Title of statistical activity: Service producer price index
Code of statistical activity: 20413
- Metadata update
- Statistical presentation
- Unit of measure
- Reference period
- Institutional mandate
- Release policy
- Frequency of dissemination
- Accessibility and clarity
- Quality management
- Accuracy and reliability
- Timeliness and punctuality
- Coherence and comparability
- Cost and burden
- Data revision
- Statistical processing
1.1. Contact organisation The name of the organisation of the contact points for the data or metadata.
1.2. Contact organisation unit An addressable subdivision of an organisation.
Economic and Environmental Statistics Department
1.3. Contact name The name of the contact points for the data or metadata.
1.4. Contact person function The area of technical responsibility of the contact, such as "methodology", "database management" or "dissemination".
1.5. Contact mail address The postal address of the contact points for the data or metadata.
51 Tatari Str, 10134 Tallinn, Estonia
1.6. Contact email address E-mail address of the contact points for the data or metadata.
1.7. Contact phone number The telephone number of the contact points for the data or metadata.
+372 625 8462
2.1. Metadata last certified Date of the latest certification provided by the domain manager to confirm that the metadata posted are still up-to-date, even if the content has not been amended.
2.2. Metadata last update Date of last update of the content of the metadata.
3. Statistical presentation
3.1. Data description Main characteristics of the data set described in an easily understandable manner, referring to the data and indicators disseminated.
Service producer price index of legal and accounting activities;
service producer price index of courier activities and other postal services;
service producer price index of universal postal service activities;
service producer price index of warehousing and support activities for transportation;
service producer price index of security activities;
service producer price index of cleaning activities;
service producer price index of water transport activities;
service producer price index of air transport activities;
service producer price index of architectural and engineering activities, technical testing and analysis;
service producer price index of telecommunication services (fixed line and mobile calls and SMS);
service producer price index of employment activities;
service producer price index of land transport;
service producer price index of information technology and information service activities;
service producer price index of rental and leasing service activities
3.2. Classification system Arrangement or division of objects into groups based on characteristics which the objects have in common.
Estonian Classification of Economic Activities (EMTAK 2008) based on NACE Rev. 2
Statistical Classification of Products by Activity in the European Economic Community (CPA 2008)
3.3. Sector coverage Main economic or other sectors covered by the statistics.
Enterprises offering bookkeeping service, auditing service, cleaning service, legal service, postal service, courier service, water transport service, air transport service, security service, warehousing and storage service, support activities for transportation, employment service, architectural service, engineering service, technical inspection of cars service, telecommunication service (voice service), land transport service, information technology service, information service, rental and leasing services
3.4. Statistical concepts and definitions Statistical characteristics of statistical observations.
Service producer price index (SPPI) – expresses the change in prices of services sold by the Estonian service providers.
3.5. Statistical unit Entity for which information is sought and for which statistics are ultimately compiled.
3.6. Statistical population The total membership or population or "universe" of a defined class of people, objects or events.
Enterprises whose main or secondary activity is the provision of services
List of economic units active in the surveyed field of services. The list is generated from the Business Register for Statistical Purposes.
3.7. Reference area The country or geographic area to which the measured statistical phenomenon relates.
Estonia as a whole
3.8. Time coverage The length of time for which data are available.
Service producer price index of legal and accounting services 2006–…
Service producer price index of courier and other postal services 2008–…
Service producer price index of universal postal service 2010–…
Service producer price index of warehousing and support activities for transportation 2009–…
Service producer price index of security services 2009–…
Service producer price index of cleaning services 2007–…
Service producer price index of water transport services 2006–…
Service producer price index of air transport services 2006–…
Service producer price index of architectural, engineering and technical testing and analysis services 2006–…
Service producer price index of employment activities 2010–…
Service producer price index of land transport services 2014–…
Service producer price index of information technology and information services 2016–…
Service producer price index of rental and leasing services 2017-...
3.9. Base period The period of time used as the base of an index number, or to which a constant series refers.
Starting from 2018, the index is published also on the base 2015 = 100.
