The five annual questionnaires and the questionnaire on final energy consumption of households for 2019 were transmitted to EUROSTAT.
Monthly statistics, except short-term monthly oil and natural gas, are transmitted to EUROSTAT.
Price statistics for electricity and natural gas for 2020 were compiled and transmitted in accordance with the acquis.
State of compliance
Serbia is improving the timeliness and completeness of its energy statistics. In 2021, Serbia started reporting on monthly oil statistics as defined in Annex C of Regulation (EC) 1099/2008 on energy statistics. With the support of the Secretariat, Serbia is conducting a survey of energy consumption in households, with a focus on the use of renewables, in order to further improve data quality.
According to the Law on Official Statistics, the central body responsible for energy statistics is the Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia (SORS). A memorandum on cooperation was signed with the Ministry of Mining and Energy to efficiently use human and technical resources.
Annual energy statistics for 2019 were compiled in the five questionnaires, transmitted on time and published by EUROSTAT. Disaggregated data on energy consumption of households were compiled and transmitted to EUROSTAT in due time. Preliminary data for 2020 were also compiled and transmitted to EUROSTAT. The questionnaire on the renewables share for 2019 were transmitted to and published by EUROSTAT. SORS has established a quality management system based on written procedures and policies. The quality reports for statistical surveys are submitted to EUROSTAT.
SORS is responsible for disseminating monthly data. In cooperation with the Ministry of Mining and Energy, monthly electricity, coal and natural gas data are collected and transmitted to EUROSTAT. In accordance with the agreement between the Serbian institutions, EUROSTAT and the Secretariat, SORS started to transmit the required monthly oil statistics, including data for 2020 and lapsed period of 2021 from September 2021. Shortterm monthly collections on oil and natural gas are still missing.
Half annual prices of electricity and gas for industry and households per consumption band, as well as the price breakdown per component, are submitted to EUROSTAT in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/1952.
To fully comply with the statistics acquis, Serbia must implement the remaining reporting requirements related to monthly oil statistics and short-term monthly oil and gas.