence and comparability Top
8.1. Comparability - geographical

Statistical information is comparable across the EU.

8.1.1. Asymmetry for mirror flow statistics - coefficient

Not applicable

8.2. Comparability - over time

Comparability over time is fully ensured.

8.2.1. Length of comparable time series

Since 2011

8.3. Coherence - cross domain

Not applicable

8.4. Coherence - sub annual and annual statistics

Not applicable

8.5. Coherence - National Accounts

Not applicable

8.6. Coherence - internal

Not applicable


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

Not available

9.2. Dissemination format - Publications

Information is published in publication "Agriculture in Lithuania".

9.3. Dissemination format - online database

Database of Indicators (Agriculture, forestry and fishing -> Agriculture -> Agro-environmental indicators)

9.3.1. Data tables - consultations

Not available

9.4. Dissemination format - microdata access

Not applicable.

9.5. Dissemination format - other

Eurostat’s database

9.6. Documentation on methodology

Methodology on statistical survey "Pesticides placing on the market" can be found on Official Statistics Portal (only in lithuanian)

9.7. Quality management - documentation

 Metadata is available at http://osp.stat.gov.lt/en/metainformacija3

9.7.1. Metadata completeness - rate

Not applicable

9.7.2. Metadata - consultations

Not applicable


10. Cost and Burden Top

Average time spent by respondents on filling out statistical questionnaire in 2016 is 3h 17 minutes.


11. Confidentiality Top
11.1. Confidentiality - policy

In the process of statistical data collection, processing and analysis and dissemination of statistical information, Statistics Lithuania fully guarantees the confidentiality of the data submitted by respondents (households, enterprises, institutions, organisations and other statistical units), as defined in the Confidentiality Policy Guidelines of Statistics Lithuania.

11.2. Confidentiality - data treatment

Integrated Statistical Information System Data Security Regulations and Rules for the Secure Management of Electronic Information in the Integrated Statistical Information System, approved by Order No DĮ-42 of 20 February 2015 of the Director General of Statistics Lithuania.                   


12. Comment Top

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