Index is without the unit
6. Institutional mandate
6.1. Legal acts and other agreements Legal acts or other formal or informal agreements that assign responsibility as well as the authority to an agency for the collection, processing, and dissemination of statistics.
DIRECTLY APPLICABLE LEGAL ACTS
Commission Regulation (EC) No 1503/2006 of 28 September 2006 implementing and amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1165/98 concerning short-term statistics as regards definitions of variables, list of variables and frequency of data compilation
Regulation (EC) No 329/2009 of 22 April 2009 amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1165/98 concerning short-term statistics as regards the updating of the list of variables, the frequency of compilation of the statistics and the levels of breakdown and aggregation to be applied to the variables
Regulation (EC) No 596/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 June 2009 adapting a number of instruments subject to the procedure referred to in Article 251 of the Treaty to Council Decision 1999/468/EC with regard to the regulatory procedure with scrutiny
Regulation (EU) No 461/2012 of 31 May 2012 amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1165/98 concerning short-term statistics and Commission Regulations (EC) No 1503/2006, (EC) No 657/2007 and (EC) No 1178/2008 as regards adaptations related to the removal of the industrial new orders variables
Commission Regulation (EC) No 472/2008 of 29 May 2008 implementing Council Regulation (EC) No 1165/98 concerning short-term statistics as regards the first base year to be applied for time series in NACE Revision 2 and, for time series prior to 2009 to be transmitted according to NACE Revision 2, the level of detail, the form, the first reference period, and the reference period
Commission Regulation (EC) No 657/2007 of 14 June 2007 implementing Council Regulation (EC) No 1165/98 concerning short-term statistics as regards the establishment of European sample schemes
Commission Regulation (EC) No 1178/2008 of 28 November 2008 amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1165/98 concerning short-term statistics and Commission Regulations (EC) No 1503/2006 and (EC) No 657/2007 as regards adaptations following the revision of statistical classifications NACE and CPA
Regulation (EC) No 1893/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 December 2006 establishing the statistical classification of economic activities NACE Revision 2 and amending Council Regulation (EEC) No 3037/90 as well as certain EC Regulations on specific statistical domains
Council Regulation (EC) No 1165/98 of 19 May 1998 concerning short-term statistics
Regulation (EC) No 1158/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 July 2005 amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1165/98 concerning short-term statistics
OTHER LEGAL ACTS
7.1. Confidentiality - policy Legislative measures or other formal procedures which prevent unauthorised disclosure of data that identify a person or economic entity either directly or indirectly.
The dissemination of data collected for the purpose of producing official statistics is guided by the requirements provided for in § 32, § 34, § 35, § 38 of the Official Statistics Act.
7.2. Confidentiality - data treatment Rules applied for treating the data set to ensure statistical confidentiality and prevent unauthorised disclosure.
The treatment of confidential data is regulated by the Procedure for Protection of Data Collected and Processed by Statistics Estonia: https://www.stat.ee/66485.
8.1. Release calendar The schedule of statistical release dates.
Notifications about the dissemination of statistics are published in the release calendar, which is available on the website. Every year on 1 October, the release times of the statistical database, news releases, main indicators by IMF SDDS and publications for the following year are announced in the release calendar (in the case of publications – the release month).
8.2. Release calendar access Access to the release calendar information.
8.3. User access The policy for release of the data to users, the scope of dissemination (e.g. to the public, to selected users), how users are informed that the data are being released, and whether the policy determines the dissemination of statistical data to all users.
All users have been granted equal access to official statistics: dissemination dates of official statistics are announced in advance and no user category (incl. Eurostat, state authorities and mass media) is provided access to official statistics before other users. Official statistics are first published in the statistical database. If there is also a news release, it is published simultaneously with data in the statistical database. Official statistics are available on the website at 8:00 a.m. on the date announced in the release calendar.
10. Accessibility and clarity
10.1. News release Regular or ad-hoc press releases linked to the data.
10.2. Publications Regular or ad-hoc publications in which the data are made available to the public.
10.3. Online database Information about on-line databases in which the disseminated data can be accessed.
Data are published under subject area “Economy / Prices” in the statistical database at http://pub.stat.ee.
