Central Statistical Office
() 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 Józef Oleński
) 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
was reorganized in 1945.
The Office is divided into several separate branches, each responsible for a different set of data. The brances 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.
publications include "Rocznik Statystyczny" (Statistical Yearbook), "Mały Rocznik Statystyczny" (Concise Statistical Yearbook) and "Wiadomości Statystyczne" (Statistical News).