• 1528 – the "zemininku" (farmers) census first mentioned in historical sources.

  • 1861 – the survey of national and religious relations in the Vilnius governors' area.

  • 1897 – the first population census by sex, confession, business, age and other breakdown.

  • 1878, 1888 and 1905 - agricultural censuses.

  • 1908 – the industrial census.

  • 06 September 1919 - after the Independence was declared, General Department of Statistics was established. V. Petrulis was appointed as director.

  • 01 January 1921 – the Central Statistical Bureau was established. G. Feterauskas was appointed as director.

  • 21 May 1921 – statutes of the Permanent Commission of Statistics announced.

  • 1922 – the Steigiamasis Seimas (Parliament) passed the Law on the Overall Population Census.

  • 1923 – the first Population Census of the pre-war Lithuania.

  • 03 October 1923 - Agricultural Statistics was attached to the Central Statistical Bureau.

  • 1924 – Foreign Trade Statistics division was established.

  • 1927 – the first Balance of Payments compiled in Lithuania.

  • 1930 – the Cabinet of Ministers passed the Law on Statistics.

  • 1930 – the Overall agricultural census. Its data published in three languages in 1932.

  • 1940 – with the outset of the soviet occupation Lithuanian statistics became a part of the Soviet statistical system.

  • 18 April 1990 – after the restoration of Independence, the Government of the Republic of Lithuania established the Lithuanian Department of Statistics. (Directors of Statistics Lithuania: V. Jankauskas 1990–1992, V. Trukšinas 1992–1993, K. Zaborskas 1993–1997, P. Adlys 1997–2001, A. Šemeta 2001–2008 December, V. Lapėnienė 2009–2019).

  • The Seimas (Parliament) passed the amended law on Statistics (No VIII-1511) on 23 December 1999, which came into force on 31 December 1999.

  • 85 anniversary of Statistics Lithuania was celebrated September 2004.

  • 1995 – Common declaration between Eurostat and statistical institutes of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia signed.

  • 2000 – Negotiations chapter 12 on „Statistics" for the EU membership closed.

  • 2001 – Overall Population and housing census carried out.

  • 2003 – Overall Agricultural census carried out.

  • 2004 – Lithuanian statistics became a fully-fledged member of the European Statistical System (ESS).

  • May–September 2010 – Overall Agricultural census carried out.

  • 2007 –  The management system of Statistics Lithuania was certified by independent Certification Office as fully compliant with ISO 9001:2000 requirements, recertified in 2010.

  • 2010 October 20 the World Statistics day was celebrated by Statistics Lithuania for the first time.

  • 1 to 16 March 2011 first time in the history of Lithuanian Population censuses residents could enumerate themselves via internet.

  • 2013 – The conformity of the quality management system of Statistics Lithuania to the requirements of the quality management system standard ISO 9001:2008 has been confirmed for the third time, and a respective certificate was awarded.

  • On 20 February 2013, the Official Statistics Portal was presented to the society.

  • In the second half of 2013, Lithuania held the Presidency of the European Union. Statistics Lithuania was chairing the Council Working Group on Statistics.

  • The 95th anniversary of Lithuanian statistics was celebrated on 6 September 2014.

  • Since the beginning of the 2015, the residents selected for the statistical surveys carried out by Statistics Lithuania have been afforded an opportunity to fill and provide statistical questionnaires online.

  • On 6 October 2016, Statistics Lithuania management system certification audit was carried out for the fourth time. The audit certified that the system is in conformity with the requirements of the international standard for a quality management system ISO 9001:2015. 

  • On 1 June 2018, a new version of the Law on Official Statistics of the Republic of Lithuania entered into force.

  • On July 2018, when Lithuania became a full member of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Statistics Lithuania has started participating in the statistical activities of this global organisation.

  • On 15 November 2018, the new administration structure of Statistics Lithuania entered into force. Structural changes have been performed in order to ensure a greater effectiveness in the organisation of internal management and official statistics preparation, as well as dissemination processes, efficient and adequate allocation of human resources. 

  • On 31 August 2018, the information security management system of Statistics Lithuania has been certified in accordance with LST EN ISO/IEC 27001:2017 standard for the first time.

  • On 6 September 2019, Lithuanian statistics celebrates the 100th anniversary. 


Document updated: 2019-10-04