Statistics of Ukraine

 

2001, № 3 (14)

Abstracts

 

O.H. Osaulenko

Information and Administrative Resources of Sustained Development

The author discusses the action of UN Commission on Sustained Development and its system of indicators of sustained development, the action of Eurostat on adapting and introducing this system in Europe, and an alternative system of measurement of the indicators of sustained development proposed to OECD by the State Statistics Committee of Ukraine. The study concerns the context and specifics of the indicators of sustained development and their comparison. Consideration is given to possibilities to introduce them in Ukraine, and contribution of the official statistics in measuring and administering sustained development.

 

A.V. Byegun, I.H. Bondarenko

Factors Administering Investment Resources of Ukraine

The author’s analysis covers the performance of investment resources of Ukraine, relevant effects by legal, economic, social, ecological, geopolitical (objective) factors, macroeconomic factors directly concerning an investment object. They give recommendations concerning improvements in public administration of investment processes, and recovering of investment climate in the country.

 

V.A. Holovko

On Compilation of Quarterly National Accounts of Ukraine

The author’s consideration concerns some of the approaches to methodology and organisation in compiling Quarterly National Accounts (QNA) in the context of relevance of their estimates to international rules and recommendations; factors of accuracy and reliability of National Accounts are also analysed in this context. The author expounds worldwide experiences concerning annual and quarterly estimates, and approaches to their harmonisation. The author proposes approaches to correcting the procedure of harmonising quarterly and annual estimates, which application would enable to up-grade the quality of QNA data.

 

V.H. Sarioglo, O.M. Gladun, T.O. Volkova

Calibration of Statistical Weights for Up-grading Representation of Data from Sample Survey on Households

The author’s discussion concern applications of the method of calibration of statistical weights representing an effective approach to employing reliable external information for up-grading representation of the results from sample surveys on the population. They give their algorithm for applications of the method concerned, the structure of external data on households and their members. The algorithm is demonstrated by way of example.

 

M.V. Pugacheva

Applications of Methods of Reconnaissance Statistical Analysis for Interpreting Data from Conjuncture Surveys

The paper contains a brief overview on the methodology of monitoring of enterprises of Ukraine on the basis of conjuncture survey that is a novel for the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. The discussion concerns specifics of such surveys in transitional economies, and approaches to applications of the results from the surveys.

The author discusses details of the methods of reconnaissance statistical analysis applied in Western European countries for interpreting the survey data, but still not demanded in the former socialist countries. These methods are quite simple in use and do not require skills in econometric analysis, but their employing in conjuncture analysis can give full evidence of their feasibility. The author presents results from an analysis of the behavior of industrial enterprises made on the basis of these methods.

 

O.V. Lishilenko

Compilation of Accounting & Reporting Information in Administrative Reporting at Enterprises

Subject to author’s discussion concerns the aspects of internal economic (administrative) accounting at enterprise level. The analysis concerns national standards of accounting # 7 “Fixed assets” and # 9 “Stocks”, and inconsistencies between the rates of depreciation deduction set by the rule “On Income Taxation of Enterprises”, and previous regulations. Also, focus is made on foreign experiences in accounting of production costs.

 

N.V. Hrihorovich, I.V. Kalachova

Social and Economic Safety of Ukrainian Population

The paper contains the results of two surveys held by the State Statistics Committee of Ukraine jointly with the International Labour Office: the survey on industrial enterprises about their policies of labour flexibility, and the Survey entitled “Basic Safety of Ukrainian Population”. Their findings are expected to be applied to supplement existing information stock on the population income, employment and labour market, labour safety, population involvement in the action to ensure labour and property rights.

 

V.V. Skalsky

Regional Information and Computing System: Development Issues

The author discusses information problems faced by official statistical bodies at regional and district levels in the context of social developments today.

 

S.N. Ihnatov

Rating System as an Approach to Evaluating Performance of Regional Statistical Offices

The author shows advantages of rating system of evaluating the performance. The discussion also concerns experiences of statistical department of Vinnitsa region in rating statistical offices of the region, and relevant positive effects.

 

L.A. Khatyamova-Homan

Variations and Stability in the Dynamics of Tax Output in Cherkasy Region: Measurement Issues

The paper an approach to measuring regular and irregular variations an the indicators of tax output, with presenting monthly and quarterly dynamics, trend and seasonal variations of tax output in Cherkassy region over 1996-2000. The conclusion is made on stability of both the tendency and seasonal variations of tax output.

 

S.V. Danylko

Religious Network of Zhytomir Region: Statistical Aspect

On the basis of statistical information, the author discusses religious situation in Zhytomir region over the years of independence of Ukraine. The conclusion is made about revival of religion, and ongoing development of the church infrastructure in the region on the basis of the constitutional principle of religious freedom.

 

M.T. Bilukha, L.V. Romanenko

Audit of Commercial Banks Performance by International Standards

The discussion concerns aspects of audit of commercial bank performance in Ukraine and abroad. The authors describe American standard rating system CAMEL, and rating algorithms. The conclusion concerns advantages of the indicators included in CAMEL system over the ones being applied by National Bank of Ukraine for regulating the activities of the Ukrainian commercial banks.

Basic inconsistencies between the algorithm of the indicators of balance liquidity of the commercial banks in Ukraine, on the one hand, and relevant approaches in other countries, on the other, can distort balance liquidity indicators of the Ukrainian banks. Being a strong disadvantage, it may hamper Ukraine’s integration in worldwide financial system. So, it’s necessary to study ratings approaches adopted in other countries, their relevant indicators, in order to adapt them to the conditions of banking sphere of Ukraine.

 

S.V. Grihorovich

Marketing in Statistics

The discussion concerns different aspects of marketing activities in statistics: user needs, main user categories, types and formats of statistical information, the position of the State Statistics Committee at the market of information services, distribution of statistical information via Internet. Emphasis in also made on experiences of other countries in marketing of statistical products, such as Poland and the Netherlands. The analysis concerns the problems of marketing raised by National Ukrainian population census. The conclusion is made, that introduction of marketing in all the statistical areas would as such represent a vital area of development of the national statistics.

 

Yu.Yu. Moroz

Taxation Statistics: Retrospective and Organisation

The discussion concerns development of taxation statistics and its information resources from times immemorial until today. The author identifies central object of statistical surveys in taxation area (tax payers, taxation objects, taxation rates, taxation coverage of economic activities), and examines supervisory action of taxation administrations.