State of compliance

North Macedonia has transposed and implemented key requirements of the energy statistics acquis, whereas only timeliness and quality of collections has to be improved further in accordance with best practices and statistical standards.

  • Regulation (EC) 1099/2008 on Energy Statistics

    Regulation (EC) 1099/2008 on Energy Statistics

    Annual data are compiled and disseminated in questionnaires for coal, oil, natural gas, electricity, heat and renewable energy. The breakdown of final consumption is presented in accordance with the national classification of activities.

    Data are collected through monthly and annual surveys from reporting units with full coverage of the energy sector, sampling of industrial energy consumers, annual surveys on forestry, agriculture and external trade statistics, and estimates of energy consumption in other sectors and in households. On the basis of all collected data, the State Statistical Office (SSO) develops energy balances for all energy commodities used in the country. Annual questionnaires are communicated to the IEA and EUROSTAT timely and in compliance with the acquis.

    The results of the survey on the consumption of households conducted in 2015 were integrated in annual energy statistics. The results required a revision of data on renewables consumption with updated information from the survey, and provided disaggregated data on residential consumption of energy, compiled and transmitted to EUROSTAT in line with Regulation (EU) 431/2014 amending Regulation (EC) 1099/2008.

    The SSO releases monthly energy statistics on electricity, natural gas, oil and petroleum products and solid fuels.

    From 2014, the SSO collects and submits to EUROSTAT monthly energy statistics which are subsequently published by EUROSTAT. North Macedonia and disseminates monthly data as defined in Annex C of Regulation (EC) 1099/2008. Short term data are still missing.

    The SSO has already established a quality system for producing quality reporting as required under the Energy Community Treaty and a corresponding quality report was submitted to EUROSTAT. North Macedonia has ensured compliance with the obligations from Annex B of Regulation (EC) 1099/2008/EC.

  • Regulation (EU) 2016/1952

    Regulation (EU) 2016/1952 on European statistics on natural gas and electricity prices

    Prices of electricity charged to industrial end-users and households and prices of natural gas charged to industrial end-users are compiled and submitted to EUROSTAT. Natural gas statistics for households are not relevant yet.  

    SSO reported disaggregated electricity prices for industrial end-users as well as disaggregated electricity prices for households, as required by Regulation (EU) 2016/1952.

    Thanks to cooperation with the regulator, the accuracy of reported data was improved so that disseminated data are in line with the requirements of the Regulation.