The annual questionnaires for 2019 were transmitted to EUROSTAT but the questionnaire on final energy consumption of households is missing.
All monthly data are transmitted in accordance with the acquis; short-term monthly data are not provided on time.
Electricity price statistics for 2020 as well as prices of natural gas charged to households were compiled and transmitted in accordance with the acquis. The data on natural gas prices charged to industrial end-users are missing.
State of compliance
The high level of compliance with the acquis on statistics in North Macedonia has declined in 2021 due to the mobilisation of all human resources in preparation of the census 2021.
The production of official statistics in North Macedonia is by law entrusted to the State Statistical Office (SSO). SSO is also responsible for the coordination of all statistical activities in the country.
Annual data are compiled and disseminated including the five questionnaires for coal, oil, natural gas, electricity, heat and renewable energy for 2019. The annual questionnaires are communicated to EUROSTAT timely and in compliance with the acquis. Preliminary questionnaires for 2020 were prepared and transmitted on time. However, unlike in previous years, the disaggregated data on residential consumption of energy for 2019 have not been transmitted yet. SSO also prepares and transmits to EUROSTAT the questionnaire on renewables shares. SSO has already established a quality system for producing quality reporting as required under the Treaty and a corresponding quality report was submitted to EUROSTAT.
SSO releases monthly energy statistics on electricity, natural gas, oil and petroleum products and solid fuels, which are subsequently published by EUROSTAT, in compliance with Annex C of Regulation (EC) 1099/2008. The short-term monthly data pursuant to Annex D of Regulation (EC) 1099/2008 are still not available on time. Natural gas and monthly oil data are also reported to the JODI database.
Prices of electricity charged to industrial end-users and households are compiled and submitted to EUROSTAT, as well as the breakdown of prices per component, pursuant to the acquis. Prices of natural gas charged to households are compiled and transmitted, however, the prices of natural gas charged to industrial end-users in second semester 2020 and the breakdown of natural gas price components for 2020 have not been released yet.