Hellenic Statistical Authority
The Hellenic Statistical Authority (Greek: Ελληνική Στατιστική Αρχή, IPA: [eliniˈci statistiˈci arˈçi]), mostly known by its acronym ELSTAT (Greek: ΕΛ.ΣΤΑΤ.), is an independent and autonomous authority in Greece that deals with the collection of data on behalf of the state. Prior to 2010, ELSTAT was a non-autonomous service of the Greek state known as the National Statistical Service of Greece (Greek: Εθνική Στατιστική Υπηρεσία).
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. 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.
- Economy of Greece
- List of national and international statistical services
- Greek Financial Audit, 2004
- "Presentation". Hellenic Statistical Authority. Retrieved 3 July 2011.
- "Legal Frame". Hellenic Statistical Authority. Retrieved 3 July 2011.
- "Στον ΑΠ τα ψευδή στοιχεία που εστάλησαν στη Eurostat" (in Greek). Retrieved 3 July 2011.