10.4. Microdata access Information on whether micro-data are also disseminated.
The dissemination of data collected for the purpose of producing official statistics is guided by the requirements provided for in § 33, § 34, § 35, § 36, § 38 of the Official Statistics Act. Access to microdata and anonymisation of microdata are regulated by Statistics Estonia’s procedure for dissemination of confidential data for scientific purposes: https://www.stat.ee/dokumendid/51669.
10.5. Other References to the most important other data dissemination done.
Data serve as input for statistical activities 21401 “National accounts (annual)”, 21405 “National accounts (quarterly)”, 21406 “Regional GDP”, 21408 “Supply and use tables” and 20405 “Agricultural input price index”.
10.6. Documentation on methodology Descriptive text and references to methodological documents available.
Methodological Guide for Developing Producer Price Indices for Services, Eurostat-OECD (2014)
Methodology of short-term business statistics. Interpretation and guidelines, Eurostat (2006)
Producer Price Index Manual. Theory and Practice, International Monetary Fund (2004)
10.7. Quality documentation Documentation on procedures applied for quality management and quality assessment.
The reports from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament concerning Short-Term Statistics, PEEI in focus
11.1. Quality assurance All systematic activities implemented that can be demonstrated to provide confidence that the processes will fulfil the requirements for the statistical output.
To assure the quality of processes and products, Statistics Estonia applies the EFQM Excellence Model, the European Statistics Code of Practice and the Quality Assurance Framework of the European Statistical System (ESS QAF). Statistics Estonia is also guided by the requirements in § 7. “Principles and quality criteria of producing official statistics” of the Official Statistics Act.
11.2. Quality assessment Overall assessment of data quality, based on standard quality criteria.
Statistics Estonia performs all statistical activities according to an international model (Generic Statistical Business Process Model – GSBPM). According to the GSBPM, the final phase of statistical activities is overall evaluation using information gathered in each phase or sub-process; this information can take many forms, including feedback from users, process metadata, system metrics and suggestions from employees. This information is used to prepare the evaluation report which outlines all the quality problems related to the specific statistical activity and serves as input for improvement actions.
12.1. User needs Description of users and their respective needs with respect to the statistical data.
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications
Users’ suggestions and information about taking these into account are available on the website of Statistics Estonia at https://www.stat.ee/statistikatood.
12.2. User satisfaction Measures to determine user satisfaction.
Since 1996, Statistics Estonia has conducted reputation and user satisfaction surveys.
All results are available on the website at https://www.stat.ee/user-surveys.
12.3. Completeness The extent to which all statistics that are needed are available.
Partially in compliance with the EU regulations
13. Accuracy and reliability Accuracy: closeness of computations or estimates to the exact or true values that the statistics were intended to measure.
13.1. Overall accuracy Assessment of accuracy, linked to a certain data set or domain, which is summarising the various components.
The type of survey and the data collection methods ensure sufficient coverage and timeliness.
13.2. Sampling error That part of the difference between a population value and an estimate thereof, derived from a random sample, which is due to the fact that only a subset of the population is enumerated.
13.3. Non-sampling error Error in survey estimates which cannot be attributed to sampling fluctuations.
14. Timeliness and punctuality
14.1. Timeliness Length of time between data availability and the event or phenomenon they describe.
The data are published 45 days after the end of the reference quarter (T + 45).
Service producer price indices changes over previous year are released simultaneously with fourth quarter indices.
14.2. Punctuality Time lag between the actual delivery of the data and the target date when it should have been delivered.
The data have been published at the time announced in the release calendar.
15. Coherence and comparability
15.1. Comparability - geographical The extent to which statistics are comparable between geographical areas.
The service producer price index (SPPI) covers the entire country and is comparable with other European Union countries.
15.2. Comparability - over time The extent to which statistics are comparable or reconcilable over time.
The service producer price indices (SPPI) are comparable over time. The indices can be chain-linked to make comparisons over time.
