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Act CLV of 2016 on Official Statistics (pdf, 514 KB)

    The scope of the Act covers the statistical data producing processes performed by the members of the Official Statistical Service, revised by the Hungarian Central Statistical Office on a regular basis, as well as other related activities, also all persons and organisations who act in the official statistical process as data collectors, data providers, data transmitters, users.

Government Decree 184/2017 (VII.5) on implementing Act CLV of 2016 on Official Statistics (pdf, 95 KB)

Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council (pdf, 237 KB)

    This regulation constitutes the legal framework for developing, producing and publishing European statistics.

EU legislation in force in the field of statistics:

Legislation in force - European Statistical System (ESS) - Eurostat (europa.eu)

Legislation not in force

Miklós Lakatos: The main characteristics of the seventh Hungarian Act on statistics (Act CLV of 2016) and its effect on the future operation of the statistical service (article published in the Statisztikai Szemle, only in Hungarian)

    The article sums up the main characteristics of the six Acts on official statistics, then covers the importance of producing the 2016 Act on statistics, its most significant rulings, highlighting its significant parts.
  • Article XXV of 1874 on organising the national statistical affairs
  • Article XXXV of 1897 on the Royal Hungarian Central Statistical Office
  • Article XIX of 1929 on the official statistical service
  • Act VI of 1952 on state statistics
  • Act V of 1973 on statistics
  • Act XLVI of 1993 on statistics
  • Government Decree 170/1993 (XII.3) on implementing Act XLVI of 1993 on Statistics