Definition: Official statistics

Category: European Statistics Code of Practice

Statistics describing on a representative basis phenomena of public interest to policy makers, the economic agents and the public at large. Eurostat, European Statistical System (ESS) handbook for quality and metadata reports, edition 2020,  Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2020
Glossary defining the main terms used in the European Statistics Code of Practice, as adopted by the ESSC of November 2017