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Italian National Institute of Statistics

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The Italian National Institute of Statistics (Italian: Istituto Nazionale di Statistica; Istat) is the main producer of official statistics in Italy.[2] Its activities include the census of population, economic censuses and a number of social, economic and environmental surveys and analyses. Istat is by far the largest producer of statistical information in Italy, and is an active member of the European Statistical System, coordinated by Eurostat.

Istat
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Istat headquarters in Rome
Institute overview
Formed1926 (1926)
JurisdictionItalian Government
HeadquartersRome, Italy
Institute executive
Websitewww.istat.it/en/

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HistoryEdit

Istat was created in 1926 as "Central Institute of Statistics" (Istituto Centrale di Statistica), to collect and organize essential data about the nation. It took its current denomination with the reform of 1989. This also gave Istat statutory responsibility for the coordination and standardization of official statistics collected or published under the aegis of the national statistical system SISTAN, whose membership includes the statistical offices of ministries, national agencies, regions, provinces, communes, chambers of commerce, and similar bodies. Since 4 August 2009, Enrico Giovannini, former Chief statistician of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), has been the President of the institute.

PresidentsEdit

Istituto Centrale di Statistica:

  • Alberto Canaletti Gaudenti (1945 - 1949)
  • Lanfranco Maroi (1949 - 1961)
  • Giuseppe De Meo (1961 - 1980)
  • Guido Maria Rey (1980 - 1989)

Istituto Nazionale di Statistica:

Access pointsEdit

Information officesEdit

Istat has 18 regional offices which host public access points named Centri di informazione statistica, in English Statistical information centers. The center in Rome also offers data from Eurostat.

LibraryEdit

The library, established in 1926, is open to the public and contains Istat publications, national and international works on statistical and socioeconomics subjects, journals from other national statistical institutes and international organizations (Food and Agriculture Organization, International Monetary Fund, OECD, United Nations, etc.). The library collection includes 400,000 volumes and receives about 2800 periodical journals. There are also 1500 volumes printed prior to 1900.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Istat - President". Istat. Retrieved 22 October 2011.
  2. ^ "About Italian National Institute of Statistics". Istat. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  3. ^ Presidenti e Direttori Archived 12 August 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Il Presidente dell'Istat

External linksEdit