European Statistical System (ESS) guidelines on temporal disaggregation, benchmarking and reconciliation — 2018 edition are now published!
(A) Best alternative: should always be the target for producers.
(B) Acceptable alternative: retained only if time or resource issues prevent alternative (A).
(C) Alternative to be avoided: not a recommended option.
Being in line with these guidelines will ensure higher quality results, e.g. avoiding false signals and misinterpretation of the dynamics of the data.
The Task Force (TF) on Temporal Disaggregation was mandated by the Working Group on Methodology (during the meeting held on the 5 April 2017) to produce ESS Guidelines on Temporal Disaggregation, Benchmarking and Reconciliation. Members comprise representatives from Methodology and National Accounts Units of the National Statistical Authorities.
The Guidelines were publised in December 2018.
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Release date: 12/12/2018