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History
  • 1862

    Official statistics in Serbia was established on April 18, 1862, when Prince Mihailo Obrenovic passed an act granting powers to the Economic Department of the Ministry of Finance concerning all statistical affairs.

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  • 1863

    The first State Statistics of Serbia was published.

     

  • 1864

    The Department of Economics of the Ministry of Finance distinguishes itself separately from the Statistical Department.

  • 1881

    The Law on the Organization of Statistics was enacted.

  • 1882

    The Ministry of National Economy assumed responsibility regarding national statistics.

  • 1885

    State Statistics of Serbia became a member of the International Statistical Institute since its foundation.

  • 1893

    The first Statistical Yearbook of the Kingdom of Serbia was published.  

  • 1894

    The State Statistics was published for the last time.

  • 1910

    The last Statistical Yearbook of the Kingdom of Serbia was issued.

  • 1919

    The State Statistics Directorate was founded in scope of the Ministry of Social Policy of the

    Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes.

  • 1945

    The decision on establishing Serbian state statistics (Official Gazette of NR Serbia No. 4/45) was made on February 26, 1945 - the forerunner of nowadays Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia.

  • 1946

    Passed the law on general economic planning and state planning bodies, according to which Serbian state Statistics becomes the Statistical Office of PR of Serbia.

  • 1948

    According to the Regulation on establishment and operation of the Federal Statistical Office and Statistical Offices in the People's Republics, the Statistical Office of the People's Republic of Serbia and the statistical offices of the national committees became bodies of the Federal Statistical Office. The Statistical Office of the People's Republic of Serbia was directly subordinated to the Federal Statistical Office and was responsible to the Government of the People's Republic of Serbia. Statistical offices of the national committees were under the direct leadership of the Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia.

    The first post-war Census of Population was conducted.

  • 1950

    The first Statistical Yearbook was printed in 50 copies in December 1950.

  • 1951

    The Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia is also merged with the records control as a special type of activity, meaning that the Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia grows into the Institute of statistics and control of the people’s Republic of Serbia.

    The edition of Statistical releases was launched.

  • 1952

    The serial publication Monthly statistical review was started.

  • 1953

    The population census is conducted.

  • 1955

    The edition of Bulletin was launched.

  • 1956

    The Law on Administration Bodies in the People's Republic of Serbia (Official Gazette of the People's Republic of Serbia No. 21/56) was passed; pursuant to this Law, the Institute of Statistics and control of the people's Republic of Serbia grows into the Institute of Statistics of the people's Republic of Serbia. This practically meant a definitive release of statistics from the records control activities.

  • 1958
  • 1960

    The Census of Agriculture is conducted.

     

  • 1961

    The population census is conducted.

  • 1966

    The first number of the edition Working document was published.

  • 1971

    The population census is conducted.

  • 1974

    The publication Municipalities in Serbia was issued.

  • 1981

    The population census is conducted.

  • 1987

    The first EARN node (European Academic Research Network) for our country, was established at the

    Statistical Office of RS in 1987 and it was named and refered to as YUBGSS21.

    Even in those days EARN was connected to the international computer network, i.e. the internet presently.

  • 1991

    The population census is conducted.

  • 1992
  • 2002

    The population census is conducted.

    The first press-conference was held.

  • 2004

    The first website launched.

     

  • 2006
  • 2009

    The Law on Official Statistics adopted (Official Gazette of RS No. 104/2009).

    By adopting this law, the Law on Statistical Surveys (Official Gazette of RS 83/92, 53/93, 67/93, 48/94 and 101/05) and the Law on the System of Statistical Surveys (Official Gazette of FRY 80 / 94 and 28/96) ceased to apply.

  • 2010

    New website launched.

    The first dissemination database was developed.

  • 2011

    The population census is conducted.

    IST - The SORS is among few statistical institutions in the world featuring a fully operative, production oriented and independently developed metadata driven system of the latest, which is employed for data entry, processing, analysis and publishing of statistics.

    The Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia publishes data on Twitter for the first time (@StatistikaSrb)

  • 2012

    The Census of Agriculture is conducted.

  • 2017

    The first peer review of the level of implementation of the European Statistics Code of Practice in the national statistics.

  • 2018

    The third website  

    Redesigned dissemination database.

  • 2019

    Open Data Portal launched.

Directors of Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia
  • 1945

    Phd Dragoslav Todorović (1945 - 1946)

  • 1946

    Phd Jovan Savić (1946 - 1947)

  • 1947

    Phd Miloš Macura (1947 - 1954) 

  • 1954

    Dušan Bjelogrlić (1954-1958)

  • 1958

    Rastko Škaljak (1958 - 1966)  

  • 1966

    Andreja Stokić (1966 – 1984)

  • 1984

    Andreja Stokić (1966 – 1984)

  • 1994

    mr Zoran Jovanović (1994 – 1999)

  • 1999

    Phd Mileva Žižić (1999 – 2002)

  • 2002

    Zoran Jančić (2002 – 2004)  

  • 2004

    Phd Dragan Vukmirović (2004 – 2015)

  • 2015

    Phd Miladin Kovačević