The Macedonian Federal Statistical Office was established on June 1st 1945 with a decision of the Government of the People's Republic of Macedonia. Statistics in the People's Republic of Macedonia was organized as an independent administrative-professional service of the Government of the People's Republic of Macedonia. Thus, for the first time in the history of the Macedonian statehood, an authority appears with the task to statistically monitor and present the development of the People's Republic of Macedonia. At the same time, with the establishment of the Macedonian Federal Statistical Office, statistical offices were organized within the local bodies of government, with the task of participating in the collection of basic statistical data and assisting in conducting statistical research for the needs of the higher authorities.
After receiving the official status of the Macedonian statistics in 1945, in June 1946 the Law on Nationwide Plan was adopted, which regulated the transfer of the Office under the jurisdiction of the Federal Planning Commission i.e. the Republic Statistical Office became an organizational part of the Republic Planning Commission together with all urban and district statistical offices.More
In 1954, the first "Statistical Yearbook of Macedonia" was published, a publication that presented data from surveys in several areas of social and economic life and work.
The first issue of the edition "Statistical Reviews" was published in 1956. These publications present the results of certain surveys.
A population census was conducted, in which for the first time data were collected on the number and structure of our citizens working abroad, data on the included land area owned by households and the number of livestock by species, as well as data on apartments in all settlements.More
In 1991, a Census of Population was conducted, in which a census of individual agricultural holdings was also conducted. This census (still within SFRY of the time) was incomplete in 12 municipalities in the Republic of Macedonia (according to the administrative-territorial division that was in force during the 1991 Census). Namely, about 90% of the Albanian ethnic community in the Republic of Macedonia (19.5% of the total population in the Republic of Macedonia) boycotted the Census.More
With the signing of the Stabilization and Association Agreement in 2001, the State Statistical Office is directly involved in its implementation. In the process, the Office has gained a dual role in the country's official statistics. In the process of implementation of the Agreement, the State Statistical Office has the obligation to provide reliable, objective, accurate and internationally comparable statistical data, in accordance with the needs in all areas covered by the SAA, on the one hand, and on the other hand, the Office is appointed for Coordinator of the national statistical system of the Republic of Macedonia in the harmonization with the EU legislation in the field of statistics.More
As a result of the progress made in harmonizing the Macedonian statistics with the EU statistical standards, but at the same time considering the need for its further harmonization, the State Statistical Office in 2011 started with independent implementation of the first grant project within the Eurostat IPA 2009 Multi-Beneficiary Statistical Cooperation Programme. That same year, the improvement of the system of national accounts in the State Statistical Office was marked by membership in the IMF's Special Data Dissemination System.More