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EAEU statistics to aim at strategic development and digitalization

EAEU statistics to aim at strategic development and digitalization

The program of statistical activities for 2021 and preliminary plan of measures for developing integration in the field of statistics were agreed by Members of the Advisory Committee for Statistics under the Eurasian Economic Commission’s Board at a meeting held on October 14. Both documents are practical implementation of the Strategic Directions for Developing the Eurasian Economic Integration until 2025 and the EAEU digital agenda.

"The results of our joint activities are very much in demand by the parties today. It is important for the States to realize what is happening, how countries are developing and what successes and problems exist," noted Sergei Glazyev, Chairman of the Committee and Minister in charge of Integration and Macroeconomics of the EEC.

During the meeting, clarifications were made to the list of statistical indicators and formats of providing official statistics by the States to the EEC. Findings of testing the statistician's personal accounts as a digital tool for interaction between the Commission and authorized authorities as part of modernizing and developing the statistics subsystem of the EAEU integrated information system were presented as well.

Summing up the comparisons of statistical data on mutual trade in goods between the Union States, the Committee Members have noted positive examples of reducing "mirror" discrepancies. This has resulted from the systematic work performed by the authorized authorities in this direction, despite the difficulties of its practical implementation in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Considering possible restrictions, a schedule for comparisons in 2021 has been elaborated.

The meeting was attended by representatives of the CIS Statistical Committee, Chambers of Commerce and Industry, the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, the EAEU Business Council, academic community as well as Oksana Grechany, Plenipotentiary Representative of the Republic of Moldova to the EEC.

The next meeting of the Committee is scheduled for April 2021 in Moscow.​