15.3. Coherence - cross domain The extent to which statistics are reconcilable with those obtained through other data sources or statistical domains.
There are no direct benchmark figures to check cross domain coherence.
15.4. Coherence - internal The extent to which statistics are consistent within a given data set.
The internal consistency of the data is ensured by the use of a common methodology for data collection and data aggregation. The sub-indices are coherent with the total index.
Cost of statistical activity 54.5 thousand euros (data for 2018)
Total time of filling in reports of the statistical activity, working days: 310.1
Average time of filling in the reports, hours per report:
Õigusabiteenuste hind 0.5
Raamatupidamis- ja auditeerimisteenuste hind 0.3
Puhastusteenuste hind 6.1
Kulleri- ja muude postiteenuste hind 0.4
Telekommunikatsiooniteenuste hind 21.2
Veetransporditeenuste hind 0.5
Turvateenuste hind 1.1
Laonduse ja veondust abistavate teenuste hind 0.7
Tööhõiveteenuste hind 0.3
Postiteenuste hind 1.9
Arhitekti- ja inseneriteenuste hind 0.7
Maismaatransporditeenuste hind 1.1
Infotehnoloogiaalaste ja info vahendamisega seotud teenuste hind 0.3
(data for 2016)
17.1. Data revision - policy Policy aimed at ensuring the transparency of disseminated data, whereby preliminary data are compiled that are later revised.
The data revision policy and notification of corrections are described in the dissemination policy of Statistics Estonia at https://www.stat.ee/dissemination-policy.
17.2. Data revision - practice Information on the data revision practice.
The published data may be revised if the methodology is modified, errors are discovered, new or better data become available within three months from the end of the reference period.
18. Statistical processing
18.1. Source data Characteristics and components of the raw statistical data used for compiling statistical aggregates.
Data have been collected by sample survey. The population is 25,000 objects. The sample includes 500 objects.
The population of the survey comprises enterprises with turnover from offering specific services as their main or secondary economic activity. Data suppliers have been selected by PPS sampling.
Data on turnover from business services by enteprise are obtained from the commercial register of the Centre of Registers and Information Systems.
DATA FROM OTHER STATISTICAL ACTIVITIES
Data from statistical activities 20007 “Financial statistics of enterprises (quarterly)”, 20300 “Financial statistics of enterprises (annual)”, 20401 “Construction price index” and 20407 “Consumer price index” are used.
18.2. Frequency of data collection Frequency with which the source data are collected.
18.3. Data collection Systematic process of gathering data for official statistics.
Data are collected and the submission of questionnaires is monitored through eSTAT (the web channel for electronic data submission). The questionnaires have been designed for independent completion in eSTAT and include instructions and controls. The questionnaires and information about data submission are available on Statistics Estonia’s website at https://www.stat.ee/andmete-esitamine (in Estonian).
Data are collected with the statistical questionnaires “Prices of legal services”, “Prices of accounting, bookkeeping and auditing services”, “Prices of cleaning services”, “Prices of courier and other postal activities”, “Prices of telecommunications services”, “Prices of water transport services”, “Prices of security services”, “Prices of warehousing and support activities for transportation”, “Prices of employment activities”, “Prices of postal services”, “Prices of architectural and engineering services”, “Prices of land transport services” and “Price of information technology and information supply services”.
The data from the commercial register are obtained via X-Road.
18.4. Data validation Process of monitoring the results of data compilation and ensuring the quality of statistical results.
The input data are checked and, if necessary, corrected according to specified rules, and the compliance of calculated statistics with the quality requirements is checked as well: comparisons are made with previous periods, internal coherence, the coverage of the population and the response rate are checked.
18.5. Data compilation Operations performed on data to derive new information according to a given set of rules.
On the bases of collected data Laspeyres-type price indices are calculated. Microdata are aggregated to the required level.
18.6. Adjustment The set of procedures employed to modify statistical data to enable it to conform to national or international standards or to address data quality differences when compiling specific data sets.