The annual questionnaires for 2018 and the questionnaire on final energy consumption of households were transmitted to EUROSTAT.
All monthly data are transmitted in accordance with the acquis; only short-term monthly data are not provided on time.
Price statistics for electricity and natural gas for 2019 were compiled and transmitted in accordance with the acquis.
State of compliance
North Macedonia maintains a high level of compliance with the acquis on statistics.
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 2018, as well as disaggregated data on residential consumption of energy for 2018. The annual questionnaires are communicated to EUROSTAT timely and in compliance with the acquis. Preliminary questionnaires for 2019 were prepared and transmitted on time.
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, fully 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.
Prices of electricity charged to industrial end-users and households and prices of natural gas charged to industrial end-users are compiled and submitted to EUROSTAT, as well as the breakdown of prices per component, pursuant to the acquis.
North Macedonia has transposed and implemented the key requirements of the energy statistics acquis. Only the timeliness of monthly data has to be permanently improved.