Through the quality performance of the statistical function, the National Bank continues to contribute to the strengthening of the decision-making process of the economic stakeholders. Data are constantly being collected, prepared and published in accordance with international standards, and development and upgrading activities in the individual statistical domains are not lagging behind, which was discussed at the meeting between the Director of the IMF Department of Statistics Albert Kruse, and NB Governor Anita Angelovska -Bezhoska and the vice-governor Ana Mitreska, held within the framework of the Annual Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank.
The activities of the National Bank were primarily aimed at improving data in the field of financial accounts, a process supported by the IMF Statistics Department. For this purpose, the National Bank envisages, in addition to publishing annual statements, to start publishing quarterly data on financial accounts, which will enable the availability of more frequent information for policy holders and for understanding the movements in individual sectors, which may represent an indicator for possible economic vulnerabilities.
At the meeting, it was emphasized that the National Bank constantly applies practices to strengthen transparency in relation to statistical data.