- October 5, 1921 just
after the establishment of soviet power, Official Statistics of Armenia
was formed by the decision of Council of People’s Comissars of Soviet
Socialist Republic of Armenia (SSRA).
- January 7, 1922 the
first statistical institution started its main activity and was called
Statistical Department of Soviet Socialist Republic of Armenia.
- July 17, 1923 The
Central Statistical Department under the
Council of People’s Comissars of Soviet Union was foundedby the decision
of Council of People’s Comissars of Soviet Union.
- 1926 the
first population census was conducted, which
covered the whole territory of the republic. It was implemented according
to scientific methods developed by Russian notable statisticians V.
Mikhayelovski and O. A. Kvitkin, which became a basis for conducting the
next population censuses.
- May, 1931 the
Council of People’s Comissars of Soviet Union made a decision on
organizing accounting and statistical work, due to which the centralized
management and organization of methodology of people’s economy
accounting was put on the statistical system. The latter was
reorganized into Department of People’s Economy Accounting, and the
regional departments being subordinated to it, in their turn, managed the
regional inspectors’ work.
- 1932 in
Armenia as well as in the whole USSR, the joining of the Department of
People’s Economy Accounting to the Gosplan (State Planning Committee)
ensured quick and decisive turning point in statistical work and gave the
system the possibility of active participation in people’s economy
planning and control of the plan
- 1939 the next
population census was conducted during which firstly
applied special methodology and organizational activities ensured accuracy
and completeness of population census. During this population census
except de facto population, de jure population was also recorded.
of National Economic Accounting was renamed the Statistical Office of the
Arm under USSR Council of Ministers of the USSR.
- 1944-1948 USSR
Council of Ministers of the USSR was renamed the
Statistical Office of Armenia of SSR USSR State Planning Committee.
- January 1, 1949 to ensure timely and quality delivery
of work related to the Soviet census of livestock
Statistical Office has attracted the public, Soviet and party organs.
department was renamed to the statistical Office of Armenia of SSR.
- 1960-1978 Statistical Office of
Armenia of SSR was renamed the Central Statistical Office of the Council of Ministers of the Armenian of SSR.
- Since 1957 the parallelism
between the accounting and reporting was ended. Initially, the
centralization of data collection and processing of reports was related to
the implementation of large-scale program of
mechanization and automation of computing operations. By the end of the
1950s there were created by computing the station at the Central
Statistical Office of the Arm of SSR and its subsidiaries, which were
implementedtook over the collection and processing of statistical
- January, 1959 was held the third,
but the first post-war census. The methodology of data collection and
program Census was almost the same as in previous censuses. This census
showed estimate losses of human resources and
socio-demographic changes caused by the second world war. Census data were the basis for the planning and
management of the economy, as well as further calculations of current and
- January 1, 1960 it was very difficult in scale and
methodological sense, to make an inventory and
revaluation of fixed assets of the economy according to the all-union plan
on uniform prices. As a result, data that were characterizing the material
and technical basis of the economy of the country were obtained. Planning
and statistical bodies began to calculate the indicators on production and
use of national income (1958), a balance sheet of labor, income and
expenditure (1960), the main material balances (1961), to calculate real
incomes of the population (1963), balances of financial resources and
input-output balances (1966).
- 1970 and 1979 the most important
stages in the history of Statistics of Armenia were holding the All-Union
census. During the 1970 census it was the first time that with the help of
special reading devices all recordings were entered into electronic
computers and recorded on magnetic tape. New questions were added to
the program of the Census, and some of the questions have been edited.
- 1979-1987 the department was
renamed to the Central Statistical Office of the Arm of SSR.
- 1987 Central Statistical
Office Arm SSR was renamed the State Statistical Committee of Armenia of SSR.
- 1989 the sixth census of the former Soviet
Union was carried out, one month after the disastrous
earthquake in December 1988. And in terms of political and economic
instability that has arisen in the country as a result of the Karabakh
conflict. In this situation, as well as due to methodological
inconsistencies inter-republican registration and exchange of information
on refugees and evacuees from the disaster area, the results of the 1989
census sooner lost its relevance, so the basis for calculation of the population
of Armenia formed the current
estimates as of January 1, 1989.
