Central Statistical Office (Poland)
Central Statistical Office (Polish: Główny Urząd Statystyczny; GUS) is Poland's chief government executive agency charged with collecting and publishing statistics related to the country's economy, population and society, at both national and local levels. The president of GUS (currently Janusz Witkowski) reports directly to the Prime Minister of Poland and is considered the equivalent of a Polish government minister.
GUS was organized in 1918 by Ludwik Krzywicki, one of the most notable sociologists of his time.
Inactive during World War II, GUS was reorganized in 1945.
The Office is divided into several separate branches, each responsible for a different set of data. The branches include the Divisions of Co-ordination of Statistical Surveys, Analyses and Regional Statistics, Dissemination, National Accounts and Finance, Business Statistics and Registers, Social Statistics, Services Statistics, Agriculture and Environment Statistics, International Cooperation, as well as Budgetary and Personnel.
Notable GUS publications include "Rocznik Statystyczny" (Statistical Yearbook), "Mały Rocznik Statystyczny" (Concise Statistical Yearbook) and "Wiadomości Statystyczne" (Statistical News).
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