World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Hellenic Statistical Authority

Hellenic Statistical Authority
Ελληνική Στατιστική Αρχή
Agency overview
Formed 22 July 2010 (2010-07-22)
Superseding agency
Type Autonomous authority
Headquarters Piraeus, Greece
Employees 791 (2013)[1]
Annual budget 29.3 m Euro (2013)
Agency executive
  • Andreas V. Georgiou, President
Website .grstatistics

The Hellenic Statistical Authority (Greek: Ελληνική Στατιστική Αρχή, IPA: ), known by its acronym ELSTAT (Greek: ΕΛ.ΣΤΑΤ), is the national statistical service of Greece.

Since July 2010, it has been an autonomous deficit of the Greek budget in 2009 was 15%, not 12% as had previously been claimed.[3]

The program is 80% funded by the European Regional Development Fund.[2]

ELSTAT was founded during the premiership of Cabinet of Lucas Papademos (coalition cabinet, November 2011 until Mai 2012), Cabinet of Panagiotis Pikrammenos, Cabinet of Antonis Samaras (coalition) and Cabinet of Alexis Tsipras (SYRIZA, since January 2015).

Georgiou resigned 2 August 2015. He refused to stay in office until a successor is appointed.[4][5]


  • Data provided 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Data provided

The primary user of the Hellenic Statistical Authority is the Greek state. However, the Authority is also used by international organizations such as the European Commission (Eurostat) and others.[6][2]

The Hellenic Statistical Authority collects data which concern population, employment and unemployment, tourism and the economy, industry, as well as data concerning health and social insurance, education and others.[6] Prior to becoming an independent authority, ELSTAT was involved in a number of scandals involving false statistics regarding the condition of the Greek economy in recent years.[7]

See also


  1. ^ "ELSTAT Annual Report 2013" (PDF). ELSTAT. 2014. 
  2. ^ European support to the President of ELSTAT and independence of statistical authorities - Czech Statistical Office, 26 May 2015
  3. ^ 3. August 2015: Athener Börse öffnet wieder - und stürzt ab
  4. ^ Kathimerini 2. August 2015: Αποχωρεί από την ΕΛΣΤΑΤ μετά τη λήξη της θητείας του ο Ανδρέας Γεωργίου
  5. ^ a b "Presentation". Hellenic Statistical Authority. Retrieved 3 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "Στον ΑΠ τα ψευδή στοιχεία που εστάλησαν στη Eurostat" (in Greek). Retrieved 3 July 2011. 

External links

  • Official website (Greek) (English)

  • Rosenbaum, Andrew Jay, "Greek statistics chief accused of inflating deficit", Anadolu Agency, 24 March 2015.
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.