- 30 December 1991 it was decided to coordinate the activities and efforts of
statistical services of the Commonwealth by the protocol to the
Conference of the CIS heads of government, For this purpose, February 5, 1992
in Minsk, Belarus heads of statistical authorities of the countries
included in the CIS was formed by the Council of Heads of Statistical
Services, which was created under the Interstate Statistical Committee of
- June 26, 1992 in Minsk CIS leaders
signed a very important document for statistical agencies regarding the
exchange of economic information, according to which
it was decided to carry out an exchange of statistical information between
the national statistical services via Interstate Statistical Committee of
- December 1992 the RA Statistical Body
was working closely with Eurostat in the framework of the technical assistance
- To coordinate the training of staff in the area of registration and
statistics, providing methodological materials, the activities of various
international organizations, helping other
technical means, as well as improve the efficiency of cooperation with the
statistical offices of the CIS countries the need to create the Institute
consultant statistical office of the European Union (Eurostat). This idea
was carried out March 9, 1993
in Luxembourg during the first
conference of heads of statistical offices of the CIS and international
economic organizations organized by Eurostat.
- 1992-1998 State Statistical
Committee of Armenia of SSR was renamed to the State Department of Statistics, State Register and
- 20 April 1998 State Department of
Statistics, State Register and Analysis was renamed the Ministry of
Statistics, State Register and Analysis of RA.
- October 1999 based on the need for
conduction of population census, the National Assembly adopted the Law "On Population Census", according
to which the year of the census in the Republic of Armenia was established
- 10 May 2000 entered into force
the RA Law "On
State Statistics", according to which on the
Ministry of Statistics, State Register and Analysis of RA was renamed the
National Statistical Service of RA.
- According to the decision of the Government of the Republic
of Armenia N 78 of 19 February 2000,
the Commission established a nationwide organization
and conduction of the 2001 census, and the conduction of the date it was
established October 10-19, 2001 The United States Agency for International
Development (USAID), the Fund United Nations Population (UNFPA), the
United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID), the
Government of Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Greece, as well as the
World Bank expressed their willingness to provide financial assistance.
- October 10-19 2001 was the first census in
the history of the Republic
of Armenia held in conditions of independence.
- 29 March 2001 on the initiative of
the National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Armenia became a member of the General Data
Dissemination Standard (GDDS) of the International Monetary Fund, in order
to ensure the quality, transparency, comparability of the international
community more opportunities and agricultural use, and information
regarding the applicability of the methodology and its further improvement
- November 7, 2003 as a result of joint
work carried out by experts of NSS, Ministry of Finance and Economy and
the Central Bank of Armenia, the Republic of Armenia
became a member of the Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS)
(becoming the 54th country, subscribed to this standard) making a very important step
towards compliance with the statistical system of the country with one of
the most important international standards in the field of statistics.
- 29 April 2008 Armenia was elected a member of the
UN Statistical commission. The term of membership was for 4 years since 1
- In 2008 in order to provide a legal
framework for the Agricultural Census (CA) on November 27 the National
Assembly adopted the RA law “On General Agricultural Census”.
- 20 October 2010 the UN General Assembly proclaimed
the World Statistics Day.
- 31 January 2011launched the "Support to the
National Statistical Service of Armenia", European Union (EU)
twinning project, which aimed to assist Armenia statistics EU standards,
methodologies based on the proxy directly comparable statistics in the EU
countries with the release of the project's main partner in the Danish
Statistical Service junior partner of the German statistical office,
members are Sweden, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania and statistical services.
The project was completed in 2013. January 30.
- 12-21 October 2011 in Armenia was conducted the next
(second) population census, based on the requirements of 4th Article of RA Law "On Population
Census", as well as on the Government act on March 26 2009. No.
- 14 September 2012EU Twinning program operated
ARMSTATBANK.AM new data base (website): ARMSTATBANK.AM- has enabled
consumers to download all the statistics and the statistics of their
preferred formats. Technology is based on users very comfortable PX-Web
program, developed by the Sweden statistics and statistical offices used
by more than 40 national and international organizations around the world.
Armenia was the first country in the world, which used the PX-Web 2012's
- 11-31 October 2014 for the first time in Armenia was
conducted agricultural census based on is RA Law "On General
Agricultural Census," as well as on the Government act on 25 April
2013., No. 402-N.
- The UNECE Conference of European
Statisticians held its sixty-third plenary session from 15-17 June 2015 in Geneva.
According to the rules governing the work of the Conference and its
Bureau, the Conference elected its Bureau for two years term from June 2015 to June 2017. Mr. S.
Mnatsakanyan, President of the National Statistical Service of the
Republic of Armenia has been elected as Vice-Chairperson of the Bureau
(Bureau of the Conference of European Statisticians for 2015-2017, http://www.unece.org/stats/cesbureau.html).
officially launched the
"Strengthening Armenia's National Statistical System - II phase"
of the EU / twinning project. The project aims to assist the NSS, the
upgrade specific elements of the system of official statistics through
institutional Twinning program. This goal will be achieved by introducing
a comprehensive distribution strategy and drawing up methodologies adapted
to EU standards.